December 1, 2008
Can Your Blog Give Your Boss Clues to What Projects Should Be Assigned to You?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment is a personality test employers use as a means to sort out the workforce into productive assignments best suited to individual strengths and weaknesses. It has also been used in modified form to select juries. And now it is the "basis" for analyzing bloggers.
Typealyzer is having its 15 nanoseconds of blogosphere fame. Go to the site, plug in your blog's URL and out pops one of Myers-Briggs' 16 personality types. This blog and every law-related blog I checked except one are the INTJ (introverted, intuitive, thinking and judging) type. Interesting, Slaw.ca is not. Slaw.ca is the ISTJ (introverted, sensing, thinking and judging) type.
The INTJ type represents 2% of the US population. Folks of this type "have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others."
The ISTJ type represents 11% of the US population. Folks of this type are "quiet, serious, earn success by thoroughness and dependability. Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, and responsible.Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless of distractions. Take pleasure in making everything orderly and organized – their work, their home, their life. Value traditions and loyalty."
Typealzyer is all the rage for the moment but since the protocol for the Myers-Briggs assessment involves answering a series of forced choice questions, I seriously doubt the results; what is your blog's URL is not one of the Myers-Briggs questions. [JH]
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