The Thinkers..

I should probably point out that Typalyzer didn’t take very long at all before deciding which type of personality Slugger is.. Via Peter Robins at the Telegraph blog. Anyway.. here’s what they said about Slugger O’Toole

The Thinkers – The logical and analytical type. They are especialy 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. 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.

The case for the defence rests..

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  • Mick

    Harsh, but fair..

    Codeword: increase

  • Mark McGregor

    You and Pete maybe, I’d be interested in seeing a filter on individual bloggers if that was possible.

  • Dave

    Mark, just enter the url of a page written by a Blogger, e.g. the url of this page returns:

    [i][b]ESTP – The Doers[/b]
    The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

    The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.[/i]

    The GenderAnalyzer (by the same folks) returns this result for the current page: [i]We have strong indicators that is written by a man (92%).[/i]

    I was just checking Pete’s gender. The suspect 8% female gender is probably made up of Mick’s feminine side in his post above.

  • Greenflag

    ‘They are especialy 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’

    I’m reminded of the old Bulgarian joke as to why the Bulgarian People’s Militia were only ever seen moving around in public in groups of three.

    The reason was that the first people’s militia man could read , the second could write and the third one’s role was to keep an eye on the two ‘intellectuals πŸ˜‰

    Mick I think does such a great job of keeping an eye on the ‘intellectuals ‘ on slugger that I sometimes suspect he has had experience of being a former member of the Bulgarian militia πŸ˜‰


  • edward


    pete your single transferable post is neither intelectual or creative its plain obstinancy

    no matter how many times you link back to yourself it is still a single transferable post

    laughable really for you to see this as justification for the single transferable post

  • Dave

    It’s preferable to your single transferable whinge. You calling someone obsessive is like Mary Harney complaining about women with fat arses.

  • Rory

    Being “especialy attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and [to] always look for something more complex to dig into” is all very well and good but a look a the ‘brain scan’ would also suggest that we are a bunch of unfeeling, insensitive, emotionally crippled dorks.

    It’s enough to make a grown man weep. I really must read more Barbara Cartland.

  • susan

    Edward, Pete’s great, just don’t get him started on anything to do with Irish politics.

    Or religion. :o)

    Dunno about this one. Excerpts from Beckett and Joyce tagged them as “Mechanics,” while the blogger of the shrewiest gossip blog to cross my radar screen — WWTDD (a man, btw) was identified as the “gentle and compassionate” Artist type.

    Seems horoscopes might be more scientific.

  • So I typed in some of the political party websites – and this is what comes up for

    “The Scientists

    The long-range thinking and individualistic type. They are especially good at looking at almost anything and figuring out a way of improving it – often with a highly creative and imaginative touch. They are intellectually curious and daring, but might be physically hesitant to try new things.

    The Scientists enjoy theoretical work that allows them to use their strong minds and bold creativity. Since they tend to be so abstract and theoretical in their communication they often have a problem communicating their visions to other people and need to learn patience and use conrete examples. Since they are extremely good at concentrating they often have no trouble working alone.”

    There appear to be linguistic problems at the DUP πŸ™‚

  • Greenflag

    Nevin ,

    UUP – Scientists ?

    So not Mammoths then ?

    A team of researchers has pieced together most of the genomes of a political party in Northern Ireland long believed extinct , a natural science journal reports.

    Hair today but where to tomorrow is the question that’s been raised by this research.

    Researchers used hair samples from UUP politician recovered from the permafrost of 80 years of NI’s frozen politics .

    Once the researchers had extracted the DNA, they had to estimate how much of it actually came from said politician. So they mapped the UUP genome sequence on to that of the mammoth the UUP’s closest relative. Analysis of the draft sequence revealed that the genome of a mammoth differs from that of a UUP politician by just 0.6%. This is about half the difference between the genomes of a human being and those of eiter aa DUP or SF politician .

    It is a curious observation, given that the evolutionary split between the DUP and the UUP happened much later than that between mammoths and elephants.

    This seems to suggest that genomes evolve more slowly in UUP politicians (no surprise :() than in humans and great apes. Why this should be is still a mystery. ( people of NI see no mystery therein )

    Back from the dead ?

    Enthusiasts have long dreamt of using ancient DNA to bring extinct species back from the dead. But most scientists are doubtful this could ever be achieved. This has not stopped senior Tory politicians at Westminster from trying to restore the UUP to it’s former glory.

    Was’nt it that famous Tory Winston Churchill who said that ‘scientists should be on tap but never on top ‘? πŸ˜‰

  • Greenflag

    ‘There appear to be linguistic problems at the DUP πŸ™‚ ‘

    No surprise there . Any political party in the 21st century that relies on the Old Testament as it’s party policy original manifesto and for interpretation of present day realities is going to have linguistic and communications problems – with the rest of the world – bar of course a few hairy backs in distant Kentucky or Alaska where the regurgitation of old Testament ‘truths’ will always be seen as innovative πŸ™

    God gets angry when you don’t send him money ;(

  • Greenflag, FF falls into the same category as the DUP; FG are the mechanics and Labour and PD are the doers. And SF are the (93% female) guardians …

  • Greenflag


    FG are the mechanics’


    I doubt if there is even one mechanic in the entire membership of FG πŸ™‚

    ‘Labour the doers’.


    The ultimate ‘do nothings’ of Irish politics πŸ™

    ‘PD doers’

    No longer extant -gone the way of the mammoth πŸ˜‰

    Methinks Susan got it right on the nail here with her apt remark .

    ‘Seems horoscopes might be more scientific.’

    FF I imagine would defy all attempts at typealyzing despite your initial findings . This after all is a party with a chameleon’s grasp of political principle but an iron fist grasp of what it takes to grab and hold power and the pragmatic realpolitik of a recloned Bismarck .

    Or at least it was up to recent times ?

  • We have strong indicators that is written by a woman (97%).

    This is very perceptive; the website will be online soon!!

  • What’s really, really worrying is that Typalyser reckons my own two blogs have differing personalities.

    Should I go back on the medication?

  • Rory

    Certainly not. It’s the duality we all so enjoy.

  • Malcolm, the genderanalyzer for both blogs is more worrying: ‘home’ – 70% male; ‘world’ – 64% male.