Can a blog and its blogger have different personalities?

The Typealzyer reckons Homepaddock is ESTP – the doers:

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 or remaining inactive for any period of time.

 The letters are from Myers Briggs personality types and stand for extroverted, sensing, thinking and perceiving.

But I’ve done the test three times and always come out as INFP – introverted, intuitive, feeling, perceiving, though I haven’t come across any blogs which come into this category.

David Farrar reckons Kiwiblog’s ESTP is about right. Anti-Dismal is INTJ – the scientists –  and so is the Visible Hand in Economics.

Exexpat   discovered that, like me, she has a different personality from her blog – it’s ISTP – the mechanics – and she’s INTJ – the scientists.

I also tried Homepaddock with gender analyzer which guessed the blog is written by a man (56%), but said it’s quite gender neutral.

I guess that means that pop psychology should be rearded as entertainment rather than science.

Keeping that in mind you can do an on-line personality test here.

5 Responses to Can a blog and its blogger have different personalities?

  1. Deborah says:

    Yes, well, the gender analyser is 85% certain that my blog is written by a man.


  2. homepaddock says:

    Deborah – oh dear, I think that confirms it’s a lottery not analysis.


  3. monkey boy says:

    Well I’ve tried it five times and not once have they come up with ‘monkey’.


  4. […] was following along with other bloggers in submitting The Inquiring Mind to Typealyzer. (Thanks Homepaddock). Somewhat to Adam’s surprise the blog assessment came back as ENTP. Previous assessments […]


  5. Rob Hosking says:

    I did the Myers Briggs thing for the first time a few monts back and also came back a firm INFP.

    The typalyzer thing has me as a mechanic which is just so hilariously wrong I’m going to tell people about it.


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