People Can Predict Your Personality From Your Online Avatar

January 14, 2015 1:26 PM

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From Facebook and Twitter profile photos to online dating pictures and gaming avatars, we face a growing number of decisions about how to represent ourselves on the Internet. And according to new research, suggests that the way we style ourselves online reveals valuable, even surprising information about our personalities in the real world.

Researchers from York University conducted an experiment to test whether people's online avatars reflected their real-world personality traits. They asked a group of university students to fill out a questionnaire evaluating measures of the Big Five personality traits -- extraversion, neuroticism, a...

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