It knows my type
Jay Hancock’s business blog carried a mention the other day of the Typealyzer, a software program that purports to analyze the personality type associated with a blog: Myers Briggs* for Web sites. Anyhow, I plugged in the URL for You Don’t Say and got this:
The logical and analytical type. They are especialy [sic] 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.
Typealyzer does carry this disclaimer: “Note: writing style on a blog may have little or nothing to do with a person´s self-percieved [sic] personality.” Yeah. Sure.
Anyhow, if any of you are made to feel slow-witted by reading this blog, now you know why.
* The Myers-Briggs test assigns people to variations on four basic personality types. Think of it as astrology for college graduates.