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    Default Expressive writing and who you are

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_W._Pennebaker

    I'm interested in this at the moment, especially given that the internet has lead to more writing and expressive writing than anything else it should be able to tell a lot, certainly tell if one person is using multiple accounts, identities or vagabonding across the web, I found it interesting that they'd analysed Bin Laden etc.

    I'm going to start following this guys blog. Has anyone else heard of this guy or is anyone else interested in his ideas?

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    i don't understand how it tells if your using multiple accounts i can only write like me, i'm sure if i put out effort i could write like someone else but i don't think i could substain it long term.
    In no likes experiment.

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    i dunno what else to say so :hi:

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    i don't understand how it tells if your using multiple accounts i can only write like me, i'm sure if i put out effort i could write like someone else but i don't think i could substain it long term.
    Its pretty radical what they've concluded the sort of language you use and words that you use can tell about you, your sex, your age, your personality traits, like it could be a more valid personality traitology than the quizes which indicate preferences for cognitive sets used in MBTI.

    If its valid and its in the actual words you use, it would take some serious work to try and disguise that when using different accounts or on different websites.

    You could simply reflect back what other users have said or copy their styles in a pretty deliberative fashion but sooner or later that is going to be found out too. I wonder the impact that degree of cameleon behaviour or lacking a true north/true self has in the longer run.

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    WHo the fuck cares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIjade View Post
    WHo the fuck cares.
    You don't, apparently, so why bother posting in this thread?
    Give me clarity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Its pretty radical what they've concluded the sort of language you use and words that you use can tell about you, your sex, your age, your personality traits, like it could be a more valid personality traitology than the quizes which indicate preferences for cognitive sets used in MBTI.

    If its valid and its in the actual words you use, it would take some serious work to try and disguise that when using different accounts or on different websites.

    You could simply reflect back what other users have said or copy their styles in a pretty deliberative fashion but sooner or later that is going to be found out too. I wonder the impact that degree of cameleon behaviour or lacking a true north/true self has in the longer run.
    maybe, i dunno i still worry though even though i'm not lying that this would come back and tell me i'm actually a man pretending to be a woman who lives in papau new guinea or something and i am neither a man or been there.
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    i dunno what else to say so :hi:

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    maybe, i dunno i still worry though even though i'm not lying that this would come back and tell me i'm actually a man pretending to be a woman who lives in papau new guinea or something and i am neither a man or been there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIjade View Post
    WHo the fuck cares.
    It's a stupid thread, who cares about whether or not someone an disguise themselves to seem like a different person. I used to care, everyone I know does that, except me. I've gotten to the point now where I'm so fucking fed up with all of them that I just don't give a fuck anymore.
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    oh you're so deep and intuitive and above everyone else. ^^
    Give me clarity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anaximander View Post
    oh you're so deep and intuitive and above everyone else. ^^
    I didn't say that. I'm just angry right now.
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