I guess this is one predictable result: Typealyzer
analyzes the text on one’s blog and spits out a result outlining the writing style and the potential personality of the writer. Guess what I came out as
The logical and analytical type. They are especialy [sic] attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.
They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.
This doesn’t seem too far fetched, although it reminds me of the generic categorizations that horoscopes provide. So how does subjective validation (see also the Forer effect
) get into this picture? Would I agree with other outcomes
? Here is a figure of the brain areas supposedly active during my writing:
What’s interesting is that a few days ago when I first discovered Typealyzer (through Dr. Rob
) I run the test again, and although I came out as a Thinker again, the brain activity patterns were a bit different then:
So what has changed since then? I have merely produced another instalment of “Stuff from the Science Blogosphere
” and a brief “Happy Birthday Origin of Species
In any case I should not take this too seriously, except perhaps from the part where I am not arrogant, impatient or insensitive: it is everyone else that is stupid and cannot follow the higher order thinking I am typically involved in!
Fun time for readers now: Typealyze your own or your favorite blog and post the results here
! Better yet: Typealyze controversial or plain out stupid blogs
and let’s see what comes out!