When you browse the Facebook or Instagram Profile of a person you have never met, you may think that the information above is not accurate, because his photos, updates, and comments are all carefully selected for sharing, so these Information is just an idealized version of "he" that he wants to present in order to impress others, not a completely real "he". Surprisingly, research by social psychologist Sam Gosling et al. [Note] says that Facebook Profile can really reveal a person's true side.
His experiment collected the Facebook Profiles of 236 American and German youths and invited them to complete a scale of their actual personality photo background removing characteristics and a scale of their ideal personality traits. The personality orientations of the questionnaire included extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. The experiment also invited some people who did not know the subjects to observe these Facebook Profiles, and then asked them to estimate and evaluate their personalities on a personality scale. It turned out that these observers were quite accurate about their true personality impressions. Especially extroversion, you can accurately know whether he is an extrovert or an introvert by relying on a person's social platform alone; neuroticism is the most difficult to infer, because this personality orientation relies on face-to-face contact to know his psychological sensitivity.
This research tells us that an online profile alone can accurately know a person's personality, it is not just an idealized virtual identity (idealized virtual identity). Entering a new era, many companies will check his Facebook Profile when hiring a new person to see if he has bad hobbies, habits, and his true appearance, so as to avoid hiring a person who is very different from the interview. . In terms of online privacy and security, if you don't want to disclose too much personal information, you should pay more attention! Note: Back, Mitja & von der Heiden, Juliane & Vazire, Simine & Gaddis, Sam & Schmukle, Stefan & Egloff, Boris & Gosling, Samuel. (2010). "Facebook Profiles Reflect Actual Personality, Not Self-Idealization". Psychological science . 21. 372-4. 10.1177/0956797609360756.