I wonder if changing avatars affects the more social types more so than the more asocial types?
I would assume that people who are more expressive of their values and ideals would chose to represent that in their avatars. Maybe one corollary that could depict that would be sociability.
It seems like the introverted intuitives and feelers generally display the most interesting and memorable avatars, and ones that also have a close connection with their personalities.
In terms of association from an outside perspective I think that might be a harder thing to draw conclusions from. How much do you think the actual content of posts bleeds into the perception of avatars, It would seem like that combination would have an even larger affect on social v asocial types.
My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.
I find myself unexpectedly discombobulated by members changing their avatars, especially if they do so frequently. After a while I come to associate an avatar with its user and when they change, it just throws me off. Does this annoy you? Do you associate the avatar with the user?
I don't give a damn about the avatar, but I like when signatures keep their signature picture, as long as it's good. I'm throwing stones in an extremely small greenhouse right now, because I change both my avatar and sigpic quite often... But I think i'll keep my current ones for a few months at least. I'm happy now.
Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come