Personality in 100,000 words: a large-scale analysis of personality and word use among bloggers

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Personality in 100,000 words: a large-scale analysis of personality and word use among bloggers
Authors: Tal Yarkoni
Citation: Journal of research in personality 44 (3): 363-363. 2010 June
Database(s): Google Scholar cites PubMed (PMID/20563301)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2010.04.001.
Link(s): http://talyarkoni.com/papers/Yarkoni_blogging_JRP_in_press.pdf
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Personality in 100,000 words: a large-scale analysis of personality and word use among bloggers reports a text mining and personality study on bloggers (blog writers) examining the association between word use and personality.

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Nearly 5000 bloggers, that wrote on Blogger, were contacted for personality testing via IPIP. 694 blogs were analyzed, but not all bloggers completed the personality questionnaire. 514 had data so Big Five personality traits could be assessed.

A large proportion of the sample was women.

[edit] Methods

Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count 2001 program was used for the text mining. It has over 70 different categories for words.

Also word use analysis was performed with "5608 words occuring most frequently across all blogs were analyzed".

The personality questionnaire was a 100-item or a 315-item IPIP questionnaire for Big Fire personality assessment.

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