Find out what your Facebook status reveals about your personality
We all have that friend who shares too much information on Facebook; it’s been 10 years that you have not seen him, but you know all about him – from his divorce to what he eats for breakfast. It is a reflection of his personality according to a study published in the Personality and Individual Differences journal.
Psychologists from the University of Brunel in London made the discovery by analyzing data from 555 participants. They identified five typical personalities: the extroverted personalities, neurotic, open, friendly, and conscientious. They also measured self-esteem and narcissism. According to the study, participants’ personalities influence the types of publications on Facebook.
1 People who only post pictures of their children
People who only post publications about their children are conscientious.
They are organized, responsible and hardworking; they use Facebook less often than others. When they connect, it’s to share their family life. They share nothing compromising. They tend to have more friends on Facebook than others.
2 Those who overexpose their couple
They have a low self-esteem and a sense of insecurity.
It is through these publications they compensate their lack of security and to ensure themselves that their relationship is at the top.
3 Those who post political topics and intellectual work
They demonstrate openness, curiosity and creativity.
With them you can forget about the unimportant details. They see Facebook as a way to send indirect messages.
4 Those who post pictures with their groups of friends
They are extroverts and outgoing.
They are more sociable and talkative; Facebook allows them to show their hectic lives. They share always a lot of pictures and have a wide circle of friends.
5 Those who live daily drama
They have a neurotic personality.
Hello, bad mood! Neurotic people are anxious; they use Facebook to attract attention and replace the lack in their lives. Their publications can be really personal and are in fact profound.
6 Those who often show their muscles
He/she is a narcissistic.
Such publications come just from exhibitionists people; they pay a lot of attention to their appearance and want to receive compliments. These publications receive many “likes” and comments. A lot of polite (or hypocritical) people on Facebook will secretly say that they hate such a behavior, as if the person who posted this picture is only saying, “Look at me, I’m the most beautiful!”