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So, According To Your Phone ...

Me and My Phone

I could not resist this little gem of a survey, which come from "Science Daily". If nothing else, it will awaken the passion of many!

"Android users are more honest than iPhone users say psychologists, in a study published this week, which is the first to find a link between personality and smartphone type. Four out of five UK adults now have a smartphone with the market split 50/50 between the two rival operating systems. Smartphones' connection with our personalities is so marked that psychologists say smartphones have become an extension of ourselves.

Not only can they be personalised to our preferences, but even the type of smartphone reveals clues about who we are. Researchers gave over 500 smartphone users several questionnaires about themselves and their attitudes towards their mobile phone."

The survey continues to establish the following:

A comparison of both Android and iPhone users revealed that iPhone users are more likely to be:

  • Younger

  • More than twice as likely to be women

  • More likely to see their phone as a status object

  • More extraverted

  • Less concerned about owning devices favoured by most people

In contrast, Android users were more likely to be:

  • Male

  • Older

  • More honest

  • More agreeable

  • Less likely to break rules for personal gain

  • Less interested in wealth and status

I wonder how many people would agree?

Journal Reference:

Heather Shaw, David A. Ellis, Libby-Rae Kendrick, Fenja Ziegler, Richard Wiseman. Predicting Smartphone Operating System from Personality and Individual Differences. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2016; DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0324​


Lancaster University. (2016, November 21). What your choice of smartphone says about you. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 5, 2017 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161121144206.htm

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