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Anhad Kashyap

Business Process Reengineering Consultant, Alcatel Lucent

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Can we judge the personality of a person based on the way he drives ??

Can we judge a person based on the decisions he takes while driving. I have observed several of my friends who drive and has seen that those who are rash and those who drive fast or take sharp turns in their work life take similar rough decisions therefore I started to analyze people based on their driving. Those who drive slow, apply brakes at distance were found to be slow while taking decisions made in real life. How good is this way of judging people :)

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    M K

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    Jun 16 2012: I disagree with you that the fast driving style represents one's fast decision in the other situation.

    The reason is that we drive after our thinking, in other words, our thinking makes our driving.

    We should drive appropriately with the situation.

    When we drive near children, we should drive slowly. This slow driving does not represent the slow decision. I guess people with this driving style can make a appreciate decision fast in the other situation.

    Conversely, if one drives near children fast, this fast driving does not represent the fast decision. I guess people with this driving style can not make a appreciate decision fast in the other situation.

    When we encounter an accident, we should drive fast and sharply. This first and sharp driving does not represent the rough decision. I guess people with this driving style can make a appreciate decision carefully in the other situation, not roughly.

    In conclusion, we can judge the personality of a person based on the way of thinking when driving, not the way of driving.
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      Jun 18 2012: Hi M K,

      Next time you sit with someone and try to observe his driving. Divide the driving of the person in two way:

      a) Conscious Driving: When you ask the person to drive fast or to dry slow i.e. you make him conscious, that the the time when his drives from his conscious mind and this is when he can even tweak the intentions by altering the way of his driving.

      b) Subconscious Driving: Just let the person drive and talk of a different subject. In this situation he would drive from his Sub Conscious mind. Whatever he would do on the road would be the result of a prior learning or process stored somewhere within his subconscious brain. That is the case in which you can actually judge a person.

      Therefore according to me, only in the case where a person is not made conscious, one can have a few glimpses of his personality and also the way the person thinks or takes decision. Speed and Braking at distance matters but only when the observations are made when the driver is not consciously driving.
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        M K

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        Jun 24 2012: Conscious Driving and Subconscious Driving is the refection of one's personality. But Subconscious Driving reflects one's personality stronger than Conscious Driving. Because we can not control Subconscious Driving well and we can not control our personality well.
        In other words, what we can control is not our narrowly-defined "personality".
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      Jun 21 2012: If for example your actions hurt someone in your life, then you are likely to hurt someones feeling on the road or vice-a-versa. What ever you do is a reflection of your thinking and personality.
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        M K

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        Jun 24 2012: What I did subconsciously is a reflection of your thinking and personality. So I do not remember my reflection of your thinking and personality. Our family and friends know it better than me.

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