Thursday, November 20, 2008


The great thing about blogging is that just when you think you have blogger’s blog or you just don’t have time to get in the post for the day, some shiny object will cross your path. Today’s is a website called Typealyzer that claims to analyze your blog for intellectual and emotional type. It does this in a very vague but highly flattering way that would make a cold-reading spiritualist embarrassed. Read this below:

ESTP – The Doer

The 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.


This show what parts of the brain that were dominant during writing.

Yeah, I’m a regular triathlon trainee. And exactly wtf is ESTP? You have to think that any attempt to convince a blogger they have a problem with sitting still is doomed to failure. Nevertheless, this silly bit of pseudo-psychology has been linked to by Andrew Sullivan and Wonkette, and by noon tomorrow, the entire blogosphere. Because it's viral yet still fun to ridicule and because flattering quasi-scientific horse hockey is irresistible to bloggers that want to just throw up a post and go to bed.

But not just yet. Instead, I have thoroughly analyzed my blog for content and here are the major themes and intellectual trends.

I can see I need to work on sneaking more Angelina Jolie content into the blog. But don’t hold your breath on the pro sports and Kantian philosophy.

BlatantCommentWhoring™: Just how bogus is this crap? And how soon until you post it on your site?


Anonymous said...

Totally bogus, and about seven minutes. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Extremely bogus. I won't be posting it, since I don't blog, but if I did, I'd probably try it out. I suspect the ESTP is a Myers-Briggs personality type indicator. If so that would make your blog Extroverted, Sensing (as opposed to iNtuitive), Thinking (as opposed to Feeling), and Perceiving (as opposed to Judging). HR departments love Myers-Briggs and related tests. So do Internet tests.

yellojkt said...

Wouldn't about anybody with a blog count as Extroverted? It's almost a prerequisite.

Mooselet said...

Pretty damned bogus, especially as they don't explain what their acronyms mean - I got ESFP. That and a few bucks will buy me a cup of coffee. I also look like a boozy tart, which may or may not be accurate. :-)

Anonymous said...

Totally and completely bogus. Especially since (like you), I got ESTP, which is the exact opposite of what I get most of the time with Myers-Briggs (INFJ, sometimes INTJ).

Since I'm not daily blogging anymore and don't need any old excuse for a blog entry, I don't think I'll be posting it on my site.

Anonymous said...

Oddly enough, my analysis is almost identical to yours, with the ESTP diagnosis and even the picture of the brain is almost the same. I don't know that our blogs are so alike in content or intent, though. So I'm going to have to evaluate this deal as Pretty Damn Bogus.