Have a cherry red sports car? You love taking financial risks
Pavlo Baliukh/ Shutterstock Certain cars are designed to make everyone look—think splashy sports cars, very expensive cars, or anything bright red. While driving this type of car will get you some positive attention from others, it also shows you’re willing to risk getting negative attention as well, says Susan M. Henney, Ph.D, professor of psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown. Studies have shown that red cars and sports cars are the most likely to be pulled over by police and targeted by thieves, so by owning one you’re saying that the attention from others is worth the risk of losing your investment to tickets or theft. By the way, these are the top 10 cars most likely to be stolen.
Drive a three-row minivan? You love a crowd
GTS Productions/Shutterstock It isn’t the convenience, safety, or storage space that makes the minivan the ultimate mom-mobile (although those help!) but rather the sheer number of kids you can pack into those things, Henney says.”These cars show that you define yourself by your relationship to children and the more kids are in your car, the better you feel about yourself,” she explains. “It tells the world, ‘I’m the carpool mom. I’m valued and important.'”