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  • What Kind of a Person Blogs?

    Posted on November 4th, 2008 Marieke Guy No comments

    ….apparently a neurotic one according to the latest research. Oh sorry, that only applies to females…great.

    Researchers from the British Psychological Society asked 300 hundred students about their blogging habits and asked them to complete the Big Five Personality Inventory.

    Around 20 per cent of the students blogged, mostly about their personal experiences. Among female students only, those who scored highly on neuroticism (i.e. anxious, insecure characters) were more likely to blog. This is consistent with work on internet usage that also found an association with neurotic personality types, but only among women. The researchers surmised that nervous women may blog to “assuage loneliness or in an attempt to reach out and form social connections with others.”

    Funny how that research makes me feel a little anxious…