I iz Genius, Offishul.

I am a thinker. At least my blog is, according to the typealyzer, which takes blogs and analyzes their content against personality tests you have to take in corporate team building exercises. (Oddly, no-one ever got characterised as “lazy, stupid and boring” on those tests.)

Everybody knows that online personality tests are never wrong, so here’s what you need to know about me.

INTP – The Thinkers
The logical and analytical type. They are especially 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

I alway knew I was brilliant, but it took an online personality test to prove it, you fools.

So after wallowing in the brilliance of my own intellect for a while, I thought I should find out about the personality types of other leading bloggers (relax, that’s like calling someone a muscular ectomorph).

I discovered Iain Dale is a “Duty fulfiller”.

ISTJ – The Duty Fulfillers
The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right (really? ed.). Conservative by nature  (true dat, ed) they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever.

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

Luke Akehurst is also a duty fulfiller, and most of Compass would say he’s a bit conservative.

On the other hand, Tom Harris is a do-er. That’s do-er, not dour.

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. (Is that where Reggie and Ronnie get it from? Ed)

Oh, and Paul Staines is.. a mechanic

….especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.  (Shome mishtake shurely? Ed.)

…seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars … (No further comment needed here, I think)

Nightjack is another Mechanic (neeee- naawww, neee nawww, imo). 

So is Kerry McCarthy. Kerry and Paul, sitting in a tree, K.. I.. S..   No.  The thought is too horrible.

Oddly, the only “Executive”  I’ve found so far, (ENTJ – the loud mouth, opinionated manly type that every district sales manager fiddles their answers to be), is Political Betting.

So which blog souls should we expose next with our new found powers of perception?

10 Responses to “I iz Genius, Offishul.”

  1. Nupur Manchanda

    Give us executives a chance. I had to do the personality test (the one based on Jung) for professional reasons a few weeks back and turned out to be an ENTJ (the “loud-mouthed” etc etc) but my blog – a purely personal diary – shows me to be a far more lovely ESTP:

    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.

    I ought to point out that I have nothing to do with politics or journalism, either professionally or personally. But since I am both an ENTJ and an ESTP can I be a genius too?

    Reply
  2. Events dear boy, events

    What fun. I am the same as Guido Fawkes. Should I cry for help!

    Reply
  3. nightjack

    Hopi,
    Oh how I wish that I was a thinker or a doer but apparently the analyser works. I checked just in case but it seems that I am indeed just another mechanic busy hitting the rustier bits of the machinery of justice with a hammer.

    Sadly I haven’t been in a car capable of going neee-naw for over a decade. I drive the high mileage, low performance four door boxes assigned to C.I.D. Every seat stained, spilled coffee and donut crumbs of ages past ground into the carpets and archaeological layers of Daily Mails all over the back seats. Don’t ever look in the boot. You don’t want to look into the boot. It will look back at you.

    Reply
  4. thelocalgovernmentofficer

    “Just a bit of fun”, as they say. It has me down as an INTP too – not bad, given the actual test says I’m an INTJ, and the J is very borderline (as it should be – I’m no scientist).

    Reply
  5. newmania

    I am

    The logical and analytical type. They are especially attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges ….

    Oh its the same as you. Thats odd because you are a camp lefty whereas I am flaming sword of truth.

    Reply
  6. Francesco Sinibaldi

    Like an oak in a fantasy.

    The yellow
    sand appears
    in my mind
    with a rumbling
    and delicate
    look; you call
    me near a
    sylvan hedge,
    and everything
    shines like a
    taciturn wind.

    Francesco Sinibaldi

    Reply
  7. Will S

    I put our blog in and got this back.

    “Detected language Thai. The only supported languages are English and Swedish. But stay tuned, we are expanding.”

    I think that’s as bad as you get really….

    Reply

Leave a Reply