IBM’s Watson can analyse your personality based on your writings… and for me it was spot on!

The IBM Watson Personality Insights service uses linguistic analytics to extract a spectrum of cognitive and social characteristics from the text data that a person generates through blogs, tweets, forum posts, and more.

Go try it for yourself here: https://watson-pi-demo.mybluemix.net/

IBM’s gigantic super smart computer Watson can now analyse your personality based on your writing. Give it between 3000 and 6000 words of your personally reflective opinions and thoughts, and it will whiz bang you better than any personality test I have seen. I highly recommend reading The Secret Life of Pronouns, by: James Pennebaker which was used in the Watson analyses.

What did Watson have to say about me?

“You are heartfelt.

You are empathetic: you feel what others feel and are compassionate towards them. You are assertive: you tend to speak up and take charge of situations, and you are comfortable leading groups. And you are proud: you hold yourself in high regard, satisfied with who you are.

You are motivated to seek out experiences that provide a strong feeling of well-being.

You are relatively unconcerned with tradition: you care more about making your own path than following what others have done. You consider helping others to guide a large part of what you do: you think it is important to take care of the people around you.”

*Compared to most people who participated in our surveys.
Rock on Watson!
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2 thoughts on “IBM’s Watson can analyse your personality based on your writings… and for me it was spot on!

  1. That’s a great assessment of you. I’m really impressed and am off to see where I can use this in interesting ways…
    Here’s what Watson thinks of me for comparison:
    You are shrewd, skeptical and tranquil.
    You are empathetic: you feel what others feel and are compassionate towards them. You are philosophical: you are open to and intrigued by new ideas and love to explore them. And you are imaginative: you have a wild imagination.
    You are motivated to seek out experiences that provide a strong feeling of connectedness.
    You are relatively unconcerned with both tradition and taking pleasure in life. You care more about making your own path than following what others have done. And you prefer activities with a purpose greater than just personal enjoyment.

  2. Cool! Thanks for sharing. I dumped in a handful of blog posts so I could get past the 6,000-word threshold and here’s what I got:

    You are inner-directed and skeptical.

    You are empathetic: you feel what others feel and are compassionate towards them. You are independent: you have a strong desire to have time to yourself. And you are authority-challenging: you prefer to challenge authority and traditional values to help bring about positive changes.

    Experiences that give a sense of well-being hold some appeal to you.

    You are relatively unconcerned with tradition: you care more about making your own path than following what others have done. You consider achieving success to guide a large part of what you do: you seek out opportunities to improve yourself and demonstrate that you are a capable person.

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