PDA

View Full Version : What your car says about you... sort of



Serenity
05-18-2008, 05:09 AM
Wow. This little personality match (http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/105057/What-Your-Car-Color-Reveals-About-Your-Psyche) is reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally wrong. Well, for me it is.

My car is dark blue. I am not a self-confident person, I'm only upbeat when it's convenient to be so, and you could go from tree to tree on my mood swings... :e2chain:

How about the rest of you?

Cranky
05-18-2008, 05:12 AM
My car is white because I'm cheap. Didn't see that as an option, unfortunately.

Mandy-Jane
05-18-2008, 05:12 AM
My car is white. Average! I'm always average. However, I do tend to have what I would call pronounced mood swings, rather than modest mood swings, so that's wrong for me.

MsK
05-18-2008, 05:24 AM
Another average here.

Jo
05-18-2008, 05:28 AM
My car is navy blue.

People whose car is: Dark blue
Have confidence that is: 3.2% above average

Hubby's is orange (it's a late-model ex-taxi for the kids to learn to drive in).

People whose car is: Orange
Have confidence that is: 4.1% below average

Well, when it comes to teaching the kids to drive...

WendyNYC
05-18-2008, 05:38 AM
Mine is white, but I've driven emerald green and black cars in the past.

And no, my name is not Sybil.

Kalyke
05-18-2008, 05:45 AM
Mines black, I'm down beat, but it is also a convertible tracker with tribal tattoos all over it-- so-- er does that make me less downbeat?

Williebee
05-18-2008, 05:46 AM
I'm dark blue. I'm supposed to be confidant, and not subject to mood swings. I'm somehow both happy and sad about that.

SPMiller
05-18-2008, 06:36 AM
Emerald green.

Confidence - check.

Mood swings - nope.

Joycecwilliams
05-18-2008, 07:21 AM
Wow. This little personality match (http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/105057/What-Your-Car-Color-Reveals-About-Your-Psyche) is reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally wrong. Well, for me it is.

My car is dark blue. I am not a self-confident person, I'm only upbeat when it's convenient to be so, and you could go from tree to tree on my mood swings... :e2chain:

How about the rest of you?

My car is dark blue... however I bought a newer one and it's bright blue...

So what does that mean??? :)

EriRae
05-18-2008, 07:34 AM
My car is black. I mean, seriously, you already knew that, right? My confidence flushed down the toilet years ago.

But it's supercharged, which gives back a ton of confidence, at least when I'm behind the wheel. :D

mario_c
05-18-2008, 08:41 AM
And I guess nobody talks to the peops in the brown cars. Grr I wish I had a black car so I could get well you know.....

Devil Ledbetter
05-18-2008, 04:46 PM
Mine's silver, which apparently means I'm consistently in an upbeat mood.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
05-18-2008, 04:58 PM
My car is red 'cause it's the only one they had and it came with a $1500 rebate.

GeorgieB
05-18-2008, 05:06 PM
Would you believe pewter? A nice, soft silvery glow...especially when I wash it. But that seldom happens in Aridzona.

What does pewter say about me? Calm, steady, blender-in, and sometimes showered.

Siddow
05-18-2008, 05:08 PM
I drive a MINI VAN.

Does it really matter what color it is? It could be blue, red, or silver and I'd still be a FRUMPY MOM.

maestrowork
05-18-2008, 05:18 PM
I've had three silver cars already. I guess I'm generally upbeat and consistent? :)

Stew21
05-18-2008, 05:47 PM
I don't suppose they take into account that some people don't choose a car for its color. I just got a car - it's white - I got it because it had low miles, good mileage per gallon, and our friend, that works at the dealership, gave us the heads up on it as soon as the car got traded in. Color had nothing to do with the decision to get it.
The time I got a car that was entirely my choice, I was looking at a green one and a black one. The green one had more options on it, but also many more miles. I went with the black 5-speed because it was low miles and I like driving a stick shift. The color had nothing to do with it.
I have also driven blue, yellow and red cars.

Does that mean I have multiple personalities?

maestrowork
05-18-2008, 05:50 PM
I think the study only works for people's preference of car colors. If you really don't care or you just get whatever color, then this doesn't apply.

What is your color preference?

Mine is in this order: silver, blue, black, red and yellow. I'll always get silver whenever I can. Judging from my top 3 choices, I guess I really am rather stable mood-wise.

choppersmom
05-18-2008, 07:11 PM
When I get my new Scion, it will be Blackberry Crush Metallic.

I'm off the charts.

Jersey Chick
05-18-2008, 07:11 PM
My car's black - I chose it because black is my favorite color. I'm fairly moody, but not really under-confident.

I've also had metallic light blue (clearwater blue - according to Ford), red, dark blue, and maroon (this one I just wanted the car - didn't care what color it was.)

Hmmm.... their survey needs a little adjusting.

choppersmom
05-18-2008, 07:45 PM
My current car is a white 92 Probe that doesn't run right. It stalls in drive unless I'm gunning the gas, so I have to put it in neutral before I come to a stop, and taking off from a standstill it bucks and humps like a $20 hooker. Precisely 17 humps each time. I don't think its color has much to do with anything though.

NeuroFizz
05-18-2008, 08:57 PM
I'd love to see an analysis of the survey vehicle (pun intended) and the actual statistical methodology used to draw their conclusions. I presume they found a statistical significance for all of their claims. Right?

Meanwhile, I'll just judge people by the cuticle on their right-hand pinkie fingernail. The left hand pinkie is just too variable.

Fingers
05-18-2008, 10:22 PM
Hmm, I could be in serious trouble. My first car was silver. Then I had a blue one. I had a black truck, a red truck and now my 97 nissan 4x4 king cab is red. Although I have nicknamed my truck 'Little green Datsun'. From this article Im not clear where I stand and I dont have all the mood swings implied. (running in circles now)

yer pal Brian

Staroffurby
05-18-2008, 10:38 PM
Don't have a car, so does that mean i have no personality?

choppersmom
05-18-2008, 10:51 PM
I'd love to see an analysis of the survey vehicle (pun intended) and the actual statistical methodology used to draw their conclusions. I presume they found a statistical significance for all of their claims. Right?

Meanwhile, I'll just judge people by the cuticle on their right-hand pinkie fingernail. The left hand pinkie is just too variable.

Slightly uneven, but not torn or split anywhere. Needs to be pushed back a little, possibly moisturized soon. Nail itself is longish, because I use it as a toothpick. What does all this say about me? Am I incurably insane, or what?

Williebee
05-18-2008, 10:52 PM
And what if you have more than one car, and one is dark, the other bright.

Roses are red. Violets are blue.
I'm schizophrenic. And so am I.

Chumplet
05-18-2008, 11:56 PM
We bought a used Escort wagon, dark green. We had no choice on the colour. The other car is a bright red Toyota Corolla. Hubby picked the colour, and yes, he tends to be a 'glass half empty' guy. At least he won't get sideswiped in a snowstorm.

soleary
05-18-2008, 11:58 PM
I'm rollin' in a pink Gremlin with denim seats. Wonder what that says about .... Hmmmm

Cranky
05-19-2008, 12:06 AM
I drive a MINI VAN.

Does it really matter what color it is? It could be blue, red, or silver and I'd still be a FRUMPY MOM.

Then we'll be frumpy together, Siddow. I drive a white Town and Country, and not one of the new ones with the video screens, table and swivel chairs. It does have Stow n' Go, but that's not as useful as I thought it'd be. Too many car seats to use 'em.

*cries*

brokenfingers
05-19-2008, 12:27 AM
It's obvious these people don't know anything about me.

I saw neither rust nor primer listed on their choice of car colors.

TrickyFiction
05-19-2008, 12:39 AM
Silver, and I'm not naturally up-beat or anywhere near consistent.
Silly article. Don't they know that most people just get what they can afford, color be damned.

Perks
05-19-2008, 12:45 AM
That's way off for me. Who comes up with this stuff anyway? Nutters. They need a real job.

Soccer Mom
05-19-2008, 01:56 AM
Mine is pewter, but it isn't the color I wanted. I wanted tan (I"m so wild), but they were out and it was pewter or electric blue.

SPMiller
05-19-2008, 01:58 AM
I just have to know, having seen this several times on these forums:

What the hell are one's cuticles "supposed" to look like?

Serenity
05-19-2008, 02:53 AM
It seems to be wrong for a lot of people. I say we copy this thread and send it to those idiots so they can see that they're pretty much full of shit.

:D

choppersmom
05-19-2008, 03:16 AM
I just have to know, having seen this several times on these forums:

What the hell are one's cuticles "supposed" to look like?

http://www.amazinggraceonline.co.uk/images/manicureimage.jpg

See how nice, the cuticles?

kalel32
05-19-2008, 04:02 AM
Current car is silver, next car will be dark blue.

Perle_Rare
05-19-2008, 04:51 AM
Red all the way! Bright red! And no, the car color has nothing to do with self-confidence (or lack thereof) or mood swings as far as I'm concerned. I just happen to like finding my car in a parking lot full of road-colored cars (ie: black, white, silver, pewter, tan, greyish-green, steely blue, ...) which, reading up above, appears to be what the majority of people drive...

And if I were to eventually get a corvette (though highly unlikely), the only viable color would of course be red!

choppersmom
05-19-2008, 05:03 AM
Red all the way! Bright red! And no, the car color has nothing to do with self-confidence (or lack thereof) or mood swings as far as I'm concerned. I just happen to like finding my car in a parking lot full of road-colored cars (ie: black, white, silver, pewter, tan, greyish-green, steely blue, ...) which, reading up above, appears to be what the majority of people drive...

And if I were to eventually get a corvette (though highly unlikely), the only viable color would of course be red!

I heard somewhere that red cars get more speeding tickets - something about perceived associations, or something. Red cars seem faster to the brain, so cops have a tendency to pull them over more. Dunno how true it is.

SPMiller
05-19-2008, 04:54 PM
http://www.amazinggraceonline.co.uk/images/manicureimage.jpg

See how nice, the cuticles?Wow, that's kind of weird.

Joycecwilliams
05-19-2008, 06:37 PM
I think the study only works for people's preference of car colors. If you really don't care or you just get whatever color, then this doesn't apply.

What is your color preference?

Mine is in this order: silver, blue, black, red and yellow. I'll always get silver whenever I can. Judging from my top 3 choices, I guess I really am rather stable mood-wise.

I think you're right. The last couple times I bought a car, color was not a factor for me. First it was gas mileage.... I have not been fortunate to be able to decide what color I want... but I will soon...

Shadow_Ferret
05-19-2008, 07:24 PM
My car is red. My wife's car is white.

Both cars were chosen because of the car. They were bought used and the color wasn't an option.

I've owned several brown cars, and a silver car. All used. Color has always been the last consideration for me.

What does it say when your color choice is, "I couldn't give a sh-t?"

Blondchen
05-19-2008, 11:32 PM
I think the study would be more accurate if it took into consideration the TYPE of car as well as the COLOR.

For example, I can totally buy that the chick driving the sunflower yellow VW Beetle has a sunny disposition, however I doubt I'd assume the same of a NYC cab driver and the dude driving the yellow H2 is a WHOLE different story all together.

NeuroFizz
05-19-2008, 11:40 PM
Dudes drive Hummers? I thought they were chick-vehicles. All I ever see driving them around here are women, mostly with kids in the backseat. Pristine paint, too. Unlikely they've seen anything but paved roads.

Blondchen
05-19-2008, 11:59 PM
Dudes drive Hummers? I thought they were chick-vehicles. All I ever see driving them around here are women, mostly with kids in the backseat. Pristine paint, too. Unlikely they've seen anything but paved roads.

Back before they were actually marketed and sold in the U.S. there were two famous Hummer drivers in LA - Arnold (pre-governator) Schwarzenegger and Gary (What you talking about Willis?) Coleman. He used to cruise Westwood picking up college chicks, or trying to. Swear to God.

Shadow_Ferret
05-19-2008, 11:59 PM
Dudes drive Hummers? No. Jerks. Who think they own the road.

I don't think I've ever seen a woman driving a Hummer.

*avoids the whole women and hummers inuendo*

NeuroFizz
05-20-2008, 12:48 AM
No. Jerks. Who think they own the road.

I don't think I've ever seen a woman driving a Hummer.

*avoids the whole women and hummers inuendo*
Around here, they are the soccer mom status symbol--the ultimate vehicle for all those into conspicuous consumption. But, this is a beach community where appearance and appearances are of the utmost importance in life to many. Bless their hearts...*

*If you don't live in the South, the full effect of this expression may not be obvious.

StephanieFox
05-20-2008, 01:09 AM
Doesn't this assume that I picked out a silver colored Focus because this was the car of my dreams and not because I had to have a $12,000- car right away after some hit-and-run totaled my green Saturn hatchback?

Storm Dream
05-20-2008, 09:56 PM
My car is white (I prefer "pearl") because the white car had the V6 engine and the spoiler, while the "champagne" car didn't have either.

Maybe it's a good examination for those who buy their cars new and have more of a choice of color...I just wanted the mad powerful engine. :) I wonder what that says about me?