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Foodie For Thought

This will be a brief one as it has to do more about food bloggers and next to nothing about food.

I recently came across a Meyers-Briggs like personality test. Nothing special about that on its own as there are plenty to be found on the Internet (sample link). However, Typealyser is rather unique in that it attempts to examine the personality of blogs.

The thing I found interesting is that of the sample of 20 blogs that I tested, almost all of them where of type ESFP. The few that were not (myself included) were of type ESTP. Does that say something about food bloggers, or at least their online blogging persona? Is it little more than the quaint and occasionally entertaining musing of something akin to Astrology or Tarot?

If you happen to have a blog and you’re neither of the above, you can find out more about your apparent online personality type here.

What type is your blog? :)

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  • chocolatesuze March 8, 2009, 1:47 am

    lol that’s interesting altho i have to say im an introvert who pretends to be an extrovert…

  • Arwen from Hoglet K March 8, 2009, 6:27 am

    Interesting that the SPs are coming out so strongly. They’re supposed to be performers, so I guess that fits with blogging.

    I’m not convinced about it being a pattern though. My little survey found quite a lot of NFs, some SJs and the odd NT too. Looks like we food bloggers are a mixed bunch.

    You can see my survey here
    http://hogletk.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/two-cheeses-potato-bake/#comments

  • Helen (AugustusGloop) March 8, 2009, 7:14 am

    I’m curious to see how they work that out? And how would you have an introverted blog? Would it be 2 sentences per post? lol.

  • Simon March 8, 2009, 10:44 am

    Hi chocolatesuze! Are you sure? Perhaps you’re just an extrovert who likes to think of herself as an introvert acting out as an extrovert…? :P

    Hi Arwen! Plug in a number of food blogs into the site and see for yourself. If you’re wanting for a list, you can use this.

    Assuming the data from Typealyzer is even in anyway useful, its the analysis of someone’s blog and not the person itself, which is what you were doing.

    Hi Helen! Blogs would at some level require a degree of extroversion. Otherwise they wouldn’t be interesting or engaging. The following links are examples of food blogs that are apparently introverted in nature:

    18thccuisine.blogspot.com
    mbhide.typepad.com/my_weblog

    Took me a while to find them, though I’m not the least bit surprised about that :P

    Am I wrong with my theory?

  • shez March 11, 2009, 4:02 am

    hrm. i’m an ESFP too – which is strange because we had to do the myer-briggs proper for work and i was an INTJ in real life (the complete opposite to the blog!)

    i wonder how they calculate it? word count maybe? key terms?

  • Simon March 11, 2009, 12:24 pm

    Hi Shez!

    They make you do the test for work?

    I couldn’t say how they count it. However, one thing I was able to observe was that for the introverted sites (the very few that I saw), pretty much had one way communication or no communication at all i.e. short posts and often no comments. They were also quite dull. Well, at least in my opinion.

    I’m not surprised that my blog or anyone elses blog for that matter would register different to themselves.

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