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SCIENCE HAS A NEW WAY TO TELL IF YOU’RE A JERK…
Scientists have determined that if you drive an expensive car, you’re probably a jerk.
Don’t kill the messenger, though…
It was pretty much unanimous!
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So, what exactly do they mean?
“A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road — with the likelihood they’ll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra $1,000 that their vehicle is worth.”
Because researches speculated that they “felt a sense of superiority over other road users” and were less able to empathize with lowly sidewalk-walkers.
And it looks like they could be racist and sexist, too.
“Vehicles stopped 31% of the time for both women and white participants, compared with 24% of the time for men and 25% of the time for black volunteers.”
A Finnish study last month found similar results.
It found that men who own flashy vehicles are more likely to be “argumentative, stubborn, disagreeable and unempathetic.”
Here’s the funny thing:
People with “conscientious” characters seek out pricey models, too.
What do you think? Does driving an expensive car make you a jerk?
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