NewsPsychopaths love this taste. You will recognize one by what they eat

Psychopaths love this taste. You will recognize one by what they eat

It has been established that psychopaths love the bitter taste.
It has been established that psychopaths love the bitter taste.
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6:11 PM EDT, October 14, 2023

According to scientists from the University of Innsbruck (Austria), psychopaths share food preferences. What foods do they particularly like?

Who is a psychopath?

Psychopathy is one of the most frequently studied and at the same time most misunderstood phenomena in the field of psychiatry. Individuals with psychopathy demonstrate:

  • lack of empathy,
  • impulsiveness (the tendency to make rash decisions without considering the consequences),
  • ignoring the potential consequences of one's actions (despite being aware of the principles of correct behavior),
  • lack of guilt, reflection on one's own mistakes, or harm caused to others,
  • limited ability to experience deep emotions.

The described characteristics make psychopaths prone to using lies and manipulation to achieve their own benefits. They often also have a superficial charm and excellent observational skills (observing the actions and reactions of other people allows them to survive in society), and therefore they can gain the trust of others. It is not true that they are insane or prone to violence a priori.

Although the exact causes of psychopathy are not yet fully understood, there is some evidence indicating a combination of genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors. It is also known that psychopathy is not a zero-one condition and affects up to 1% of the population.

Taste Studies

Austrian scientists invited 953 Americans, both men and women, to an experiment who, among other things, exhibited psychopathic traits, but not only that, attributes such as aggression and everyday sadism, factors that may - but not necessarily - go hand in hand with psychopathy, were also evaluated. The analysis showed that people in whom these personality traits predominated, particularly appreciate the bitter taste.

Her favorite foods included: grapefruits, coffee, green tea, radishes, celery, tonic, bitter chocolate.

However, they did not care for sweet, predictable, and subtle dishes.

According to the authors, "everyday sadism and aggression as a characteristic were significantly positively correlated, and agreeableness was significantly negatively correlated with general preferences for bitter taste".

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