Do you think your car has a human-like facial expression? One study co-authored by a Florida State University professor confirms that cars really do have personality. Dennis Slice, an Associate Professor with the FSU Department of Scientific Computing says the recent study shows that people see human facial features on the front of cars. With this, he says they even tag certain personality traits to cars.
We decided to ask a few folks in the community if their car has personality. Rick Shook, who drives an SUV said, "I just think a car is a car, not much more than that." And Erin Ennis, who drives a hard top convertible said, "Well, the fact that it's a convertible, a hard top convertible, and it's small black and sporty. So it makes me laugh."
In the study--participants were asked about traits such as dominance, maturity, gender and friendliness.
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