Martha Sperry over at the Advocate’s Studio blog posted about this interesting little app called Typealyzer, which analyzes blogs to see how they fit within the Meyers-Briggs personality test. Of course I had to try it out. I entered the URL for Woo Woo Teacup Journal and then tested Typealyzer on my old Filter & Splice blog. Let me tell you, I’m nothing if not consistent when it comes to blogging. Both of my blogs tested as ESFP – The Performers. Here’s the description of that personality from the Typealyzer results:
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.
What I find humorous about this result (this result twice, even!) is that when I took the Meyers-Briggs test as a human being, my results showed that I was an INFJ. Other than the “F”, my writing style is precisely the opposite of my in-the-flesh personality. Someone want to take a stab at why this might be so?
I tested my Twitter profile on Typealyzer, just to see if it would work, and I came back as an ISTP – The Mechanics. Description:
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.
While I enjoy working with highly skilled people, I don’t think I’m going to become a policeman, firefighter or race car driver any time soon.
Neil Gaiman’s blog tests as an ESTP – The Doers. I’ve tested several blogs and Twitter profiles that aren’t my own. And you can to, ’cause it’s just as fun to check out the personalities of other people’s blogs as it is to check out your own.