Split personality. Yikes.

It’s been kind of a surprising week. Here’s the latest.

Mental Foodie is on the BBAW awards short list for nonfiction, so I popped over there earlier to check out the blog. And her latest post is about a site, Typealyzer, that applies Myers-Briggs personality types to blogs.

So I just had to check out my blog’s personality. (How could I not?)

And guys? My blog is exactly the opposite of my actual personality type!

Yes, I am an INTJ in real life. And my blog’s an ESFP.

I really don’t know quite what to think about this. It’s a bit strange. Especially since a couple of longtime friends have said that the blog sounds like me.

Here’s the official scoop from Typealyzer:

“The analysis indicates that the author of http://unrulyreader.blogspot.com is of the type:

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.”

So, yeah. This is weird.
Anyone else have this experience — the actual personality/blog personality mis-match? If so, I really would love to hear about it.

4 thoughts on “Split personality. Yikes.

  1. My blog and I are the same opposites as you and your blog and you are. You know how when you get to know someone online, you wonder whether they're the same in person? I thought I was, but maybe not. Hmm…

  2. Phantom Paragrapher — Interesting that both blogs turned out to be ISTPs. I'm with you in the MBTI obsession. It's great stuff.

    Bybee — You are a word artist. I'm not kidding.

    Florinda — Glad I'm not the only opposite-from-my-blog person out there! Yeah, I know what you mean. I feel like my blog is me, but maybe it's some weird alt-me…

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