But some of his most interesting work has to do with power dynamics. He says that by analyzing language you can easily tell who among two people has power in a relationship, and their relative social status.
"It’s amazingly simple," Pennebaker says, "Listen to the relative use of the word "I."
What you find is completely different from what most people would think. The person with the higher status uses the word "I" less.
Fascinating stuff. Definitely read the whole thing.
I’d love to see a service that performs all sorts of different analysis on writing.
So you basically have a framework that supports multiple types of analysis, and you just add them on as modules.
This one would be one of them, i.e. “The Use of I Module”.