Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Blog as Alternate Personality

Stealing an idea from New Kid on the Hallway, I ran my blog through this nifty thing typealizer. It scored me (or rather, my blog) as a Myers-Briggs type ESFP ---- the extroverted, sensing, feeling perceiving type. It said this:

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.

Ok. Well, I did wear boots today, so perhaps at least that part of the picture/description is correct? See, I've done both on-line and even actual in person Myers-Briggs interviews with a counselor and usually always come out ISTJ ---- introverted, sensing, thinking, judging. Basically, the complete opposite of what the blog scored.

Which makes me wonder if there's some sort of cool and simultaneously freaky "Three Faces of Eve" thing going on --- you know, where by day I'm a straight-laced and uptight recent grad student who does some scholarship and thinks about her cats and yet, at night or possibly when hit in the head by something like on the sitcoms, or alternately at certain phases of the moon, I turn into a wild and crazy party girl who is always in danger of losing her shawl and having madcap adventures and then writing weird and silly blog posts? Which makes me think, just what exactly is my alternate self doing in those unaccounted-for blocks of time? And could she clue me in to those adventures a little more often? My life is pretty boring as it stands right now.

I do like me some loud colors though. Even if I don't have a dorky mouth like the one in the picture.


Fretful Porpentine said...

Huh, mine came up as ISTP. The description sounded reasonably me-ish until it got to the part about ISTPs liking to drive racecars and gravitating towards jobs as police and firefighters. Uh, not so much after all...

Belle said...

Oh Great Cog, I think you've explained my ESFP as well. I laughed aloud when it told me my blog was the friendly kind. It's lovely that something about me is friendly and extroverted.

Cuz me? Not a chance.

Anonymous said...

i love your explanation, b/c i got the same thing and didn't post it didn't make complete sense. i mean yes, i am these things, but not exclusively, as in i love conflict and initiate confrontation whenever needed!