Have you ever considered whether the personality you’ve developed and curated online is any different from the personality you have in reality? And how does our online personality play into how you behave online?
Believe it or not research has been conducted around this exact topic, and has found there are five personality traits that lend themselves to certain online behaviors. Check it out below:
Defined as: anxiety, anger, depression and distress
Typically those who have this type of online personality use online services such as blogs and Facebook more frequently.
Defined as: highly deliberate, enjoy spending time alone and reserved
Typically, the individuals become less introverted online, perhaps it’s the distance of computer-mediated communication which helps them to overcome their social inhibitions.
Defined as: organized, disciplined and well behaved
Typically, Internet users with type of personality go online for information. Also, Internet addiction is low with conscientious people
Defined as: friendly and cooperative
Individuals experience higher tendencies of altruistic behavior online, as a result of seeking social harmony.
5. Openness for experience
Defined as: curious, appreciation for artistic endeavors and alternate ideas
This last group is typical for early adopters, those who are utilizing the internet to gain insights and active on social media and blogs
Which online personality best defines you? Use the comment box below to tell us!