Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are
From what we eat, we can deduce some traits of our personality. And what do you eat?
Thanks to well-being and cultural changes, today's society has multiplied food tribes, dividing us into omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, pescetarians, etc...
The reason? Massimo Montanari, professor of medieval history and food at the University of Bologna says: "The more a society frees itself from the pangs of hunger, the more individuals feel free to make choices. The novelty is that it is no longer about elitist decisions, but of behaviours that affect a large number of people ".
In recent years social psychologists have made the relationship between people and food a matter of study. For example, researchers from North Dakota State University and Saint Xavier University in Chicago have demonstrated the scientific link between people's tastes and character. Here are some results.
Sweet foods VS salty foods
The preference for sweet foods reflects an available and collaborative character. Even for Ferdinando Dogana, professor of Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan, the preference for sweet and savoury has a precise character connection. Those who love pastries, cakes and desserts are more emotional and inclined to take care of others. Those who love salty foods such as pasta, pizza and crackers, on the other hand, are an extroverted and independent person.
Some psychologists even believe that the way people eat (voraciously or not) is the first indication of how they make love. So it is not strange that many people mix the two pleasures, spreading honey or whipped cream on the partner's naked body.
And what do you prefer? Sweet, salty or... spicy food?