Researchers determine personality from writing

Friday, May 28, 2010

Some German researchers say they have found that creative writing can reveal certain things about the author's personality, namely "openness" and "agreeableness." I hope they continue this line of research, because I'd like to know a lot of things about authors when I read their work:

  • Mac or a PC?
  • Left-handed or right-handed?
  • Do they put ketchup on their hot dogs? (this could be a dealbreaker)
  • Is it "pop" or "soda"?
  • Can they explain the Lost finale to me in 10 minutes or less, because I didn't really get it

(via Papercuts)