Okay, this is one of the greatest things I’ve found to play with in a long time.
Go to www.typealyzer.com, enter a blog URL in the appropriate box, and it will tell you what the author’s writing personality is — or in other words, what the tone of the blog is like. They’re running off of the Myers-Briggs system, in which my most recent test came out as an INFJ.
I really enjoy personality tests, so I ran it on this blog via my main URL (https://amandabeattie.wordpress.com). The result came back as an ESFP (the Performer).
This made me laugh really hard.
If you’ve spent much time with me in person, you might be laughing right now, too. But even if you haven’t met me before, you’ll notice above that my real personality type is almost diametrically opposite to how Typealyzer pegged me.
I found this very interesting, but before I fully began reveling in how thoroughly my writing style bamboozled Typealyzer, I took into consideration that my blog is a fairly random mish-mash of serious posts and goofy ones. I also took into consideration that by scanning https://amandabeattie.wordpress.com, Typealyzer would have seen just the snippets of each post before the “More…” button. So of course, the next logical step for someone like me who really enjoys quirky, somewhat nerdy pursuits, is to begin running individual posts through Typealyzer to see what happens. Here are a few of the results:
- The spirit of this age reeks. Just ask Oprah – INTP (the Thinkers)
- 21 reasons I really enjoy my brother – ESFP (the Performers)
- Amusing verbiage – ISFP (the Artists)
- Why Daniel 4? Why Now? – INTP (the Thinkers)
- A Preemptive Petition which is Well Worth Signing (which, if you haven’t yet, go sign it) – ESFP (the Performers [I really don’t get where it came up with this one])
- We Have Sinned, We Need Mercy – INFP (the Idealists)
- Gesundheit – ISTP (the Mechanics)
And now the only slightly-obsessively nerdy thing left to do is to try and figure out how in the world Typealyzer is coming up with these results. Of course, I think I sound like myself all through my blog because — well — I wrote it. But obviously I’m not going to write about attacking an overgrown weed with a kitchen knife (ESFP) in the same way I write about the Lord’s terrifying zeal for his little ones (INFP). And Typealyzer, though admittedly still in beta, is recognizing that something is different about those two posts.
So I’m trying to see a pattern here. Length of post? Length of paragraphs or sentences? Key words? Number of pictures? Precision in punctuation/spelling?
Most of my silly posts are coming back as ESFP (the Performers)… which, I guess, is a pretty good thing, since I would hope to entertain my readers with such posts (rather than bore them to tears). My serious posts are a little more split, though they seem to lean more heavily towards INTP (the Thinkers).
I’m thoroughly entertained. I also would really love to hear in the comments what your blog is coming back as (or even other people’s blogs that you follow), and if you have any theories on what kind of stuff Typalyzer is reading.
Fun fun. If you’ll excuse me, I’m about to go look up some more websites…