What Does Social Networks tell us about your Personality?

Social Networks

A social network is a theoretical construct useful in the social sciences to study relationships between individuals, groups, organizations, or even entire societies.

The term is used to describe a social structure determined by such interactions. The ties through which any given social unit connects represent the convergence of the various social contacts of that unit. This theoretical approach is, necessarily, relational. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types.

Developed in 1921, and still in use today, the MBTI presents a questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how we all perceive the world and make decisions, with a resulting 16 possible psychological types, including extraversion (E), introversion (I), sensing (S), intuition (N) and so on.

How might that apply to social media?

CPP, the exclusive publisher of the MBTI, have produced this infographic which applies the test to social profiles. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Facebook users revealed a preference for extraversion, alongside intuition, with the latter also representing the most highly on Twitter.

LinkedIn personality types showed a more balanced preference for extraversion, intuition and/or thinking.

A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections.

A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web-based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging.

Online community services are sometimes considered as a social network service, though in a broader sense, social network service usually means an individual-centered service whereas online community services are group-centered. Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their individual networks.

What Does Social Networks tell us about your Personality?
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Do these social personality types fit with your own? Hit the comments to let us know.

(Source: CPP)

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