Twitter generously gives you 20 extra characters with which to describe yourself to the world but very often, Twitter bios can be broken down into several types. Some of these types include,
Favoured of journalists, publicists, public servants and anyone who thinks (or would like to think) that their tweets might be misinterpreted as being endorsed by their employer. Insists their tweets are personal but still wants you to know who they work for.
The false modesty
A favourite of politicians. Attempts to look awfully ordinary and down-to-earth but comes clean in the last line.
The business operator
Lists fabulous achievements, then asks you to hire them to design your website.
Lists all their less-likable qualities. Usually among the more honest Twitter bios.
The reverse psychology
Not unlike the in-your-face, but pushes it to the next level in faint hope of being contradicted.
Doesn’t care who you are, just wants bigger numbers. Follows more than 16,000 people. Offers to follow you like that’s something desirable.
Exposes their troll nature by proclaiming qualities that would be self evident if they had them. Always spells “you’re” as “your.”
Another troll tactic is to attempt to soften their image with a half-joke:
Like a cross between the troll and the follower-whore. In lieu of actually listing interests, fills bio with controversial hashtags.
The fake verified account
Thinks they’re clever putting a ✓ after their name. Not fooling anyone but themselves.
The issues tweeter
Uses twitter exclusively to bang on about pet issues and RT similar obsessives. Only engages with others when trolling those of opposing views.
Probably is a geek but anyone can be a geek about anything these days.
Moderately self-deprecating space-filler.
For want of anything better, chooses to go with the things that apply to everyone.
It’s worth pointing out that the often predictable nature of Twitter bios is not necessarily a reflection on the individuality, wit and general appeal of the tweeter themselves.
Feel free to add your own.