When you pick a seat at the movies, you're broadcasting your personality type to the world.
That's the conclusion of Japanese psychologist Hiromi Mizuki, who has broken down the average cinema into six seating sections and outlined a personality type for each, The Daily Mail reports.
Her thoughts are below, along with a few of our own cutting, less scientific insights. What does your cinema seat say about you?
Ms Mizuki: If you sit in the middle of the theatre, directly in front of the screen, it means you're confident and decisive.
News.com.au: You're either absurdly organised, having booked your seats three days in advance, or you see strange hipster movies in empty cinemas where you can literally pick any spot.
2. Back seat bandits
Ms Mizuki: Sitting way up the back, but directly in front of the screen, suggests you're calm and collected, but slightly timid and afraid of being influenced by others.
News.com.au: You're nosy. Helen Lovejoy nosy. You arrive half an hour before the film starts and amuse yourself by spying on everyone sitting in front of you, quietly judging them.
3. Front rowers
Ms Mizuki: If you sit directly in front of the screen, you're a sociable person who wants to be connected with others constantly.
News.com.au: It helps if you're snooty. When you walk around with your nose in the air all day, you become completely immune to the sort of neck trauma that would cripple most moviegoers.
Ms Mizuki: Sitting in the middle rows of the theatre, but off to one side, means you crave personal space and only gravitate towards people you feel you can be yourself around.
News.com.au: You have to dash out for a trip to the snack bar halfway through every film, because your addiction to Maltesers inevitably overpowers your desire to catch crucial plot points. Sitting near the aisle is a natural choice.
Ms Mizuki: If you sit in one of the back corners, you want to know everything that's going on but you don't have the confidence to get involved yourself.
News.com.au: The movie is fascinating and all, but as a randy teenager you're just looking for an opportunity to fool around with your high school sweetheart.
6. Silent sufferers
Ms Mizuki: If you sit in the cramped front corners of the cinema, it suggests you accept being inconvenienced, which in plainer English means you're a total pushover.
News.com.au: You're a fiscal idiot, because you don't mind wasting money on movie tickets that give you no view of the screen. You may as well bring a book and ignore the film altogether.