You Are What You Post: What Your Social Media Engagement Says About Your Personality

What do your posts on Facebook say about you? Can experts really predict your personality traits simply from looking at your social media accounts?

Strangely, the answer is yes. While it all feels pretty random, what you like and what you post says more about you than you think. Social media engagement isn’t just an expression of your personal interests or your idealized self; it’s a window into your personality.

Good News: You Don't Have to Be a Sociopath to Succeed in Business

Do cheaters really prosper? Does the nice guy always finish last?

Recently, a few provocative studies have suggested that these old tropes are true. It seems that those very people we avoid in our personal lives—the shameless self-promoters, the manipulators, the endlessly self-absorbed—are actually rising to the top in the business world. These new studies examine anti-social personality traits (particularly narcissism) in relation to workplace outcomes, and suggest that the so-called "dark traits" can possibly mean a bright future in business.

Cheaters Gonna Cheat. Here’s Why.

Here’s the thing: anecdotal evidence is powerful, but if you really want to prove what most of enlightened society already knows to be true, you need to get a scientific study going. So for all of you who’ve been denying the truth about cheating partners, or your cheating self, here’s real science that backs up what most people already knew: cheaters cheat. And if you’ve formed a relationship with a partner you snagged from someone else, just avoid signing any binding documents.

Some Women are from Mars, and Some Men are from Venus

Are men really from Mars and women from Venus? Are the differences between the sexes best explained by their separate planet heritage? Is it really that simple?

Why Universities Have a Liberal Bias: It's Science!

We often hear this lament from American conservatives: the majority of our universities are run by liberals, attended by liberals, and turning out more liberals by the thousand. Theories abound as to why this is. Perhaps we're dealing with a vast conspiracy of power-hungry eggheads, masterminding schemes of liberal indoctrination from ivory towers full of pipe smoke.

Perhaps—but we don't think so. We think there's a reasonable explanation for all of it: science. Specifically, personality psychology.

Feeling Types Less Likely to Believe in Evolution

In a study of University of Wisconsin Colleges students, participants with Feeling preferences were more likely to believe in creationism, while students with Thinking preferences favored secular evolution.

ISFJ Personality Types Get Higher GPAs in College

According to a study of over 6000 students at Elon University in North Carolina, students with Judging preferences have higher average GPAs than students who prefer Perceiving. In addition, the study’s authors found that Introverted and Feeling types had grades that were higher than average, except in the Business major.

Personality Types of Intelligence Studies Students

A study of undergraduates at Mercyhurst College found that students in the Intelligence Studies program were significantly more likely to prefer Intuition and Thinking, and slightly more likely to prefer Extraversion, when compared with the general population.

NF Types at Higher Risk for Binge Eating

A study conducted among female college students found that women who prefer Intuition and Feeling are significantly more likely to have tendencies toward binge eating. The study was conducted with women who were considered to be at risk for an eating disorder, but not diagnosed with a full-blown disorder such as bulimia.

Politically Conservative Sensing Types

People with a preference for Sensing are more likely to be politically conservative, and are also more likely to be disinterested in politics, according to a study led by researcher Robert W. Boozer. Conversely, those with a preference for Intuition are more likely to be liberal and have more interest in politics.

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