Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What's your blogging personality?

A doer. That's my blogging personality according to
Typealyzer. The site claims to analyze the writing on blogs and websites based on a peronality assessment known as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. I was curious about what the result for this blog would be, so I plugged in the address.

And the result: ESTP (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving), "The Doers." Here's a description:
The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still ore remaining inactive for any period of time.
How accurate is this? My writing may be extroverted but my personality is much more introverted. So I have to chuckle at words like active, full of energy and engaging in outdoor activities. In the summer, point me to the closest air-conditioned room, give me a book, some knitting and stitching, and feed me once in a while and I'm happy. In the winter, make sure that room is cozy and warm. Obviously, I don't have a problem sitting still. As for starting more than I finish, well, no surprise since the analysis was based on this blog. It is called "Unfinished Objects" after all. But outside of my knitting and cross-stitch I think I finish most important things.

So what does your blog say about you?

Taking inventory
I took the Myers-Briggs test many years ago when I was looking to make a career change. I had been a CPA but knew it wasn't for me. Oddly enough, one of the careers suggested for my type was accounting. Go figure. I don't remember the personality type I fit, but I'm definitely an I, probably an S and T, and maybe a J (Judging). So of course, I had to take the test to find out. I was pretty close. I'm an ISFJ:

Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other's feelings. Interested in serving others.

I certainly identified with a more detailed description, which I won't bore you with here.

Some of the traditional careers are interesting to consider since I'm going through another transition: teaching, social work, most religious work, nursing, medicine (general practice only), clerical and and secretarial work of any kind, and some kinds of administrative careers. Hmmm, not likely. Although, I have considered going back to secretarial work at times.

Among the famous ISFJs: Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary I (I always wanted to be a Queen!); St. Teresa of Avila (sainthoods definitely not an option); Louisa May Alcott, Tennyson and Ed Bradley. (Maybe I'm not too far off sticking to some kind of writing.)

But what I found to be really fun are the fictional personalities:

Bianca in Taming of the Shrew
David Copperfield
Hero in Much Ado About Nothing
Melanie in Gone With The Wind (Definitely not me!)
Ophelia in Hamlet
Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes' faithful sidekick
(When a former boss needed my help, he used to call me on the phone and say "Watson, I need you.")

Thanks to The Other F Word for the link to Typealyzer.


una sognatrice newyorkese said...

hi Cynthia, remember me? we met in december at wvas, my name is Ezia, was my firts time there, it's so nice to see you here!
it's too bad i did not get the chance to meet with you girls again but just after the christmas party i found out that i was pregnant and i got soo tired and sick but now everything it's fine i'm just waiting to give birth! hehehe. i'll be back to visit your blog.
bye, Ezia.

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