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What Your Preferred Seat On The Plane Reveals About You, According To Psychology
By Mikelle Leow, 15 Nov 2017
Image by Killian Pham via Unsplash (CC0)
Whether or not you enjoy flying, it’s likely that you have a preferred seat that could make your journey more pleasant.
Experts would like to clear the air on one thing—it turns out that the seat you choose on the plane might reveal a few truths about you.
The Telegraph has spoken with psychologists to figure out if there could be personality differences between teams #Window and #Aisle.
Check out some distinct character traits of the two camps and head over to The Telegraph for the full article.
Both window and aisle seats have their downsides. While window seat passengers are blessed with great views and get to lean against a solid surface, it can also be a hassle to snake out of their seats to use the bathroom.
With that being said, people who sit near the window apparently “like to be in control and tend to take an ‘every man for themselves’ attitude towards life,” says Dr Becky Spelman, chief psychologist at the Private Therapy Clinic in Harley Street, London. They also enjoy staying in their own bubble.
Celebrity psychologist Jo Hemmings shares Dr Spelman’s sentiments. “[They are] seasoned flyers who are more confident in disturbing others.”
Sitting at the aisle would mean that you’ll have more legroom to keep you comfortable during naps. However, there’s a high chance you’ll be awakened by a neighbor on their way to the bathroom.
Dr Spelman believes that those on the aisle are likely to be more reserved, less touchy, and have a higher regard for others.
Similarly, Jo Hemmings describes, “Aisle passengers are often more sociable and definitely more amenable as people. They are also more likely to be restless flyers and less adept at sleeping on planes.”
Which seat is more popular?
According to Seth Kaplan, an analyst at Airline Weekly, the two camps are almost evenly divided.
“Based on one [anonymous] airline’s statistics, and having spoken to others in more general terms, the distribution is remarkably even… windows were preferred over aisles by just about one percentage point.”
Head over to The Telegraph to find out more. In related news, find out which seat promises the best service on the plane, according to a flight attendant.
[via Well+Good and The Telegraph, cover image by Killian Pham via Unsplash (CC0)]
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