People With This Kind Of Phone More Humble & Kind, According To Research

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Who knew that the kind of phone you buy could reveal a TON about your personality? 

Science did. Somehow some scientists, somewhere, knew that your phone would reveal so much personality intel. So get ready. 

2016 research revealed that Android owners are kinder, humbler, and more open than iPhone users. 

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Heather Shaw, from the University of Lincoln's School of Psychology, asked two groups of participants, iPhone users, and Android users, to fill out a questionnaire about the personality traits of the other phone users. 

In their responses, Android users were kind and humble, and apparently, iPhone users didn't fill out the questionnaire so much as they just drew fart clouds and loudly insulted anyone who didn't have an iPhone. (Kidding.)

It was also found that women were twice more likely to buy an iPhone than an Android, and that iPhone users were more worried about the status of their phone than Android users.

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Researchers are curious about how our personalities impact not just the phones we choose, but also the apps we buy. Leave it to advertising-hired researchers to try and analyze the latest bubble-popping app purchase we made

It's true we're more connected to our phones than ever before. I know my phone is basically my world. If I see someone pick it up, I turn into a threatened mother grizzly bear. Trust me, it's very alarming being taken away from a party in a police cruiser because you've disemboweled a partygoer for confusing your cases. Hashtag awkward, amiright? 

That said, for all my obsession with the baby cub that is my phone, I don't think my choice of an iPhone was because I'm meaner and closed-minded. I think I picked an iPhone because they look pretty, go fast, and I have a lot of experience with Apple products. 

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The study only reached out to 240 people, which is so not enough to make any real distinctions about personality. 

There are some traits I'd believe different phones attract. Like, people who are more into tech might prefer an Android, whereas trendy non-tech people might go iPhone. These traits at least make sense to me.

But maybe I just think that because I am a very closed-minded iPhone user. 

I think it's a dangerous game to assume that the technology we use is the key to who we are as people. Our phones, much as we like to pretend otherwise, aren't extensions of our souls. They are tiny computers that help us do work and catch Pokemon. It needs to stop there. 

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Rebecca Jane Stokes is an editor, freelance writer, former Senior Staff Writer for YourTango, and the former Senior Editor of Pop Culture at Newsweek. Her bylines have appeared in Fatherly, Gizmodo, Yahoo Life, Jezebel, Apartment Therapy, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, SheKnows, and many others.