Study Finds Mac Users Self-Centered, Validation-Needy, Etc.


"Are you self-centered, arrogant or conceited? Do you have a strong need for recognition? You must have a Mac, according to new research."

The above video says people with an open personality (eh?) are 60 percent more likely to own a Mac.

More factoids: Mac users generally consider themselves superior to PC users. They are more likely to use teeth whitening products, buy organic food, purchase more shoes (an average of five pairs last year), frequent Starbucks and drive a hybrid car.

They also pay for music they find on the internet (50 percent versus 16 percent of PC users). (Scoff.)

The study was conducted by Mindset Media, which surveyed 7500 Mac and PC users. Thanks for the link, Candace.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-18-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Brands, Trends and Culture, Video   

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Pshaw... well, I'm better than those people. (And of course I'm a Mac user.)

Posted by: Jessie Birks on February 19, 2008 11:43 AM

Macs are just more conducive for creative endeavors.

Posted by: joe on February 19, 2008 2:04 PM

I was actually thinking of buying teeth whitener yesterday afternoon. I bought nail polish instead. (There are many ways to be a self-centered Mac user.)

Posted by: Angela on February 19, 2008 2:05 PM


I've got all the Mac symptoms, and no Mac. I'll get there someday...

Posted by: Candace on February 20, 2008 1:41 AM

Better than a Mac for creative endeavors:

Nails (the kind you hammer)
Midgets (not to be confused with Dwarfs)
4-7 Floor Parking Garages
Cougars (the kind you find at bars like "The Quiet Woman")
Dick Cheney's Mammogram Results

Well, those are a few off the top of my head. You don't need a Mac to be creative. You do need one to look creative, however.

Posted by: Edward on February 20, 2008 4:16 PM

Macs are for people with no 'real life' skills, and for people that are slightly retarded. A PC can do so much more that a mac can, and with a little intelligence a PC can be made to be conducive to anything.

Posted by: wes on February 21, 2008 4:09 AM

They're freaking computers people. Computers. Really, they are.

Posted by: Edward on February 21, 2008 12:10 PM

They might be just computer, but by in large Liberals have chosen the Mac, and normal people have chosen the PC. It's just one more arena for the political battle to be fought in.

Posted by: wes on February 21, 2008 6:11 PM

Actually, I'm a "Liberal", and yet I won't touch a Mac with a ten-foot pole.

"Normal people"? Kind of arrogant, aren't we?

Posted by: scamps on August 2, 2008 11:44 PM