Typealyzer mentioned on several blogs recently, I thought I’d give it a try. It purports to classify a blog’s writing style into one of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator types (INTP, ESTJ, etc.).
I didn’t really expect anything other than an amusing random result since there’s not enough original content here to be significant. However, I received the much more surprising response
Detected language Chinese (Traditional). The only supported languages are English and Swedish. But stay tuned, we are expanding.
It’s been a while since I’ve played with personality tests (other than ones instigated from HR departments), but some quick Googling came up with the following. All this should be taken with a grain of salt; however it is interesting and entertaining.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator describes how one perceives the world and makes decisions, summarised in a four-letter code that indicates attitude (Extraversion / Introversion), perception (Sensing / iNtuition), judging (Thinking / Feeling), and lifestyle (Judgement / Perception). According to the The Gray-Wheelwright-Winer 4-letter Type Indicator Test, I’m an INTP, with the following scores
- E/I : 0/10
- S/N : 4/16
- T/F : 15/5
- J/P : 7/13
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is similar to the MBTI but takes a different interpretive approach, categorizing personalities into four temperaments: artisans, guardians, idealists, and rationals. According to the free test at Keirsey website, I’m a Rational. Under that, based on my MBTI code, I’m an Architect (short, longer).
The Big Five personality traits are extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness. The Internet Personality Inventory Survey is an Internet-based study of personality that offers an online test to determine one’s standing in the Big 5 dimensions. My profile (explained here) percentiles are
- extraversion: 1 (low)
- agreeableness: 21 (low)
- conscientiousness: 31 (average)
- emotional stability: 79 (high)
- openness: 92 (high)
As a friend of mine is fond of saying, “That explains a lot!”.