What Does Social Networks tell us about your Personality?

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What Does Social Networks tell us about your Personality?

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?

Do these social personality types fit with your own? Hit the comments to let us know.

(Source: CPP)

Door | 2016-11-01T18:07:25+00:00 15 augustus 2012|Categorieën: google seo, social media, social networks|Tags: |

29 Reacties

  1. Abhijit Pradhan 15 augustus 2012 om 07:44

    An interesting connection using MBTI and Social network behavior – especially for me as a Coach! 🙂

  2. Club Social Junction 15 augustus 2012 om 07:44

    Great infographic Berrie.

  3. Goldschmiede Plaar 15 augustus 2012 om 07:48

    immer wieder interessant.

  4. Cristina Evani 15 augustus 2012 om 07:51

    an interesting infographic.

  5. Cosmic Doggerel 15 augustus 2012 om 07:53

    Need to sink into this more. I wonder how the stats show for Pinterest and Google+.

  6. Ralph Ott 15 augustus 2012 om 07:57


  7. Tom Laing (@tomlaing) 15 augustus 2012 om 10:02


  8. Leo Basic 15 augustus 2012 om 10:08

    very interesting, spend 10 minutes on it, thanks Berrie

  9. Barry Gumm 15 augustus 2012 om 08:11

    Great work interesting article thank you.

  10. Richard I. S. Townsend-orglearn 15 augustus 2012 om 08:12

    Hi Berrie excellent ifographic. From memory I am an ENFJ/T and I believe you can change a little over time although Myers Briggs I think says you don't. Sorry to be critical however you should change the word "does" to "do" in your heading ;-).

  11. Charles Slang 15 augustus 2012 om 08:28

    I found this infographic very interesting and useful because it tells me in which social network I am more likely to find more like-minded people to develop lasting friendships! Also, the analysis of the different personality characteristics gives me insight as to my preferences for certain networks and for the people that I interact and connect with. Thank you!

  12. Des Daughter Diethylstilbestrol 15 augustus 2012 om 08:39

    I had never heard of this… do you please have the link for signup and join test?

  13. Florinel Nicolai Deciu 15 augustus 2012 om 08:45

    Excellent overview, useful to find out more about our psychological type. We learn a lot about ourselves and this way we can improve quality of interactions, thank you Berrie for such an effort of research.

  14. Andreas Wiedow 15 augustus 2012 om 10:47

    In theory . . . am ISTP being on 150+ networks, now how’s that for a change ? 😉

  15. Harold Gardner 15 augustus 2012 om 08:54

    That is really fun. I have used MBTI a fair amount in hiring and managing. Never thought of it or applied it to SM. Great, creative and insightful information!

  16. Alexander Bakoulis 15 augustus 2012 om 09:18

    That's a great source of information I really wanted to share about 🙂

  17. Leia P. D'Silva 15 augustus 2012 om 09:27

    Nicely done, interesting data via MBTI.

  18. Matt Cilderman 15 augustus 2012 om 14:09

    This is great. i found it to be very useful!

  19. Amanda Fox 15 augustus 2012 om 12:33

    You never disappoint with these Berrie. They keep getting better! Thanks 🙂

  20. Semen Frish 15 augustus 2012 om 12:40

    Interesting 🙂 #socialmedia.

  21. Ernest Koncaba 15 augustus 2012 om 12:57

    I don't know where you find the time to make all these infographics, Berrie, but you do a great job. Always interesting and informative.

  22. Craig Daniels 15 augustus 2012 om 16:57

    I could spend a huge amount of time thinking about all this info. Thanks for putting it together..

  23. Carolyn Nicander Mohr 15 augustus 2012 om 17:51

    Fascinating. I always wondered if social media would be more popular with introverts, because it gives them a chance to socialize while being alone, or extroverts, who can gain energy by being around others even if they are only online.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Berrie!

  24. Bang Gowes 15 augustus 2012 om 16:36

    Great content, thanks Berrie!

  25. MyTunez Personalized 16 augustus 2012 om 03:49

    Impressive Infographic! So many numbers to crunch 🙂

  26. Steve Hall 16 augustus 2012 om 04:38

    Very interesting infographic that I have spread around. What will be interesting to see is whether people view ME in the way I view my relationship with SoMe. Let's see

  27. Laurens ten Hagen 19 augustus 2012 om 13:40

    Nice one!

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