In our daily lives, we all do a bunch of small actions that we don’t usually attach much importance to - whether it's eating, listening to music, texting or taking pictures. You’ll be surprised to hear that all of them are important and meaningful, because according to science the way we perform our habits, our preferences and the unique way in which each person relates to them can all reveal an important aspect of your personality. In the next article, you’ll discover seven of these little habits, which according to science say something about your personality, and which traits they reveal.
In recent years, selfie-taking has become quite a phenomenon, every chance we get we point the camera at ourselves and take a picture! Now it turns out that how we do it surprisingly reveals our personality. In a study conducted at the University of Singapore, researchers asked a group of 123 people who regularly take selfies to share their pictures, and then fill out a personality questionnaire.
The researchers found that those who pursed their lips together, a facial expression known as “duck face,” tend to be less mentally stable. In addition, participants who blurred the place where they took the selfie were found to be more concerned about their privacy and were highly aware of security issues. In addition, the researchers found that those who laughed at their selfies were also the most receptive to new experiences, according to the questionnaire, and those who held the camera at a low angle were the most comfortable to talk to.
Many of us drink a cup of coffee in the morning, sip beer or wine when we go out, or even eat radishes as part of our daily diet - but note that according to a 2015 study published in the international journal Appetite, Those who tend to prefer bitter and sour flavors, such as those of the foods and beverages mentioned above, are more exposed to the possibility of exhibiting behaviors that are not routine by nature, which are sometimes considered psychopathic or narcissistic. In contrast, the study indicated that those who add sugar or cream to their coffee and generally prefer sweeter flavors, tend to be more considerate and pleasant than others.
Music gives us plenty of rest and relaxation, so it isn’t necessarily surprising, though interesting, to discover that it can also greatly testify to our personality. In a study conducted in the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, a positive correlation was found between the preferred musical style and a number of prominent features.
• Lovers of opera and classical music are described as highly self-confident, quiet, introverted and creative.
• Jazz, Soul and Blues lovers are described as highly self-confident, social, calm, gentle, and creative.
• Reggae lovers are described as highly self-confident, having a lack of diligence, friendly, calm, gentle, and creative.
• Indie lovers are described as having low self-confidence and lack of diligence, nervous, and creative.
• Pop fans are described as highly self-confident, diligent, friendly, calm, gentle, and not creative.
• Rap lovers are described as highly self-confident and friendly.
• Rock and metal lovers are described as highly self-confident, indecisive, introverts, calm, gentle, and creative.
It seems like a trivial thing, but it is surprising to discover that the way we place our roll of toilet paper on the dispenser in the bathroom can reveal something about our personality. Dr. Gilda Carle, a popular psychologist who boasts the title of "marriage counselor to the stars," reviewed the toilet paper placing habits of 2,000 men and women and asked them to fill out a questionnaire about how assertive they were in their romantic relationships.
The results of Dr. Carle’s study showed that those who roll over (leaving the loose end away from the wall) tend to be more assertive and leading in their relationship, those who roll under (leaving the loose end close to the wall) tend to be submissive and obedient, and those who don't have a preference prefer to minimize conflict.
Over the past decade, digital media has grown, whether it's e-mail, text messaging or Whatsapping, and more and more of our interpersonal communication isn’t based on face-to-face conversation, but rather on digital correspondence. There are those who think that it’s more difficult to express one’s feeling and to read other’s feelings by these means, but psychologist Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Permuzic argues the opposite.
He claims that people who include in their e-mails talk about fun things like music and parties tend to be extroverted, while those who include negative words such as "depressed" or "angry" in their e-mails, and talk about themselves too much continually using the words "me", "self", "selfish" tend to be narcissistic in nature.
There is no doubt that a vacation is a fun thing that everyone enjoys. Cleaning our heads, escaping a little from everyday reality and just resting - these are things we all love. According to a study conducted at the University of Virginia in 2015, those who prefer holidays in a closed and more isolated environment, such as in the woods or in nature, tend to be more introverted, while those who prefer their vacation in an open more social environment, such as near busy beaches, are more open and extrovert.
It is never pleasant to be nervous, and the manner in which we demonstrate nervousness can also indicate certain character traits inherent in us. Behaviors such as nail biting, scratching, or hair pulling can indicate a desire for perfection, a character trait called perfectionism. In a study conducted in Montreal, Canada, in 2014, researchers examined a group of subjects in stressful, frustrating, boring or calm situations. The results of the study showed that those whose degree of perfectionism was rated as highest showed nervous behaviors, especially in stressful, frustrating, or boring situations.