Public Figure Profiles

Robert Farris Thompson

Robert Farris Thompson (December 30, 1932 – November 29, 2021) was an American art historian and writer who specialized in Africa and the Afro-Atlantic world. He was a member of the faculty at Yale University from 1965 to his retirement more than fifty years later and served as the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art. Thompson coined the term "black Atlantic" in his 1983 book Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy – the expanded subject of Paul Gilroy's book The Black Atlantic.He lived in the Yoruba region of southwest Nigeria while he conducted his research of Yoruba arts history. He was affiliated with the University of Ibadan and frequented Yoruba village communities. Thompson studied the African arts of the diaspora in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and several Caribbean islands.

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Some of their strengths

Robert Farris Thompson has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Hardworking, Smart, Loyal, Generous, Intellectual, Analytical, and Innovative.

Smart and Hardworking

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Robert Farris Thompson is someone who is a smart, hardworking, reliable, and loyal person, who is detail-oriented and orderly, but also generous and optimistic. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Robert Farris Thompson well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Robert Farris Thompson as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Robert Farris Thompson is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Patient and Perseverent

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Robert Farris Thompson tends to be someone who is patient, faithful, hardworking and persistent, and who wants to achieve a lot in life. Who tends to be rather private when it comes to expressing feelings, enjoys being independent and self-sufficient, and who is not afraid of any obstacle.

Some of Robert Farris Thompson's challenges

While Robert Farris Thompson has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Robert Farris Thompson can be Stubborn, Suspicious, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Idle, Possessive, and Arrogant.

Suspicious and Stubborn

One of Robert Farris Thompson's key challenges is that they are someone who can be suspicious and stubborn.

Possessive and Stubborn

Robert Farris Thompson is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Callous and Stubborn

Finally, Robert Farris Thompson also can come across as cold and unemotional, be too dismissive of others' opinions, and be overly suspicious, selfish and crafty.

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