LifestyleThe favorite taste of psychopaths. You'll recognize them by this

The favorite taste of psychopaths. You'll recognize them by this

How to recognize a psychopath?
How to recognize a psychopath?
Images source: © Adobe Stock | S

10:25 AM EDT, September 29, 2023, updated: 9:10 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

Each of us would like to feel safe in our relationships with others. Unfortunately, we often encounter psychopaths in our path. Despite the guides intended to protect us from them, it is still difficult to identify narcissists or sadists. It turns out, there is a characteristic taste by which you can recognize them.

Although no one wants to be surrounded by toxic people, it's hard to recognize them at the start of a relationship. Their presence can negatively impact our lives, as well as our psyche. If you're afraid that someone you know might display psychopathic behavior, it's worth distancing yourself from that person as soon as possible.

The topic of how the brains of psychopaths work often keeps scientists awake at night, which is why a certain group from the University of Innsbruck in Austria decided to check whether narcissistic and sadistic individuals have their own specific taste preferences. It turns out that psychopaths have their favorite taste.

Favorite taste of psychopaths

Researchers from Austria have compiled a list of products most commonly chosen by people with psychopathic tendencies. Among the daily menu of narcissists, psychopaths, and sadists appear black coffee, tonic, radish, and celery. Do you know what they have in common? The same characteristic, bitter taste.

1000 people participated in the study, who were expected to answer about their food and drink preferences. In the next part of the study, the respondents solved personality tests, which were to indicate their tendencies towards antisocial behaviors such as narcissism or psychopathy.

Scientists have noticed that people who declare themselves as lovers of bitter tastes, most often showed psychopathic tendencies. People who like bitter tastes are also less likely to help others and quickly make harsh moral judgments.

What are the characteristics of psychopaths?

It is estimated that 1 in 100 people have psychopathic traits. Not every one of them is a terrible and cruel criminal. Most of them, however, can easily manipulate others and gain control over those in their environment. How can you recognize them? First of all, people with signs of psychopathy are meticulous. They pay attention to details and accurately perform tasks. They lie to achieve their intended goal. They can also cause quite a stir to then show their superior over others.

Related content