I couldn’t resist Stehen’s link to Typalyzer, which does a Myers-Briggs evaluation of your blog to discover who you, the author, are. I think I was attracted to it because Stephen said he always ends up testing INTJ, and his blog did, too. I usually test INTJ myself, so I was intrigued. But when I typed in the URL of this blog, I discovered that I am:
ESTP – The DoersThe active and play-ful 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 or remaining inactive for any period of time.
Now, that doesn’t sound like me at all. So I tried it again, and the results were the same. Does this mean that my blog and I are doomed? Can I really exist in cyberspace as an ESTP and in the “real” world as an INTJ?
While I took the test and began this post as a joke, it has made me think about how I am someone different online from in real life. I can’t really explain it but I can see that I am an ESTP here, I know this has something to do with writing, which has always been a very liberating experience for me. But I find this all really interesting. I am going to have to think about it some more.
To find your own food for thought, check out Typealyzer yourself.