What does your Avatar say about you?

What Can Your Online Avatar Say About Your Personality?

According to the analysis, some personality traits are accurately communicated better than others. For instance, how outgoing or anxious a person is was easier to perceive based on an avatar compared to how open to new experiences or conscientious the person is. Outgoing and sociable individuals tend to create avatars that communicate their personality. In contrast, people who are high in neuroticism tend to create avatars that don't communicate their personality accurately. People who are more agreeable and more typical of the general population in personality tend to create avatars that elicit friendship intentions of others.

Avatars with open eyes, a smile or grin, an oval face, brown hair and/or a sweater were more likely to elicit friendship intentions. In contrast, avatars with a neutral expression, or any other expression other than a smile, black hair, short hair, a hat, and/or sunglasses were less likely to elicit friendship intentions. Two cues were specifically related to creator agreeableness and friendship intentions--open eyes and a neutral expression (a negative predictor). Based on the results, customizing an avatar to have open eyes and avoiding a neutral expression would be more likely to elicit agreeableness and friendship intentions.

Gender differences were also examined in the study. The researchers found that when rating avatars created by females, perceivers tended to rate them as being more contentious and open, even after taking into account the creator's actual traits. Based on previous studies, the researchers expected to see individuals relying on gender associations to inform their personality judgments. Surprisingly, avatar gender didn't influence judgments in typical gender stereotypic directions. "One possibility is that digital contexts activate different gender stereotypes than in real-world contexts, but more research is necessary to explore this," Katrina Fong says.

The avatars in the study are basic and simple avatars, so the researchers caution on extending these results to more complex and dynamic avatars, like those found in three-dimensional digital worlds. The study does show that avatars can offer accurate information about the creator's personality, and individuals high in agreeableness tend to create an avatar that others want to befriend--not unlike the real-world.

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cain posted:

My avatar says it all. " The more I study the ways of people the more I like my dog"

Although I would submit that the value of dogs when compared to people is highly over-rated. While countless humans have made tremendous contributions that benefit humans, plants, animals as well as the natural world, dogs haven't. Plus dogs turn on human as well as other animals also. 

Mitwah posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Mitwah posted:

Aleana, I like yours. It depicts that you are a fun loving person. 

Mits is your avatar a picture of you in your younger days?

It's a close resemblance. Another veritable poster selected it for me. 

I wonder who asked Admin. to insert Rajesh's pic.  

Leonora posted:
Mitwah posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Mitwah posted:

Aleana, I like yours. It depicts that you are a fun loving person. 

Mits is your avatar a picture of you in your younger days?

It's a close resemblance. Another veritable poster selected it for me. 

I wonder who asked Admin. to insert Rajesh's pic.  

Thanks! Skelly,  so now you know eh! Bhai, don't associate me with the drinking problems eh. It's -17°c right now going down to -21° tonight, wind chill factor like -32°.

Leonora posted:
Mitwah posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Mitwah posted:

Aleana, I like yours. It depicts that you are a fun loving person. 

Mits is your avatar a picture of you in your younger days?

It's a close resemblance. Another veritable poster selected it for me. 

I wonder who asked Admin. to insert Rajesh's pic.  

Rajesh turning over in he grave that this creature using his picture as an avatar. 

Drugb posted:
Leonora posted:
Mitwah posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Mitwah posted:

Aleana, I like yours. It depicts that you are a fun loving person. 

Mits is your avatar a picture of you in your younger days?

It's a close resemblance. Another veritable poster selected it for me. 

I wonder who asked Admin. to insert Rajesh's pic.  

Rajesh turning over in he grave that this creature using his picture as an avatar. 

Derick, eat your heart out. Drugb = Drug + b = Drug Burro. You have the most appropriate and suitable Avatar. 

Mitwah posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Mitwah posted:

Aleana, I like yours. It depicts that you are a fun loving person. 

Mits is your avatar a picture of you in your younger days?

It's a close resemblance. Another veritable poster selected it for me. 

I forgot that I like your Avatar too. It reminds me Guyana's Interior and Brazil. It depicts your love for hunting and the outdoor. 

Django posted:

My avatar changes with the seasons.

At the least i am not stuck in one mode.

Sorry, I missed your post. Certainly your Avatar depicts that " You are a man for all seasons". You are a man who is ready to cope with any contingency. 

ksazma posted:
cain posted:

My avatar says it all. " The more I study the ways of people the more I like my dog"

Although I would submit that the value of dogs when compared to people is highly over-rated. While countless humans have made tremendous contributions that benefit humans, plants, animals as well as the natural world, dogs haven't. Plus dogs turn on human as well as other animals also. 

You are wrong. While we cannot do interspecie comparisons without some prejudices, dogs are unique creatures. They have been our companions for the longest time...some 50 thousand years. Without dogs we could not survive the savannahs as we came down from the trees. Without dogs we could not have fed ourselves or defended ourselves from predators. Their long habituation with us as companions has put them in a unique place. They are the only animal that study us to know our needs. No other animal care a damn about us to anticipate our needs. Dogs never turn on anyone. They only act as they are trained to act. A dog is a hundred percent faithful

Stormborn posted:
ksazma posted:
cain posted:

My avatar says it all. " The more I study the ways of people the more I like my dog"

Although I would submit that the value of dogs when compared to people is highly over-rated. While countless humans have made tremendous contributions that benefit humans, plants, animals as well as the natural world, dogs haven't. Plus dogs turn on human as well as other animals also. 

You are wrong. While we cannot do interspecie comparisons without some prejudices, dogs are unique creatures. They have been our companions for the longest time...some 50 thousand years. Without dogs we could not survive the savannahs as we came down from the trees. Without dogs we could not have fed ourselves or defended ourselves from predators. Their long habituation with us as companions has put them in a unique place. They are the only animal that study us to know our needs. No other animal care a damn about us to anticipate our needs. Dogs never turn on anyone. They only act as they are trained to act. A dog is a hundred percent faithful

I don't disagree that dogs have value. I just don't see them as more valuable than humans. I see much more done by humans that benefit other humans as well as animals, plants or the natural world. Dogs may be unique creatures but so are humans. I don't think that dogs study us to know our needs. I think we train them on our needs and they are good learners. And dogs are not 100% faithful because there have been instances where they have turned against their masters. But I do agree with you that we cannot do interspecies comparison as both occupy different spaces in the world.

ksazma posted:
Stormborn posted:
ksazma posted:
cain posted:

My avatar says it all. " The more I study the ways of people the more I like my dog"

Although I would submit that the value of dogs when compared to people is highly over-rated. While countless humans have made tremendous contributions that benefit humans, plants, animals as well as the natural world, dogs haven't. Plus dogs turn on human as well as other animals also. 

You are wrong. While we cannot do interspecie comparisons without some prejudices, dogs are unique creatures. They have been our companions for the longest time...some 50 thousand years. Without dogs we could not survive the savannahs as we came down from the trees. Without dogs we could not have fed ourselves or defended ourselves from predators. Their long habituation with us as companions has put them in a unique place. They are the only animal that study us to know our needs. No other animal care a damn about us to anticipate our needs. Dogs never turn on anyone. They only act as they are trained to act. A dog is a hundred percent faithful

I don't disagree that dogs have value. I just don't see them as more valuable than humans. I see much more done by humans that benefit other humans as well as animals, plants or the natural world. Dogs may be unique creatures but so are humans. I don't think that dogs study us to know our needs. I think we train them on our needs and they are good learners. And dogs are not 100% faithful because there have been instances where they have turned against their masters. But I do agree with you that we cannot do interspecies comparison as both occupy different spaces in the world.

I would put my dog first before some people I know. My dog is my best buddy.

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