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20 November 2008

Via Andrew Sullivan, I stumbled across, a site that purports to analyze your blog and the disposition of its writer(s). I plugged in to see what would transpire. Here’s the result:

ESTP – The Doers

The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

Have to say, that’s pretty good. And I’m even more like that when I’m blogging (as opposed to writing 40-page book proposals).

Of course now I’m tempted to write a scholarly 5,000-word essay about banana farming in Central America, just to screw with the the model.

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  1. djbelc01 permalink
    20 November 2008 11:05 pm

    Here’s my analysis:
    “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.”

    This is fairly correct… except it assumes I’m extroverted. That is not the case. I did a personality profile at work a couple months ago similar to ones I’ve done before, and I always end up being introverted according to them.

    But where did the info come from, you ask? Believe it or not, back in the summer of ’03 when I was all of 19 years old, I briefly had a blog. This was back when it was still cool to do a more personal sort of online diary/blog that nobody cared about rather than having an actually entertaining, informative blog with a reason for existing. (It’s surprisingly still available on the web at — I’ll warn you in advance that it’s kind of crappy, but hey, there are a few gems on there. My take on Dookieball is probably the highlight. (You’d have to read it to understand) I actually got a nasty private message on a forum a year or two ago from one of those guys since he was upset I trashed the “sport.” OK, yeah, you really need to check out my old blog to understand it. Oh, and for the record, I broke up with the girl in the most recent update just four months later. And I’m still single having only been on a handful of very unsuccessful dates since then.

    (And I just noticed the archived posts aren’t linked directly anymore for some reason. You can still get to them by directly typing in URLs, but that’s frustrating. Highlights include: calling my future sophomore year roommate “a tool,” using the word “überdull,” recounting a failed date with a girl, complaining about computer engineering, discuss getting briefly cockteased by a drunk girl at a party who I then discovered was only 15, an album review, discovering that somebody named their kid “Bluntasia,” wondering why socks come in a resealable package, discussing an American Gladiators contestant named “Purple Roundy,” and making fun of racecar driver Larry Gunselman. Oh, and of course, Dookieball)

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