Respondents under age 30 were twice as likely to have a profile picture showing them at a party, while those over 30 and those in a couple were far more likely to have a child's photo as their profile picture. If older people are more inclined to mention their family members, do relationships become more important as we age? With the swipe of a finger, you've been cast into the potential partner box or rejected with no test in personal or social chemistry. A lot is riding on this single picture and all of us want to make sure we look better than our best. We get it that you are a kind of person who loves their furball more than anything, but, umm, when I click on your profile, I'd want to see your photo, and not your pet's. Earlier this year, projects were selected from over 1,300 entrants and given the chance to turn their ideas into real research projects.
Researchers were even able to accurately judge users' gender 92% of the time, based strictly on the language used in status updates. Nina Jones is a 17-year-old student from Buckinghamshire, and one of the four finalists. Those who scored as very open seemed to prefer artistic photos. Just don't upload 400 pics in a single album - no one wants a narcissist in their friend list. They've made up to 90 per cent of their impression about you in the first four minutes.
But what men and women project are very different in nature. A quick glance at your Facebook wall might yield some good insight into who you are, but the more exciting part is how many questions it raises about who you might be, and ultimately who you might become. Extraverts were more likely to use words such as party and weekend, while introverts mentioned the Internet, anime, and manga. But this research also proves that, the more data psychologists accrue, the less certain they can be about their ability to understand the human mind. Based exclusively on the items people had liked on Facebook, researchers could discriminate between homosexual and heterosexual men 88% of the time, African Americans and Caucasians 95% of the time, and Democrats and Republicans 85% of the time. People with high conscientiousness scores, for example, tended to show themselves on their own rather than in groups, and to express positive emotions in their pics.
They looked at the basic emotions conveyed, including anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, and surprise, pictured above These users were highly correlated with positive mood expressions, like smiling, and expressed the most emotions out of all the five traits. Last month, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania released findings suggesting it's possible to predict our personality traits based on the language we use on Facebook. Don't Miss: Can You Tell the Difference Between a Sex Toy and a Beauty Tool? Those wondering how you look would be disappointed though. But without any other aids, the online picture is the sole pitch in the four-minute sale. Extraverted people often select a sharp, colorful profile image that contains multiple, young-looking people, generally not wearing glasses which is associated with introverts. Using a large sample of more than 60,000 people, and existing state-of-the-art text prediction methods, the study seeks to present a psychological profiling procedure that helps users better match their images with their online persona, which personally feels a little bit like the creepy. Maybe behind thick reading glasses.
The data came from 75,000 Facebook users, who completed a personality questionnaire and voluntarily made their Facebook status updates available to researchers. And what picture makes sense for each medium? Facebook relationships tend to reflect offline networks, Eftekhar said. What's with biting your nails, mate? Despite what little merit is behind these conclusions, snap judgments can have a lasting impact. In other words, instead of taking educated guesses at the kind of lifestyle that an introverted female or a homosexual male might lead, we now have evidence provided by those people themselves. I found it quite interesting the motivations behind certain people's choices. Neurotics strongly desire approval, but they may not be good communicators and they lack social skills, said study author Azar Eftekhar, a Ph.
Do you think your Facebook wall is a good representation of your personality? The word cloud for agreeable people included words such as church and excited, while the cloud for less agreeable people featured lots of profanity. Extroverts will have the most colourful and eye-catching profile photos - to reflect their open and confident personality. LinkedIn photos can showcase your professional edge through a high quality picture or a polished outfit. Guess who comments on those pics? This screenshot shows a profile of a Facebook user from the United States © Facebook. One more thing, they haven't heard of the phrase 'edit photo' in their entire life.
To test this hypothesis and explore cultural variations in self-presentation on Facebook, the researchers examined differences in photographs of active Facebook users in two studies. As such, conscientious people are likely to have just their own face in their display photo, and they may look a little older than they are in their profile pic. Each trait was represented by a word cloud, which included all the words and phrases that statistically predict that particular characteristic. Most of the pictures looking straight into the camera are by baby boomers. Then, they looked to see if the categorized pictures shared similar results on test.
On the other hand, this research suggests human personality is more complicated than we ever could have imagined. That goes along with your facial expression, which is neutral, or pensive, maybe wistful. Of course, it's a different case if your pet has a Facebook profile too. The profile picture then acts as our first impression: your one shot to sum up who you are. Researchers analysed over 66,000 people's display photos to find that you can tell with robust accuracy what someone is like by looking at their profile pic.