How much can Artificial Intelligence learn from your writing? Your gender? Your MBTI personality type? Can someone find out such things about you from your writing?
GenderAnalyzer tries to guess the gender of the author. From over 6000+ votes on the site, it appears to have correctly guessed the gender 58% of the time. An Unquiet Mind’s homepage rated almost gender neutral:
Since these services do not crawl web pages, they only use the page you specify as their input. So, to get more credible results, use larger sources for input. An easy way to do this with your WordPress blogs is to specify your favorite tag/category URL. So since a lot of my posts have the ‘India’ tag, giving http://mahendrap.wordpress.com/tag/india gave a lot more content to analyze, and hence came up with a more accurate assessment.
Typealyzer takes the text from a URL you specify and classifies it according to MBTI personality types. It can be fun! Here are An Unquiet Mind’s results:
It is important to remember that this purports to classify the writing style of the author, not the author’s personality type (ignore the marketing byline). Thus, even if my personality type is iNTJ, my writing style is iNTP.
This is a classification based on Carl Jung’s archetypes.
I guess the above two are for those who want to date or make friends with other bloggers!
Some of the other classifiers at uClassify are interesting too – find out the mood of the writer, the tonality (formal/informal) of the writing, similarity with authors of famous classics, etc.
I have consistently found a lot of traffic to my blog with searches related to INTJ. One of the reasons for this, I think, is that there is no good “Index” site for INTJs. One needs to search and then visit a lot of pages in an exploratory fashion to really get what you’re looking for. Hence this post.
1. I’m omitting all sites that are primarily commercial in nature or offer too many ads.
2. I’m sure INTJs will love a nice capsule of information like this. Before you leave this blog, if you find this useful, I request you take a moment to comment.
Because as this article states: “if too much feeling is suppressed, INTJs may build up pressure and find expression in inappropriate ways. Their feeling needs to be used constructively, such as through appreciation of other people. Given their talent for analysis, appreciation may be hard for INTJs, but they will find it helpful on the job as well as in personal relationships.”
3. Also, do read some of my posts related to INTJs.
INTJ Personality Profile
The classic profile description and functional analysis. Start here.
Portrait of an INTJ, also must read.
One of the most insightful descriptions at Murray State University.
INTJ on Wikipedia – says it all.
Descriptions of INTJs from a social perspective.
By now, you’ll have some questions. Does introvert mean shy? How to deal with INTJs? How about gender, sex, religion, profession?
Most of these are answered in this INTJ FAQ.
Find out your strengths and weaknesses, and how you’re as a parent or a friend.
A badly designed site, nonetheless has some more ‘academic’ information.
Worth one-time visit, to check out how INTJs can contribute to a team, how they deal with stress, etc.
Worth one-time visit, to check out how Introverts deal with stress.
Revenge of the Introverts
“With the continuous enhancement of pagers, teleconferencing, cellular phones, and the development of personal communicators, a growing verbal inferno threatens to engulf the world’s quieter individuals. Yet, silent as they may be, introverts can have a lot to say given the right forum. They’ve found that the internet can help them communicate in their preferred manner; a written dialogue with time to pause for thought and analysis.”
An excellent article that sheds light on why introverts like INTJs prefer email to phone, among other things.
Introverts in an Extroverted World
An excellent article describing challenges faced by introverts, and tips for parents on how to raise an introverted child.
INTJ Love Tips
Few tips on love.
How to love an INTJ – Tips if your partner is an INTJ
Some down-to-earth descriptions of what it means to live as an INTJ. Astounding number of posts, but I don’t think that’s a problem for INTJs!
A moderately active forum of a community of about 220 INTJs.
Thanks to Pamela for the excellent Murray State University link.
Do please let me know through your comments if you find this useful. If it does prove useful, I’ll expand it. Thanks!
A cognitive bias is something that our minds commonly do to distort our own view of reality.
More interestingly, “you’ll never be able to truly gauge any of the biases you might be operating under since it’s not possible to accurately observe a system you’re part of.“
I have one suggested addition to the list, which is more a corollary to ”Endowment effect – the tendency for people to value something more as soon as they own it.“ You got it, the Disendowment effect – the tendency for people to value something less as soon as they’ve sold or given it away”!
Also, do you think iNTjs are vulnerable to ”Information bias – the tendency to seek information even when it cannot affect action?“
Here are the 26 most studied and widely accepted cognitive biases: “26 Reasons What You Think is Right is Wrong“.
This is a follow-up to my earlier post about the MBTI personality type – iNTj Rational Mastermind.
I want to move further and explore how MBTI contrasts with InQ, the Inquiry Mode Questionnaire, more popularly known as “Styles of Thinking”. The InQ was developed by Allen Harrison and Robert Bramson, who wrote a book on it: ”The Art of Thinking“.
The fountainhead of the InQ is the premise that most people tend to think, most of the time, in only one way. And it has been proven empirically:
- 50% prefer a single Style of Thinking
- 35% prefer two Styles of Thinking
- 2% prefer three Styles
- 13% show no preference
The Five Styles of Thinking
Synthesists are integrators. They delight in finding relationships in things which, to others, have no apparent connection. In a group discussion, they are likely to champion an opposite point of view, and are therefore valuable in avoiding “group think.” Synthesists tend to be highly creative people, very interested in change and highly speculative.
Idealists take a holistic view of things, are typically future-oriented and concerned about goals. They care about social values. They are the “big picture” people. Correspondingly, they tend to dislike detail.
Pragmatists’ motto is, ”whatever works”. They are action-oriented. They like to get things done and their approach is often flexible and adaptive. Unlike idealists, their solutions do not have to be the most elegant.
Analysts see the world as logical, rational, and predictable. Their thought process is prescriptive – look for a method, a formula, or procedure to solve any problem. Analysts like to find the “one best way” to solve any problem.
Realists take an empirical view. Their world consists of what can be felt, smelled, touched, seen, heard, and personally observed or experienced. Their motto is “Facts are facts”. They are interested in concrete results. The realist resembles the analyst. Both are factual and focused on concrete facts, but unlike the analyst, the realist will grow impatient with the deductive, drawn-out procedures and endless search for data of the analyst.
Rational Mastermind and Styles of Thinking
Given the above, which InQ Style of Thinking do you think is best represented by the MBTI iNTj Rational Mastermind?
As far as I know, no such correlation has been drawn before. The fact that there are 16 MBTI personality types, compared with 5 InQ Thinking Styles may compound the problem. (This is not an aberration, simply a logical result of the fact that ”personality” has many additional dimensions apart from just “Style of Thinking”).
I venture to say that the Analyst Style of Thinking would most closely correspond with the introvert, intuitive, thinking types (ISTJ Inspector, INTP Architect, and INTJ Mastermind). This is most certainly true in my case – I am an iNTj, and have a very strong preference for the Analyst Style of Thinking.
I wonder what the others out there think - the Composers, Teachers, Champions, and so on?
Some More Good Stuff on iNTj
If you want to know more about the typical daily life of an iNTj - see this blog post. Let me warn you, it’s quite long, but the fact that it has more than 600 comments, should tell you how it resonates with a lot of iNTjs!
According to the Jung Typology test, (a.k.a. MBTI, Keirsey Temperament Sorter) I’m a Rational Mastermind, or iNTj.
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
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- “INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don’t know.”
- ”INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation. To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. “