What is your fellow traveler next to your plane seat like?
What is the test of personality as a traveler?
Behavioral psychology has it that every traveler has a preference.
The psychology a traveler has behind choosing a plane seat is that rare opportunity to have control over the environment while traveling.
A traveler that selects a window seat is selfish and controlling. A traveler that chooses an aisle seat wants to exercise his or her free will. They don’t have to ask for permission to get up or check the overhead locker or go to the loo or washroom. Travelers opting for aisle seat are introverts who do not like to engage with the fellow traveler or feel boxed in. It is also the power seat in the row to get to control whether their seat mates can move around. The placement of the seat also determines the sheer physicality that you are less likely to fall asleep. Travelers who need to work while traveling are more likely to take it.
Travelers with window seats are nesters and travelers with aisle seat belong to assimilator group. Travelers with window seats like to separate themselves off from the rest of the cabin. They like to exist in their bubble. They like to be in control and have the tendency to have an attitude to take every man for themselves. They are often more likely to get easily irritable.
The psychological tendencies of travelers who prefer to choose the middle seats is being in cosy and cushioned environs. They like to feel protective. They exhibit interfering traits too. They are a slightly disorganized too. They are driven by skepticism too.
However, any kind of sweeping conclusions relating to character assumptions of your fellow travelers is in vain and inconsequential to traveling because at times choosing seats might merely be a result of poor planning.
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