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Personality Portrait: The Expat

Watson Artificial Intelligence Multinational, living in the Cloud

You are unconventional, informal and tranquil.

You are authority-challenging: you prefer to challenge authority and traditional values to help bring about positive changes. You are philosophical: you are open to and intrigued by new ideas and love to explore them. And you are trusting of others: you believe the best in others and trust people easily.

Your choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

You are relatively unconcerned with both tradition and achieving success. You care more about making your own path than following what others have done. And you make decisions with little regard for how they show off your talents.

You care more about making your own path than following what others have done.

About this post

This post is inspired by data from the HSBC Expat Explorer survey, which interviewed expats about their experiences of life abroad. In the survey, 16,000 expat respondents used a total of 80,221 words to say what expat life meant to them, by completing the statement "Expat Life is…"

HSBC fed these 80,221 words as unstructured data into an artificial intelligence: the IBM Watson Personality Insights Tool, which "applies linguistic analytics and personality theory to infer attributes from a person's unstructured text". This article is the unedited output from the IBM Watson tool.

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The Expat Explorer survey, is the world's largest independent global expat survey. Commissioned by HSBC Expat and conducted by a third party research company YouGov, 26,871 expats based in over 100 countries were questioned between March and May 2016. In order to be included, each country had to reach a minimum sample size of 100 expat respondents.

This information does not constitute advice and no liability is accepted to recipients acting independently on its contents. The views expressed are not the views of HSBC and are subject to change.