A total stranger can guess what kind of temperament you have just by reading your tweets. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and even the speed with which you speak can give impressions of your personality.
For example, more outgoing people are more likely to speak louder and faster. But there are other ways of speaking that can help you determine someone’s character.
We have studied some curious discoveries about the language we use and would like to share these ideas with you.
Introverts’ Language Tends To Be More Abstract
The language of introverts and extroverts is very different. The former like to use more abstract and vague words, while the latter is more concrete and specific with their terms. For example, when a person wants to recommend a book, it may seem different.
- Extroverts would say, “This book is excellent!”
- Introverts would say, “This book is very informative.”
Introverts Tend To Use More Articles
Here’s another curious discovery. Introverts are more likely to use more articles that refer to individual objects or events. Also, in their speech, you can find evasive words, like “maybe” or “perhaps.”
- The extroverts said, “Let’s get something to eat.”
- Introverts would say, “Perhaps we could have a hot dog.
Extroverts Use More Words Of Pleasure
If introverts stay in a room and talk, they are very likely to start talking about problem-solving, like, “I need to change the kitchen in my new apartment because it is too old.”
However, when extroverts talk to each other, they prefer to cover many topics and like topics about the pleasures of life: “I like the great room in my new apartment.”
Open-minded People Tend To Use More Words About The Senses
The way you choose your words can reveal how liberal you are. Open-minded people prefer to use phrases that show meanings and emotions.
If your colleague made a mistake or is upset, you can say something like, “Don’t be sad. You just need to be heard. “
Anxious People Tend To Use Words Showing Their Emotional Angst
More often than not, anxious people tend to include words of fear, worry, and distress in their words. They may say things about themselves, such as “I have a monstrous level of sadness.”
But still, don’t be too quick to judge a person if they talk like this. Everyone can feel depressed at times.
People With More Openness To Experiences Are More Likely To Use The Word “we.”
Even using words like “we” and “us” instead of “I” and “me” can reveal a more socially oriented and open-minded person.
In addition, it was found that, after a cultural change, people tend to use “I” less and prefer “we”. It may be due to a social bonding effect.
What words do you use more often than others? Do you have your own thoughts on how to connect someone’s character and the way they speak? Share your ideas with us!