What type of programmer are you?

I love personality tests, as I’ve always been the sort who believes that you should know yourself as much as you can to be able to use your strengths optimally and tackle the weaknesses you have the best way that’s suitable for you. I came across this personality test for programmers today and tried it out.

According to the author of the test, it’s based on the Myers-Briggs personality test and my results feel rather accurate, although I also feel like the questions were too few to be able to really encapsulate what sort of programmer you are.

I got the following results:

Your programmer personality type is:


You’re a Doer.
You are very quick at getting tasks done. You believe the outcome is the most important part of a task and the faster you can reach that outcome the better. After all, time is money.

You like coding at a High level.
The world is made up of objects and components, you should create your programs in the same way.

You work best in a Solo situation.
The best way to program is by yourself. There’s no communication problems, you know every part of the code allowing you to write the best programs possible.

You are a liBeral programmer.
Programming is a complex task and you should use white space and comments as freely as possible to help simplify the task. We’re not writing on paper anymore so we can take up as much room as we need.

Interesting (geeky) stuff.

One comment

  • This was very cool. I’ve been programming for years and this was very neat to see what type of programmer personality I have. I was a DLSB. Great site!