Typealyzer claims to be able to determine someone’s personality type from what they’ve written on their blog.
I tried it out with my blog along with several others from the blogs I follow.
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.
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and donÂ´t like to plan ahead – they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.
They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation – qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.
Dan was given INTP – The Thinkers.
The logical and analytical type. They are especialy attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.
They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.
The assessments and explanations aren’t dead on, but they’re in the ballpark. I find it interesting that so many of the blogs I read were given the same assessment as me. I wonder if I tend to follow blogs that are like my own. Interesting stuff.
The site uses the UClassify API to do the analysis. Gender Analyzer uses the same API, but after running the same set of blogs on it I was not impressed. There were so many wrong answers it’s as accurate as flipping a coin. The poll results confirm this, at 53% correct and 47% wrong.