When you browse through Facebook every morning, how many people on your friends’ list make you smile, and how many make you sigh? Facebook posts a great way of assessing people’s traits, and sooner or later, you realise that many of your friends’ posts are predictable – some adorable, others quirky or annoying!
Here are the 10 most common personality profiles that you are sure to find among your Facebook friends.
1. Political Reporter
So what if you don’t have time to read the newspaper? You can just log in to get a daily political update from this friend. He rants and raves about government, policies and politicians and reposts any controversy. Often, he tends to be so pessimistic about everything that you start ignoring his posts to avoid the gloom and doom.
2. Selfie Specialist
Okay, so you clicked ‘like’ when you saw a first update of the pretty face, without guessing it was going to be a daily update on your newsfeed. At first, you think they are trying to find their better side or the perfect pout, but after a fortnight, the words ‘self-obsessed’ begin to creep into your mind every time you see a post.
3. Proud Promoter
As if you don’t have enough pop-up ads interspersed in your newsfeed! You wonder if some people haven’t heard about business pages or are just master PR professionals who believe there is no such thing as too much publicity and have no qualms about bombarding you with their career achievements or event promotions.
4. Life Chronicler
If social media biography is a new form of writing, then these people are published authors several times over. They give a minute-by-minute account of each day. “I’m off to work.” “Stuck in a traffic jam. #$*>.” “What a healthy lunch!”
5. The Lovey Dovey Couple
There’s nothing wrong with sharing announcements about a wedding anniversary. Then, you see couples professing their love for one another through Facebook updates or messaging on each other’s walls for the rest of the world to see. You begin to wonder if you should worry about their relationship or just barf!
6. The Do-Gooder
At first, you admire this benevolent soul who is striving to make the world a better place. However, when you get daily updates about different social causes and see albums of volunteer work done over the weekends, you start to wonder whether you aren’t doing enough with your life or convince yourself that you have a life.
7. The Itinerant
One day, you see a post of breakfast in New York. The next day, it’s dinner in Tokyo. The pictorial travelogues of the latest city they are travelling to for work or the exotic destination they are vacationing at every now and then make you enviously wonder if they are permanently on holiday.
8. The Doting Parent
We all love pictures of cute babies, but when you see a daily update of ‘look what munna did today’ or ‘hasn’t he grown so much in one week’, you know that they have been bitten by the proud-parent bug. Get ready for updates about every little milestone or achievement of their kids from pre-school until they go off to university. If you’re lucky, it will stop after that!
9. The Fitness Freak
Doubtless, some people live a more active lifestyle than others, but when you see selfies from weekly runs, medals from every marathon and announcements about going trekking in the Himalayas or winning a fitness challenge at work, you begin to wonder if they are energizer bunnies!
10. The Animal Lover
A couple of photos of cute dogs and cats make you click ‘like’. Then, you see blow-by-blow updates of feeding, bathing, walking and cuddling pets, as well as the latest food and toys bought for them. You start questioning whether the person who thought up the phrase ‘it’s a dog’s life’ knew what he was talking about or you wish that you are born as a pet in your next life!