What your Facebook “likes” say about your personality.

April 1, 2013

Lisa Daily Daytime Show
Guess what? Researchers can now predict your IQ, sexual orientation, politics and even your emotional stability based on what you happen to “like” on Facebook, thanks to a new study at Cambridge University.

According to a piece on Memburn, “The researchers developed a model that could predict if a man was homosexual 88% of the time, and 75% of the time for women; ethnic origin (95%), gender (93%), religion (82%), political affiliation (85%), if they use addictive substances (75%), and relationship status (67%).”

Do you have a high IQ? You probably “like” The Colbert Report, The Daily Show (who doesn’t?), Science, Curly Fries (again, who doesn’t), To Kill a Mockingbird, Thunderstorms, Mozart, Lord of the Rings, and wait for it…Morgan Freeman’s voice.

Low IQ? You’re more likely to “like” Tyler Perry, Sephora, Jason Aldean, Chiq, Bret Michaels, Clark Griswold, Bebe, I Love Being A Mom, Lady Antebellum, and Harley Davidson.

Extroverts like Beerpong, Dancing, Socializing, Michael Jordan, Chris Tucker, I Feel Better Tan, and Modeling.

And introverts tend to “like” RPGs, Fanfiction.Net, Programming, Anime,
Manga, Video Games, Role Playing Games, Minecraft, Voltaire, and Terry Pratchet

Calm, emotionally stable people tend to “like” Physics (because what’s more stable than that?), Engineering, 48 Laws of Power, Business Administration, Getting Money, Parkour, Track & Field, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Climbing, and oddly enough, Skydiving

This one is helpful if you’re beginning to suspect your online date might be older than he claims. Old people “like” Cup Of Joe For A Joe, Coffee Party Movement, Dr Mehmet Oz,Fixit And Forgetit, The Closer, Joyce Meyer Ministries, Proud To Be A Mom, Freedomworks, Small Business Saturday, and Fly The American Flag

Politics are pretty obvious. Republicans “like” a bunch of other prominent republicans, Democrats “like” a bunch of other democrats. It’s safe to say that if someone likes Nancy Pelosi and Anthony Weiner, they’re probably not going to identify as a republican. Not nearly as enlightening as that study that found what you watched on TV was a good predictor of your politics.

You can find the whole list of “likes” and personality traits here:


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Kitty April 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

That’s why I don’t “like” anything on FB – just 4 items that fit on my timeline. 🙂


Lisa April 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Liking people I understand — I just have a bit of a disconnect with going out of your way to specifically “like” green jello, or tacos, or oxygen.


Lisa April 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I “like” Colbert, Daily Show, science, curly fries (although not specifically on Facebook :-), and about a thousand authors.

I also like these fun little studies (pizza, TV, childhood pics) that offer bizarre and illuminating insight into our personalities.


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