The following is a personality profile of James Baldwin based on his work.
James Baldwin is unconventional, shrewd and can be perceived as critical.
He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is intermittent as well: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. But, James Baldwin is also proud: he holds himself in high regard, satisfied with who he is.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
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.
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