Reading personality through written words.

@ellie26 (4133)
Malaysia
May 9, 2007 4:21am CST
Can you describe a person's personality by just reading his/her written words? Can you tell whether he/she is busybody,lazy, boring, angry, sad, sensitive, joyful, neutral or serious kind of person? I think it is possible that we can know a person personality just by reading and analyzing their writings or how they express themselves in written words. What do you think?
1 person likes this
7 responses
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
9 May 07
I have that ability to judge a person by his writings, though I know "Not to judge a book by its cover'. It is a special sense.
1 person likes this
@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
9 May 07
hi samson, I think what you have a sixth sense. Have you ever watch the movie "Sixth sense"?
• Pakistan
9 May 07
hmm..can you really judge a person by writing??? Can you give a test drive here...what you think//
@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
9 May 07
Guess so. I am not sure. That is why I opened a discussion on this topic to get some feedback. If really a person personality can be reflected in their writing, then we should be very "polite" when we write in the future, scary huh?
@weemam (13377)
9 May 07
Hiya and welcome to My Lot and thank you for your response to my discussion , In answer to yours yes! I think we can , I have become really good friends with some of the members here ( a lot of them if truth be told lol ) and we have never met ( just a few I have met) and yet I feel I know them so well , This is only by reading their discussions , WE get to know if they are kind or if they love animals , if they have children and grandchildren , and how things affect them , yes my friend we can learn a lot through the writings of others , have fun its a brilliant site xx
@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
9 May 07
You're welcome and thank you for welcoming me in mylot. Just like penpal, we become friends writing each other letters and when finally get to meet each other, it seems like we know that person for a long time.
@weemam (13377)
9 May 07
thats it exactly just like penpals have a good day xx
1 person likes this
• United States
10 May 07
I agree with you as words are used to describe, so when someone writes they write by how they perceive the situation. So when they write their personality is apparent, you can tell if a person is confident, knowledgable about what they are writing about. Also, how there emotions are when they are writing, I myself have written an angry letter as well as a joyful one.
1 person likes this
@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
10 May 07
Yes, I agree. Sometimes we just have to be smart enough not to disclose ourselves too much through writing.
@munazza (81)
• Pakistan
9 May 07
most of the times..yes...you can describe personality by reading the words but not always.some people are very expressive in their words..while others are not...it depends on the personality if its expressive or bold or sharing...then words would reveal that peronality otherwise you will be mislead by written words
1 person likes this
@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
9 May 07
Yes, the way people express their words in paper can sometimes show their personality. And you are right also that sometimes we can be mislead by written words
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
9 May 07
I think that it is possible to pick up on things about someones personality by reading what they write. I think here on myLot it is necessary to read several things and from several days because of the nature of discussions around here. So along those lines, I think it is easy to tell when someone is having a good or bad day by reading several of their responses/discussions from a single day. That is part of what makes myLot enjoyable to me. I like people and I like learning about people.
1 person likes this
@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
9 May 07
You have a point there, makingposts.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
9 May 07
Hello,ellie26,I think it is possible to know the personality or feeling when you are reading at a person's writing,it will be quite obvious if somone always use some bad words in their writing,they should be rude people,if you can always see some positive opinions from their writings,they should be opitimistic people,what you feel or what type of people you are will be reflected in the writing.
@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
9 May 07
Hi easy888, yes, you are right. Like poem writer, I think they are people who are emotinally sensitive.
@laltu86 (1253)
• India
10 May 07
Its preety hard to judge a person through his words because words comes out from the brain and brain knows how to manipulate , sometimes it easy to catch the disguise like the one with not so much of soft skills , but one with soft skills can easily fool others and project agood image even with the darkest of heart.
@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
10 May 07
You know you got all the points right. Those who have a good writing skills can easily manipulate others by projecting a good image even the intention is not a good one.