How Do Myers-Briggs Personality Types Use Social Media? (Infographic)

There have been a bunch of social media personality type posts and infographics over the years. Some are fluff and others have been a bit more in-depth. Here is one that really dives into the personalities of the hundreds or millions of people who use some of the top social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).

We all know about Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® tests. Just about everyone has had that Freud-wannabee boss or HR person that has felt compelled to psycho-analyze their employees by giving them this test at least once in their career.

Myers-Briggs asks a number of similarly themed questions about the tendencies of the participant and then grades the participant’s answers to identify their true personality type. Results are displayed in a grid and the participants are deemed to be a combination of either introvert or extrovert, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling and judging or perceiving.

CPP, the official publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® conducted an in-depth study of the relationship between personality type and social media usage. There are some very interesting results included in the study. Shockingly (sarcasm), across the board, extroverts were more inclined to be active on social media than introverts.

Below is an interesting infographic that CPP released based on the results and here is where you can get the entire study.

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