What the word “though” says about you

A fascinating snippet came to my in a newsletter from the hypnotherapy society.  Apparently a researcher in the University of Colorado, unfortunately he is not credited, has studied the language of 700 bloggers and he has discovered that

  • Extraverts are like to use the word mouth frequently and also words like bar, drink and dancing.  (Presumably whilst they blog about their favourite hobbies but it doesn’t say)
  • Those with open personalities use words like folk and poetry.
  • Neurotic bloggers, unsurprisingly use negative adjectives like awful, lazy, depressing and worse.  And also the word though.
  • Agreeable bloggers write  wonderful, morning, spring, and together and the conscientious use completed, stupid and boring. Perhaps more surprisingly they also use adventure which to me does not seem to go with conscientiousness.  However, I am not a personality psychologist so what do I know.

I shall be trawling back through old posts to check my general levels of neurosis.  I am sure I am guilty of a few “thoughs”.

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