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This is hilarious... in real life, I almost always test on Meyers-Briggs tests as INTJ. However, I recently ran across this neat little online program someone wrote that analyzes the writing in your blog and instantly gives you a personality diagnosis. My diagnosis? Exact opposite of INTJ... ESFP! Wow. Does this mean that in my blog I try to be the opposite of myself, or does it mean that I just don't understand myself very well and tend to think I'm the opposite of myself? Or is it just a 1 in 16 chance and was purely coincidence--I'm gonna go with the last one, but it's entertaining none the less.

from http://typealyzer.com for spoonless.livejournal.com:

...........

ESFP - The Performers



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 don´t like to
plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The 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.

...........

Incidentally, I found this from Lubos Motl's blog entry about it here... he says it read him as an INTP which he says is dead on. I tend to think of him more as an INTJ (and actually, moreso than myself even), but whatever they are both pretty close (and Facebook's test says I'm an INTP also for some reason.) As an example of how his "judging" personality can get a bit out of control sometimes, read in amazement at this gem:

http://motls.blogspot.com/2008/10/codpiece-topology.html
"The sitcom also correctly indicates that subpar subdisciplines of theoretical physics such as LQG are more often than usually investigated by women (because the main thing that supports these directions is affirmative action, not merit) and they are often arrogant and ugly bitches who love to backbite others."

Gee... I wonder why Harvard asked him to resign (*sarcasm*). But I guess he's more allowed to say such things now that he's fled the country.

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radiantsun
Dec. 6th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
My radiantsun blog is ISTP, my http://www.sophisticatedrelationships.com/blog/?cat=15&paged=2 is intp, and I am an entx
spoonless
Dec. 6th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
Sounds like the whole thing is just not very reliable. Maybe the problem is it probably only looks at the entries that are on the front page... I wonder if its accuracy would improve if it was fed text from several years of blogging instead of the last 20 entries or so.
avani
Dec. 7th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Also, they miss all non-public entries..
roxymartini
Dec. 6th, 2008 09:25 am (UTC)
ISFP??
i call bullshit. this is what that thing has to say about MY lj. could anything be further from the truth?

The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need. They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders. They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of.

They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team. They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living.
spoonless
Dec. 6th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
Re: ISFP??
lol, even though mine is dead wrong, yours is much funnier :)
roxymartini
Dec. 6th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC)
Re: ISFP??
i mean it isn't just wrong about my personality type. it's wrong about what i actually write in my journal. path of least resistance? gentle and compassionate? lol!

yours might be wrong about your personality type, but it doesn't seem that inaccurate about your journal entries. they indicate that you're entertaining and friendly and likely to burn yourself out juggling too much work. also, you seem in your LJ to be non-confrontational. i dunno. i guess i don't know you well, but the analysis seems supported by what i've read in your journal.
spoonless
Dec. 6th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
Re: ISFP??
yeah, I guess you're right. Actually, I was thinking I wonder how different it might be if it had access to my friends-only entries. Somehow I bet it would at least come out I instead of E. And if it went back more than 20 entries, it would surely come out N instead of S. I think it mostly has to do with what happened to be on the front page of my journal at the time.

In your case, it's unfortunately an indication of how dumb AI is and how much further it has to go. It probably saw you questioning whether getting trampled by a mob of people is a tragedy, and figured you must be *sooo* compassionate because you are on the subject of tragedies. (Most people like to just avoid thinking about them and talk about shopping or the weather!)
anima_engine
Dec. 6th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what the auto-blog-analyzer thinks of me, but when I was younger I was INTJ. Now I'm DEFINITELY an ENFP.

But really, I'm all of them, depending upon the task at hand, the environment, and the mood I am currently in.
veleda
Dec. 6th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
it placed me as an INTP..i am an INTJ.

but ya... i don't like tests like that don't say what their criteria are.
nibot
Dec. 6th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
typealyzer.com
Is there any evidence it doesn't just spit out a randomly chosen personality type?
onhava
Dec. 6th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: typealyzer.com
It seems to be deterministic, at least in the sense that it returns the same result consistently given the same input. Also, at least in a few cases I've checked it returns the same result for two copies of a site with minor differences. So it doesn't seem like it's doing something completely random or trivial.
spoonless
Dec. 6th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Re: typealyzer.com
yeah, thought of the possibility of it doing some kind of simple hash of the data on the site. But it returned the same thing for me before and after I made my last post.
mpnolan
Dec. 6th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
I've been meaning to investigate this more.

I can say, by and large (such as on some forums), it gives results that don't match the type of the person who wrote the text.

I'm not sure if that's due to the underlying program, or something like the data used to train it or the criteria it looked at. According to the FAQ, they use something called uClassify.com and trained it using "all features - words and sentences".

It's definitely an interesting idea, whether or not the implementation is sound...
mpnolan
Dec. 6th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
http://www.uclassify.com/browse/prfekt/

There you can access the classifiers used for all four dimensions (I vs. E, S vs. N, T vs. F, J vs. P) and feed text into them individually.
mpnolan
Dec. 6th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
From the startup company's site:

"Audience Research: Myers-Briggs Personality Type and Writers Mood
These four classifyers analyses the persona of the person that has written a text. I´ve been working on this for almost two years, manually training a naive bayesian classifyer by identifying personal texts from blogs and comparing with text books on personality type. They can be used separately or together to get the full letter combination of the Myers Briggs personality types (e.g. INTP or ESFJ)."

(Does he mean that he is taking personal text and assigning it a type based on his own evaluation, and then using that for training?)

Edited at 2008-12-06 10:16 pm (UTC)
ratkrycek
Dec. 22nd, 2008 08:51 am (UTC)
Interesting.

I'm an INTP Granted, there isn't a whole heck of a lot for it to go on right now, but it classed me as an ESFP - almost the opposite!

I decided to run my dad's blogs; I've pegged him as INTJ.

http://sustainablemusic.blogspot.com came back as INTP. Interesting... but accurate to the blog's purpose, I suppose!

http:/folklife-ethnomusicology.blogspot.com (which is actually his organic gardening blog, heh) came out... ESFP.

Weird, I say. Weird.
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