Actually, many are probably over-secure in their choices.
Originally Posted by dbmalloy
The real psychology answer is that these cognitive biases are traits of social psych. inherent in the species. People become overly obsessed with rather trivial issues, then form imagined group biases based on them....the most extreme of these become unable to even imagine why others wouldn't want to make the same choice as them. They will then defend it with any reasoning necessary - even if irrational or contradictory - to justify it. They feel on some deep level as though people using other phones must be fundamentally different....must defend own tribe!!!!
You can read all about these phenomenon in social psych, and of course evolutionary psych would indeed say that it is the primitive tribe mentality which leads to this. The CB crowd....or any fanboy crowd are the same people who would have leaped out to stone a stranger, or to justify the wiping out of another tribe who wears a different type of animal fur.... and indeed....it probably was useful in a certain time and place :-)
Nobody is immune, though hopefully we dont' take it too extremes. We do this with just about all aspects of life.....important (politics, religion, philosophy, etc) and trivial (phones, clothes, hair).....and of course, on fan forums, you'll find the most extreme people. Fortunately, I think they are the minority!
The exception to all this being people who like Audi; they are, across the board, effeminate eurotrash wannabees- without exception.