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iPhone users are more dishonest, less humble than Android

A survey done in 2015 and 2016 reveals that iPhone owners are more dishonest, less humble than Android. 

Some people believe a car tells a lot about its owner, so why not smartphones, one of the most personal devices we own?

Dozens of mobile analytics firms study Android and iOS users’ preferences, location, and habits, but a group of psychologists claim to be the first to make a connection between the mobile platform of choice and personality.Delving into the psyche of smartphone owners, British psychology researchers say they found distinct differences in the personalities of Android and iPhone owners, after asking 500 of them how they felt about their phone.

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The study is detailed in a paper called, Predicting smartphone operating system from personality and individual differences, from psychology researchers at the University of Lincoln, Lancaster University, and the University of Hertfordshire.

They went looking for differences between iPhone and Android owners in honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness, and whether people preferred to be unique, and whether they viewed their phone as a status symbol.

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“In comparison to Android users, we found that iPhone owners are more likely to be female, younger, and increasingly concerned about their smartphone being viewed as a status object,” they write.

That would seem to confirm the view that iPhone owners are anxious about appearances and willing to pay through the nose to satisfy their insecurities.

But if the findings really are generally applicable in the real world, job hunters might want to think twice before whipping out an iPhone at an interview for a service role or one where they’d be handling cash.

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“Key differences in personality were also observed, with iPhone users displaying lower levels of honesty-humility and higher levels of emotionality,” the researchers add.

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That finding contrasts with Android owners who were more likely to be male, older, more honest, more agreeable, less likely to break rules for personal gain, and less interested in wealth and status.


Source: zdnet

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