Your personality is revealed when you interact with other people. Since drivers are other people, it stands to reason that how you interact with them when you’re driving can also reveal your personality.
Below is a list of common driving situations and what I think they reveal about you.
How do you react when someone in front of you is going slower than you are? If you tailgate them in an attempt to intimidate them into moving out of the way, this indicates you’re a pushy, aggressive person in “real life,” when you’re not driving. You don’t like people getting in your way, and your instinct is to shove them out of your way. You probably have an anger control problem as well. It could also mean you regularly bully people to get your own way.
If you simply go around the slower car, this could mean that either you like to avoid conflict or you’re an easy-going person.
How do you react when someone tailgates you? If you don’t get out of the way, or you purposely slow down to spite the tailgater, this could mean that you have a strong will and refuse to be intimidated. You’re the type of person who doesn’t tolerate boorish behavior and will stand up against it. It could also mean you’re equally as aggressive and pushy as the tailgater and this time you’re simply on the receiving end.
If you get out of the way of the tailgater, this could mean you’re weak and easily intimidated. It could also mean you like to keep the peace by turning the other cheek.
Do you always drive fast, faster than most everyone else around you, perhaps weaving in and out of traffic? This can mean that you’re highly intelligent, with lightning reflexes. You’ve got a mind quick enough to process the split-second decisions involved in driving fast. However, if you regularly drive fifteen or more miles above the speed limit, this means you’re foolishly overconfident and arrogant. Or it could just mean you’re an adrenaline junky who gets a rush (no pun intended) from speeding.
If you usually drive slowly, slower than most everyone else around you, this could mean you’re slow-witted in “real life.” You can’t handle the split-second decisions required by fast driving. Alternatively, It could also mean that you’re a “stop and smell the roses”-type person. You just sit back and enjoy the ride. Or maybe you’re just a senior citizen.
Do you have a killer stereo system that makes the ground thump? Do you like to drive with the windows down and the music cranked up loud enough to make other drivers think there’s an earthquake? If so, this means you’re an inconsiderate person. At best you’re insensitive to the people around you; at worst, you’re deliberately insensitive and don’t give a damn whether you disturb anyone. The world revolves around you, you’re going to do whatever you want and **ck anyone who doesn’t like it.
If someone attempts to go around you, or to merge onto the highway in front of you, do you speed up to block their move? This means either you’re selfish, or you’re extremely competitive. You don’t like people getting ahead of you.