Sunday, November 30, 2008

typalizer

I'm grabbing ideas from that other blog again.

Remember the Myers-Briggs personality test? It scores like this:

You get an E or an I depending on whether you have dominant extroversion or introversion.
You get an S or N depending on whether you're dominantly sensing or have introversion.
And so on with Thinking and Feeling...
and judging and perceiving.

This site:

http://www.typealyzer.com

allows you to input your blog and based on your blog word usage, breaks down your Myers-Briggs personality.

I scored an ISTP -- The Mechanics.

Here's what it says about that:

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.

Here's the brain activity breakdown at the lower right.

The first paragraph (besides the awkward second sentence which I think is supposed to be two) pretty much fits me I think. The second paragraph -- not at all. Perhaps I tend to only blog about exciting events, such as fire-fighting. According to Wikipedia, 5.4% of Americans are ISTP.

Hmm. I've got a bunch of other blogs, I wonder if the test yields the same result. If the test works, it should yield the same response for all the others. I mean, I'm the same person writing all of these, right?

J.R. Watches Star Trek for the first time: ESTP -- The Doers

The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.


Maybe this one is different because It's not all me. Maybe J.R. throws the thing over to extroversion.

The Jon Madsen Movie Commentary Podcast: The Performers -- ESFP

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.


Hmm. I was hoping that I'd score a "think" on this one rather than "feel." Perhaps I'm not an intellectual movie snob at all, but a passive victim of manipulation.

Blogging Forgotten Realms: The Performers -- ESFP

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.


Scored the same on this one as for the Movie Commentary Podcast. Perhaps the results of this one should be tossed out, because the blog is supposed to be written as several different characters. I'm glad, however, that it scored a "feel." Maybe it means we've got some real characters going on over there and not lifeless robots.

4 Comments:

Blogger Saule Cogneur said...

My blog got ISTP also. My personality always gets INTJ. It's interesting to see how we are reflected in our blogs.

November 30, 2008 7:19 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Huh, I'm a performer. Interesting.

November 30, 2008 11:27 PM  
Blogger Laura Lee said...

My personality is an INTP or ENTJ. I've been both. But my blog is a performer.

December 01, 2008 10:44 AM  
Blogger Breanne said...

Hi there! I came across this post through my Google Alerts for the word "MBTI." This may or may not be of interest to you, but I write a blog about the MBTI and wrote a post about how Typealyzer is basically junk. I know lots of people are checking it out for entertainment sake- and that's totally cool...but I hope you don't confuse those "blog type" results for your own personality type. Anyway, I won't go into why the site is junk here, I just wanted to let you know if you wanted to learn more, here's the original post: http://www.thembtiblog.com/2008/11/websites-that-ruin-my-day.html.

I also have a discussion in the comments section with the creator of the Typealyzer site.

December 08, 2008 10:31 PM  

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