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
1They are always checking themselves in a mirror100
2They unconciously check their reflections in shop windows97.4
3When they are with lots of female friends they tend to talk about themselves86.0
4They are always talking about their tales of heroism81.1
5They upload photos they take of themselves to their SNS71.2
6They show off about usually having a full appointment book55.4
7They wear aftershave that can be smelt from afar48.7
8They frequently touch their hair around the collar line47.1
9They sing ballads at karaoke38.5
10They show themselves off as natural36.7
11Their mobile phone is never out of their hand36.1
12When a drinking party descends into chaos they show off their muscles29.8
13They reply to emails with surprising speed29.6
14They give a sly smile when our eyes meet27.8
15They get a bit too close when talking27.6
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