What Your Writing Says About You

I recently heard someone talk about the website Typealyzer — a website that supposedly deciphers your Meyers-Briggs type based on the writing on your blog or website. I’m always curious about these sorts of “tests” or analysis so I figured I’d give it a try. And I was pretty dang surprised! I know that I am an INFP on the Meyers-Briggs with the first letter I/E being somewhat negotiable. As I’ve moved through high school through to graduate school, I’ve tested more away from ‘E’ into the ‘I’ category. So I put this site into the Typealyzer and here’s what it found…

ISTP – The Mechanics

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment and are highly skilled at seeing and fixing what needs to be fixed. 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.
This really makes me think about the whole idea of writing as an expression of who we really are. There seems to be a disconnect for me because this description doesn’t necessarily match up with my understanding of who I am. Maybe because I try to be practical on here to have some sort of tangibility, rather than just getting caught up in big, abstract ideas, which is what I’m more prone to do.
If you have a blog, check out Typealyzer. Have fun with it. If you’ve used it before, how did it match up with what you know about your Meyers-Brigg type? What do you think a difference may be between the way you write and your general personality? I’m getting very intrigued by this. Hope it was an interesting venture for you.
Cheers,
Eric

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