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Mon Nov. 24th, 2008

01:52 am - Fun with typology

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If you do not know what the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is you won't get the joke. To make it shorter than the Wikipedia article, the Indicator is a field of sixteen possible results of a psychological test, going extroverted (E) vs. introverted (I), concrete (S) vs. contextual (N), thinking (T) vs. feeling (F), and getting one's picture of the world from how one perceives it (P) as opposed to what one thinks/feels about it (J). Like many psychological tests it is fun to play with, and like all typologies and patterns, it fascinates me.

Among the critiques of the test I have read is that it does not deliver consistent results for the same person (as well as that it's nonsense anyway), and I have to say that it's more fun to play with the classes than with the test itself. However, it's a test where I very, very consistently rate a specific type, no matter of my mood, the weather, the time of day or my current fandom.

Today I stumbled upon a place, Typealyzer, where you can put in the URL of a blog (or LJ), and get your MB type.

Here's the result for this LJ:


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.


It also shows a picture about which part of my brain is working when I write, which seems to be "none".

You might want to try to guess what type I'm getting when I take the actual test.

(It's INTJ), of course.

Let's say my LJ and I complement each other. One could also say that my LJ is a piece of performance art.


... And now I'm wondering how to manipulate the results. Note to self: Will not create 16 LJ accounts to experiment.

Current Mood: amusedamused

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From:mad_freddy
Date:November 24th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
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Oh yes, how fitting:
The Mastermind and her face-to-the-outside, seemingly harmless and friendly *muahaha* - but it was not hard to guess your "real" personality type ;-)
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From:lyorn
Date:November 24th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
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You know me too well... <veg>
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From:mad_freddy
Date:November 24th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
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... and judging by my scarcely existing LJ the typealyzer comes to the conclusion I'm a Mechanic or Crafter (ISTP), but I'd say it's a close call between that and the Architect (INTP)...
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From:lyorn
Date:November 25th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
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I have the suspicion that if you use your LJ to tell people about your life the results will always be slanted towards "S".
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