What your coffee preference says about you

(3 News)
(3 News)

Have you ever asked yourself why you have your coffee a certain way? Alternatively, have you ever asked yourself if you're a psychopath?

No? Well, those two questions may actually be one and the same.

A new study in the journal Appetite has found taste preferences are associated with personality traits.

Researchers involved in the study asked 500 participants how much they enjoyed different palates of sour, salty, sweet, and bitter foods.

Scientists then determined their scale of aggression and sadism, as well as the other traits like extraversion, agreeableness, and emotional stability.

"People who are super tasters, who have that really strong reaction to that bitter taste on a piece of paper, those people are really emotional and sensitive," says Massey University's Heather Hendrickson.

"If you gave people bitter foods, they were more likely to react aggressively, and that was the kind of study that really led to this study."

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