Wow. This is an incredible study of personality styles, based on the language that people with different personality traits use in their Facebook posts.
The researchers analyzed 700 million words and phrases collected from the Facebook messages of 75,000 volunteers, and found fascinating differences between the posts of introverts and extroverts, men and women, etc.
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Read the full study:
Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach | PLOS ONE
I’m curious to know from what context the sample of volunteers came from? Where and how were they recruited? Are they all American? Or from a variety of countries? If American, does the sample represent all of the U.S. or just a certain geographical region? I feel like that information would definitely affect the outcome and might help me with interpreting what I’m seeing here. Thanks for posting. Very interesting.