Does he have the big car? Don’t go out in it, science says so
Do you have a crush on someone who has the big car? Forget it: science says it’s best to steer clear of him.
In fact, a publication that came out in the Journal of International Psychology suggests that those who own luxury cars would be less likely to be in a worthy love relationship.
The researchers themselves explain why, stating that selfish men who are used to stubborn and unpleasant behavior are more likely to buy luxury cars. And they also added the car brands, all of which are German such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi.
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The limitations of the research
It should be pointed out that the study on which this research is based considered only a sample of 1892 owners of expensive cars, all of whom were residents of Finland.
Social (and social) behaviors of these testers were analyzed by the research team led by scholar Jan-Erik Lönnqvist.
The latter is the one who came up with the idea of probing the personalities and character traits of those who drive a vehicle of a certain level.
In fact, according to Lönnqvist, drivers who run red lights, commit housebreaking, fail to give right of way to pedestrians and exceed speed often drive big German cars, as he has repeatedly stated.
Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, a professor of social psychology at the University of Helsinki, explains that motivations underlie the consumerist choice: humans driven to buy a car of considerable value (as well as of considerable displacement) are frequently driven by an innate narcissism.
Closely related to the narcissistic spectrum is then the uncooperative nature, less tendency to cooperate, and generally limited sociability, all character traits that make a man unattractive in anticipation of a romantic relationship that is lasting and fulfilling.
The rule does not apply to women (it seems)
What about women with so-called big cars?
Well, the same rule does not apply: the sample of the nearly two thousand Finns also consisted of female drivers as well as male drivers, and it turned out that for them there were no significant correlations between owning a luxury car and any self-centeredness (and selfishness).
But it is worth noting-as, moreover, did the researchers themselves, who were attacked by those who viewed the study in more political and economic than psychological-sociological terms-that not all owners of expensive cars are to be avoided like the plague, quite the contrary.
Many choose similar cars for reasons far removed from narcissism, such as greater safety and appreciation of quality products.
But, in short, we have warned you.