Features of guys who think they are cooler than they are


goo Ranking took a look at features of guys who mistakenly think they are cool, a follow-up of sorts to last month’s look at women who aren’t as cute as they think.


From the 5th to the 7th of September 2012 1,006 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.4% of the sample were female, 10.5% in their teens, 13.7% in their twenties, 26.6% in their thirties, 27.6% in their forties, 11.7% in their fifties, and 9.9% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I notice that the women had 30 features yet the men only manage 15, although I don’t know if there’s any significance in that. Fortunately, I’m only guilty of number 14.

Ranking result

Q: What are the features of guys who mistakingly think they are cool? (Sample size=1,006)

Rank   Score
1 They are always checking themselves in a mirror 100
2 They unconciously check their reflections in shop windows 97.4
3 When they are with lots of female friends they tend to talk about themselves 86.0
4 They are always talking about their tales of heroism 81.1
5 They upload photos they take of themselves to their SNS 71.2
6 They show off about usually having a full appointment book 55.4
7 They wear aftershave that can be smelt from afar 48.7
8 They frequently touch their hair around the collar line 47.1
9 They sing ballads at karaoke 38.5
10 They show themselves off as natural 36.7
11 Their mobile phone is never out of their hand 36.1
12 When a drinking party descends into chaos they show off their muscles 29.8
13 They reply to emails with surprising speed 29.6
14 They give a sly smile when our eyes meet 27.8
15 They get a bit too close when talking 27.6
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