Jimmy Chen plots the temperaments of famous writers on his subjective scale of arrogance and genius – a delightful concept, though one bound to trigger equally subjective beefs. (For instance: Susan Sontag belongs much lower and further to the right, as does Joan Didion.)
Pair with this more objective, or at least more data-based, visualization of how long it took writers to go from rookie to genius.
- Me watching the Olympics at age 8: Oh that's nice
- Me watching the Olympics at age 12: Wow I hope we win
- Me watching the Olympics at age 16: I'm going to fuck the entire swim team and no one can stop me