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26 December 2016

What Your Phone Says About Your Personality

By Adam Patel

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Are you an iPhone person or an Android person?

According to psychologists at Lancaster University, your choice of handset is telling of other factors of your personality.

iPhone users are more likely to be young, extroverted and female, while Android users are generally more honest, agreeable and less interested in status and wealth.

“In this study, we demonstrate for the first time that an individual’s choice of smartphone operating system can provide useful clues when it comes to predicting their personality and other individual characteristics,” said Dr David Ellis from Lancaster University.

The researchers found that iPhone users were more likely to be younger, twice as likely to be female, more likely to see their phone as a status object and more extroverted.

Android users were more likely to male, older, more honest, more agreeable, less likely to break rules for personal gain and less interested in status and wealth.

Lancaster researchers were able to craft an innovative computer program that was able to predict the type of phone somebody would have, based on these differences.

“It is becoming more and more apparent that smartphones are becoming a mini digital version of the user, and many of us don’t like it when other people attempt to use our phones because it can reveal so much about us,” Heather Shaw, the co-lead on the study from the University of Lincoln told ScienceDaily.

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