A new study by the Journal "Appetite" revealed that people who like more bitter drinks, such as black coffee, are more likely to have psychopathic tendencies.

Researchers at Innsbruck University in Austria surveyed 500 men and women. First, they were shown a list of food and drink items categorized as bitter, sweet, salty and sour, then, they rated the foods on a six-point scale.

Then they were given a personality test.  Researchers found out that people who liked more bitter foods and drinks, were more likely to show psychopathic traits, along with being more aggressive, unemotional and showed a tendency toward narcissism. Basically the more bitter the foods and drink, the more the person tended to be into themselves.

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The results of the study showed bitter taste preferences to be “positively associated with malevolent personality traits, with the most robust relation to everyday sadism and psychopathy.” Cool news for this black coffee-drinker.

So now it's time to use this information. Check around the office and see how your coworkers take their coffee, use it to size up a date or even your partner.  Are they hiding something from you.

Kevin Mee