My blogging personality type

I’ve posted on personality types and leadership a lot (here, here, here, here, and here).  So as you might imagine, I was quite keen on this site — http://www.typealyzer.com/ — which purports to identify one’s blogging personality type.

Not unexpectedly, mine came back as INTJ, which is my most frequent MBTI result (I have also tested as ENTJ and INFJ).  I tried a couple of other sites… www.sap.com came back as ENTJ, while www.oracle.com generated an error (Typealyzer thinks it is written in Thai, oops).

Hat tip: Glen at Herding Cats (here) and Andrew at Inquiries into Alignment (here)

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3 Responses

  1. Hi there! I came across this post through my Google Alerts for the word “MBTI.” This may or may not be of interest to you, but I write a blog about the MBTI and wrote a post about how Typealyzer is basically junk. I know lots of people are checking it out for entertainment sake- and that’s totally cool…but I hope you don’t confuse those “blog type” results for your own personality type. Anyway, I won’t go into why the site is junk here, I just wanted to let you know if you wanted to learn more, here’s the original post: http://www.thembtiblog.com/2008/11/websites-that-ruin-my-day.html.

    I also have a discussion in the comments section with the creator of the Typealyzer site.

  2. Hi Breanne,
    Thanks for the comment and caveat. Typealyzer is an interesting exercise, but it is hardly consistent (I tried it again after another post and it came back ISFJ).

    Of course, your comments beg the question of the reliability and validity of the MBTI itself. Like most psychological tools, it measuring multiple dimensions of a chaotic system. Sure, MBTI is about as reliable — if not more so — than other personality inventories.

    The real danger in all of what you describe in your post is that I’m not sure that most people understand that one’s MBTI type is NOT valid or immutable in the way they learned about such concepts in Stats 101.

    To my mind, the self-awareness and mindfulness benefits aside, one of the main advantages of doing MBTI with a debriefer is that he/she can point out such caveats — usually starting with which of one’s preferences are strong and which are weak.

    Getting too long… it will have to become a post!

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