Which driving personality are you?

Do you ever get competitive when another driver tries to overtake you? Perhaps you like to tell other drivers exactly what they’re doing wrong behind the wheel? Or maybe you’re the kind of person who avoids letting the mistakes of other drivers get to you at all!?

Drivers react to situations on the road completely differently, but most of us will agree that driving can become highly stressful during the rush hour, particularly at this time of year with the roads get busier with the kids go back to school, and the weather getting colder. The way in which you react to situations on the road can help to determine your driving personality.

Our friends over at Goodyear have teamed up with a group of social psychologists from the London School of Economics to identify 7 different types of drivers.

Kate Rock of Goodyear Tyres states,“Understanding what type of behaviour we exhibit and what situations provoke it is a first step for all of us to better control it, thereby creating a safer driving environment for ourselves and others on the road.”

According to Goodyear and the London School of Economics and Politics, the seven personalities of UK drivers are as follows:

  • The Teacher: ‘needs to make sure other drivers know what they have done wrong and expects recognition of his/her efforts to teach others’
  • The Know-it-all: ‘thinks he/she is surrounded by incompetent fools and contents themselves with shouting condescendingly at other drivers while being protected in their own car’.
  • The Competitor: ‘needs to get ahead of all other drivers and is annoyed when someone gets in the way of that. He/she might accelerate when someone tries to overtake them or close a gap to prevent anyone from getting in front of them’.
  • The Punisher: ‘wants to punish other drivers for any perceived misbehaviour. Might end up getting out of his/her car or approaching other drivers directly’.
  • The Philosopher: ‘accepts misbehaviour easily and tries to rationally explain it. Manages to control his/her feelings in the car’.
  • The Avoider: ‘treats misbehaving other drivers impersonally, dismisses them as a hazard’.
  • The Escapee: ‘listens to music or talks on the phone to insulate him/herself. Escapees distract themselves with selected social relationships so that they do not have to relate to any of the other drivers on the road. It’s also a strategy for not getting frustrated in the first place’.

Can you identify your own driving personality from the list? If you still can’t decide which personality is more fitted to you, follow the flow diagram above or take the test via the below link...