Dis­tinc­tive psy­chol­ogy traits found in Android and iPhone users

HON­ESTY IS A (TELEPHONIC) VIRTUE

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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 ]

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