Washington Irving

Washington Irving Was born in New York City in 1783. He lived in the United States, England, and Spain (where he served as an American diplomatic attache). A prolific author, Irving wrote The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., Diedrich Knickerbocker's History of New York, The Alhambra, and biographies of George Washington and Christopher Columbus, among other works. He is best remembered, however, for his two most famous stories, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle."

Personality Profile For Washington Irving

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving is heartfelt and somewhat insensitive.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is calm under pressure as well: he handles unexpected events calmly and effectively. But, Washington Irving is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

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

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. 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.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

View Similar Authors