What your Car says about you
Mid-life crisis = red corvette? No comment!
Yesterday we talked about lunch and culture, today it's cars and personality type.
I've gone through an exercise before where we talked about our decision-making for car purchases. I remember someone with extraverted Feeling (Fe) preferences saying they simply "fell in love" as soon as they saw their car.
Someone with introverted Feeling (Fi) preferences said they went by recommendation and experience.
Someone with INTP preferences (dominant introverted Thinking Ti = analyzing) compared statistics, security results, mileage, and many other objective factors.
For me, it's not very extraverted Feeling at all - I just need my car to function, and I certainly don't have the patience to compare all those numbers. German engineering, anyone?
Here are some of the comments left on the MBTI facebook page about how to choose a car.
INTJ - Nissan Centra (quiet, practical, low maintenance, logical choice)
ENFJ - sporty & fun
INFJ - technology features
INFJ - Scion xA
INFP - not flashy but very reliable
INFP - biodiesel bug = easy on the environment & holds dogs well
ESTJ - 1960 Morris Minor. No technology = less to go wrong; everything can be fixed with a spanner
ENTP - Jeep Wrangler - go anywhere, do anything
ISTP - Jeep Wrangler - flexible to make (it) anywhere in silence
INTP - love the technology
What's your Type, and what (if any) do you drive?
Image by Jon Rawlinson, Flickr, Creative Commons.