Psychologist Sam Gosling wrote an interesting book about what your material stuff (your cd and book collection even your paintings and even your Facebook profile) tells about who you are. Snoop: what your stuff says about you:
Snoop: what your stuff says about your personality traits
Sam Gosling assumes that your stuff gives a clear indication about who you are. He analyses using the five traits that all people share. The Big Five personality traits are: Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism.
Art tells about how open and curious you are (I love paintings and there are three my bedroom wall). Books tell about your ambition (Oh my gosh, we had to buy three bookshelves to organize all my books!). People who hang quotes on the wall are bound to be a bit more neurotic than average (that would make a very good quote on a lovely t-shirt).
If you have different kind of music cd’s in your collection you are probably an open-minded character. People who like punk are less friendly. People who have a high score on the friendliness scale of the Big Five test usually sit in the middle of the room were they work. Your Facebook profile page gives a reasonably good indication of your personality.
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