Thursday, November 20, 2008

Blogging against type?

No, I am not finally coming out with a diatribe against font and print. Rather, thanks to this link, I visited a site which claims to (with surprising speed!) be able to analyze the type of a person who keeps a particular blog. Here were my results:

The analysis indicates that the author of is of the type:
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 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 fact that this description really does not match me at all leaves me with a few alternatives:

1. The Typealyzer is absolute shite.

2. The me that writes this blog is not the dominant me. This is possible, since the blog is more about hobbies than work, more about free-time than driven time, more about mental meandering than getting things done, more about hanging out than dishing it out in meetings (where some of my colleagues have called me "fascistic"--unfairly, I would argue)--that kind of thing. I do tend to think that even in this blog I come across as more anti-social than this profile would suggest. . . .

Sorry to get all navel-gazing on you, but it is shocking to be so misunderstood.


Fiber Deviant said...

i followed the link and put in my blog and i got the same response as you did...

hmmmmmm... lol! course, i think that since my blog is about crafting, eating, and my family... it might be right about mine.

i do wonder what it uses to decide... if it looks for certain words...or what

btw... i sent you a ravelry message about the korean place!

Scott said...

I'm categorized as a "Mechanic" which is described as

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.

Since I've raced cars, jumped horses, skydived and been an infantry officer I figure whatever algorithm they've used has pretty well nailed me, except perhaps underestimating my anti-social tendencies. Then again that might just be me being highly selective in those I deem "independent and highly skilled".

Magpie said...

Definitely shite, 'cause I too came up "performer"...