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Personality Types


wearing a white hat
the scratching post
unmarked nuclear warheads travel these roads
dazzle's original fiction
xara dot html
dive into mark
dan gillmor's ejournal
a solitary life
dan bricklin's log

anita's lol
this island earth
evacuate & flush
pop culture junk mail
hopeless romantics
never's spooky dreamhouse
virulent memes
linkish goodness
strange brew
feral living
days of my life
the bazima chronicles
brain fart
rawbrick.net: carol's blog
(the) lost pages
debbie does drivel
a wandering soul
the hestia chronicles
jonathon delacour
a work in progress
fluffius muppetus
stop breathing...3...2...1....0.
how to save the world

consolation champs
diarrhea britannica
better living through software
the feminist blog
i ate the gingerbread man
neurotic oasis
drudge report
lawrence lessig
jon's radio
john robb's weblog
joho the blog
stupid fool
philip greenspun's weblog
with a capital 'd'
halley's comment
o'reilly radar

shiny blue grasshopper
sunday morn
robot wisdom weblog
dangerous monkey
the mad ramblings of a survivor lunatic
fi j's li'l blog
the trash whore diaries
a day in the life
things to come
rebecca's pocket
uss clueless
i can't even float in water this deep


crunk! [the weblog]
southern appeal

journal esoterica
josh blog
the evil twin theory
this month's flavor of the week
the plastic cat
fermier de lune
edifying spectacle
tom walsham
wisdom goof
justin's journal
mojo-chan's weblog
impossible kisses

weblog shmeblog
caught in between
les contradictions internes de mouche
bloggy opinions
dave barry
surprise ending
idle words
ray ozzie's weblog
the ever-loving virgin prince
rorschach on crack

absolute piffle
kestrel's nest
ghost in the machine
weblogging considered harmful
verbal bitchsmack
laura's log
eclectica, a weblog
why people suck
muttered the ogre
nepenthe island
the questioner who sits so sly, shall never know how to reply.


synthetic zero
daze reader
the daily diversion
boing boing
jeffrey zeldman

hopeless romantics
spinning jennie

thanatos totem
all feet on deck
the doc searls weblog
not a dollarshort

daily doozer
karenika dot com
daily kos
sam ruby
sifry's alerts
have browser, will travel


hong kong hemlock's diary
claus d. volko

a southerner in new york
saki-otakism inc.
john halcyon styn
little green footballs

michael b. duff
cdarlenas web log
mmm, tasty...
vicious thinks
psycho babylon
scripting news
andrew sullivan
the agonist
mitch kapor's weblog
x| say what? |x
borderline by proxy
r blog
nick denton

pith and vinegar
digital swirlee
nude awakening
dangerous candy
i am over satisfied by nothing
infinitepink musings
dt strain philosophy blog

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the shifted librarian
zhurnal wiki
stoics group
tomalak's realm
daypop top 40
myelin: most linked
scripting news

weblog madness
google search: weblog
yahoo weblogs
pitas online
subhonker filter
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eatonweb changes
jjg.net weblogs
metascene logs

gapers block
windy city webloggers

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Stoic Christian forum

Friend: impossible kisses

the enneagram ...info from the underground




Dave Winer interviews George Lakoff

Great interview by Dave Winer of cognitive scientist George Lakoff: discussion of the 2008 Presidential race, liberal versus conservative politics, and language. I believe that this long listen (1:05 hrs.) is a must for politically interested progressives.

It's the first time that I've heard Dave's voice. I've typed Dave, Mercurial, the same as Jim Belushi, even seeing some physical resemblance. To my ear, even Dave's voice sounds like Jim's.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:30 a.m.

Archived copies of the pages of PTypes Personality Types going back to 1999 (the site went online in October of 1998) can be found at the Internet Archive, Way Back Machine, or Wayback Machine.


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Wednesday, September 20, 2006 07:03 p.m.

Typing Craig Newmark Mercurial.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 05:51 p.m.

Is Tim O'Reilly litigious. After seeing this pointed to by Dave Winer, I took another look at photos of him and I now think that his type is Vigilant. It fits.

However, this commentor thought not: "I've worked with O'Reilly for over 5 years and never known Tim to be litigious. I think there was a case in which another publisher not only used the word "Cookbook" in their title (which lots of publishers do) but had lifted recipes verbatim from an O'Reilly Cookbook. That is copyright infringement, BTW, not a trademark issue. However, such stories make the rounds and evolve into misinformed claims that O'Reilly is litigious. They are not. Even in the above case, I think the other publisher stopped the infringement voluntarily without any lawsuit being brought. (Believe it or not, many publishers don't even realize if an author plagiarizes material, so I'm not necessarily accusing the publisher of any malice.)"
The Old New York, New York Forum - How did you get your book published?

Thursday, May 25, 2006 04:12 p.m.

Check out the enneagram ...info from the underground

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 04:44 p.m.

Nick Denton looks to be some kind of a cross between George Michael and Timothy Leary. I'll type him Mercurial.

Saturday, May 20, 2006 04:19 p.m.

My friend Mark is now publishing Impossible Kisses

Thursday, April 20, 2006 03:56 p.m.

I caught Brian Lamb's interview of Glenn Reynolds last night. I'm changing my typing of the Instapundit from Leisurely to Serious

Monday, February 27, 2006 10:32 a.m.

Retyping Halley Suitt Vigilant.

Saturday, May 28, 2005 03:06 p.m.

Stoic International Forum

I do accept the moral psychology implied here. It's the basis of my theory of 'personality disorder'.

It may be impossible, though, to narrow it down to one thing being treated incorrectly as the absolute good, except typologically. But I have no doubt that the things that are being falsely judged to be goods are externals.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:56 p.m.

Stoic International Forum

Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:56 p.m.

Heh, heh, I've got Rosie O'Donnell listed on my sidebar under Mercurial with Big Dave. Actually, Rosie's blog style is even more representative of the Mercurial style than Dave's. Seems like she's got mojo, too.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 10:15 a.m.

I'm typing Jeffrey Zeldman, Leisurely. He's got that Ringo Starr, Yasser Arafat look.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:59 p.m.

A change of domain name for PTypes Personality Types

Monday, February 21, 2005 10:09 a.m.

Eric Williams' "Scribbled Lines" is now Ales Rarus

Friday, January 21, 2005 03:15 p.m.

Correction: "Ye Olde PTypes Weblog."

Thursday, September 2, 2004 11:12 a.m.

This blog will now go by the title, "PTypes’ News." All new additions to the list of blogs by personality type will only be made at: http://ptypes.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 01:11 p.m.

PTypes Weblog will now be published from


Saturday, August 28, 2004 02:58 p.m.

I appreciate the creative and technical effort that slowaschristmas has put out here.

Monday, August 9, 2004 11:26 a.m.

I actually did think that John Edwards' type was 7w8, but now I see that he's too soft and short to be 7w8. And he's really too soft and not sinister enough to be 3w2. But, then, he's too together to be 7w6. That leaves the Pat Sajak/Dan Quayle type, 3w4, and, so, that's my final answer: John Edwards' type is 3w4. [8/9: I see now that Tom Cruise and Jimmy Carter are even better examples of John Edwards' type].

My final 2004 Election lineup is:

John Kerry - Serious 9w1
John Edwards - Inventive 3w4
George Bush - Devoted 6w7
Dick Cheney - Vigilant 6w5

Tuesday, July 27, 2004 04:57 p.m.

Yahoo! now includes RSS feeds in search results and an easy way to add the feed to your MyYahoo!.

Stoic News
Stoic News By Dave Kelly. Tuesday, May 04, 2004 ::: The ancient Greeks: Were they like us at all? - The New Criterion [via rogueclassicism]"

stoicnews.blogspot.com/ - More pages from this site

Sunday, May 9, 2004 03:12 p.m.

I don't type people on the web just from photos, but I like to see as many looks of my subject as I can. There are quite a few images, now, of Glenn Reynolds, author of Instapundit.com. This was the photo of Glenn from which I decided that his type was probably the Passive-Aggressive. To me, he looks like a trimmer and more together Michael Moore, who is quite passive-aggressive.

Tuesday, May 4, 2004 12:03 p.m.

"Will the American people vote for a political candidate with a family history of mental illness and clinical depression?"

Mental Illness and Presidential Politics

"Even with a family history of mental illness, John Kerry who attended Yale University found his niche in politics and became president of the Yale Political Union, a forum for political debate.

"Documents verifying the facts of this story consist of Ellis Island records, ship manifests, newspaper articles, and additional materials obtained through researchers in Europe and the United States.

"Senator Kerry's complete family history will be available on a new CD being release in early spring by FamilyForest.com.

"When contacting the Kerry for President campaign, Senator Kerry had 'no comment'."

John Kerry's personality type is the Depressive. George W. Bush's personality type is the Dependent

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 12:31 p.m.

Oh dear, this fellow thinks that getting angry is virtuous. Ordinary.

Saturday, April 3, 2004 01:50 p.m.

Dave Pollard has taken note of my typing of him, something that usually gives me a shudder, especially when it looks like I've mistyped the person. I had him typed as Serious, but had actually been thinking of changing it to Conscientious.

Now with this, and a little more investigation (Dave has put a good deal of himself on the web in the form of his writings), I've decided to change my typing of him to the Sensitive INFJ.

Originally, Keirsey (pg. 74) gave the moniker of "Author" to the INFJ. That seems to fit well with my perception of Dave.

"INFJs may be attracted to writing as a profession, and often they use language which contains an unusual degree of imagery. They are masters of the metaphor, and both verbal and written communications tend to be elegant and complex. Their great talent for language usually is directed toward people, describing people and writing to communicate with people in a personalized way. INFJs who write comment often that they write with a particular person in mind; writing to a faceless, abstract audience leaves them uninspired" (pg. 171).

Keirsey, David (1978, 1984). Please Understand Me.

I'm not certain, yet, whether I have Dave's type right. Like Dave, my perception of Dave's personality seems to be evolving.

Saturday, April 3, 2004 01:09 p.m.

Kinja is a clever ploy to "steal" advertising revenue from bloggers. That's why they have to promise to adhere to the Robot Exclusion Standard.

Saturday, April 3, 2004 09:27 a.m.

"Your page, if you want to share it with friends, is publicly available at www.kinja.com/user/ptypes. If you'd like to keep it private, check this box:"

Thursday, April 1, 2004 12:24 p.m.

Primary online Stoic resources:

1. Epictetus [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

2. Stoics on fate and determinism

3. Stoics on the passions

Thursday, March 25, 2004 11:45 a.m.

"The Enlightenment ideals of critical skepticism and humanist concern for individual autonomy (i.e. liberty) is at the heart of these questions. Very non-Enlightenment values, attitudes and beliefs are revealed by some of the answers from those inclined to argue against 'gay marriage'." - Brian Wilder.

I know that Brian Wilder and all the other proponents of gay marriage think that their just doing their duty. But they're really just ignorant. The paramount value is the common good, not individual autonomy.

Friday, March 12, 2004 03:46 p.m.

The proponents of the oxymoronic idea of gay marriage have really rocketed off into Gnostic dreamland. Marriage was instituted not so much for the good of individuals, though, of course, it's a solution that also solves individual "problems," but for the good of society. Marriage is at the center of those institutions which ensure order and good relations in society. Societies don't have an obligation to let all hell break loose and destroy themselves. The common good is the higher good. The whole is more important than the parts.

Perhaps you've seen this:

A scene at City Hall in San Francisco

"Good morning. We want to apply for a marriage license."
"Tim and Jim Jones."
"Jones? Are you related? I see a resemblance."
"Yes, we're brothers."
"Brothers? You can't get married."
"Why not? Aren't you giving marriage licenses to same gender couples?"
"Yes, thousands. But we haven't had any siblings. That's incest!"
"Incest?" No, we are not gay."
"Not gay? Then why do you want to get married?"
"For the financial benefits, of course. And we do love each other. Besides, we don't have any other prospects."
"But we're issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who've been denied equal protection under the law. If you are not gay, you can get married to a woman."
"Wait a minute. A gay man has the same right to marry a woman as I have. But just because I'm straight doesn't mean I want to marry a woman. I want to marry Jim."
"And I want to marry Tim, Are you going to discriminate against us just because we are not gay?"
"All right, all right. I'll give you your license. Next."
"Hi. We are here to get married."
"John Smith, Jane James, Robert Green, and June Johnson."
"Who wants to marry whom?"
"We all want to marry each other."
"But there are four of you!"
"That's right. You see, we're all bisexual. I love Jane and Robert, Jane loves me and June, June loves Robert and Jane, and Robert loves June and me. All of us getting married together is the only way that we can express our sexual preferences in a marital relationshi p."
"But we've only been granting licenses to gay and lesbian couples."
"So you're discriminating against bisexuals!"
"No, it's just that, well, the traditional idea of marriage is that it's just for couples."
"Since when are you standing on tradition?"
"Well, I mean, you have to draw the line somewhere."
"Who says? There's no logical reason to limit marriage to couples. The more the better. Besides, we demand our rights! The mayor says the constitution guarantees equal protection under the law. Give us a marriage license!"
"All right, all right. Next."
"Hello, I'd like a marriage license."
"In what names?"
"David Deets."
"And the other man?"
"That's all. I want to marry myself."
"Marry yourself? What do you mean?"
"Well, my psychiatrist says I have a dual personality, so I want to marry the two together. Maybe I can file a joint income-tax return."
"That does it! I quit! ! You people are making a mockery of marriage!!"

Friday, March 12, 2004 01:09 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:47 a.m.

National Review: The Moral Birds and Bees: Sex and marriage, properly understood.

Marriage in a religious society is a religious event: not a contract between mortals but a vow before the gods. Such a marriage raises the bond between husband and wife from the secular to the sacred sphere, so that whoever breaks the bond commits an act of sacrilege. Civil marriage (as introduced in modern times by the French revolutionaries) has gradually displaced the religious institution, so that marriage is now conducted by the civil authorities, and the change in status is not ontological, like the change from secular to sacred, but legal. In effect marriage has become a contract and has gradually assumed the provisional and temporary character of all merely secular arrangements. This was not the intention of those who invented civil marriage. In taking over and secularizing the institution of marriage the state was hoping to confer fiscal privileges and legal guarantees that would substitute for religious sanctions, and so help to make our commitments durable. It did this from the belief that marriage is vital to the future of society. The state in effect lent its aid to traditional sexual morality, by privileging faithful union between man and wife. And it did so for the very good reason that the future of society depends on this kind of union.

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Thursday, February 19, 2004 12:11 p.m.

Didn't the Atom thing succeed because so many people wanted to never again have to invite a certain person to dinner?

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 03:43 p.m.

What the Dean campaign taught us is that virtual (i.e. internet) political campaigns don't cut it IRL.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 03:08 p.m.

The new Yahoo! Search is an instant success.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 12:20 p.m.

Emotional Masochists Anonymous

Friday, February 13, 2004 11:33 a.m.

Bad Attitudes


Fear of rejection
Wounded heart
"Imaginary friend"

Friday, February 13, 2004 11:27 a.m.

"It's hard to avoid politics when this year's presidential race could be Herman Munster vs Alfred E. Newman." - Paul Kelly Stand-up News

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 01:44 p.m.

Dave doesn't have the heart to say it: Dean's toast.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 03:46 p.m.

I've typed Evan Williams as the same type as "Jay Gatsby." This type is a lover of fine things.

Friday, January 9, 2004 12:23 p.m.

Zhurnal Wiki: Prayers of Comfort

As we waited in the foyer before Hennie's ceremony I picked up a small booklet titled Prayers of Comfort and found it to be full of wise advice. In the section "How to Console":

Your visit to the mourner at home is more than a courtesy call. In Jewish tradition, the moment is too critical for mere courtesy. It calls for consolation. During this brief visit you could bring comfort to someone in need, or you could act as just another spectator to tragedy. The mandate of our humanity and of our religion is that we bring sensitivity and empathy to those who mourn. ...

Friday, January 9, 2004 12:06 p.m.

The Enneagram and Type Identification

[Mitchell Pacwa S.J.] questions the theory of personality upon which the model is predicated, namely, the idea that "everyone was born in their essence but chose an ego fixation around age three or four". In an effort to defend against parental fixations, the child supposedly develops a neurotic habit that characterizes the Chief Feature of acquired personality. This neurotic habit obscures the child's essence, which is otherwise pure and unadulterated, evincing no conflicts of thought, emotion, or instinct.

"...there are no Enneagram types - there are only people, people who have habitual patterns of thinking and seeing and feeling, patterns of being in a relationship, of leading or following or deciding. Getting a handle on these habits and the forces that create and drive them can make a person accessible and understandable, especially if that person happens to be you."

Saturday, December 27, 2003 11:10 a.m.

A PTypes/Enneagram circumplex

Conscientious 1 vs. Adventurous 7w8
Sensitive 4w5 vs. Self-Confident 3w2

Vigilant 6w5 vs. Serious 9w1
Dramatic 4w3 vs. Leisurely 9w8

Aggressive 8 vs. Artistic 7w6
Idiosyncratic 5w4 vs. Mercurial 7w6

Inventive 3w4 vs. Devoted 6w7
Solitary 5w6 vs. Self-Sacrificing 2

The structure of the circumplex is defined by Myers-Briggs opposites, for example, INTP 5w6 vs. ESFJ 2.


Friday, December 19, 2003 10:01 a.m.

Insanity and the Enneagram - The Enneagram Institute Discussion Board.

Originally posted by marie

I still don't see why types other than type One couldn't have this disorder, although it would be most common among unhealthy Ones. An unhealthy Three might have this, in addition to narcicisstic traits, a Six with paranoia, a Five with schizotypal tendencies, etc. But, I guess this is an empirical question, and neither of us has the data.


I know it's common to see it as you do. The psychiatric manuals (at least the U.S. ones) encourage these kinds of diagnoses and the popular books do too (Oldham's "Styles").

But, as I see the Personality Disorders as essentially types, I insist that they must be under and follow the "laws of type." Each person "is" one, and only one, type; so, each person can "have" one, and only one, personality disorder.

I think it's much better to apply just one type or disorder to a person. It would be of interest in a diagnosis to note which features of the disorder that the person does *not* exhibit, and also which features from other disorders that the person *does* exhibit. So, I could "diagnose" someone as an obsessive-compulsive personality with narcissistic traits.

Monday, December 15, 2003 11:06 a.m.