What Personality Type is Your Blog?

Typealyzer—a new tool for procrastinating (via Stephen Downes).

Typealyzer purportedly analyzes your blog's personality type as per a Myers-Briggs typology). Taking the ability of some algorithm to assess my personality via a contested psychological theory with a grain or two of skepticism, I found my blog's personality to be INTP:

The logical and analytical type. They are especialy attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.

They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.

My take: The parts I like must be true, and the parts I don't, false. (See Emotion Overrules Reason.)

Nancy McKeand at Random Thoughts had a more thoughtful perspective. Although she usually tests INTJ, Tyepalyzer pegged her as ESTP:

While I took the test and began this post as a joke, it has made me think about how I am someone different online from in real life.  I can’t really explain it but I can see that I am an ESTP here

Different contexts do bring out different fragments of our personalities. Quite a bit of research on synchronous communication in classrooms, for instance, has shown that students who speak little, if at all, in class discussions, come alive in online discussions, and the converse apparently occurs, too.

In addition to contextual constraints and assuming for the moment a certain amount of validity and reliability, these personality analyses show preferences rather than absolutes, preferences whose degree of preference is not indicated. As noted above, Typealyzer is great for avoiding work.