Blogging mothers and introversion

November 16, 2010

Discussion with Jim Mora on Critical Mass continued last week’s look at the results of Technorati’s state of the blogosphere survey – concentrating on blogging mothers.

We also looked at caring for your introvert.

That was prompted by my name is Stephen and I am an introvert at Quote Unquote and shy egomaniacs at Rob’s Blockhead Blog.

Apropos of introversion and extroversion – if you Google Myers Briggs Personality Types you’ll find on-line tests which help you identify where you fit. However, given that a proper MBPT identification takes several hours witha trained facilitator the results should be regarded with caution.

I’ve done the proper test twice and both times came out as an INFP (introvert, intuitive, feeling, perceiving).

During an HR session at an agri-business discussion group we were given a brief introduction to the concepts then told to put ourselves on a line with high introvert at one side of the room and high extrovert at the other. All the couples in the group ended up with one on one side and the other on the other.


Can a blog and its blogger have different personalities?

November 21, 2008

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.


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