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Researcher published a report suggesting that a person’s “likes” on Facebook may provide an accurate glimpse at someone’s personality. Researchers from the University of Cambridge’s Psychometrics Center administered an online survey and used a computer to analyze a person’s “likes.” The results were often more accurate than what people’s friends said about them. The 100 question test examined five character traits like openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Among the associations, researchers found were that “well organized people” tended to like cycling, while spontaneous people liked things like vampires more often. “Shy and reserved “ people liked things like “Star Trek” and “Wikipedia” Previous studies have suggested that most people are fairly honest on Facebook, and Lead researcher Wu Youyou said, “In the future, computers could be able to infer our psychological traits and react accordingly, leading to the emergence of emotionally intelligent and socially skilled machines.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.

“Like” This: Can Facebook Assess Your Personality? By Maggie Fox, http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/can-facebook-assess-your-personality-n284736, Accessed January 12, 2015.

1 Samuel 16:7 (HCSB) “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the LORD sees, for man sees what is visible, but the LORD sees the heart.’”

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