What Choosing a Window Seat Says About You (It's Not Good)

Psychology says so.

Anthony Bourdain always chooses the window seat because he wants to sleep on planes — and he says people who prefer the aisle are just weak in the bladder department. But could those logical-seeming justifications actually be a smokescreen for something deeper and darker?

Becky Spelman, chief psychologist at Harley Street’s Private Therapy Clinic told the Telegraph: “Passengers who favour the window seat like to be in control, tend to take an ‘every man for themselves’ attitude towards life, and are often more easily irritable. They also like to 'nest' and prefer to exist in their own bubble.”

On the flip side of that rather harsh assessment, she said that people who prefer to sit on the aisle are more likely to be reserved, more considerate of others' needs, ands also less irritable. 

Of course no one — but no one — would ever choose a middle seat. So the least you can do for passengers forced into those uncomfortable assignments is cut them a little slack — it's only appropriate.

Now window people, feel free to turn inward and spend some time analyzing whether you need to do some real work on yourself. (Or not.)

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