Personality types and online gaming: an analysis

Matching personality types and psychological nuances with various activities and hobbies, or suitability for certain professions and careers, has grown in popularity over recent years, and can be best highlighted by looking towards the world of online gaming.

Let’s take the example of a complete casino newbie. New to online casino and poker, the newbie looks online for the latest bonuses and promotions, or perhaps looks up reviews of major gaming operators. These are both obviously sensible things to do, but imagine a scenario where, instead of seeking the opinions of others, the newbie picks a game based on his or her own personality type.

Which games might suit this hypothetical character, and which would be best to avoid? Let’s consider which personality types might be drawn towards some of the most popular casino games in the world, either offline or online.

Blackjack is one of the most widely played casino games the world over. It appeals both to experienced professionals and players completely new to the concept of gaming. But which individuals does this game really suit? The reality is that blackjack appeals to individuals who enjoy analytical thinking, have a drive to win serious money in the long-term, and are serious about honing their skills. Blackjack is a game where knowledge of strategy is crucial and, if you put in the hard graft, profits are there to be made.

Meanwhile, for the introverted, shy, unassuming character, slot machines might be the better option. An individual game where the choices of other players do not affect your actions, slots can be played at your own pace most of the time, and if you don’t like what’s going on before your eyes, you can just walk away without fear of embarrassment or peer pressure from other players.

Interestingly, aggressive, confident, and outspoken individuals tend to excel at poker. Confident individuals tend to exude a certain dominance in a game, which can give a player the edge at a tense poker table. Normally in poker, the best player wins. Skill is key, and psychological advantages can prove crucial. That appeals to individuals who like to be in control and hold their fate in their own hands.

Whilst this is all of interest to any casino fan, it’s important not to feel restricted. Mix things up when you’re playing online, and do not be afraid to try new things!