Nov 25, 2008

Typecasting

Typealyzer attempts to find out your blog's (not your's, mind you) Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The processing is remarkably fast, which leads me to wonder what portions of the blog they are consuming (at least the results are consistent!).

This blog for instance is classified as ISTP - The Mechanics with the 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.
(Ahem.)

Anyway, it's an interesting exercise in text classification and I wonder what their training data was. (The folks at LingPipe had that same question when they pointed to this link).

4 comments:

Ajay said...

Mine came up as ESTP - 'doers'. Though I've consistently classified as ENFJ - 'giver' over the past 3 years on online tests, so I don't know if this is really indicative.

daemon said...

Ah! I was typealyzed to be the same as you. The very few posts on my blog over the years have almost entirely been on sports and movies. I wonder...

Harish Kumar said...

This is super duper quick! BTW, my blog has been classified as ESTP - Doer. I don't remember what the paper and pen test had indicated.

Ramanand said...

Harish: acc to http://www.personalitypage.com/ESTP_car.html, you are doing the right thing :-)

Ajay, Daemon: for those of us who disagree with the results (I'm usually an INTJ which fits more than this ISTP), do read the posts on their google group: http://groups.google.se/group/typealyzer?hl=sv