FROM how you eat your pizza and like your eggs cooked, to whether you put jam or cream first on a scone, we all have our own food preferences.
But have you ever stopped to think that how you like your food could reveal a lot about your personality?
Psychologist Lee Chambers has revealed that how we prep and eat our food can directly correlate to our true personalities. Pictured, stock image[/caption]
Psychologist Lee Chambers analysed research commissioned by Chicago Town and dived into 15 of the most polarising food choices, and what they could say about you.
According to the expert, those that prefer steak rare are people who might be described as extroverted, creative, and excitable, and are usually the ones with high energy and passion in their pursuits.
Preferring steak cooked well-done suggests someone who takes things a little slower and conveys a considerate nature.
Meanwhile, the gherkIN or gherkOUT debate with the humble burger has plagued Brits for years.
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Chambers attributes characteristics of bravery and optimism to those that prefer having the pickled delicacy in between their burger buns, wanting to add more to their meal, and subsequently, to their life.
Attentive with an eye for details were the identities of those that prefer their burger without gherkins, with the pickle not being a part of the bigger picture.
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They are faithful by default, believe in themselves and will back their position that there is a place for pickles – and it’s not inside their bun.
Amongst other analysis includes chunky chip eaters, who are considered hardworking, conservative, and loyal.
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On the flip slide, fans of their nemesis, the humble fry, are deemed trendy and youthful.
And let’s not forget the age-old debate on whether chocolate belongs in or out of the fridge.
FIFTEEN FOOD CHOICES AND WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU
- Chicago Town Deep Dish Pizza
Crunch – Firm, assertive, and headstrong
Goo – Spontaneous, sentimental, and easy-going
Thick – Deep, Decisive, Objective
Runny – Friendly, Humourous, Gentle
Jam first – Dignified, Courteous, Charming
Cream first – Adventurous, Colourful, Daring
Rare – Extroverted, Creative, Excitable
Well Done – Considerate, Thoughtful, Assured
Ripe – Subtle, Humble, Principled
Firm – Charismatic, Confident, Innovative
Mashed – Passionate, Honest, Playful
Sliced – Reliable, Sophisticated, Methodical
Golden – Perfectionist, Practical, Popular
Dark – Free-willed, Adrenaline Seeker, Self-sufficient
Hard boiled – Patient, Resilient, Prudent
Soft boiled – Reactive, Imaginative, Energetic
Fries – Curious, Trendy, Youthful
Chunky – Hardworking, Conservative, Loyal
10. Peanut Butter
Crunchy – Resourceful, Thorough, Warm
Smooth – Peaceful, Romantic, Level-headed
Crispy – Witty, Persuasive, Fun-loving
Chewy – Good-natured, Kind, Tidy
Gherkin – Optimistic, Courageous, Carefree
No gherkin – Faithful, Attentive, Idealistic
Fridge – Aspiring, Cultured, Farsighted
Room Temp – Dynamic, Simple, Collaborative
American-Style – Action-orientated, bold, dramatic
Crepes – Intelligent, Contemplative, Tolerant
Garden – Honourable, Observant, Shrewd
Mushy – Liberal, Personable, Sympathetic
According to the psychologist, those who favour the fridge are likely to be aspiring, culture and farsighted, while firm believers that the tasty treat should be kept at room temperature are considered dynamic and collaborative.
Lee Chambers comments: “We don’t often look deeply into what and how we eat. However, the way we prepare and eat our food can say a lot about who we are and our personalities.”
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How we prepare our food is often a window into how we plan and build our lifestyle.”
As for how our food is at the point of eating, it shines a light on the type of person we are, whether we play safe or like risk, competitive or relaxed, and even be symbolic of what you represent.”