Predicting Character Traits Through Reddit
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Fairfax United States
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This paper discusses the use of subreddits in the prediction of personality as determined by the Myers Briggs Personality Identification system. For the personality types of ESTJ and INFP the users are gathered from the respective subreddits and then the posts of those users are collected. Extracting only the surbeddit names of the posts, the data is aggregated then clustered. The centroids of these clusters are used to classify the data. This method proves to be more successful for the INFP personality type than the ESTJ personality type suggesting that through this method, certain users may be easier to classify than others.