7 types of drivers in a traffic jam—Which type are you?

Car Advice    Zia Xin


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Traffic jams—we've all been there. If you're lucky, you won't have to wait long to turn onto a side road and get out of there, but for the serious cases, you might be trapped for a long time! Everyone has their way of reacting to this annoying situation, and your reaction says something about the kind of person you are. What kind of driver are you in a traffic jam? Read on to find out!

1. The Raging Beast

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Pointless traffic jam wasting your precious time? Rage Mode: ON. You're very affected by this delay and not afraid to let people know it, expressing your anger by a persistent hammering on the horn. In a bad situation, you might even wind down the window to shout at someone. You could be a perfectly nice, calm person in everyday life, but something about waiting around in a jam just triggers your inner beast. You wear your heart on your sleeve, and you're never afraid to let people know how you're feeling. You also value your time very highly, and don't appreciate meaningless waste!

2. The Aspiring Speechmaker

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Traffic jams drive you up the wall, but rather than express it to the drivers outside, you prefer to rant to your passengers. You might have a long list of reasons why this jam is happening right now, plus elaborations for each one. When you're really angry, your speeches can easily last over an hour, and you often continue to express your frustration even after you're out of the jam. You're probably the kind of person who likes to find an explanation when bad things happen to you, and when you've figured something out, you want to tell other people about it too.

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On the outside, you're totally calm, but inside, you're boiling at the unfairness of this situation. You keep all your fury deep down and stay quiet, perhaps waiting until the jam is over to take out your anger elsewhere. No matter how annoyed you are, you don't believe in explosive displays of emotion, and would prefer not to react until the problem has passed. You're naturally not an expressive person, but it doesn't mean you don't have feelings. Those close to you probably know that when you go silent, it's actually a danger sign . The minute you're out of the jam, you're slamming on the accelerator to make up for lost time—and to vent your rage at last.

4. The Social Media Personality

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The minute your car is pulled to a slow stop and you see the sea of traffic ahead, the phone comes out and you open your social media apps. Time to post a traffic jam selfie, and live-tweet the whole situation until it's resolved. All your followers know exactly why the jam is happening, how bad the jam is, and which area to avoid. You probably enjoy sharing about your life, and often try to make something entertaining out of a bad day. You also keep up-to-date with the digital age—you're not one to be left behind!

5. The Cheerful Peacemaker

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Stuck in a jam for hours? That's ok, you can always use the time to listen to some music, or have a catch-up session with your passengers! You never get worked up about traffic issues, because there's not much you can do to change things. Cheering up everyone in the car is how you prefer to spend your time and energy, and you're tolerant of whatever mess-up is causing the delay. You're probably a naturally positive and upbeat person, and you don't like to engage in conflict. You also have a lot of patience, and tend to look for alternative ways to make use of your time instead of really letting it go completely to waste.

6. The Constant Worrier

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You start panicking the second you see the pile-up from a distance—what's going on? How long will the jam take? What if you're late for work? How long has your child been waiting for you to come and fetch them? You're not a person who deals well with disruptions, and for as long as you're in the jam, you'll be staring at the clock, anxiously thinking about all your appointments. You might also turn on the radio to listen for updates and start googling on your phone for information. It's not that you enjoy worrying, it's just that you tend to overthink quite a lot. You probably cope better when there's someone with you in the car, to reassure you and head off your worries before you really start to spiral.

7. The Super-Planner

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You're the one with a super-tight schedule that's going to need immediate rearranging if you're delayed even by five minutes. It doesn't take long before you're on your phone, texting everyone to tell them you'll be late, cancelling other appointments later, and making tons of alternate arrangements. Even though you don't like having your plans disrupted, you're good at staying calm and looking for ways to resolve the situation. You're probably a very efficient person—you have to be to deal with your busy schedule! People may call you a control freak sometimes, but when problems crop up and planning needs to get done, you're a great person to have on hand.

Which type of driver are you in a traffic jam? Did the description really fit you? Share down in the comments! And if you enjoyed this article, there's plenty more where that came from! Just download the Motorist.sg app at the Apple Appstore or Android Playstore, and you'll get access to more entertaining articles, plus a whole variety of useful information and services!



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