## Saturday, November 29, 2008

### Classifying my text

I took a few of my recent newspaper columns and fed them to http://www.typealyzer.com. I had hoped there would be a simple classification that would help you, gentle genius reader, know what you get by reading this blog. I found there is one mode -- `The Scientists' -- but I must be schizophrenic because there are all sorts of other categories also.

### The Scientists

A new wave of infrastructure spending?, 21 November; The US dollar is an unstable yardstick, 10 November; Why the crisis got worse, 10 October; Reversing the capital controls against PNs, 8 October; Rethink the role of OTC derivatives, 27 September; India's inflation problem, 2 September

get classified as INTJ - 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 pshysically 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 communcating their visions to other people and need to learn patience and use conrete examples. Since they are extremly good at concentrating they often have no trouble working alone.

### The Duty Fulfillers

Will the money market go into Crisis #3?, 5 November; The Indian response to the global crisis, 21 October

get classified as ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers.

The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever.

The Duty Fulfillers are happy to be let alone and to be able to work in their own pace. They know what they have to do and how to do it.

### The Thinkers

Will globalisation come apart?, 9 September

gets classified as INTP - 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 Mechanics

The question for the next RBI governor, 27 August

gets classified as ISTP - The Mechanics.

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 generally 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.

### The Guardians

Why ban short selling?, 27 October

get classified as ESTJ - The Guardians.

The organizing and efficient type. They are especially attuned to setting goals and managing available resources to get the job done. Once they've made up their mind on something, it can be quite difficult to convince otherwise. They listen to hard facts and can have a hard time accepting new or innovative ways of doing things.

The Guardians are often happy working in highly structured work environments where everyone knows the rules of the job. They respect authority and are loyal team players.

### The Visionaries

Now, currency futures, 22 August

gets classified as ENTP - The Visionaries.

The charming and trend savvy type. They are especially attuned to the big picture and anticipate trends. They often have sophisticated language skills and come across as witty and social. At the end of the day, however, they are pragmatic decision makers and have a good analytical abilitity.

They enjoy work that lets them use their cleverness, great communication skills and knack for new exciting ventures. They have to look out not to become quitters, since they easily get bored when the creative exciting start-up phase is over.

### The Executives

Where we stand on the currency futures, 11 October

gets classified as ENTJ - The Executives.

The direct and assertive type. They are especially attuned to the big picture and how to get things done. They are talented strategic planners, but might come off as insensitive to others needs and appear arrogant. They like to be where the action is and like making bold and sweeping changes in complex situations.

The Executives are happy when their work let them learn and improve themselves and how things work around them. Not beeing very shy about expressing their ideas and often very outgoing they often make excellent public speakers.

Please note: LaTeX mathematics works. This means that if you want to say $10 you have to say \$10.