Friday, December 5, 2008


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

I remember the Myer-Briggs test. For awhile it seemed that every committee I served on got to take it. It was argued that this would help us understand each other and so the committee could be more productive. I could never remember what type I was. I could never remember those letters that everyone I knew seemed to define themselves by. But even though the extreme focus on this test has passed, friends of mine still know their Myer-Briggs type!

Today I learned that there is a program that can define a blogger’s Myers-Briggs type. It’s called Typealyzer. All the blogger has to do is enter the url. So I entered mine. And here is what I got.

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.

I have no idea how this program works. But it got at least some of me right. Energy, talking, engaging in physical out-door activities. Not so keen on follow through. Liking work which fully engages. And I cannot abide being a passenger in the car or watching a DVD without my hands being occupied.

If you want to take the actual test, go here. According to this website, ESTP personality types fall under the artisans class as opposed to idealists, guardians, and rationalists. So perhaps the blog reader got me right? I am NOT going to take the test itself to find out! Enough is enough.

And believe it or not there is a Google page which has links to all the various possible types. Go here if you are still keen on wasting time……

"Myer-Briggs and Blogs: A Bit of Friday Fun" was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on December 5, 2008. © 2008 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Lynnette said...

Thanks so much for the link to Typealazer; what fun - seems I'm a Performer of all things! I'll gladly accept all the nice things it said and leave your blogspot feeling very happy tonight.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Lynette, good!

Leigh said...

Mine was the same as yours! Very interesting. I agree with how correct they are. Not sure what to do with the information,but it's fun anyway.

Dorothy said...

I'm a "doer" too.

Maybe I need another blog, about philosophy, art and poetry to express the balance of my real personality.

I might call it "Watching the Clouds Go By" or something like that.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Leigh, interesting that ours came out the same! Like you, don't know what to do with the results except bore people by telling everyone (grin!). Oh Dorothy, not another blog! Actually, ever since Connie Rose came up with her third blog, I've been tempted........... but only mildly.