095 Regress (part 1)

This entry is about a theory of MBTI - Blog Characteristic Correlation, so if you're not interested, or really don't want to bother taking the time to understand the MBTI system, just skip this entry, because it will be hard to follow the reasoning (which has, by the way, nothing to do with regression, other than the fact that correlation is the mathematical opposite of regression, and that annoying "re-" obsession).

So, let's get to work... using known MBTI profiles associated with known blogs, I shall now attempt to speculate correlations between the two aspects, starting with mine...

NTs - The Knowledge-seeker temperament creates blogs that are usually philosophical, containing many abstract concepts and issues, causing it to be sometimes very hard to follow for the layperson. They are more or less information-based, and used as a platform to disseminate discoveries, theories etc. and also a place for either personal discussion or to stimulate thinking in others.

INTP (myself) - The NT temperament creates a blog that contains more knowledge-based information than the average NT, but due to the P effect, individual entries may lack organisation which makes it increasing harder to get around. The I causes it to be even less interpersonal with more emphasis to intrapersonal dialogue, or sort of a monologue written out. Also, there may be some warped humour. Grammar is also given a lot of emphasis.

ENTP - Once again, the NT temperament creates an informational blog, with more discussion rather than emotional rantings. The P makes entries a little disorganised, but more spontaneous. The E factor, however, softens the hard-ness of the issue since the author takes more effort in communicating his ideas to an audience rather than making it a self-fulfilling task. Grammar is somewhat as good but languange is kept less technical and straight-forward. It's all about the communication. Humour is somewhat better too. By the way, if you (the person I'm referring to in this paragraph) read this, I need a data check and balance. It should pique your interest.

NFs - The Ideal-seeking temperament, and personally, I like the blogs generated by people of this temperament, the blogs tend to be very private diary-ish, combined with attempts at understanding life, though it gets a little whine-ish at times, but takes into accounts their own feelings and also others. The warm types, these people.

INFJ - The blog tends to be an outpouring of personal emotion and problems, since an introverted NF tend to keep their problems away from the general public and prefer to channel the emotions somewhere else. It makes you symphatise, if not empathise, with the author. The J makes him a loyal and regular author to the blog, and makes him treat it as a confidante. Feeling tend to take precedence over other issues since the F factor is present, with the N philosophical twist.

ENFP- If you like listening to outright and loud complaints, this type's blogs is just the place for you, and when not complaining, they are usually passionately discussing a topic that hold their interests at that point of time, but don't expect follow-ups. The P factor makes their mood while blogging rather hard to guess. One entry could be all emotional, while the next may be passionate and another full of anger at a person. Entries may be frequent if the author is bored and has a lot of time to spare since their extravertedness demands frequent outpouring of ideas and emotions.

ENFJ- My favourite type of blog, it combines the good points of the above two types, the loyalty, warmness and closeness of the INFJ, and the passion and the flair of the ENFP. There are regular bloggers who make great story-tellers, they make you want to be interested about their life, written out lke a true novel. There are ups and sometimes there are downs, but the author shares the joy and makes you symphatise in the down times. Never abrasive, and ever-charming.


Anonymous said...

I think the ENTP bubbliness just keeps popping up in ENTP blogs I read. Makes us seem like an air-headed carefree bunch I'd say =)

I suppose MBTI does correlate to a blog's overall feel. A blog is an extension of one's personality after all. You won't expect a conservative to write like a liberal.

However one thing MBTI does not seem to affect is writing flair. I'd tell you straight up there are tonnes of badly written and boring blogs across all four temperaments.

Anonymous said...

nawww, i'm your favourite type of blogger - the ENFJ! *grins*