Personality Impressions of World of Warcraft Players Based on Their Avatars and Usernames: Consensus but No Accuracy

  title={Personality Impressions of World of Warcraft Players Based on Their Avatars and Usernames: Consensus but No Accuracy},
  author={Gabriella M. Harari and Lindsay T. Graham and Samuel D. Gosling},
  journal={Int. J. Gaming Comput. Mediat. Simulations},
Every week an estimated 20 million people collectively spend hundreds of millions of hours playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games MMORPGs. Here the authors investigate whether avatars in one such game, the World of Warcraft WoW, convey accurate information about their players' personalities. They assessed consensus and accuracy of avatar-based impressions for 299 WoW players. The authors examined impressions based on avatars alone, and images of avatars presented along with… 
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