Jonathan Bricker is quoted in this article about airplane seat choices and what they say about the passenger.
Love a window seat? Then you’re probably the most SELFISH person on the plane
Whether you pick the aisle or the window seat says a lot about your character
By Caroline McGuire, Digital Travel Editor
20th October 2017, 1:42 pm
EVERYONE is agreed that the middle seat on a plane is the worst. But which is better – the aisle or the window?
According to psychologists, which option you choose says a lot about your personality.
What does it mean if you pick the aisle seat?
Choosing the aisle seat isn’t just a sign of a weak bladder – it also means a passenger values their freedom.
University of Washington professor Jonathan Bricker, Ph.D said: You know you have the ability to get up and walk around without having to ask anyone or climb over your seat mate.”
But it can also be the sign of an introvert, who feels uncomfortable in social situations.
Professor Bricker added: “In a large group of people, introverts feel physically uncomfortable and tend to want to stay on the periphery – they don’t like to be surrounded by people or objects on all sides.”
However, the seat does come with its problems – plenty of bumps from anyone walking down the aisle, so it only works for an easy-going demeanour.
What does it mean if you pick the window seat?
The window seat is undeniably the comfiest on the plane – you have a window to look out of, slightly more space thanks to the gap between the armrest and the wall, and a spot to lean on.