Mobile phones are a part of our daily lives, whether we like it or not.

They are not just a consumer tool, but are used as a status symbol.

The ‘Neue’ team has compiled a list of the most common types of mobile phone users in Brunei.

Which category do you think you or your friends fit in?

(1) The Inspired

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Whenever you see a new photo containing inspirational quotes in one of your group chats, you would immediately share it with your other group chats.

(2) The Gossiper

“Psst! Don’t tell anyone, okay? But I need to tell you about …(fill in the blanks)”

Admit it, we’ve all been there.

You catch wind of gossip that was shared on social media.

You then share this with everyone in your group chat.

Moments later, some people in your group chat say things like: “Is this true?”, “Let’s make this news viral!”, “No way!”, “Impossible!”

(See also: Spreading rumours on social media: Why do people do it?)

(3) The ‘Batu Api’

This is a Malay proverb for a person who likes to incite other people against each other.

I’m sure your heart’s in the right place, but you seem to enjoy stirring the pot and like the confrontations that are bound to happen.

Sad but true, you are a troublemaker.

(4) The ‘Tumpis’

This is a Malay slang for a tattertale, a person who tells on others.

You seem to be the bearer of the most negative news about people in your social circle, be it colleagues or friends.

(5) The Morning Person

You are among the first to say ‘Good morning’ in your WhatsApp/Telegram group chats.

You always show up on time.

Most night-owls (secretly) do not like you. But they won’t tell it to your face.

(6) The Admirer

You are among the first to ‘heart’ your friends’ photos on Instagram.

You are also among the first to ‘like’ your friends’ posts on Facebook.

But when you meet that particular friend in real life, you just walk past each other and not say a word.

(7) The Awkward One

You always seem to say the wrong things at the wrong time.

People just don’t get you … and you laugh at your own jokes.

(8) Old School


If you are still typing ‘LOL” in your social media posts, then you have to urgently brush up on your chat lingo.

(9) Always By My Side

Every where you go, you have your mobile phone with you.

It is also the first thing you reach out for in the morning (hitting that snooze function on your mobile phone) as well as the last thing you do at night (scrolling through Instagram before setting your alarm for the next morning).

(10) The Foodie

You will share every single dish, regardless of whether or not it looks good, on all your social media platforms. You’re probably thinking of going on a diet.

Do you agree with our list?

Be sure to tag someone who you think would enjoy this story?

Go tell your friends or family what kind of mobile phone user you think they are. Be sure to tag them in your social media posts.