An Incisive New Quiz Scans Your Facebook Posts and Judges Your Personality
The posts you’re sharing on Facebook may say more about you than you think.
A Berkeley-based startup called Five Labs released a tool on Tuesday that analyzes your language and personal information from Facebook and then spits out a map of the qualities that define who you are.
Aside from acting as a data-backed personality quiz of sorts, the tool sheds light on what advertisers might see when Facebook sells them your data. While the output of the tool is a fun glimpse at your traits, the quiz itself also provides an interesting look inside the way marketers can batch-skim your Facebook posts to better advertise you.
Privacy worries aside, the tool finds and analyzes your writing style and the language in your Facebook status messages, and then sorts that data into five personality attributes: agreeableness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, “extraversion,” and openness. You can then compare your qualities to those of your fellow Facebook friends and also to the qualities of celebrities, like Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Here’s how to use it:
1. Go to the Five Labs website and click on Analyze My Posts.
2. From there, you’ll have to allow it to access your Facebook information. Allow it.
3. Then it’ll begin crunching your data.
4. Finally, you’ll be given your results. They resemble a small spider’s web.