What Type of Blog is This?

According to Typealyzer, OTB’s posts (over what span of time, I don’t know) comport with INTP personality type on the Meyers-Briggs scale.

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’m usually an INTJ on these things, although sometimes an ENTJ.  Considering that this is a multi-author blog, it’s pretty close.  How we came out as Perceiving rather than Judging, though, is a mystery given that we’re in the business of rendering opinions.

Megan McArdle is bemused to find out she’s an ISTP.

This is hilariously wrong, about me–I’m an ENTP, and anyone who knows me would be fairly shocked at the idea of me sitting home alone, quietly cultivating my orderly, detail-oriented project execution.  On the other hand, the person who sent me the link got a pretty good read off their blog.

One wonders, though, if the act of blogging isn’t inherently introspective?  Since the thing is only scanning one’s writing, it’s necessarily getting a limited perspective on the author’s personality.

Interestingly, Alex Massie and Andrew Sullivan are both ISTPs.   Sully’s especially pleased with the thing, having run numerous A-list bloggers through the thing and judged it quite accurate.

UPDATE: Kevin Drum is an INTJ.

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Comments

  1. Dave Schuler says:

    Ha! I posted my own post here on this just seconds after you did. I’ve deleted it already.




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  2. odograph says:

    I almost mentioned this to you! When I ran my site I came out a scientist … and you came out a hippie chick. What’s up with that?




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  3. sam says:

    I was with it James vis-a-vis you until:

    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 don’t think that’s at all true of you; another, well…




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  4. Mine came out as INTP, but I’m an INTJ. Probably the best miss they caould have, though not having me as judgmental is a bit of a hoot. As for Mr. Drum, can Progressives be Judgemental?




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  5. Triumph says:

    What Type of Blog is This?

    The best damn blog on the planet.




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  6. John Burgess says:

    My Crossroads Arabia blog showed up as INTP, which is cool as I’m an INTP!

    I guess INTP blogs are where we go for content and reasonable discussion. I don’t dare run Firedog Lake or KOS through that program, though.




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  7. Bithead says:

    BitsBlog showed up as being ISTJ.
    I guess I can live with that.

    I don’t dare run Firedog Lake or KOS through that program, though.

    Well, I did. They came back as ESTJ. Amusingly, the response text advised me…

    Once they´ve made up their mind on something, it can be quite difficult to convince otherwise. They listen to hard facts and can have a hard time accepting new or innovative ways of doing things.

    The Guardians are often happy working in highly structured work environments where everyone knows the rules of the job. They respect authority and are loyal team players.

    LOL… ain’t it real? Refusal to accept new ideas, and love of authority figures.
    Yep. It’s accurate.




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  8. tom p says:

    ENTP?
    INTFJ-WTF?

    What the hell are you guys talking about? Never mind… I don’t wanta know, what is more, I don’t care.

    Once again, people trying to fit square pegs into round holes, give ita label, Any label. as long as we can quantify it….

    I visit this blog because I like it, not because I agree with it, but because I quite often don’t agree with it…

    F’em.




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  9. Alex Knapp says:

    Given that Meyers-Briggs is a bunch of pseudoscientific nonsense, this is a trifle and not much more.




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  10. G.A.Phillips says:

    What Type of Blog is This?

    I says “fair and balancing”.




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