Did IBM’s Watson nail my personality?

Wall Street Ranter did a blog post where he fed a post of mine into IBM’s Watson for a personality analysis. He did one for Barry and Bill McBride and Jesse Livermore too, so I was in good company.

Anyway, here’s what Watson spit out about me, based on a recent post I wrote:

“You are inner-directed and skeptical.

You are empathetic: you feel what others feel and are compassionate towards them. You are calm-seeking: you prefer activities that are quiet, calm, and safe. And you are independent: you have a strong desire to have time to yourself.

Your choices are driven by a desire for belongingness.

You are relatively unconcerned with tradition: you care more about making your own path than following what others have done. You consider helping others to guide a large part of what you do: you think it is important to take care of the people around you.”

If my blog were to disappear forever tomorrow, and this was the way in which I was remembered, I think I’d be perfectly fine with that. But is this really an accurate assessment? I’m asking rhetorically, because I can’t tell if the machine is just being nice or if this one post I did is truly emblematic of my entire oeuvre.

If Watson did totally nail me (along with the other bloggers), the implication for how important¬†human emotional intelligence will be in the future is quite dire. If machines are already capable of sizing people up, then…

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Financial Blogger Personalities Analyzed By IBM’s Watson (Wall Street Rant)

 

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