Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday Talk - Dual Personality?

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In his WebReads for 11th February, Dhjax linked to a site that could offer personality tests based on one's blog.

At first I thought, what a hoax, but I'm somehow addicted to personality tests, IQ tests and all that, so off I went. The site is Typealyser.com, and all you need is enter your blog URL and viola! It tells you who you are.

I tried my two websites, this blog, and my author page, MyneWhitman.com. It was interesting indeed to find that I showed different parts of my personality on both sites.

For the author page, I am The Mechanic, and on the blog, I am The Socializer



I actually think some of these personality tests try to hard to box people into narrow definitions. I have come to realize as a few others have too, that most of us fall into the middle cracks of these tests and have a combination of different personalities. For me, mine can change on an hourly basis even. In the long run though, and more generally, I think I'm closer to the ISTP of my author page, and I've heard that it shows up in my books. But I can be social when I want to be, and that is why I think I've managed this blog and my branding of my books quite well.

What do you think of personality tests? Which of my two do YOU think suits me better? Which are you? Go do the test HERE, and then comeback to share. I promise it will take only a minute.






36 comments:

  1. Really interesting personality test!
    Well...I am typed as an 'Artist'
    - The gentle and compassionate type....attuned to my inner values and what other people need.... not friends of many words...prone to worries...tend to follow the path of least resistance and apparently I have to look out not to be taken advantage of.

    Agree that I am 'artistic' becos I paint, draw, sew and am really into interior decoration. I also have great empathy for people and I can be a worrywart.

    Indeed I can say I go all out to help others.

    However, as I have grown older, I have become more discerning about who I help or give my time - because of bad experiences with 'users'
    Interesting!!!

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  2. wow! this is very interesting. I think the 'mechanic' suits you more. mine says "duty fulfillers" The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever.

    The Duty Fulfillers are happy to be let alone ...to work in their own pace.know what they have to do and how to do it.

    This is absolutely true! I am particular about getting facts right..conservative, yes...but I do take risks sometimes...lol...

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  3. I am a personality addict too. Blame it on Cosmo :)

    The Performer-The entertaining and friendly type. We rarely initiate confrontations -haha. That was in the past, cross my path now, lol.

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  4. I've actually taken a Myers-Briggs personality test recently (which that blog personality test is based off of) for one of my classes and I got almost the complete opposite. I was a ISTJ and based on my blog i am an ESFJ.

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  5. Blog-wise, I am......

    The Idealist- The meaning-seeking and unconventional type. They are especially attuned to making sure their beliefs and actions are congruent. They often develop a passion for the arts or unusual forms of self-expression.

    They enjoy work that are aligned to their deeply felt values and tend to strongly dislike the more practical and mundane forms of tasks.
    They can enjoy working alone for long periods of time and are happiest when they can immerse themselves in personally meaningful projects.

    This is psychic! Especially the first n last parts. I majored in the Sciences but I find that I enjoy the arts more....my present job bends towards art n I am actually considering shifting career-wise. Plus, oh yes, I do enjoy working alone....n also to walk my talk. This is really interesting.

    ...n based on the Myne I see here, I think I'll pick u as 'The Socializer'....

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  6. Wow this is interesting, I am the Socializer and it says alot about me especially the down to earth person, valuing family and friends the most and also keeping things neat and tidy. I'm a neat freak!

    Both personalities suit you but the mechanics suits you more :)

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  7. I think its just bull jare. How can they know your personality from a bunch of blogs? :)

    That said, I think yours fits you a T. Yes both Mechanics and Socialzer.

    Mine called me a perfomer and thats how I figured it was bull. They said I avoid confrontation? On the contrary I publish controversial subjects wellu wellu and many comments disagree with them openly.

    Anyway it was fun. Thanks for sharing :)

    Mena

    http://efemenaoreoluwa.blogspot.com/2011/03/warning-signs-of-abuser-one-of-those.html

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  8. Looks interesting! I will try it out. Myne... guess what I have coming in from Amazon.ca???? hahahah.... I will keep u guessing. I will email you a picture once I get it in :)

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  9. I am with Mena!!! Performer ko, performee ni! Avoid confrontation? Dont like to plan ahead? I worry myself day in day out about events slated for next year. Pleasure and beauty? Come take a tour of my room and then I'll leave you to judge!...lol...Some were true tho. I do like to be able to find a little humor in my experiences, however small.

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  10. i love taking personality test, i guess i just like learning about myself.
    Mine said:
    ISFP - The Artists

    "The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need."

    True true

    "They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders."

    umm i have many words(in real life, not the blog)..lol..but the second part is correct.

    "They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of."

    Lair lair LAIR!!! i scream, i'm the complete opposite.

    They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team.

    NOpe, very wrong, im usually the leader.

    They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living.

    VERY VERY TRUE!!!


    By the way, i'm waiting for nitty to comment on this post, i really want to know what it says about hers.

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  11. That analyzer was fast! Hmmm...I suppose it said a few truths but only one side of me is revealed as the artist. I can be just as ambitious as the next person with the singlemindedness required when necessary. But sometimes I do take time out to refocus on what's important outside of a career.

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  12. Hmm, they called me 'The Performer'
    I don't agree with all of it but most is true.

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  13. Hmmmm! Am a Mechanic/Artist!

    To an extent, I agree sha!

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  14. I just threw this blog link into Typealyzer and I got Performers for you, Myne. I guess, it has a changing mind of its own.

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  15. Interesting tidbits!

    I just like finding out about people, and maybe that is why I'll always be intrigued by personality tests.

    I see that some disagree completely with what it said. I think of course that it only gets a narrow view, and these tests are never 100% anyway.

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  16. @Nakedsha, lol...really?

    Behold the fickleness of personality tests..

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  17. I just took the test and it says I am an artist, must, the test truly defines me.

    Never one to take all the this tests, but it is cool and I see almost every here is an artist

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  18. Just took the test and am a Socializer and I think it kind of described me

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  19. jst took the test and it said i'm a socializer..hmm interesting.
    wonder how it's able to go thru my entire blog in seconds and describe it so well :/ kinda creep,lol.
    i think you're a mixture of both the mechanic and the socializer :)

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  20. Woow its an awesome personality test though I dont actually believe in personality tests. But it was worth a try coz I found out that I am of the type "the Idealist"which luckly applies to who I am. and well yeap i think the socializer fits you well.

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  21. Ha! this website be winchy ooo! they got me to the last t; I AM A PERFORMER!

    The entertaining and friendly type.[hmmm..maybe? :)))

    They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells.(ha! so true!)

    They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead(damn right!)

    They are always in risk of exhausting themselves.(so true...*sigh!*)

    The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way(ha!thats me! mother Theresa!..hehehe).

    They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation {really?..n-a-y, blogsville don't think so o! *wink-wink*)- qualities that can make it hard for them in management position

    tnx for this MW...it was such fun..;)

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  22. So you now know me Chizzy D hun?..lollll..

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  23. Hmmmmm. I am the artist
    The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need. They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders. They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of.

    They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team. They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living.



    Pretty much true about me... I so love arts; music, drawings even though am a computer scientist. Especially as regards "tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders". That is really so true. My sisters always accuse me of acting like am 30; calling everybody, ensuring everybody is ok. When they are down, I am down etc. I also like my personal space; a very quiet place and am more of a behind the scenes person... I don't want to be seen.

    True, true, true... Except that I have passed the stage of people taking advantage of me... Maybe 4 years ago.. but not any longer.

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  24. l tend not to follow personality test knowing it is all made up, so am not going to agree with this 100%, some of it is all in your mind.lol don't believe the hype, you are you and I love it that way.

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  25. Thanks to all who took the test in joining the fun. I've been laughing reading some of the comments, lol...I am knowing you guys more and more.

    @Naijafoodie, I just saw your comment! Yay!! Thanks so much dearie. Let me know what you think when done. I'm so chuffed..

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  26. Oh, I've done this a long time ago. I'll have to try it again.

    I've given you two awards at my blog. Check it out.

    Zan Marie

    www.intheshadeofthecherrytree.blogspot.com

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  27. i think that these tests seem to work cos we tend to want to see ourselves in those results.just like horoscopes.

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  28. for me i am typed as an artist...loll
    i know i value my family and friends a lot
    i am compassionate and love to help. about worries of the world carried on my shoulder i am walking towards not being worried and enjoy this life to the fullest.
    nice stuff mine do take care
    www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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  29. @Zan Marie, thank you so much!! I'll be checking that out now.

    @Leggy, I never thought of it that way, interesting...

    @Tam, thanks dearie, I think that suits you too.

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  30. It says I am a PROTECTOR

    "The thoughtfully creative and empathetic type. They are especially attuned to thinking up new and better ways of helping people get their needs met. They can be fiercely independent and can work tirelessly to achieve their goals. They often need a friendly reminder not to take themselves too seriously and enjoy the process as well as the achievement...."

    Quite correct to an extent sha, I kind of liked the site-typealyzer.
    You know where they got it rite? working tirelessly to achieve my goals" itis 7.43pm and I am in the office, i needed to unwind and I just went straight to your blog...lol

    less i forget, i agree with that site that MYNE IS AN ENTERTAINER!!!

    Thanks for being you!!!

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  32. Well Myne I did this twice with the same blog on two separate days. I wanted to see if there'd be a difference. Yesterday I was a machanic with a relatively good balance between the four segments but the smallest being the feelings section (which I agreed with - I always put my mouth in it). Today THERE ARE ALMOST NO FEELINGS. I am a scientist consistently with no social skills. LOL, thank you for posting this because at least now I have an idea of why I keep rubbing ppl the wrong way and why I'm convinced I am my best companion. It's true, if I have to socialise it has to be planned yonks in advance and even then I can change my mind in the last moment. It kills my husband the socialite, and I just can't help myself, I hate having ppl in my space or having to act jolly. I am very industrious work well on my own which is part of why I left corporate. really interesting...hahaha

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  33. Thanks Omoba and Wendy, glad you found it interesting. I think the typealyser got you guys right too. :)

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  34. i remember wen i first came across this site, i found it so interesting cos anything to do with psychology interests me. but again ur right, u cant always fit everyone into a box, hence most times it works but a few times thats not d case


    http://chizys-spyware.blogspot.com

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  35. I think personality tests work- i'm not so sure about the honesty of some of the answers people give though. Which is why i'm liking this one you've posted about. I'm definitely checking it out now

    Adiya

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  36. Interesting. I'm the Performer. Hehe

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