Children who get stuck sitting in the middle seat of the car on long family road trips are said to be more successful.
A survey from Skoda Octavia, the car manufacturer, claims that this experience from an early age, gives them the drive and determination to do well in business when they grow up!
The study of 1,000 adults with two or more siblings were asked where they had sat in the car as a child.
The survey found that 90 per cent of those at director level had sat in the middle back seat as youngsters.
So too did almost three out of four adults who now run their own businesses and 62 per cent of those who would describe their jobs as “senior management”.
80 per cent of those asked were convinced that having to suffer through the discomfort of sitting in the middle seat in the car was linked to their later success in their career and their business, according to the study.
Some 44% describe themselves as easy going, while 28% say they are reasonable, 25% patient and 21% level-headed. Incredibly, 80% of middle seat children attribute their success to their car position as a youngster.
Laverne Antrobus, a consultant child psychologist, agreed saying, “Cars are a unique environment and a lot can be revealed when everyone is sitting together in a confined space.
“It’s fascinating to see how a seating position in the back of the car, often over many years, can directly reflect or influence our personalities.
“Whether middle seat children were made to sit there or not they seem to develop positive traits which prove to be of real value to them as adults, and often, interestingly, in their careers.”
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