The Vocabulary That Reveals Your Personality
The words a person chooses reveals a great deal about their character. It’s not the flowery words or the phrases that provide insight but small words. Pronouns and adjectives hold the key to figuring out a person’s character.
There is a computer program called the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) that analyses how function words such as “I” and “me” are used. It was developed by the American social psychologist James Pennebaker who used it to analyse a varying range of text.
People make inferences about the kind of person you are from the way that you communicate with them. Sometimes it can be really important to make a lasting and positive first impression.
Word of the day
Set some goals, make a list of new words that you would like to learn; and set a sensible deadline.
- ~ Jejune ~Click to reveal meaningAdjective -
(Of ideas or writings) dry and uninteresting.
- ~ Laconic ~Click to reveal meaningAdjective -
(Of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
- ~ Reticent ~Click to reveal meaningAdjective -
Not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
- ~ Prognosticate ~Click to reveal meaningVerb [with obj.] -
Foretell or prophesy (an event in the future).
- ~ Recondite ~Click to reveal meaningAdjective -
(Of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse.
- ~ Verisimilitude ~Click to reveal meaningNoun -
The appearance of being true or real.
- ~ Diaphanous ~Click to reveal meaningAdjective -
(Esp. of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.
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