Monday, September 1, 2008

What Personality Type is Your Web 2.0 Fave? (Part 2 of Web 2.0 Personality Types) « SmoothSpan Blog

Original post date: 9/4/07

What Personality Type is Your Web 2.0 Fave? (Part 2 of Web 2.0 Personality Types) « SmoothSpan Blog

Ahhh... he gets it!

Little by little I'm going to see which MBTI types he is mapping here, but what I'm pretty sure about is the J/P scale of the MBTI code, which indicates wheter you prefer to Extravert your Perception or your Judgment. Contrary to popular belief, it's not a mental function unto itself. It merely aids in determining the order and direction of the core preferred mental functions of Sensing, Intuition, Thinking or Feeling (in the I or E directions).

All of this is important to the Omnicasting Hypercube concept as well - how I prefer to communicate (form, immediacy and planned/unplanned) is integral to figuring out where on the casting or catching side of the cube *you* are, and as well as those people to whom you are sending or receiving communications.

As an Extravert, I prefer to communicate immediately, synchronized and with immediate good/bad feedback to my ideas (which are generally formed via Extraverted iNtuition/Ne). Since my secondary function is Fi - Introverted Feeling, I'm only going to want to express those ideas to intimates, or those I know won't be so dismissive of them. I exhaust Introverts because of this - ideas come out of me fast and furious and I don't reflect on them (it ruins the essence of them, and I probably am not all that married to the original concept anyway). Introverts need the time to reflect on them, and can usually only deal with fewer ideas at a time because of that.

So one can see where Twitter would drive some crazy (it's pure and extreme Extraversion), and Email is seen as a task to others (it can build up to the point where it looks more like a task list than communiques).

So let's analyze the dimensions:

Freeform/Structure : P vs J (or Ji vs Je)
Text/Multimedia : Pi vs Pe (map vs terrain)
Interrupt/Defer: Pe vs Je
Watcher/Participator: I vs E

Jazz Wars

Original post date:  6/14/07

I have a voice and an instrument in an infinitely large jazz orchestra and choir combo. I'm simultaneously a conductor and a member. I want to play my solo, be able to 'outplay' those in the orchestra that aren't playing what I like, and want to surround myself with harmonious synchcophants in my section. Sometimes I follow others, sometimes I attempt to influence the other players to play what I'm playing, or work with them to create a new piece. I like to hear what the other sections are playing, even if I don't like what they're doing, to give me something to play off of. Other times I want to hear someone solo (including myself). Some other sections I just like to listen to, without playing anything for a while. Other times I just let go and let all of it come in at the same level and listen for some common theme in the white noise, then play that melody.

Nothing in Web 2.0 allows me to do this.