Everyone has seat preferences while flying, and many choose between a window seat and an aisle seat. However, for tourists who prefer to sit by the window on the plane, psychologists gave a “bad” verdict about the type of personality.
There are many reasons to choose a window seat, such as being easier to sleep on long flights. And some research has shown that a window seat is the best choice to reduce your chances of catching an infection. But as Becky Spelman, a psychologist at Private Therapy Clinic, told The Telegraph, passengers who choose window seats tend to be “more selfish” than others. “Passengers who prefer window seats like to be in control… and are often more irritable,” she elaborated.
According to another psychologist, Joe Hemmings, if tourists are a fan of aisle seats, they are likely to be “more sociable and accommodating”: “They are also more prone to hectic flights and less suited to sleeping on planes.” The aisle seat is popular with travelers who like to move around on long flights or go to the toilet frequently.
Experts have also found out what it means if you choose the middle seat – often the least favorite of passengers. Psychologist Gilia Bianchi said that such travelers are characterized as “calm, modest and not at all self-confident.”
On the other hand, there is an opinion that such travelers can be “disorganized” or “led” rather than leaders , as their choice means they may have forgotten to select their seat or someone else has booked it for them.
But there is an obvious benefit to travelers who find themselves in the middle seat for whatever reason: according to flight attendants, they get both armrests (read more here).
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