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Re: CHAT: The profile of a conlanger

From:Sylvia Sotomayor <sylvia1@...>
Date:Friday, October 29, 1999, 3:21
Well, I went to look and took it twice. The second time I only answered the
third of the questions I could actually answer. The first time it called me
an INTJ and the second time a ISTJ. It's amusing.
Sample question:
Do you tend to be more:
a. routinized than whimsical
b. whimical than routinized.
Well, when I'm doing my job, I have my routines. I often break my routines.
When i'm doing conlanging, I don't have any routines. But, I kinda like
routines, at least for the boring everyday stuff.
Or then there was:
Which rules you more
a. your thoughts
b.  your feelings
To which I would like to answer
c. your hormones.


At 12:15 10/28/1999 +0100, you wrote:
>I don't know how much credence y'all might give this kind of thing, but I'm >interested in the "meta" of conglanging, as measured in as many ways. > > > >This classifies "temprament types" into 16 groups, and though this kind of >labelling can easily be denigrated, IMO it might be at the very least fun
to see
>if we can add another trait to the "profile of an average conlanger" that was >apparently arrived at a while ago. Lars mentioned it when we were in London, >and IIRC it went a little like this: > >male >non-hetrosexual >left-handed >goatee-wearing >dark-haired > >Anyone who wants to share their results is encouraged to, either publicly or >privately. I turn out to be INTP, apparently, which I interpret as meaning I >ought to be an auxlanger instead of an artlanger. My earliest conlang
>were auxlangs, I suppose, so there may be something in it after all... > > > >Paul > > > >************************************************************* >This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential >and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity >to whom they are addressed. >If you have received this email in error please notify the >sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message >has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. >************************************************************* >
Sylvia Sotomayor