Wonder what your handshake, music collection, or bedroom says about you? Or want to be able to tell a person’s personality from their living room? Test your snooping abilities here.
Psychologist Sam Gosling has written a wonderful book called Snoop. I was asked to review the book for New Scientist (full review here), but the basic idea is that you can tell a great deal about a person from their possessions, books, and living spaces. It makes for great reading and full of quirky stuff, including the fact that inspirational posters are a sign of emotional instability, neurotics use the words “I”, “me” and “my” more than most, and anxious people wear out their brakes pads very quickly. If you like Quirkology, you will love Snoop.
So, time to test your snooping abilities. Take a look at this room.
Now, without really thinking about it, answer the following questions about the occupant:
1) Male or female?
2) More associated with the arts or science?
3) Smoker or non-smoker?
Any other thoughts about them?
I will post the person’s identity next week.
Update: Answers here.