If we are asked about our lifestyle today, then most of us will blame our busy schedules or the smartphones. Invariably consuming maximum part of our day and sometimes even night, the internet and smartphones have started dominating our day to day routine to an unbelievable extent.
Our dependancy on the cellular world can be realized by a simple glance on our mobile screens that holds a number of apps. We keep downloading apps on our phones, some of which don't even get to see the light of our mobile phones at times, but did you know these apps you install on your smartphones can reveal a lot about you?
Read on to find out more about how apps can disclose some aspects of your personality.
It comes as a surprise when we see someone standing or sitting idle without a smartphone in hand. The fact is that we have become addicted to this internet world and cannot even dream of living without our phones and internet today.
According to a Cornell University Study, the kind of apps you install on your phone can give away a lot of details about your personality. One look at someone's phone can reveal his personality type and by the time you finish reading this article, you will be a pro at determining people's personality, if they let you touch their phones that they are using.
As per Trevor Pinch, professor of science and technology, app users generally fall into the following six categories.
These are the people who are always on the look out of new apps and are usually the first ones to download them. They are involved in various kinds of pursuits and know what's hot and what's not. Such people are full of energy, are curious and social, besides being passionate and spontaneous.
The common apps that they use are screen text input apps and apps for personalized SMS tones. They are usually from Finance, IT or Sales domain.
Chefs, nurses, scientists, homemakers, librarians etc. are a few personalities that fall into this category. Though appearing to be reserved, these people are often inquisitive and clever and have a strong friend circle.
Their smartphone holds apps related to travel, calculations, social networking sites and weather.
Energetic, hard-working, and productive, these types of people are quite tech-savvy and prefer to add apps that can help them streamline their management and organization tasks. Their smartphones are full of calendar widgets, travel and business facilitating apps, and apps that can fish out requested information instantly. Appcentrics are usually teachers, business leaders, administrators and Presidents.
Fun and open-minded, the creators are the type of people who download apps that allow quick access to games and videos, music and picture editing, puzzles, and chatting tools. They utilize the creative apps for their profession (example musicians, authors, designers, artists, and entertainers) and love to be active on social networking sites. Even their phones are quite vibrant and attractive.
If you find a phone full of instant messaging tools and social networking apps with a few regular games installed, then you may safely conclude that this person is a connector. Curious and confident, these people prefer to stay connected all the time and have a motivating personality. They have a knack of making friends, both online as well as in the real world. These people are often entrepreneurs or from the advertising or public relations domain.
Sports and fitness enthusiasts, such people are interested in outdoor activities and enjoy socializing and exploring things. They are productive and reliable and their smartphones are a proof of their down-to-earth personality. You will find apps related to fitness, health, travel and social networking. Athletes, police officers, and travel industry personnel fall in this category.
Now that you have learned about the six categories, try and find out what "appitype" are you and your friends.
Have some fun exploring the personality type looking at different smartphones and the apps they hover.