Sunday, November 23, 2008

A night for analysis (my brain is fried)

Over at BitterGrace Notes, the blog is subjected to Typealyzer (that's not a typo) and GenderAnalyzer. I haven't been up to writing, reading or doing much of anything today, so I, too, merely typed in my blog's url into these site's boxes and let their mysterious analyzers work their magic. This blog appears to be written by a woman (63% certainty) and by an "Entertainer", Myers-Briggs personality type ESFP:
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

Moi? The bad drawing of a woman leaning against a bar with a bubbly drink in her hand didn't do much to help me see how I just might have some of these characteristics.

Then, I strolled over to Monkey Mind, where, lo and behold, I thought he'd subjected his blog to the same analyzer. But no, he took the Enneagram Test.

Still, it was an odd coincidence. Of course, I had to take this test, too, but it's much more involved than simply typing in my url. I had to answer 108 questions.

The results?
Main Type
Overall Self
Take Free Enneagram Personality Test

A potential tyrant? I suppose it's possible. I have no idea what the second box means, and so, I took yet another test. Yes, this is exactly the kind of nonsense I engage in when my eyes hurt, my head aches, and I should be asleep. But no, I went ahead and took the Jung Preference Exploration text, which is even longer.

I tried to post the results of this test, but it's html causes my entire blog to rearrange itself. Not good. What were the results, now that I've wasted almost an hour trying to correct the coding problem (and failing)? I am a "persuader", who wishes she could be a persuader, and is attracted to peruaders. But wait - I had to take the same test on a different site, so I could find out what my four letter analysis was (because I'd forgotten it in the space of about two minutes), but it had slightly different questions and told me I am a "strategist" (INTJ). I looked up their definition of a persuader and those four letters didn't look familiar. I comtemplated taking the other test again, all 140-odd questions of it.Oh dear, it's now two in the morning! Have I lost my mind? This is the kind of web activity that can be a problem.

I think I should go to sleep now, don't you?

Image note: An "official" Rorschach test. What do you see? Leave your comments. If I get at least three responses, I'll tell you my mine (in all its ridiculous detail).

Addendum: And now I find out that TMC's done a quiz tonight, too. I'm afraid to look at any more blogs. This is the sort of synchronicity that makes me think astrology isn't a crock. I have enough trouble with reality as it is. I can't start thinking about the possibility of unproveable things. Next thing you know, I might start thinking I've been abducted by aliens, implanted with probes, and am sending signals back to the mothership for real analysis.

Addendum II: It's now 3:03am. I took the How British are You quiz (45%, just like Over-Thinker). After seeing the results of that illuminating quiz, I took the "What Tattoo Should You Get?" quiz, and the answer was "The all over your body kind!" I've already got that. I was rather expecting the answer to be "A tattoo? Not for you!."

Addendum III: Obviously, I'm aiming on feeling awful tomorrow. It's 3:19 and I keep taking these stupid quizzes. Who writes these things? Evidentally, I should live in Barcelona but my "inner European" is Dutch.

Addendum IV: I had to take that test again. I misread them the first (or was it second?) time round, and didn't see that my results created a "tie", where I could be either a ENTJ ("Field Marshall". The basic driving force and need is to lead. Tend to seek a position of responsibility and enjoys being an executive. 1.8% of total population) or a ENFJ ("Persuader". Outstanding leader of groups. Can be aggressive at helping others to be the best that they can be. 2.5% of total population). Sheesh, you'd think I'd be rich and successful, considering these results. Grrr.

PS.I don't blame you if you've forgotten about the ink blot test. Now, what do you see?

PPS. As I'm supposed to be a persuader, a tyrant or a field marshall, I suggest not only leaving a comment about the inkblot, but taking this test.Karmadillo did. `


TMC said...

I think the rorschach pic looks like a goat or sheep skull.

I genderanalyzed my blog and turns out they think there's a 54% chance I'm a woman, but added as a side note that the blog's pretty gender neutral. Since I'm an unreasonable, hysterical woman, I'm still debating whether or not to freak out and be insulted about the whole gender neutral thing.

The Typealyzer said I'm also ESFP but I think I'm actual INFP or INTP or INFU or some sh*t. I can't remember. Whatever it was, it wasn't ESFP.

The Tattoo quiz told me I should get an all over tattoo, maybe because there wasn't a category that said "you should get a full sleeve on one arm, bands on the other, & partial back."

: )

Gidaren-kun said...

Weirdly, I saw a grinning skeletal boar with a breathe-right strip on its snout.

jmcleod76 said...

I see two old Earth mama type crones cooking something up in a cauldron (soup? a spell? who knows ...) Their spirit protectors hover behind them, red like the intense life force that is still so hot in them that it intimidates some people. In the center is the force of their love for the world, which they pour into the work between them. Seriously. That sounds really specific to be a gut reaction, I know, but thats what I see, immediately. It took me longer to write that out than to know what I saw.

I got "all-over tattoo" also. I think that thing is rigged. (Though I wouldn't mind a nice sleeve and/or a really sweet back piece).

I've (pretty much) always rated as a INFP. I first took the Myers Briggs in high school, and have taken it several times since. Occasionally I come out as a T instead of an F, and I've even come up an I on occasion, though I'm definitely an Introvert in the sense that, as social and outgoing as I can be at times (and that changes, depending on circumstance), solitude is what charges my batteries. But the N and P are pretty core to who I am.

And I got a 9 on the enneagram, just like Myoun Ford.

jmcleod76 said...

I meant to say I occasionally come up an E, not an I. I usually come up with I.

Julie H. Rose said...

TMC, I was disappointed that my blog wasn't judged gender neutral.

You're all throwing those 4-letter analyses at me like I actually know something about them! I surely don't.

And that was a lousy tat quiz. Ignore the results.

As for the Rorschach test, I enjoyed your answers.

And Jaime, I wasn't surprised by your specificity, for here's what I wrote last night, and promised to post if I got three responses:

My first reaction: It’s two tribal women with duck head masks stirring the communal pot.
But look: they’re wearing high heels. Women who are living a primitive lifestyle wouldn’t be wearing high heels. Maybe it’s not a pot. Hmm. That pot looks a lot like two curling stones, with little motion lines around them. And they have to be wearing bras, those two duck headed women, ‘cause noone has boobs like that naturally, do they? Wait a minute: It looks like they both have penises. You can’t write that! And why is there a butterfly hovering between them, anyway? Why do both of them have fetuses floating behind their heads? Still, I think they’re tribal women,’cause it’s obvious they are wearing elongating neck rings. I think they must be twins, or two women who are surprised to see their doppelganger, but then tell myself “It’s a Rorschach test” Of course there’s TWO of everything!

Remember, I was up very late last night.

jmcleod76 said...

Ooh, eerie! I saw the beaks and the penises, too. I decided the beaks were big ol' witchy noses, and the penises(?) I think I just chose to ignore them (wonder what Freud would say to that?!)

TMC said...

(I couldn't remember the real letters so I just made some up.)

Julie H. Rose said...

Freud would probably say even breathe-right strips are sexual. And if you say "no, they're not", you're repressed.

And TMC,I didn't think INFU sounded legit, you sneaky woman, but what the f*ck do I know?

Melissa said...

I'll make you breathe right, baby ... *wink* *wink*

Melissa said...

Ack! I didn't realize my partner was still signed in. This is jmcleod76.

Julie H. Rose said...


Maybe that was a Freudian slip.