Just for fun

I ran across a new iteration of the Myers-Briggs test, geared specifically for bloggers: the Typealyzer.  The last time I did a personality profile (on paper, the conventional way), the results struck me as not very likely.   This one, however, seems dead-on.

Based on my writing, the Typealyzer categories me as ISTP — "the mechanic."

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.

That may be simply a result of what I’ve written recently; the results came back quickly enough that it doesn’t seem likely that it analyzed nearly three years of writing.  But, it does explain my vehicle and recreational preferences, as well as the fact that I’m one of those who’s more likely to take on a project I can just do by myself, without a great deal of collaboration.  Or, if I collaborate, I would prefer to do so with others who are similarly self-directed.

I hate staff meetings.  I love fixing things, making things work that previously did not.  I’d much rather repair a broken motherboard than deal with a staffing issue.

So, it’s Saturday.  Have some fun!

6 Responses to “Just for fun”

  1. on 22 Nov 2008 at 4:10 pm Trina

    Blog #1 pegged me as ESFP/Performer with 2 of the 5 descriptors being accurate. Blog #2 ISTP Mechanic. 3 of the 5 descriptors were accurate. Those results are about the same as I’ve seen with Myers-Briggs. Inscape’s DiSC assessments are, IMHO, much more accurate, but not nearly as accessible or quick. According to them, I’m a “refiner.”

  2. on 22 Nov 2008 at 4:30 pm Joel

    I dunno, Netmom. Sounds a little like Aspergers.

  3. on 22 Nov 2008 at 6:45 pm Netmom

    Never thought of it that way, but…

  4. on 23 Nov 2008 at 10:42 pm Donato

    Mechanic — me — might be a stretch. But some of the descriptors are pretty close. Very interesting.

  5. on 25 Nov 2008 at 9:19 pm deichmans

    Hmmm… Pegged me as an Introvert. Specifically, an ISTJ. My most recent Meyers-Briggs had me as an ENTP, so either my ‘blogging is more representative of my true nature (what Typealyzer calls “The Duty Fulfiller” — the conscientious and hardworking type who justs wants to be left alone because I know what needs to be done), or my ‘blogging is a mask for how I want others to perceive me.

    Way too deep for a Tuesday night. I need another beer (which, BTW, is cheaper here in Huntsville than in Oak Ridge ;-).

  6. on 26 Nov 2008 at 1:35 am Guttu

    I got the same rating as you netmom. That is ISTP. Something is common. 🙂

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