Through The Static

May 17, 2008

What Your Car Color Reveals About Your Psyche

Filed under: Culture,Randomness,Research — disciplepete @ 5:01 pm

Highly questionable but entertaining “research”…apparently my tendency towards black cars means I’m depressed!! News to me. From U.S. News (via Yahoo):

With gas prices nearing $4 per gallon, are there any cheerful drivers left on the road?

People who own emerald green automobiles, it turns out, have the most positive attitude about the course of their own lives.

Dark blue and silver are other colors chosen by upbeat people.

Red supposedly connotes an aggressive, high-speed personality, while yellow, theoretically, is for folks with sunny dispositions.

But survey data show that people who drive red or yellow cars have below-average confidence. And black cars, supposedly a sign of power and elegance, are driven by the most downbeat drivers of all.

The automotive color-coding comes from CNW Marketing Research in Bandon, Ore., which asked nearly 1,900 Americans about their attitudes toward their own lives at several points over the course of a year.

CNW also asked each respondent the color of the car they drive most often, which allowed the researchers to develop a kind of color-confidence index.




    surprised, dear friends?


    Comment by Aliiiiiiice — May 18, 2008 @ 5:56 am | Reply

  2. Ok, now I know this study is full of crap!

    Comment by disciplepete — May 18, 2008 @ 7:45 am | Reply

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