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New Study Has Some Bad Things To Say About Gin And Tonic Drinkers

According to a study conducted at Innsbruck University, with nearly 1000 participants 

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.Regression analyses confirmed that this association holds when controlling for sweet, sour and salty taste preferences and that bitter taste preferences are the overall strongest predictor compared to the other taste preferences. The data thereby provide novel insights into the relationship between personality and the ubiquitous behaviours of eating drinking by consistently demonstrating a robust relation between increased enjoyment of bitter foods and heightened sadistic proclivities.

But, some of our favorite people love a nice, ice, cold, gin & tonic! Especially, these two! 

The survey, as administered by Drs. Christian Sagioglou and Tobias Greitemeyer had two parts. Part one--was a six point scale in reference to various food and drink. Part two--asked such cheery questions as whether participants enjoyed tormenting people and if they enjoy repeating scenes from their favorite "gory slasher films." 


If gin is not your preferred tipple...you're not off the hook. Guess what other bitter flavor may be a sign of a psychopath? 

That's right! Coffee. If you enjoy the bitter taste of coffee you just might have some psychopathic tendencies. This is funny because most people confess to acting psycho BEFORE their morning cup of Joe! 

And, it's not just coffee and gin. 

Yup, chocolate made the cut too! Sorry to start off your 2018 this way. If you excuse me, I need a gin & tonic. I've already had too much coffee and chocolate today! Happy New Year! 

H/T: Indy100, Innsbruck University