Does the use social media depend on your personality type? The following infographic from PCC – a company best known for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment – relates the use of social media like Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter to the Myers Briggs personality types. You can see e.a. that extroverts share more on Facebook than introverts (that prefer reading).
There is also the full report of the study done by PCC available. It concludes:
The data presented here show some overall trends regarding the use of social media in the United States, and the use of three social media platforms or providers in particular. Specifically, people with a preference for Extraversion, and particularly those whose MBTI type is ENFP or, to a lesser extent, ENTJ, report more use of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter than do individuals with a preference for Introversion. This seems consistent with the general tendency of Extraverted types to be more communicative and more energized by the external environment than Introverted types. It is possible that for Extraverted types, social media is just one more way of engaging with the external world.
While there are some consistent differences in the trends across the three social media providers examined, it is clear that people of all types make use of social media to some degree, and that MBTI preferences do not account for major differences in the reported use of social media.
Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT
After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.