Monday, November 24, 2008


Via Cymen's Shore, I find another little widget: The Typealyzer. This gadget attempts to analyse what sort of person writes that blog. In the case of The Kitchen, it seems that I am an INTP.
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.

Well, at least it is consistent: every time that I do one of these tests, I seem to get the same result...


swindon_alan said...


I know your type, DK.

Dangerous. Tends towards thinking and drawing his own conclusions. Bad news.

Await the black bag on your head any day soon.

Anonymous said...

Most political bloggers are NTs; they are the sort of people with an analytical, thinking brain.

Anonymous said...

Intuitors (N) are the least populated category (about 1 in 3) and show a preference for conjecture and speculation over the empirical here and now.

ISTP ("the mechanics") seems to be stealing it at the moment. Favourite stars include Guido, Dizzy, OH, Trixy and JuliaM.

INTP includes Cranmer and the Croydonian. (And this poster. Whisper it softly, but we're all cunts.)

Snuffy is a rather exceptional ISFP blogger. Suitably cuddly.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure this software produces entirely accurate results.

For example, you get:

"ISTP - The Mechanics
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. "

When you enter:

So Old Holborn is the same personality type as DES? And they both "avoid interpersonal conflicts", as does JuliaM?

I rest my case, M'lud.

Heresiarch said...

I too am INTP, and am delighted to find myself in such distinguished company.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see if there was a significant difference between MPs who blogg and those others who elsewise comment on politics.

Longrider said...

INTP - spot on.

Anonymous said...

in my early 20's i tested as INTP, however these days i test consistently as INTJ, and both results seem spot on at the time. however, coincidentally enough i made my wife do the test last night and her type didn't come out accurate at all. i think she may have told a few pork pies though!

Roger Thornhill said...

I am INTP, but the test makes me out as ISTP. I suppose it is because I do my "track changes" of nutters like Polly.

My Manifesto page comes out as ISTJ I think. I suppose because it is not my stream of consciousness, but a more deliberate version.

Hyde, meet Jeckyl.

A Mum said...

fascinating - the typealyzer ... interesting isnt' it though, that there is so much interest as to why people blog. i read a report that suggested women in particular blog because they are introspective and and/or neurotic. and another one that suggested it was those who were extrovert. Which just goes to show that nobody knows. that it takes all sorts.

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