Do you have a self-professed “sweet tooth”? It could be due to the fact that you’re an extrovert, as the food choices you make are influenced by your personality type, new research suggests.
The personality traits that you have can dictate your eating habits and eating patterns, and even your weight, according to a study by researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland and published in the journal Appetite.
For the study, researchers looked at questionnaires that were answered by 1,000 people and asked them about their eating habits, food choices, and personality. This included the five basic personality types which are: extroversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, openness and conscientiousness.
They found that some of these personality traits were linked to certain foods and that people with more extroverted personalities eat the most sugary foods and drinks, and are therefore more susceptible to weight gain.
On the other hand, people who are categorized as having the personality traits of agreeableness, openness and conscientiousness eat more fruit and vegetables and have a good ability to resist cravings.