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John Irving

John Irving, the novelist and screenwriter, competed as a wrestler for twenty years. He was Kurt Vonnegut's student in the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, where Mr. Irving later taught. In 1980, he won a National Book Award for his novel The World According to Garp. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules, which also won a Maggie Award from Planned Parenthood-in recognition of exceptional achievement in the area of reproductive rights. In...See more

Personality Profile For John Irving

John Irving

The following is a personality profile of John Irving based on his work.

John Irving is unpretentious, sentimental and easily rattled.

He is unconcerned with art, he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys. He is intermittent as well: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. But, John Irving is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for prestige.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with taking pleasure in life: he prefers activities with a purpose greater than just personal enjoyment.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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