New research from Florida State University has shown that people see human facial features in the front of automobiles and tend to agree about the personality traits that should be ascribed to the cars (thanks Heather). Want to help put it to the test?
It seems that people are very good at seeing faces in the front of cars, and therefore seeing the car as having a certain personality (press release about the research here). The headlights are perceived as eyes; the grille as mouth, etc. Certain configurations are then seen as looking especially friendly, dominant, etc..
But is this really true? To help find out, look at the picture below, and then select the ONE personality trait that you think best describes the car from the list shown in the poll. If we all tend to agree with one another then certain options should get far more votes than others.
Feel free to add your other ideas about the personality of the car in the comments box.
So, what’s the personality of this car…..