How your personality type influences your social media preference

Every thing you need to know about social media and Meyers-Briggs personality types, all in one infogrpahic.

 

Lauren Rae Orsini

Internet Culture

Published Jun 28, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 3:10 pm CDT

Do you know your Meyers-Briggs personality type? Now’s the time to take the test, because your personality may have more influence over your social media activities than you think.

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Since the 1960’s, psychologists have relied on the 16 Meyers-Briggs personality types to determine how individuals interact with the world. And according to CPP, a company that specializes in performing the test, those standards are still important today.

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CPP has released an infographic based on data it’s collected while surveying individuals using different social media platforms. Even if you haven’t taken the test, you might just be able to determine your type based on your social media activity.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Love Facebook? You just might be an extrovert. CPP found that 69 percent of people who reported using Facebook were extroverts, compared to 60 percent of introverts. The same goes for LinkedIn users (40 percent are extroverts).

  • Can’t resist sharing information about your personal life online? Statistically, you’re more likely to have a preference for the empathic Feeling over the logical Thinking type. Twenty-three percent of Feeling people said they share personal information at least once a day, compared to 15 percent of Thinking people.

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  • Are you an active Twitter user? Survey says you’re more likely an Intuitive thinker (13 percent) than a Sensing one (8 percent). Makes sense—Intuitive people are more likely to research facts than to trust them outright, and Twitter is a handy tool for doing just that.

Check out the entire infographic below:

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Photo via CPP

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*First Published: Jun 28, 2012, 10:43 am CDT