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INTP…for sure (ie – Thinking Too Damn Much)

Thanks to Susie Lindau’s post and Peg-o-Leg’s re-posting of  Susie’s original post…I was introduced to the Typealyzer

Entering the url of a blog and clicking “Typealyze”  generates a quick analysis of the blog author’s word choice and usage, resulting in the author’s Myers-Briggs [personality] Type Indicator.

After quite a bit of time spent with a Jungian analyst years ago, a quick input of my url here at expandandexpound has confirmed what the therapist concluded a decade ago – I am definitely an INTP = The Thinker (or rather…the OVER-thinker

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Too “complex” for my own good, I have trouble listening to or thinking about anything without over-analyzing it to death. Maybe this is why Chad, my husband, consistently asks me to “just listen before you start rationalizing every word out of my mouth”.  Maybe this is why I long to write fiction, but have difficulty marrying my lust for creative challenges to the actual task – I can’t get started cause I can’t quit thinking about how to start.

My results…

INTP – The Thinkers

The author of is of the type INTP.The logical and analytical type. They are especially attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Their ability to grasp complexity may also lead them to provide overly detailed explanations of simple ideas, and listeners may judge that the INTP makes things more difficult than they need to be. To the INTPs’ mind, they are presenting all the relevant information or trying to crystallize the concept as clearly as possible.Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.

Common satisfying careers: Science, Philosophy, Law and Architecture, Mathematicians, Computer Programmers, System Analystsm Engineers, Law and Forensic Research.

Notable INTPs: Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Sigourney Weaver, Immanuel Kant, Gary Kasparov, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Tina Fey and Yoda.

Have you Typealyzed your blog? What personality type are you? Can you see it, or does it seem a far cry?!?


Let Them Eat Cake—The Slow Death of The Old Paradigm Author

expandandexpound comments…Another example of changing paradigms (see Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk in previous post) that gives hope and guidance to expanding our awareness of possibilities beyond the “norm”. If you are a writer, please check out Kristen’s WANA blog = incredible info, advice and guidance…thanks, Kristen.

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Three days ago, The New York Times published a rather doomsday on-line article written by Scott Turow (current head of the Authors Guild), titled The Slow Death of the American Author . I must admit this is a great title, guaranteed to scare the pants off the best of us. In fact, I received so many frightened e-mails from writers who wanted me to address this article, that I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer my analysis of Turow’s assertions.

Turow is Absolutely Correct

There is a slow death of the American Author…of the Old Paradigm.

What Turow doesn’t appear to grasp is that technology, particularly communication technology exacts sweeping cultural change that cannot be reversed (short of war or global apocalypse). Most modern humans aren’t going to trade in their flatscreens and XBoxes for a “good old-fashioned story told by the fire.”

“Technological change is neither additive nor…

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