How much do you really know about yourself? Do you view yourself one way, but everyone else tells you the opposite? There might be an easy way to get a better idea of your personality.

 

There are different personality tests across the internet. However, you might no longer need to look far for some clues into your personality.  Your Facebook posts might actually hold insights into who you are.

 

A start-up tech company, FiveLabs, has developed a new online tool that allows you to get a good idea of your personality — all thanks to your Facebook posts.  Simply get on to their website, link to your Facebook profile, and FiveLabs will do the rest for you. After you have linked FiveLabs to your Facebook profile, the program will comb through your posts for some key words — such as horrible, blessed, excited, party, art — and a host of other phrases. Once FiveLabs gathers all that information, it creates a personality profile based on five key areas.

 

1. Extraversion: Energy, positive emotions, surgency, assertiveness, sociability and the tendency to seek stimulation in the company of others, and talkativeness.

 

2. Openness: Appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. Openness reflects the degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety a person has. It is also described as the extent to which a person is imaginative or independent, and depicts a personal preference for a variety of activities over a strict routine.

 

3. Agreeableness: A tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others. It is also a measure of one’s trusting and helpful nature, and whether a person is generally well tempered or not.

 

4. Conscientiousness: A tendency to be organized and dependable, show self-discipline, act dutifully, aim for achievement, and prefer planned rather than spontaneous behavior.

 

5. Neuroticism: The tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression, and vulnerability. Neuroticism also refers to the degree of emotional stability and impulse control.

 

The best part is that you can even compare your personality to your friends or celebrities like Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Jennifer Lawrence, Mahatma Gandhi, and George Martin.

 

What do you think of FiveLabs? What did your personality profile look like? Who are you most like? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me@kateeb790!