Saturday, 29 November 2008

Just saw this over at Heather's blog. This little gadget analyses your writing style on your blog and tells you what "type" your writing style is, based on the Myers Briggs definitions. Apparently my style is an ISFP. Now, I feel a bit multiple personality when it comes to Myers Briggs anyway, because every time I've done it over the past few years I've been an INFP, and yet previously whenever I did it I always came out ENFJ. So who knows? Perhaps I am a depressed ENFJ. Perhaps I was always a latent INFP. It is a mystery. So it is no surprise that my writing style is different again :) I don't think anyone I know in real life would describe me as the "gentle type" although I am compassionate. And not a friend of many words? Hmm. Well, some days I go without saying a word to anybody, it is true, but I can also talk the hind leg off a chair, so I'm not sure about that.

I would be interested to hear what you guys get and what your thoughts are :)

ISFP - The Artists

The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need. They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders. They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of.

They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team. They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living.

Edit: I put in the URL of one of my archives for last November, and it gave me a different result, an INFP. Which is what I test as. So that is very interesting.

Of course, writing style is not the same as personality. The Typealizer forum on the net discusses this here. A woman complains that she entered in eight blogs belonging to three people, and none of them ended up geting anywhere near what these people's actual real life personality types are. But of course, I guess it doesn't necessarily correlate. In my case, at least last November, it did, which is interesting.


  1. Argh! That last one should be ISTP, not ESTP. @*%^&@(#%^!!!

  2. Okay, I tried it on three different posts and got three different answers: INFP - the Idealist; ISFP - the Artist; ESTP - the Mechanics. Funny thing is, in reading each of these types, I have elements of them all, i think. How's that for multiple personalities? :-)

  3. I was The Thinker:

    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

    I think it only fits part of me. I think we all demonstrate different styles depending upon factors like: whether we are initiating or responding, expressing or explaining, relaxed or worried etc...

    The use of "I think" was not intentional, but it must underscore some truth to the analyzer. My personality is the same, but it's called The Engineer. The only think I engineer is a casserole, but hey, I'll just pretend like I'm really smart! :)

    Missed your blogging and it's good to see you back!

  4. Here is mine

    STP - The Mechanics
    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.

  5. mine was "the mechanics" too. it kind of makes sense, but not really...i have NEVER had any desire to drive race cars or work as a policeman or firefighter!!!

  6. Fasckinating!

    I came out as INTP - Thinkers - whereas I always, but always, test as INFP. But then that rather makes sense, as it's the thinking side of me that writes most of the blog posts. You'd have to meet me in person, I guess, to find most of the feeling part.

    Interesting, Sue, that you too came out one different, sensing instead of intuitive. Wonder what that says about the blog as opposed to the woman???

  7. Hey Sue.

    I was the Artist also. Of course my blog doesn't have anything but poetry on it though.

  8. Katherine - that's interesting that you noticed 3 different elements from 3 of your different personalities :) Haha, I can SO relate :)

    Jennifer - you think, haha! :) I agree that it depends on what you're writing about, definitely, and wehter you're explaining or waxing lyrical or whatever, definitely. Thanks for the welcome back. I think I am getting ready to get back in the saddle again :)

    Tyler - so was yours close to your own personality, doyou think?

    Lucy - no, can't say any of those things appeal to me either :)

    Mike - I have no idea what that says about anything! I'm too discomobobulated to be able to work that out :) I guess it is the thinking side that writes posts ... although it depends on how mystical I get, I suppose :)

    Cole - Good thing it didn't score anything else but artist for a poetry blog :)

  9. I showed up as an ISTP - The Mechanic with the typealizer, whereas in every other Myers-Briggs test I've done (including a legit pen & paper one) I'm an INFP. I do tend to be a bit detached in my reflections though, so I probably would have been disappointed if I'd got an INFP result anyway!


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