syntheid: [text] the intp (myers briggs) (intp)
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Something that came up lately in a different personality typing community I'm still part of was the idea of typing people, literally, by the way they type (in this case into MBTI types). Personally, I find it interesting, and as a linguist, do think there could be styles of speech/typing that are common to particular types, but I have a hard time seeing this as a good means of typing itself. There are many types who would be inclined to deliberately change the way they type or who have the ability and tendency to mimic other types, for one, and various other environmental variables could affect the way you decide to interact on a particular community.

For an example, there is the website Typealyzer that tries to automatically type you by your blog text that you can play with, but I know at least for me, it's very far off on what it types me as.

So what I'm curious about is whether or not you think your writing reflects your type-- I know mine doesn't always, because I'm one of those who deliberately manipulates style for affect. Does the Typealyzer get it right for you and if it does, do you think it's a fluke or if there seems to be some truth to the algorithm's analysis? Also do you feel you can type others using the way they write?

Additionally, if your typing system of choice is MBTI/Jung, do you put more value on functions or individual letter dichotomies? Have you found a correlation of methods to types (like I've noticed INTx types have a tendency to prefer functions)?


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