October 15


Beware: Your Phone Data Says a Lot About Your Personality

By Peter Julian

October 15, 2020

Psychologists are beginning to say that your online habits can reveal a lot about your personality. When you are using your phone and hitting likes on certain things on Facebook, for example, it can reveal certain things about your personality when enough data is collected from that online activity. Socialness is the easiest one to figure out about someone’s personality type. For some reason, being a good natured human is harder to figure out with the online activity.

Key Takeaways:

  • psychologists say that they can predict a lot about your personality based on your online history.
  • The likes that you have done on Facebook can paint a picture of who you are if you gather up enough data.
  • Sociableness was the easiest to predict among personality types and good natured was the most difficult.

“Among the three predictable dimensions of the Big Five personality taxonomy, the number of nightly calls was the best predictor of extraversion, the use of the weather app in the evening was the best predictor of conscientiousness, and the length of one’s text messages was the best predictor of openness.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/social-instincts/202009/beware-your-phone-data-says-lot-about-your-personality

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