Do you spend a lot of time in elevators? Thankfully, I do not! I am not a fan of elevators at all, and I try to take the stairs whenever possible. I like the extra exercise, and there’s less risk of being stuck. I live in an area without many tall buildings, so the stairs is almost always an option. However, when I’m in NYC or Boston, I take more elevators than I’d like… and I get to witness a lot of “elevator psychology.”
I have always been fascinated by how people act while waiting for and while in an elevator. Who pushes the up or down button when it’s already lit? Who likes to ask people which floor and push the button for them? Who is friendly and who stares straight ahead? An elevator is an interesting little microcosm in which I can observe strangers and how they act around people they’ll probably never see again!
There is some research to back up the link between elevator behavior and personality! I see a few quizzes coming on 🙂 My first elevator quiz is a quickie based on this research from Hunch. Who knew how you push an elevator button could say so much about you? (I recommend checking out the research after you take the quiz so that you don’t spoil your result!)
Does how you push an elevator button link up with your personality? Take my latest quiz, The Elevator Test, to find out. I did a bit of extrapolation and modernizing of the original research, and I’m curious to see if your result fits you.
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