Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't tell Woody Allen

Can you believe this? Someone actually did a study of the personality traits of bloggers? Thanks to GruntDoc for the heads up. He picked it up from this blog.

Here's an abstract of the actual study. A quote:

The results of two studies indicate that people who are high in openness to new experience and high in neuroticism are likely to be bloggers. Additionally, the neuroticism relationship was moderated by gender indicating that women who are high in neuroticism are more likely to be bloggers as compared to those low in neuroticism whereas there was no difference for men. These results indicate that personality factors impact the likelihood of being a blogger and have implications for understanding who blogs.

I dare not comment on the accuracy of this analysis with regard to this author. It would be a HIPAA violation.

16 comments:

Martha said...

It never ceases to amaze what people will study and how do they get funding?

Anonymous said...

It's not a HIPAA violation if you disclose data about yourself. You should know that :-)

Paul Levy said...

Ah, you see, you don't understand the depths of my neurosis.

Anonymous said...

Blogging aside, I'm fascinated to discover there's actually a journal called Computers in Human Behavior.
As for Paul, I'd go for the "open to new experience" trait. Anyone who goes from cleaning up Boston Harbor to cleaning up an academic hospital is certainly open to new experience! (:

nonlocal

Maimónides said...

There are another "wonderful" study, as incredible as it, named "Designing streets to help drunks home" carried out by Cardiff University. I think there are a lot of money to spend in...

Link to the study: http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/mg19926664.800-designing-streets-to-help-drunk-people-home.html

P.D. Apologies for my poor english.

Anonymous said...

I am NOT neurotic!!

:)

Anonymous said...

This comment is off-topic, but it is related to HIPAA in the hospital setting.

I know of a hospital that had to postpone electronic incident reporting because of patient privacy concerns. My feelings are that electronic incident reporting will now probably be more difficult and time consuming than the paper method. Does anyone here, specifically CEO types, have any thoughts on where HIPAA ends and risk incident identification begins?

moni said...

bottom line we are all insane people..........

Narayan said...

I am not nurosis....
www.thebestcollege.blogspot.com

Scheyenne Zigzag said...

I agree. In fact, the average personality of bloggers features psycho-elemental traces of residual convergence through low-incidence adaptation patterns that are typical of post-industrial neurosis as occurring within personality-dependent self-assurance paradigms, relative to space, time, and food, flatulence, as well as to solar explosions.

just_another_blog said...

Ah, the joy of being finally classified, studied, analyzed, researched and filed away with garden variety disorders.

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha, good one, Scheynne

Zrcadlo said...

Great blog.

Lisa Solomon said...

Knock, knock.

Who's there?

HIPAA

HIPAA who?

I can't tell you.

Suzysoo said...

Is he trying to say that all bloggers are neurotic females? What does that make him?

Doug said...

That describes me perfectly. I'm writing four blogs and can't figure out what story goes to what blog. lol. BTW congrats on making the Metro