The personality type of an individual has the potential for influencing the design of gaming experiences. To date, no game or psychology scholars have investigated if a player's personality type aligns with their preferences for game elements or mechanics (GEMs). To this end, an investigation sought to find if a player's personality type (Australian Personality Inventory) can predict a player's preference for GEMs. To explore this, the data from three surveys (n = 279, n = 231, n = 162) assessing a player's API type and preference for GEMs were analyzed. The results confirm that a player's personality type cannot be used to predict a player's preference for GEMs.
An analysis of players’ personality type and preferences for game elements and mechanics / Ferro, L. S.. - In: ENTERTAINMENT COMPUTING. - ISSN 1875-9521. - 27:(2018), pp. 73-81. [10.1016/j.entcom.2018.03.003]