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“The results of both studies confirmed the hypothesis that bitter taste preferences are positively associated with malevolent personality traits, with the most robust relation to everyday sadism and psychopathy.” – Christina Sagioglou & Tobias Greitemeyer

“Um… I’m not a psychopath?”

Let’s state the obvious, so there are no misunderstandings. If you drink black coffee, there’s a very good chance your mental health is fine and dandy.

There are plenty of people who enjoy tar-colored java – and they’re good people

The research team from the University of Innsbruck (Austria), agrees with my sentiments stated above. That said…

There is a stronger correlation between people who drink (and eat) bitter beverages and foods – and the darker personality traits.

Here’s a bit about the study:

– 953 adults; 52% male, 48% female; Average age: about 36.

– Published January 2016 in the journal Appetite

– Measures include self-reported surveys (“likability of food names”) and personality assessments.

 

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