The Typealyzer characterizes this blog as personality type "INTP: The Thinkers":
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.
Yeah, OK, fine. Not exactly the first time I've heard that. But while I'll admit that I may tend toward the abstract and the analytical, keep in mind, Mr. Textalyzer, sir, that it wasn't my idea to start classifying personalities like lepidopterae pinned to corkboard. One of us has the last name "-alyzer" and it's not me. In fact, if you'd asked me, I'd have said that trying to categorize people in this way was reductive and prone to simplistic and misleading distortions. (Or, as we say in Philly, I got yer Myers-Briggs right here.)
Despite being trapped in my prison of cerebral abstraction, I thought I'd still managed, occasionally at least, to set aside my impatient arrogance in order to see and understand the needs of other people. So I selected some of what seemed to my overly logical and analytical self to be some of the more intuitive/sensing/feeling posts from this blog and entered those into the Typealyzer as well.They all came back the same.
Even a post in which I did little more than copy the text of 1 Corinthians 13. I'll concede that nine times out of 10, St. Paul does come across as more analytical and less empathetic, but this lovely meditation on love isn't one of those times.
So this led to me playing with our friend Mr. Textalyzer a bit more. I plugged in 1 Corinthians 13 from BibleGateway.com in various versions — NIV, KJV, The Message — all were textalyzed as "The Thinkers." Until I got to the Cotton Patch version. Clarence Jordan's southern dialect colloquial translation came up as "The Idealists."
Interesting, but what does it mean? Not much, probably, but still it's an entertaining waste of time. Particularly since song lyrics and poetry are so easy to find online. Some random results of the Typealyzer:
- "The Second Coming." by William Butler Yeats: The Guardians
- "Let America Be America Again," by Langston Hughes: The Mechanics
- "Pasties & a G-String," by Tom Waits: The Performers
- "Straight Outta Compton," by NWA: The Performers
- "Born to Run," by Bruce Springsteen: The Performers
- "Thunder Road," by Bruce Springsteen: The Givers
- "My City in Ruins," by Bruce Springsteen: Detected language Filipino. The only supported languages are English and Swedish. (?)
- "Dancing Queen," by Abba: The Socializers
That last one, at least, seems accurate.