A new study has revealed what Facebook updates say about users.

The Brunel University study analysed 555 online surveys taken by regular Facebook users and found people with certain personality types, such as extroversion, openness, narcissism, neuroticism and conscientiousness, updated their Facebook in specific ways.

Extroverts were found to post frequently about social events with the huge majority only using the social networking site in order to communicate.

Neurotic personalities were more likely to post personal status updates, such as updating friends on their relationships, with the study suggesting users were motivated by a need for “validation”.

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