How Your Breakfast Rituals Shape Your Personality
There are many things about us, practices we engage in, things we like and dislike, that all have their own way of telling those around us more about us than we ever could. From the clothes we wear, to the music we listen to, even to the company we keep, we can often tell others things without even saying a word. so, it should come as no surprise that even the breakfast that you choose to eat, can have a large amount of communication to the outside world on your behalf.
According to a new study, even something as simple as the way in which you butter your toast or how many times a week you decide to eat the same cereal, all have revealing qualities about our individual personalities.
The study was centrally based on toast eating; and from observing the many ways in which toast was prepared and eaten by an array of different participants, it was found that there are as many as 15 different and unique personality types. Everything from cutting the crusts, to buttering both sides, helped determine the type of person that was performing the preparation of the food.
Every detail as to how the toast was made played a key role in defining the personality type. From the type of toast, the crust, the cut and even the addition of things like jam or peanut butter to the bread. For instance, doing away with the crust shows an intolerance of things going wrong, and consuming jams not considered the norm like raspberry or strawberry, means you have a tendency to crave new experiences.
Thanks to this study, those wanting to learn a little bit more about themselves, based on their breakfast eating habits can do so. There is now an online formula that users are able to fill out in order to reveal their personality type. Some of the popular personality types, based on toast eating are things like: thrill seeker, achiever, peacekeeper, and even tribal chief.
It may seem a little unorthodox, but knowing a little about yourself, even from the strangest of factors in your daily life, can better help you communicate with others, understand yourself, and adapt in certain situations. Testing like this may just be the first of many to come in future years. It may be toast now, but it may also be paving the way for other forms of tests that can help us in ways that other forms of medicine has since been unable to.