Users with a positive outlook had higher colour diversity in pictures while neurotic people had less colour harmony.
Researchers have been studying the effect of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram on mental health for a while. But the behaviour of people on these applications can also tell us a lot about their state of mind.
Findings of a research show that people who are lonely and single tend to use fewer colours while applying filters on Instagram. Meanwhile posting colourful images was a trait observed among people who were romantically involved.
The survey also looked at how satisfied people were with their lives and personality traits like narcissism. Users with a positive outlook had higher colour diversity in pictures while neurotic people had less colour harmony.
Gender also plays a role with women posting more colourful images while men going for post harmonious pictures.