Did you know that your Online Profile does accurately depict you – no matter how much you try to fake it?
If you thought that you were fooling any one with your Facebook profile, think again.
In most online situations you get to pick and choose the information you want to reveal. You get to select the most attractive photos of yourself to post and you can edit and revise your comments before you make them. But…surprisingly, one study discovered that Facebook profiles are actually quite good at conveying your real personality.
And viewers of your profile are very good at accurately reading you from it.
People Can Accurately Judge Your Personality Based on Your Profile
In the study, researchers looked at 236 profiles of 236. The participants also filled out questionnaires designed to measure personality traits. Observers then rated the personalities of the participants based on their online profiles, and these observations were compared to the results of the personality questionnaires. The researchers found that observers were able to get an accurate read on a person’s personality based on their Facebook profile.
Viewers of your profile trust and respect the information you are providing.
People will only ever take you as seriously as you take yourself.
So come on Emerging Writers… Change it the moment you decide to pursue writing full time. Must be a complete transition.
‘I am petrified but I am going to do it anyway’
Ok – I did it.
Oh my god – that was horrible. I wish I could delete it…
NO! It is all part of the change. I need to pull my shit together, no one will even see it, this is for my own wellbeing.
So I did it. I got such a positive response. Some of my friends did not even realise I had started writing and sent me texts to ask how I was going. It’s a great way to let people show they support you. I have just realized something about Facebook. You tend to only get two responses on Facebook. Either people like your work and write something encouraging – OR – they ignore you. All the people you hate and all the people who hate you, your not friends with and therefore…Don’t reply.
Your task – Log in to Facebook right now and Change Your Job.
Then let me know how it felt…