What makes an entrepreneur? Conversations around what makes an entrepreneur typically end up with a description of traits including risk tolerant, creative, or resilient to name just a few. And while some of these traits may map onto personality theory (e.g., creative people are high on openness to experience and resilient people are low on neuroticism), other are more difficult to understand. There’s still much progress to be made in truly understanding an ‘entrepreneurial personality’, but about entrepreneurial cognition?
The Cognitive Psychology of Entrepreneurship
Emoji are two-dimensional pictographs that were originally designed to convey emotion between participants in text-based conversation. This workshop paper draws on interview data to describe ways in which emoji have been appropriated in pursuit of other relationally meaningful behaviours in contemporary messaging applications. We speculate that the presence of appropriable tools like emoji might influence the selection of a communication channel for particular types of mediated conversation.
Authors: Brian Kelly & Leon Watts