For years I was spending about half my life traveling. Mostly business. Having an unwelcomed disruption to the practice, this past week-end was my first time in an airport and back on a plane in 15 months. For pleasure! The gap, not a big deal, really. Travel is not easy!! Many might envy me or would be relieved. But having the break made me experience it a bit differently. There was more to notice. (perhaps a future blog) For this writing, a bit of lightheartedness came upon me.
I thought I would share.
Is it possible for your seat selection to say something about who you are? Aisle or window preferred? I am going with the theory IF you seek the middle without purpose or circumstance, you are unique!
My very unscientific hypothesis evolved…
An aisle picker? Just my guesses, are the most common, by a small margin. And often size, health and or anxieties factor in the equation. Could we describe the individual, wanting to be in control of their surroundings? Dare I say keep personal power of choice, instead of depending on others? They enjoy the most available freedom in a confined space? Is there a sense of entitlement? Are they eager, a little impatient? Don’t like heights, more comfortable grounded? Focused on quickest way to end result? More social, open to conversation? Less bothered by activity or interruptions around them? To get this spot, is one likely proactive, organized and conscientious in planning?
If choosing the window, size and annoyances may be a factor too. Someone that is interested in as much of their “own” space as possible? Accepting of surroundings or aware of limitations? Understand teamwork or exercising initiative to meet needs? Practice consideration? They enjoy seclusion in a confined space? Less social? More patient? Like the light, want to see where they are going? Maybe, as able, experience the journey to the destination or a daydreamer? Position themselves to disengage from surrounding activity? Are they tolerant of the process, slightly less structured when coordinating plans?
And in the middle – they are willing to sacrifice for the one they are with or a last-minute planner?
Of course, this is random and meant to be inconsequential. I am sure I am not the first to propose an observation. Obviously, the seat “qualities” are not exact opposites of each other and certainly an individual doesn't have all the outlined above. If even any. But should it be fun to reimagine any connection between seat selection and personality, what do you think is possible? Are there traits you want to add or challenge? Maybe seeing yourself or a travel companion? Hopefully, you smiled or chuckled at the thought.
Enjoy your travels, be safe!
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