Okay, I was wondering whether MBTI correlates with driving habits.
I am a cautious driver with the occasional impulsive streak. More often than not I follow all the rules extremely carefully, and drive defensively, though sometimes if I am late or in a bad mood I will speed, but that is the only thing I do wrong on purpose. I make every reasonable effort to stop if a light is turning red, for example, but I have never actually gone through a red light (even one that just turned red) before except on accident (thank god it was 5:30 in the morning and no one else was there...) and I don't make rolling stops, which occasionally makes me think that the people behind me must be impatient with me, because it seems like everyone else does.
Also, I am very good at navigation. I almost always know what direction I am going when I am driving but this is a skill that kicks in only when I am driving, not at other times. It takes a little effort; I don't intuitively know it like some things. However I don't get lost, even when I am turning around a lot. I have memorized generally where most things are in the metro area, what streets are where and I can plan alternate routes without a map as long as they include major roads. I can also remember the names of roads and my mind does not automatically look for landmarks. I look for the roads themselves and pay attention to the whole surrounding environment to commit to memory so I know where I am turning, as opposed to the concept of "taking the 2nd right" that I see so often in written directions.
My INFP friend on the other hand is totally different. She also has more reckless driving habits. When she's riding with me she always tells me "You could have gone through that light" and yes, maybe I could have, but oftentimes I don't want to risk it - especially when there are cameras and you could end up getting a ticket. She doesn't seem to speed often but only occasionally, and I have to remind her to check her blind spot. She actually hates to drive, whereas I really enjoy driving. She also does rolling stops, which I notice a lot from other drivers anyway.
Okay, this may sound really awful, but she honestly cannot navigate her way out of a paper bag. She has to use her GPS to get anywhere (honestly I hate the things; they don't make any sense to me. What makes sense to me is paying attention to the signs and direction...) and when I was driving with her once, her GPS was old and outdated so we ended up having to turn around in a mall parking lot. She actually had to make me give her turn-by-turn directions on how to get back out, when she could see the exit from where she was... When it comes to driving it seems that she wants other people to tell her how to do it every time, but you don't learn anything if you are just waiting for someone to tell you what to do. That's okay when you are just learning to drive, because you need to be focusing on learning that instead of learning how to navigate, but she's been driving as long as I have (only more sporadically, because she keeps studying abroad where she doesn't have to).
Our extreme differences in driving habits made me wonder if this is an MBTI related thing. What do you guys think?