Typealyzer.com, from the folks at prfekt.se, determines the “personality type” of a blog. Specifically they’re using the ubiquitous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, of a so-called “Jungian personality type”.
Typealyzer’s web-based system is backed by UClassify.com‘s classifier-as-a-service implementation. I don’t know what they used for training data, but given that, it’d be easy to use LingPipe to do this kind of thing (see any one of our classifier tutorials).
According to Typealyzer, the LingPipe blog has personality type INTJ, which they’ve dubbed “The Scientists”. Fair enough, but if you look at the “Analysis”, a star plot centered on a brain for left/right-brain graphical impact, you’ll see that we’re off the charts (well, off the brain anyway) on the Thinking (T) scale, pretty high on the Intuition (N) scale, and a bit over the edge on the Sensing (S) dimension.
My (Bob’s) Myers-Briggs type is ENTP (E:21, N:45, T:39, P:39) as of last testing. My type hasn’t changed at all since high school. My mom tested me in high school because she was practicing giving the test for her doctoral dissertation on approaches to writing and personality type. If you read the Myers-Briggs.org descriptions, an ENTP sounds like a fickle INTJ.
I’m thinking most blogs are going to be type E (extroverted) by the very nature of blogging.