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Cars as Status Symbols – Projecting the Ideal Image of Yourself

Cars as Status Symbols – Projecting the Ideal Image of Yourself

A status symbol means buying a possession in order to indicate your wealth, high social status or professional status. These symbols are all around us and we are also prone to subconsciously do all sorts things that will accentuate our position, personality and similar. We can call it a way of expressing ourselves. We can do it through clothes, our cellphones, homes, haircuts, cars and so on and so on. The list can be infinite. But there is also another reason we are prone to show ourselves using showing objects we own. That reason is compensation. Research has shown that man who drive fast cars usually have some insecurity issues. This clearly shows us that, in this case, fast cars are able to boost someone’s confidence. Also, if we don’t have enough confidence, we can enhance it through the speed of our car. Speed, as we know, gives us an adrenaline rush which is a rather satisfying experience for our body and mind. During the period of adrenaline rush...

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