Sunday, April 12, 2009

Analyzing my Blog

I visited Joanna Campbell Slan's blog today at Joanna's 4-1-09 post and read how she analyzed all the blogs she participates in with the Blog Typeanalyzer (Blog Typeanalyzer) which uses concepts from the Myers-Briggs personality test to analyze the writing style in a blog. The concept is that the writing style reflects the persona used by the blogger in writing the posts.

My blog type came up as:

"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."

It's probably a fairly good assessment of me, too. I'm happiest when I have a super-long to-do list, like now when I'm planning a virtual tour in May and an actual road tour in June for the release of my second mystery, To Hell in a Handbasket. I do stay physically active, though. However, one thing didn't fit. I am a closure seeker, and when I start something, I follow it through to the end.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

I will have to go try that!

L. Diane Wolfe

Lisa Logan said...

Ooh, that sounds like a neat idea! I definitely want to test this out.


Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Beth, I do think this is interesting--and I suspect that we "adopt" a persona as bloggers. I've worked very hard to add value to everything I do, so this is probably only one aspect of who I am. When I taught Personal Styles (the similar concept but by William Moulton Marsten who also invented Wonder Woman and the lie detector--no joke!), I learned that all of us can shift gears, but it takes MORE energy. Thanks for coming by and giving it a whirl.

Phoenix Rising said...

Thanks for the valuable information. I'm going to try it and see what happens.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Thanks for the link. My blog came out as the independent, problem solving type! Hmmm - interesting.