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The Everyday Habits that Reveal our Personalities

Seymour

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Recently the BCC published an article, "Everyday habits that Reveal Our Personalities", about correlation between Big Five traits and various habits and lifestyle traits.

The correlations vary from obvious (Conscientious people are more likely to wear a watch!) to unexpected (Open-minded people are more likely to like dry white wine), to thought provoking (Why do Agreeable folks get fewer speeding tickets...?).

Keep in mind, though, that a given correlation may not hold for any given individual.

Some correlations from the article:

The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)
  • Spend more time in hot tubs.
  • Spend more drinking in bars.
  • Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan.
  • Have more tattoos.
  • Use less concrete language than introverts.
The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)
  • Read more poetry.
  • More likely to go to opera.
  • More likely to smoke marijuana.
  • More likely to swear.
  • More likely to eat spicy foods.
  • More likely to lounge around naked.
  • Less likely to follow a sports team.
  • More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies.
  • Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine.
The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)
  • More likely to be popular.
  • More likely to have lots of friends.
  • Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes
  • More likely to sing in shower or car.
  • Get fewer speeding tickets.
  • Eat more sweet foods.
The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)
  • Read fewer books.
  • Swear less.
  • Chew on pencils less.
  • Wear watches more.
  • Are more likely to polish their shoes.
The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)
  • Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers
  • Lose their temper more often.
  • Make fun of others more often.
 

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The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)
Spend more time in hot tubs.
Spend more drinking in bars.
Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan.
Have more tattoos.
Use less concrete language than introverts.

The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)
Read more poetry.
More likely to go to opera.
More likely to smoke marijuana.
More likely to swear.
More likely to eat spicy foods.
More likely to lounge around naked.
Less likely to follow a sports team.
More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies.
Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine.


The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)
More likely to be popular.
More likely to have lots of friends.
Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes
More likely to sing in shower or car.
Get fewer speeding tickets.
Eat more sweet foods.


The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)
Read fewer books.
Swear less.
Chew on pencils less.
Wear watches more.
Are more likely to polish their shoes.


The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)
Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers
Lose their temper more often.
Make fun of others more often.


So.... doesn't look like I have any pattern at all? Oh well.
 

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The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)

Spend more time in hot tubs.
Spend more drinking in bars.
Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan.
Have more tattoos.
Use less concrete language than introverts.

relate to none of this.... XD


The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)

Read more poetry.
More likely to go to opera.
More likely to smoke marijuana.
More likely to swear. (my mother says I cuss like a sailor.)
More likely to eat spicy foods.
More likely to lounge around naked.
Less likely to follow a sports team.
More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies.
Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine.


The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)

More likely to be popular.
More likely to have lots of friends.
Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes
More likely to sing in shower or car.
Get fewer speeding tickets. I've only been driving about a year but no tickets yet!
Eat more sweet foods.


The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)

Read fewer books.
Swear less.
Chew on pencils less.
Wear watches more.
Are more likely to polish their shoes.


The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)

Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers I don't take medication but I have depression and anxiety.
Lose their temper more often.
Make fun of others more often.
 

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I want to spend some time with one of those extroverts in their hot tub. :newwink:


The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts) - I'm an introvert
  • Spend more time in hot tubs. -sign me up
  • Spend more drinking in bars. -will they pay for me too?
  • Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan. -valid concerns
  • Have more tattoos. - I'll pass
  • Use less concrete language than introverts. - Is this because most introverts are Si-dom?
The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives) - I test highest on this
  • Read more poetry. - Yeah
  • More likely to go to opera. - I'll go if an extrovert with a hot tub invites me
  • More likely to smoke marijuana. - I'll pass...it on. No, no, I don't do drugs.
  • More likely to swear. - I'm too prim
  • More likely to eat spicy foods. - yes
  • More likely to lounge around naked. - with an extrovert after the hot tub
  • Less likely to follow a sports team. - it bores me, true... but the opera! :happy2:
  • More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies. - all at once too
  • Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine. - dry red, really
The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers) - I test as, uh, non-agreeable aka a Thinker
  • More likely to be popular. - :(
  • More likely to have lots of friends. - I have quite a few good friends
  • Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes - suckers!
  • More likely to sing in shower or car. - yes, because I'm too kind to inflict that on anyone
  • Get fewer speeding tickets. - :dry: I speed and argue with cops because I'm a moron
  • Eat more sweet foods. - I don't eat my feelings. I face them HEAD ON
The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers) - I test as, uh, unconscientious aka a Perceiver
  • Read fewer books. - I do love to read
  • Swear less. - True, I'm stuffy
  • Chew on pencils less. - nom nom nom
  • Wear watches more. - Causes tan lines. Any extrovert with a hot tub want to discuss that?
  • Are more likely to polish their shoes. - I... can't justify spending time on that
The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate) - Yeah I'm neurotic...
  • Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers - No
  • Lose their temper more often. - :blush:
  • Make fun of others more often. - Nah. Probably about the same as anyone.
 

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According to that list, one would deduce that I'm strongly intuitive. lol Also those things are Big Five inventories. Are there any proven correlation between big five and mbti?
 

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The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)
  • Have more tattoos.
The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)
  • Read more poetry.
  • More likely to eat spicy foods.
  • More likely to lounge around naked.
  • Less likely to follow a sports team.
  • More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies.
The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)
  • More likely to be popular.
  • More likely to have lots of friends.
  • Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes
The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)
  • Read fewer books.
  • Swear less.
  • Wear watches more.
The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)
  • Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers
  • Lose their temper more often.
  • Make fun of others more often.

These are my corollaries.
 

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The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)

Spend more time in hot tubs. <-- no but I think I'd like that
Spend more drinking in bars. <-- no
Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan. <-- no
Have more tattoos. <-- not one
Use less concrete language than introverts. <-- maybe?


The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)

Read more poetry. <-- sometimes
More likely to go to opera. <-- yup
More likely to smoke marijuana. <-- no
More likely to swear. <-- hell yeah
More likely to eat spicy foods. <-- nah
More likely to lounge around naked. <-- no
Less likely to follow a sports team. <-- ugh no boring... I like the drama though that arises when rivalling teams play
More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies. <-- yes, yes, yes
Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine. <-- neither


The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)

More likely to be popular. <-- average
More likely to have lots of friends. <-- no
Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes <-- only when i really really have to, yes, NO
More likely to sing in shower or car. <-- guilty
Get fewer speeding tickets. <-- 2 in 7 years, I guess that's alright
Eat more sweet foods. <-- guilty


The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)

Read fewer books. <-- nope, I read a lot
Swear less. <-- nope
Chew on pencils less. <-- I never chew on pencils
Wear watches more. <-- every day
Are more likely to polish their shoes. <-- uh no?


The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)

Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers <-- no
Lose their temper more often. <-- rarely
Make fun of others more often. <-- every chance I get

That makes me a non neurotic IxFP I guess.
 

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The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)
Spend more time in hot tubs- Man I love hot tubs he he he and my aunts house has one in her garden which i often go in so they are on to something there.
Spend more drinking in bars.- I never drink in public
Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan.- I love talking about money and wierd decoartion sin my room and I like getting tanned in hot weahter.
Have more tattoos.- I havent got a single drop of ink in my lower skin layers.
Use less concrete language than introverts.- Lol no idea what they mean there.

The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)
Read more poetry.- Blehhh I dont like potey unless its insulting someone :).
More likely to go to opera- I love the opera thematic but only as a theme, i dont have the patience to sit still for 3 hours lol.
More likely to smoke marijuana- Not my cup of tea.
More likely to swear- My mouth is as dirty or as clean as those around me.
More likely to eat spicy foods- Spicy foods make me sick blegh.
More likely to lounge around naked- No comment...................
Less likely to follow a sports team- I am not intrested in sports at all.
More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies- Love fruit and veggies but hate prentious movies.
Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine- Not expirenced in drinking wine.


The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)
More likely to be popular- I am well liked but I wouldnt say super popular.
More likely to have lots of friends- I have many acquiescences but only a few close friends as I am picky.
Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes- All those make me feel sick ot the core. Kids are annoying! and the other two are stuff I can get other people to do in echange for a service.
More likely to sing in shower or car- Nah I never sing along only in th ecompany of others.
Get fewer speeding tickets- Never driven.
Eat more sweet foods- I love em.


The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)
Read fewer books- I read a fair bit.
Swear less- am medium in swearing.
Chew on pencils less- I suck more then chew and I have a habit of chwing bottle lids thogh.
Wear watches more- Phones have rended watches obsolete.
Are more likely to polish their shoes- I always wear sneakers so that doesnt apply.


The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)
Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers- Not applicable
Lose their temper more often- I can lose my temper and I do so explosively as I hold in a lot of anger.
Make fun of others more often- Lol that is my life purpose to make fun and troll as you shoudl know on here.
 

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Wow.................... an ENTP Luddite now that is a shocking sight indeed. Watches to me are a mere accesory that I am often tempted to wear due to my 3 fix telling me it will make me be more respected and I will only wear a expensive watch nothing less for that reason.
 
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Hell I'd carry a pocket watch if I had the proper attire to compliment one. That's style. A cellphone is a necessary eyesore.

Anyway I don't like hot tubs. I'm not spaghetti.

Tan? Hah I'm of Irish heritage I don't tan so much as I turn various shades of red.

Talk about blah blah blah. Trivial subjects.

I've got one tattoo of spiritual significance to me.


Poetry? Not really.

If I dislike one thing more than country music, it's opera.

Marijuana? Hahaha! Yeah I've had a little in my time.

Swearing? Yes hell and damn mostly. But f bombs abound when I'm properly pissed off.

I hate wine. Aged Scotch please.


Sweets are my downfall.


I lose my temper but not as much as when I was in my teens.

I make fun of deplorable people yes.
 

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The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)
  • Spend more time in hot tubs.
  • Spend more drinking in bars.
  • Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan.
  • Have more tattoos.
  • Use less concrete language than introverts.
The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)

  • [*]Read more poetry.
  • More likely to go to opera.
  • More likely to smoke marijuana.
    [*]More likely to swear.
    [*]More likely to eat spicy foods.
    [*]More likely to lounge around naked.
    [*]Less likely to follow a sports team.
    [*]More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies.
  • Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine.
The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)
  • More likely to be popular.
  • More likely to have lots of friends.
  • Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes
  • More likely to sing in shower or car.
  • Get fewer speeding tickets.
  • Eat more sweet foods.
The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)
  • Read fewer books.
  • Swear less.
  • Chew on pencils less.
  • Wear watches more.
  • Are more likely to polish their shoes.
The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)

  • [*]Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers
  • Lose their temper more often.
  • Make fun of others more often.

true things are bolded and italicized... and then there's all the questiony things, like "does spending time in a hot tub count as extroverted if you're spending your time in it alone and reading?" and "what if you would attend the opera but no operas happen anywhere near you?" :thinking:

also, guess I'm not agreeable or conscientious :laugh:
 

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Interesting.

The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)
Read more poetry. - Often yes
More likely to go to opera. - Couple times a year
More likely to smoke marijuana. - Eh, don't want to smoke anything again.
More likely to swear. - No problem with expressing myself in this way.
More likely to eat spicy foods. - Love!
More likely to lounge around naked. - Sure but more likely in my underwear.
Less likely to follow a sports team. - I do follow sports and my teams
More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies. - f&v yes for sure. Art house movies, yes
Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine. - Dry-ish yes.


The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)
Read fewer books. - No I read a book a week or more
Swear less. - No
Chew on pencils less. - Chew on pencils, wtf?
Wear watches more. - About half the time
Are more likely to polish their shoes. - And boots.
 

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I want to spend some time with one of those extroverts in their hot tub. :newwink: The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts) - I'm an introvert
  • Spend more time in hot tubs. -sign me up
  • Spend more drinking in bars. -will they pay for me too?
  • Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan. -valid concerns
  • Have more tattoos. - I'll pass
  • Use less concrete language than introverts. - Is this because most introverts are Si-dom?
The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives) - I test highest on this
  • Read more poetry. - Yeah
  • More likely to go to opera. - I'll go if an extrovert with a hot tub invites me
  • More likely to smoke marijuana. - I'll pass...it on. No, no, I don't do drugs.
  • More likely to swear. - I'm too prim
  • More likely to eat spicy foods. - yes
  • More likely to lounge around naked. - with an extrovert after the hot tub
  • Less likely to follow a sports team. - it bores me, true... but the opera! :happy2:
  • More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies. - all at once too
  • Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine. - dry red, really
The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers) - I test as, uh, non-agreeable aka a Thinker
  • More likely to be popular. - :(
  • More likely to have lots of friends. - I have quite a few good friends
  • Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes - suckers!
  • More likely to sing in shower or car. - yes, because I'm too kind to inflict that on anyone
  • Get fewer speeding tickets. - :dry: I speed and argue with cops because I'm a moron
  • Eat more sweet foods. - I don't eat my feelings. I face them HEAD ON
The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers) - I test as, uh, unconscientious aka a Perceiver
  • Read fewer books. - I do love to read
  • Swear less. - True, I'm stuffy
  • Chew on pencils less. - nom nom nom
  • Wear watches more. - Causes tan lines. Any extrovert with a hot tub want to discuss that?
  • Are more likely to polish their shoes. - I... can't justify spending time on that
The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate) - Yeah I'm neurotic...
  • Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers - No
  • Lose their temper more often. - :blush:
  • Make fun of others more often. - Nah. Probably about the same as anyone.
Not gonna lie, that first line of yours caught my attention :D
 

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The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)
Spend more time in hot tubs. - Nope
Spend more drinking in bars. - Nope
Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan. - Nope
Have more tattoos. - None
Use less concrete language than introverts. - Probably not

The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)
Read more poetry. - Nope
More likely to go to opera. - No but I like going to a ballet once in a while - does that count?
More likely to smoke marijuana. - NOPE.
More likely to swear. - Nope
More likely to eat spicy foods. - hate spicy food
More likely to lounge around naked. - Yes :D
Less likely to follow a sports team. - Nope
More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies. - Fruits and vegetables only, hate art-house movies
Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine. - Nope, depends on my mood.

The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)
More likely to be popular. - Errm I was bullied all my childhood so not quite popular, I think it is better now
More likely to have lots of friends. - Definitely not
Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes - Nope, hate all those things
More likely to sing in shower or car. - Nope
Get fewer speeding tickets. - No idea
Eat more sweet foods. - Yes...

The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)
Read fewer books. - How many books does the average person read per year?
Swear less. - Yes
Chew on pencils less. - Yes
Wear watches more. - Nope
Are more likely to polish their shoes. - Nope

The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)
Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers - used to, not anymore. I do not have any addiction and only take medicines if really needed.
Lose their temper more often. - nope
Make fun of others more often. - nope

I basically have no soul :(
 

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[...]
Read fewer books. - How many books does the average person read per year?

So, depending on sources, looks like median number of books for US adults is between four and six (although that's based on self-reporting), with between 75% to 80% of US adults reporting that they read a book in the past year (although again... self-reporting). US adults tend to read less than adults in many other countries.

The average number of books read per person per year is higher, since people who read a lot read a LOT.
 

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The Extraverts (closely correlate with MBTI Extraverts)
Spend more time in hot tubs.
Spend more drinking in bars.
Discuss ways to make money, decorate, and get a tan.
Have more tattoos.
Use less concrete language than introverts.

The Open-minded (correlate with MBTI iNtuitives)
Read more poetry.
More likely to go to opera.
More likely to smoke marijuana.
More likely to swear.
More likely to eat spicy foods.
More likely to lounge around naked.
Less likely to follow a sports team.
More likely to like fruits, vegetables and art-house movies.
Tend to prefer dry, rather than sweet, white wine.

The Agreeable (correlate with MBTI Feelers)
More likely to be popular.
More likely to have lots of friends.
Spend more time ironing, playing with children, and doing dishes
More likely to sing in shower or car.
Get fewer speeding tickets.
Eat more sweet foods.

The Conscientious (correlate with MBTI Judgers)
Read fewer books.
Swear less.
Chew on pencils less.
Wear watches more.
Are more likely to polish their shoes.

The Neurotic (no MBTI correlate)
Take more anti-depressants and tranquilizers
Lose their temper more often.
Make fun of others more often.
 
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