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Offline Shampa Iftakhar

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Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« on: October 13, 2015, 10:04:09 AM »

 Vain, selfish, psychopathic, everyday sadist – this is what you might be if you prefer bitter foods like strong black coffee or tonic water, Austrian researchers discovered.

The Innsbruck University scientists tested over 1,000 people during their study.

The first experiment involved about 500 people, 35 years old on average, who were asked to rate their food preferences, and then completed four personality tests.

The tests checked aggression levels, asking the subjects to assess statements such as: “Given enough provocation, I may hit someone.” Also, other specific personality traits were explored (“I tend to be callous or insensitive”), in particular the “big five”:
extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and emotional stability.

Last but not least, the participants were asked to complete the Comprehensive Assessment of Sadistic Tendencies – yes, you’ve read it right.

So, what did the scientists find out?

"The results suggest that how much people like bitter-tasting foods and drinks is stably tied to how dark their personality is,” the study says.

The new data proves that “bitter taste preferences are linked to malevolent personality traits.”

And those traits are really scary. “We found particularly robust correlations with everyday sadism . . . [which is] a construct related to benign masochism - the enjoyment of painful activities,” the researchers say.

So, why do the psychopathic personalities like bitter foods?

Christina Sagioglou, the author of the study, said that eating bitter foods may be “compared to a rollercoaster ride where people enjoy things that induce fear.”

Source:RT.COM

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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 10:44:19 AM »
I am afraid and shocked to know these dear madam  :o :'( I prefer strong black coffee more than anything else...///  ???




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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 12:48:52 PM »
I am surprised to know this too. ;)

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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 09:30:13 AM »
I guess there is a difference between preference and conscious pick up.
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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 01:53:56 PM »
What will happen to me? How can I avoid black coffee?
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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 12:17:36 PM »
I started drinking black coffee a few weeks back thinking of leaving sugar and coffeemate's destructible effects behind. And now I get to know this!
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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 04:58:55 PM »
That's great............

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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 03:28:29 PM »
Choice is yours, dear Antara madam. ;) ;)

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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2016, 11:34:08 AM »
Shall I start drinking coffee with milk and sugar? :-\
God save me.

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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2016, 08:22:52 AM »
I think we are confused about our choices  :-\





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Re: Black Coffee:You may be a psychopath
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 01:06:00 PM »
In that case, I may be a psychopath.
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