Reading personality using social media is an applicative method that is currently being used intensively. This is indeed very reasonable, considering the flow of interaction on social media is becoming very popular. Even in interactions in the real world, the influence of social media is getting stronger and stronger.
People who interact "Negatively" on social media are even able to make that person reproached or even hated in the real world. A case like this happened to one of the college students in the city of Yogyakarta, Florence, who felt the consequences of posting insulting words to the people of the city of Yogyakarta.
Or vice versa, people who feel the positive impact of their creations on social media, one of them becomes a celebrity on social media who gets a lot of money from endorsements.
Social media is also often used by Headhunters in the company to check prospective employees regarding their potential, to their personality.
For this reason, social media in general can be used to read a person's character and personality. This is further corroborated by research conducted by Yoram Bachrach, in 2012, where he conducted a study that looked at how a person's personality can be correlated and related to patterns of use of social media, such as Facebook. 180,000 users from Facebook became research material, where the number of friends, the number of photos uploaded, the number of events attended, the number of groups owned, and how many people were tagged in a photo were taken into consideration to see a person's personality in the use of social media. , especially Facebook.
The result is that someone who is classified as liking new things tends to the number of groups they follow, the intensity of status updates, and the number of likes they have.
Meanwhile, people with a tendency to a character who is organized and planned correlate with the few groups they follow. However, this type of person tends with the large number of photo uploads they have.
People who tend to be anxious have a positive correlation and tend to have a positive correlation with the number of likes and the number of groups, which means they also have a large number of likes and groups. The explanation of this is about support and also support, where those who have this type of neuroticism personality need support from others and they expect a lot of people to help and support themselves.
However, neuroticism tends to have a relatively small number of friends, this is because they want to maintain a closer relationship with only a few friends, who can provide even better support.
That was a brief explanation of a person's personality from their social media posts. If you want to know more about a person's personality from social media posts, try reading the book by Tamimy, M.F. 2017 entitled Your Sharing, Your Personal Branding. This book is very useful for use by Headhunters to see the personality of prospective employees or can be a guide to improve your personal branding.
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That is why I always keep my life private from any kind of social media. Most of the posts I've seen on Facebook for example are full of toxicity and hypocrisy. It's difficult to identify which is real from all the fake. Some are just gossiping and meddling in someone else's life. Well, that is just my point of view :D