Bad news guys – turns out we’re all probably psychopaths…well if you love a G&T you are.
And I mean, who doesn’t love a G&T?
People who aren’t psychopathic I guess.
A new Austrian study found that those who prefer bitter flavours like black coffee, dark chocolate and gin and tonic water are more likely to possess traits like “machiavellianism, psychoticism, and narcissism”.
I like all those things so…
Researchers at Innsbruck University carried out two tests on 953 subjects. Men and women sampled different foods that were sour, salty and bitter and were asked to grade each item on a scale.
Participants then filled out personality questionnaires that gauged their emotional stability. The results led to this conclusion:
“Supertasting, that is, having a high sensitivity to bitter compounds, has been consistently linked to increased emotionality in humans and rats.
“Bitter taste experiences were shown to elicit harsher moral judgments and interpersonal hostility.”
I guess the whole of England have gone a bit psychopathic. Whoops!