What MBTI is this blog?

I’ve been running a couple of blogs over the past few months, this one and another which catalogues my time in Dubai.  Dave Snowden put me in touch with the tool, Typealyzer,  that does a quick (it takes only a couple of seconds) scan of your blog site and analyses the writing style and assesses your Myers-Briggs type.

I was interested to see that this knowledgefutures blog is of the type INTP

INTP – The Thinkers

“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.”

The lukedubai blog was completely different in all respects – they analysed it as ESFJ – The Socialisers

“The social and opiniated type. They are especially attuned to the feelings of themselves and others. They tend to be very aware of the values of their peer-group and tend to see things as either right or wrong, good or bad. They tend to be traditional and value their friends and family the most.

The Socializers are down-to-earth, practical people and very keen on making sure everyone is alright. This quality makes them enjoy social work places. Since they enjoy beeing and keeping things neat and tidy, they often also enjoy working in such environments.”

Which just goes to show what I think of Myers-Briggs Type Indicators!  And to also show how easy it is for someone to behave differently according to the particular context.

And what am I in real life?  Well last time I tested, I was INFP or INTP so perhaps my knowledgefutures identity is closer to real life!

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3 Responses to What MBTI is this blog?

  1. Have applied it to the CIN site and behold !

    ISTJ – The Duty Fulfillers

    The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever. The Duty Fulfillers are happy to be let alone and to be able to work in their own pace. They know what they have to do and how to do it.

    You know its right, I do like to work at my own pace.

  2. Typical – half the police force would be ISTJ!

    BTW, I used to be an ISTJ once upon a time when I first took the test!

  3. Breanne says:

    Hi there! I came across this post through my Google Alerts for the word “MBTI.” This may or may not be of interest to you, but I write a blog about the MBTI and wrote a post about how Typealyzer is basically junk. I know lots of people are checking it out for entertainment sake- and that’s totally cool…but I hope you don’t confuse those “blog type” results for your own personality type. Anyway, I won’t go into why the site is junk here, I just wanted to let you know if you wanted to learn more, here’s the original post: http://www.thembtiblog.com/2008/11/websites-that-ruin-my-day.html.

    I also have a discussion in the comments section with the creator of the Typealyzer site.

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