What does your airplane seat say about you? Psychology has the answer.

What airplane seat you choose says a lot about you, according to a study done by psychologist and University of Washington professor Jonathan Bricker, Ph.D.

So, the next time you go to choose a window, aisle…or that dreaded middle seat, think twice. There maybe an underlying reason you’re choosing that seat.

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Do you normally choose an aisle seat?

  • You value freedom.
  • You’re an introvert.
  • You’re all business.
  • You like to be in the power position.
  • You tend toward claustrophobic.

Do you normally choose a window seat?

  • You value privacy.
  • You’re a nester.
  • You’re a dreamer.
  • You’re open to new experiences.

Do you prefer the middle seat (let’s be real here…no one actually “chooses” the middle seat)?

  • You’re an extrovert.
  • You’re highly evolved.
  • You’re considerate.
  • You’re low man on the totem pole.
  • You’re disorganized.

Do you prefer flying Business Class or First Class (which, I hope you do)?

  • You’re a control freak.
  • You value your time.
  • You’re a little pretentious.
  • You’re rich (…or just fly a lot and have airline status. Hehe.).

For me, it’s always an aisle seat, or, of course, a First Class seat if I’m using miles, have an elite upgrade, or the price is right. If I’m in First, I traditionally prefer an aisle seat, too, and appreciate planes with aisle access. Depending on the circumstances, and what seats are left, I’ll consult SeatGuru to choose the appropriate position based on other’s previous experiences.

So…what seat do you normally choose?

Check out the full article on the research at the NY Post article here.

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