Sunday, March 8, 2009

Does Your Blog Have a Personality Type?

If you believe Typealyzer, the answer is: Yes, your blog does have a Meyer-Briggs personality type.

According to Typealyzer's FAQ, this is how their analyses work: "For a long period of time, we have been training our system to recognize texts that characterize the different types. The system, typealyzer, can now by itself find features that distinguishes one type from another. When all features, words and sentences, are statistically analyzed, Typealyzer is able to guess which personality type the text represents."

My blog is an 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." (Well!!)

Interestingly, my personal journal is an ESFP — The Performers.

"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 Performers 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."

The difference between the two being that the professional blog is more thinking (intuitive, mathematical), whereas the personal one is more feeling (spirituality, rhythm, harmony). This is completely logical, since I blather on about angsty things on my personal blog, but not so much here, where I try to be more cogent and coherent.

The other parts of the code are extraversion (draw energy from the outer world of people and things), sensing (paying attention to physical reality), and perceiving (flexible and adaptable with the outer world).

What personality type is your blog?


Kelly Krysten said...

Well, apparently at First Edition we are the Artists: The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need. They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders. They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of.
They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team. They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living....

It misses waaay more than it hits. Weird.
My personal blog is The Performers.

Um,I'm discovering all sorts of new layers to

Keira Soleore said...

Kelly, I wonder if group blogs confuse their program. It could be that they're set to analyze single-writer blogs. So, instead of coalescing the personalities of the different writers into a group personality, it just confuses itself.

Do you find that you don't agree with its assessment of your personal blog?

Kelly Krysten said...

I think my personal blog could fall into the Performer group. It's not all that off...but I haven't posted in a really long time so my style might be different now?lol.

You're probably right about the group blogs. Didn't think of that!