By now you know what this is all about. If not, click here to get schooled.
Then come right back, quick like a bunny, and meet…
Susie at Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride. Girl ain’t kidding. Her life IS a wild ride. Susie’s so active and into trying new things I’m exhausted just reading about it. She loves to write, to take pictures, to dance and ski…you name it and she’s doing it, up to and including hanging out with Frozen Dead Guys, You heard me.
Susie knows how to throw a party, too. The virtual kind. She periodically hosts Use Me And Abuse Me Day where she invites any and all bloggers to provide links to their posts, and check out other unfamiliar bloggers in return. She takes everybody’s car keys at the beginning of the party so there’s no drunk blogging.
Into each wild-rider’s life some crap must fall. Susie is still recovering from her recent, not-so-fun ride on the Breast Cancer Express. In typical Susie fashion, though, she’s writing about the experience with honesty and humor. Cancer may be one of the stops on the ride, but if I know Susie, it sure as hell won’t define her journey.
Get to know all the goings-on at Susie’s place after you read…
p.s. Hey Susie, I’m an ESFP too! I’m going bar hopping tonight – can I borrow the boots?
Prepare to Be Typealzyed!
You have got to try this!
I am willing to bet that everyone has looked up their astrological profile. What’s your sign? See? Do you think it sums up your personality?
Our preconceived idea of who we are may differ from how we project ourselves in society.
I found the coolest site on the internet. Really! Anyone who has a blog can type in their URL and its author’s personality type will be analyzed or “Typealyzed.” It is based on word choice and repetition.
I thought, “What the heck. It’s a lot easier than answering a bunch of questions.” I entered the URL of my blog and let it rip! I was so curious to see what it said about my Wild Riding personality type. My hands perspired as my mind raced. I hoped it was upbeat, but wondered if I could be giving off some kind of weird vibe….
Then this picture popped up and I laughed and kept on laughing until I read the analysis.
The author of http://susielindau.com is of the type ESFP.
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft beautiful textiles, 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. ESFPs love being around people and having new experiences. Living in the here-and-now, they often do not think about long-term effects or the consequences of their actions.
I picked up this 5-6 foot snake and then ran into the house to get my camera.
ESFPs live in the moment, experiencing life to the fullest. They enjoy people, as well as material comforts. Rarely allowing conventions to interfere with their lives, they find creative ways to meet human needs. Active types, they find pleasure in new experiences.
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. ESFPs are excellent team players, focused on completing the task at hand with maximum fun and minimum discord.
Common satisfying careers: Artist, Performer, Actors, Teacher, Social Worker, Nurse, Event Coordinator, Chef, Fashion Designer, Jeweler, Retail Manager, Recreation Worker and Interior decorator.
*Notable ESFJs: John. F. Kennedy, Richard Branson, Hugh Hefner, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Quentin Tarantino, Mel Gibson, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox, Jamie Oliver, Robbie Williams, Dan Brown and Chewbacca.
Do you see why I was amused? I was amazed at its accuracy. I am always up for something new and do tend to exhaust myself. I’ve also experienced many of the careers on the list in some way, shape or form.
When I disagreed with the Typealyzer’s assessment of being present centered, my husband Danny asked, “Why do you think I buy you a leather planner every year?” That shocked me.
I realized that I tend to wait until the last-minute before making plans. Thanks Typealyzer!
I found the creator of the program, Mattias Ostmar, through Twitter and then we continued our discussion via email. I love how the social network reduces the size of the world. He lives thousands of miles away in Sweden.
“Yes, I invented the Typealyzer. It consists of two parts, lots of text examples of different psychological styles which I’ve collected and refined and a text classification engine built by my friend Jon Kågström. He also created the design for the web page.
The original purpose was to see if it was possible to find any personality patterns by using such naïve techniques. It was for my own fun, basically, I had quit my job to take a creative break in life and just do fun stuff of which this prototype was one. I originally considered this whole project to be amateur research and I still do. We´ve actually added the possibility for people to state their personality type according to traditional survey-tests so we can compare the results.
I´ve spent the last three years working on different psychological traits such as values and haven´t really given that much love and attention to Myers-Briggs, however I still personally feel that it is a very useful way of exploring one’s talents and pit-falls in social circumstances.
And most of all I believe that observing our behavior such as how we use language, is a much better way of understanding ourselves and others in comparison to surveys where most people aren´t aware of themselves or sometimes even lie based on what they WOULD like to be. ;-)”
Mattias created this program for fun! Jeez. I watch movies and read blog posts for fun.
I would guess that we are all mistaken about some aspect of our personality. The Typealyzer is a great tool for understanding how others may perceive us.
Enter your blog and let it rip!
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Let me know if you were surprised by the results!
*I asked Mattias about ESFJs as opposed to ESFPs and he said that was the correct classification of notables since they have a flexible instead of a rigid lifestyle. Hey. He’s the expert!