January 4, 2009

THE BACK IS ALSO GOOD FOR FOLKS WITH ANNOYING CHILDREN:

The people on the bus are ... of diverse personalities: Where you sit on a bus can define your personality, according to a psychologist. (Stephen Adams, 04 Jan 2009, Daily Telegraph)

Forward-minded people tend to sit at the front of the top deck, according to Dr Tom Fawcett of Salford University] concluded that bus passengers fell into seven distinct groups.

Those at the front on the top deck are generally forward thinkers and those at the back are rebellious types who do not like their personal space being invaded, he found.

Sitting in the middle are independent thinkers - usually younger to middle-aged passengers more likely to read a newspaper or listen to a personal music player.

On the bottom deck at the front tend to be gregarious meeters-and-greeters while those in the middle are "strong communicators". Travellers who automatically head for the rear downstairs are said to be risk-takers who like to sit on elevated seats because it makes them feel important.

He defined a final group as chameleons - travellers who do not care where they sit because they feel they can fit in anywhere.

He did not say what happened to forward thinkers on a single-decker bus - presumably they wait for a double-decker.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 4, 2009 9:30 PM
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