The car we drive says a lot about us – we might not realise it, but our cars are often very good indicators of our personality. Granted, not everyone can be overly selective in their choice these days, but even on a limited budget there is always a car we would never dream of driving – and a car we would love to.
Your car might just give away more about your personality than you realise – or care to admit! One of the biggest giveaways about the person behind the wheel is the car’s colour. A recent survey has uncovered some interesting attitudes to the most commonly-coloured cars.
Black: powerful, classic, elegant
It’s the ultimate power colour. Owners of black cars love elegance and appreciate all that is classic. This is a person who probably has a lot of black in their wardrobe because the colour really speaks to empowerment.
White: pure, pristine, direct
White car owners are hard to please. These are people who generally like things to be very pure, pristine, clear and direct. The woman who chooses a white vehicle is more likely to keep her car super clean – the neat freak aspect could extend to her home too.
Silver: futuristic, prestigious, elegant
Those behind the wheel of a silver whip have several things going for them. This is not the kind of person who would be satisfied with gray. They would have to have a metallic finish because they want it to look more prestigious. This is the kind of personality that appreciates elegance with a bit of flash.
Red: sensual, dynamic, outgoing
There are two different kinds of reds: vibrant and deep-blue. Both express the same traits. But those who go vibrant are bolder. Owners of red cars like to attract attention, are outgoing and like to be seen as someone who really stands out. Those who ride around in a deeper bluish-red (wine or maroon) have the same inclinations, but are more subtle. They want to be perceived the same way as the red personality but they’re far less obvious about it. It’s not in your face - it’s underlying. You have to look a little deeper to find the true meaning of who they are.
Light-mid blue: calm, faithful, true; Dark blue: confident, credible, authoritative
It’s probably safe to trust the driver of a blue car, no matter what the shade, though there is a distinct difference between the light and dark shades. Light-to-mid blue is always considered cool to the touch and those who drive this shade are the kind of people who have a calm demeanor to the point of being almost unshakable. They’re also very faithful. This is the kind of person who as a friend, is going to be there forever. The dark blues are much more confident and these drivers like to be seen as credible and authority figures.
Orange: artistic, individual, complex
An orange car screams unique. People who choose orange are usually very artistic, creative, original and charming. There’s a certain complexity to this kind of personality as well.
Dark green: well-balanced, trustworthy, traditional; light green: organic, no-fuss, understated
Someone seated in a green ride usually leads a well-balanced life, as green is the most balanced colour in nature. The deeper the green, the more trustworthy and also the more traditional the person.
Anyone opting for a lighter, yellowish green has a connection to nature. A green car owner is a person who likes to be thought of as no-fuss, very simple and understated.
Yellow: joyful, sense of humour
Expect the owner of a yellow car to be young at heart with a sunny disposition. A person who chooses yellow knows that they’re going to be noticed and they usually have a great sense of humour.
Gold: warm, intelligent, glamorous
Gold is considered the most precious of all materials. There is implied warmth with a certain kind of intelligence associated. Those who fancy gold also love comfort and will pay for it. It’s an attention getter, but a very glamorous one.
So do you agree? Or disagree? Are you a pleasant and considerate driver of a shiny black Mercedes? Do you love showing off in your silver Audi TT, or have you ever been cut off by a foul-mouthed octogenarian in a little green hatchback? Let us know your thoughts.