Distinctive psychology traits found in Android and iPhone users
HONESTY IS A (TELEPHONIC) VIRTUE
IT TURNS OUT that the smartphone you own can be a pretty good indicator of your character. A new study conducted in the UK suggests iPhone and Android users can be identified by distinctive character traits — iPhone users tend to be younger, extroverted and apparently more dishonest than Android users, who are usually older, more agreeable and less likely to break rules. 530 people were interviewed over a course of two years by researchers for them to come to this conclusion.
The researchers claim that the study was aimed at producing a model to predict what kind of phone a person owned. In summing up the study, one of the researchers said, “In comparison to Android users, we found that iPhone owners are more likely to be female, younger and increasingly concerned about their smartphone being viewed as a status object. Key differences in personality were also observed with iPhone users displaying lower levels of Honesty–Humility and higher levels of emotionality.”
[ SHARMISHTA SARKAR ]