I recently put my blog through some analysis, having gotten a couple of referrals from Madame Meow of A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!

If this MBTI result from TypeAlyzer is to be believed, you would be quite right if, upon meeting me in person, I wasn’t quite what you expected. My blog seems to be expressing some facets of my personality that don’t get out much:

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.

Hmm…in real life, I’m an ISFJ or ISTJ. But I did tell someone recently that I’m getting better at acting like an extrovert – or at least writing like one, apparently. But in some respects, this analysis isn’t too far off the mark, especially the conflict-avoidance part. This may be the first time the E (extrovert) designation has ever been publicly associated with me, though.

Karen at Verbatim (her blog is ESFP too) posted a list of “MBTI prayers” in a post related to her Typealyzer result, and these are the ones applicable to my types:

ISTJ: Lord help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41.23 a.m. EST.

ISFJ: Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.

ESFP: God help me to take things more seriously, especially parties and dancing.

On the other hand…I think my recently-acquired mom-blogger credentials might be revoked if this finding from gets out:

We think is written by a man (64%).

Oops, I guess it just did get out. I’m pretty sure it’s wrong, though.

So, what type are you (and your blog)?

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  1. Michelle – I was surprised by that result as well. And I totally don’t get the GenderAnalyzer :-).

    But I guess TypeAlyzer is working again, so that’s good – thanks!

  2. I am evidently a ESTP, which is a doer. I actually laughed when I read the description. In real life I’m more of a INFJ or INTJ.

    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.

    My blog is definitely written by a woman (62%). 🙂

  3. Clare – Nice to meet up with another ISTJ; I don’t seem to encounter too many. And I think it’s interesting that we can be introverts in person, and yet express ourselves as extroverts in writing!