We are what we eat: The food we eat reflects our personality

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Jennifer Aniston starred as the vivacious Polly Prince in the movie, “Along Came Polly”. Polly was adventurous, averse to commitment and got high on life. She loved to travel, didn’t know where life would take her and loved it. I remember this particular scene where she goes on a date with a man (Ben Stiller) and she suggests a Moroccan place. She loves experiencing food with her hands and enjoys the spicy food. Unlike Ben Stiller, who we come to see as a completely different person as compared to Polly.

It turns out, the kind of food you prefer predicts your personality too. According to research by John Hayes and Nadia Byrnes at Penn State University, personality is a key element to why people like spicy food. They believed that capsaicin, a major ingredient in chilli and spicy food, could be a determinant to a person’s personality.

A study using 200 participants tested their “Adventurous High risk” attitude and correlated it to their preference for spice. They used a test known as the Arnett’s inventory of Sensation Seeking, which determines the participants’ risk taking behaviour. The results showed that people who scored higher on this test also loved spicy food a lot more!

Have we become what we eat?

Watch this hilarious scene to find the different personalities of food and people:-

Along Came Polly – The Restaurant Scene – YouTube

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