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02/05/2009 Blogoscope – You Are What You Blog


I stumbled across another semi-serious, fun, waste of time site the other day called Typealyzer. This one put your text through analysis and delivered a Meyers Briggs indicator. It’s a Swedish site, so I assume they know what they’re doing. I analyzed mine and I’m an ISTP. Hmmm. Actually I’m an INFP, according to all the “real” Meyers Briggs tests I’ve taken. Do I have a split personality? Or do I blog one way and "be" another? Does it matter?

I decided, then to map out the Bloggers I read on a daily basis to see who they “are.” And when I noticed some similar patterns about the blogs I read, I tested some that I never read from different categories.

Enjoy. Here are my favorite bloggers and their Meyers Briggs indicators from Typealyzer.com.

I call them Blogoscopes.


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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.
Bloggers
Seth's Blog Seth Godin
Chris Brogan
The Toad Stool Alan Wolk
Ad Contrarian Bob Hoffman
Marketing to Women Online Holly Buchanan
Digalicious Blog Me, Rich Nadworny


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ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers
The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever.

The Duty Fulfillers are happy to be let alone and to be able to work in their own pace. They know what they have to do and how to do it.
Bloggers
Logic+Emotion David Armano
Community Guy Jake McKee
Succesful Blog Liz Strauss
DoshDosh Maki
Disruptive Telephony Dan York


Jowyang_normal Conversationage Noah Iannew2_schafer
INTJ - The Scientists
The long-range thinking and individualistic type. They are especially good at looking at almost anything and figuring out a way of improving it - often with a highly creative and imaginative touch. They are intellectually curious and daring, but might be physically hesitant to try new things.

The Scientists enjoy theoretical work that allows them to use their strong minds and bold creativity. Since they tend to be so abstract and theoretical in their communication they often have a problem communicating their visions to other people and need to learn patience and use concrete examples. Since they are extremely good at concentrating they often have no trouble working alone
Bloggers
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Jeremiah Owyang
Conversation Agent Valeria Maltoni
Noah Brier
Ian Schafer

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INTP - The Thinkers
The logical and analytical type. They are especially 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.
Bloggers
Servant Of Chaos Gavin Heaton
The Daily Dish Andrew Sullivan


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ESTP - The Doers
The active and playful 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.
Bloggers
Guy Kawasaki
TMZ
Busy Mom


Cakewreck
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.

They 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.
Bloggers
Cakewrecks
FleshBot


ESTJ - The Guardians
The organizing and efficient type. They are especially attuned to setting goals and managing available resources to get the job done. Once they have made up their mind on something, it can be quite difficult to convince otherwise. They listen to hard facts and can have a hard time accepting new or innovative ways of doing things.

The Guardians are often happy working in highly structured work environments where everyone knows the rules of the job. They respect authority and are loyal team players.
Bloggers
Daily Candy


ISFP - The Artists
The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need. They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders.

They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of. They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team. They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living.
Bloggers
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