A cross-cultural analysis of personality traits in Irish and American online dating profiles
Fox Hamilton, Nicola
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This research used language analysis to determine personality traits from written text, in the profiles of Irish and American online daters. The free text element of 150 Irish and 150 American Caucasian, male, online daters’ profiles were analysed for differences in personality traits. The results found that both nationalities were similar in neuroticism, that the Irish were considerably higher in psychoticism and openness, and that Americans were higher in conscientiousness, agreeableness and slightly higher in extraversion. Additionally, the concept of homophily was investigated using culturally typical experimental profile texts, and it was determined that profiles were more successful within their own culture. Applications include online dating matching, social networking profile analysis, adaptive interface designs, and responsive language for artificial intelligence.
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