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.
UPDATE: Kevin Drum is an INTJ.