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Welcome to the myPersonality Project Website


The myPersonality Facebook app (that contained questionnaires) was shut down in 2012. This wiki aims at sharing anonymized data collected through the myPersonality app with researchers.

What's your social network personality? Try Apply Magic Sauce, which predicts your personality based on your Facebook Likes. Then take our traditional 10-minute personality test to see if it matches your self-perception: e-Psychometrics.



myPersonality was a popular Facebook application that allowed users to take real psychometric tests, and allowed us to record (with consent!) their psychological and Facebook profiles. Currently, our database contains more than 6,000,000 test results, together with more than 4,000,000 individual Facebook profiles. Our respondents come from various age groups, backgrounds, and cultures. They are highly motivated to answer honestly and carefully, as the only gratification that they receive for their participation is feedback on their results.

Here we made available to the registered collaborators a wide variety of data, including:

  • Psychometric tests' scores
  • Records of users' Facebook profiles
  • Test-item-level data
  • Some additional information, e.g. records of users' Likes

You will find more details about the available data in the Download Databases section. To make your life easier, we preprocess most of the data. We calculate scores, recode variables, remove invalid records, anonymize results, etc. Note that not all of recorded (or potentially recordable) variables are currently available (let us know if you need something to be added).

To access the data, you need to register as a collaborator.

If you need help, or want to clarify or elaborate on something, please write to:

Good luck with your research!

David Stillwell & Michal Kosinski

What we are talking about

start.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/13 04:54 by Isabelle Anne Abraham