Alex Massie

So what kind of blog is this, anyway?

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Well, according to this site - which purports to "analyse" your blog - I'm a Mechanic or an ISTP on the Myers-Briggs scale, just like Andrew Sullivan. This means that we're:

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generelly prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.

Of course, I don't have a driving license, don't much care for fire and am prone to view the police with some suspicion.

My sister, by contrast, is a Doer, or an ESTP:

The active and playful 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.

OK, then!

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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