“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.