Car selection: psychological aspect
When choosing a car, we primarily focus on its cost, technical characteristics, appearance. However, the psychological aspect of choice is important. After all, there are peculiar stereotypes. For example, driving a small red car and driving an old “six” on average, the drivers are completely different and the attitude towards them on the road is also different. Being behind the wheel of a school car, surely many people treated you aggressively: they tried to overtake, drive around, because a beginner was behind the wheel and it was not clear what to expect from him.
Imagine yourself in the driver’s seat. For example, you are an adult, solid man suddenly found yourself at the wheel of a small, typically female, car. No matter how you drive, the attitude of those around you will first of all be appropriate for the car, not for the driver. As they say, “they meet on clothes.” Conversely, being behind the wheel of an expensive, respectable car, people around you will treat you more respectfully, even if you are not a professional driver. It is clear that cost comes to the fore, but nevertheless, even among one price category there is something to choose from. Here at least take the color. Color also reflects the character of the owner. For example, at the expense of black color there are two points of view: on the one hand black are chosen by respectable, self-confident people, and on the other hand are insecure, pessimistic people. Red color is mainly chosen by passionate and hot-tempered people. White is neutral and chosen by people with different characters. Green car owners are realistic, they are more relaxed. The modest and discreet people choose the blue color.
It would seem nonsense all this, but once I had to feel the difference on my own experience. Once during the month I happened to drive three different cars: a pink Witz with a “U” sticker, a white Mark II and a black broken-down Honda. The difference was very significant. At first I was driving a little pink Witz with a “U” sticker. Many considered it my duty to overtake me, cut, wave me a hand from a nearby car. Then I got behind the wheel of a Mark II. The attitude became much more respectful despite the fact that I felt less confident behind the wheel because I was not used to this car. And now, finally, Honda. The drivers of most hondas are known as “racers”. Machine more sporty type. Many at the crossroads tried to compete with me: who “will make” whom at the start. Most did not expect to see the girl behind the wheel.
So when choosing, it is worth considering how close this or that car is to you in spirit.