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You Don't Know Me, Computer Thingy! Wait. Maybe You Do.

By reading Language Log, I learned of a site called Typealyzer. There, you type in the URL of a blog (presumably your own) and the program analyzes your language to identify your "type."

I typed in the URL of my home blog, and in less than a second Typealyzer produced the following assessment of Li'l Ol' Me.

The analysis indicates that the author of http://conjugatevisits.blogspot.com/ is of the type: ESTP - The Doers

The Doers: The active and play-ful 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.

Now, here's that same assessment with my comments.

The active and play-ful type. (Playful, yes. Active? Hmm. Well, let's see, since ass-scratching is not yet an Olympic event, I'm going to have to disagree with this word choice. I get very energetic about issues and problems and projects that excite me. But those moments come in short bursts between long periods of sedentariness that would make a woolly sloth look like a coked-up Andy Dick in comparison.)

They are especially attuned to people (Attuned and attentive are two different things, right? I mean, I'm very attuned to people who are focused on me. Everyone else can go pick beans.) and things around them and often full of energy (See "ass-scratching" above.), talking (Perhaps.), joking (Hey, it beats talking.) and engaging in physical out-door activities (No one who grew up in Central Florida engages in physical outdoor activities — unless you consider it great sport to walk to your car through air so soupy you feel like Michael Phelps doing the breast-stroke through a vat of Campell's potato leek. True, I live in a more activity-friendly climate now. But I don't know if I'll ever erase the messages of my upbringing, which taught that there are only three active pursuits worth doing: eating gelatin dishes, distance-flicking cigarette butts, and turning up the air
conditioner.)
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The Doers are happiest with action-filled (To quote our outgoing president, that's a "mis-adjective.") work which craves their full attention and focus (This is actually true — further evidenced by the fact that it's driving me nuts I can't change that
"which" to "that.")
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They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. (Okay, so some computer figured out how to hack into my hard drive and see all my unfinished novels, screenplays, essays, manifestos, and grant proposals for foundations to save the planet. That doesn't mean this is true. Does it? [Please say it doesn't.]).

They might have a problem with sitting still (True.) or remaining inactive for any period of time (True only if "inactive" is in sharp enough contrast to the death sport I call "extreme 'Simpsons' watching.").

Typealyzer assessed someone we might call Blog June, who is just part of my personality — the part that makes it through the "Who do you want me to be me?" colander. I'm here to talk about language and to make grammar fun and interesting. Not to tell you what I really think about the doomed human race or the doomed planet or my doomed hopes of being America's next top model or why I hate myself for the way I feel about Sawyer on "Lost."

So, Typealzyer, on a scale of "First date" to "Leaving the bathroom door open," I rate your knowing me as "Comfortable with saying, 'You have have spinach in your teeth.'"

Comments
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ummm....

My RR blog is of "The Mechanics" type. Fixers. Like to become firefighters and police officers. O dear. Who I am is apparently not even remotely coming through on my blog!

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Hmmm....

That's one possibility. Here's another: The Swedes at Typealyzer aren't as good at analyzing English language blogs as they might want us to believe.

Of course, on the other hand, they may have saved you from a lifetime of denying your true calling as a firefighter!

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Swedes

Hmmm. Like ABBA analyzing English pop songs and coming up with their own versions that always sound just a little bit off.

Huntington Sharp, Red Room

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Eeek!

Did I accidentally impugn Abba? So soon after it became acceptable to come out of the closet as a fan? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibtOshtX7T0)

Forgive me, oh shiny ones!

Signed, Dancing Queen.

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Oh I adore them too

However, part of their appeal is the emotional tone of their songs which just seems a little bit too much or too little. It's hard to explain.

Huntington Sharp, Red Room

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Let's just call it ...

"sap appeal."

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count me in

I could listen to "Dancing Queen" (and watch *Muriel's Wedding*) for hours...