Science! Those Who Take Their Coffee Black May Be More Likely to Exhibit Psychopathic Tendencies

I’m just mentioning this because it involves one of my favorite things in life, coffee.

Not that this study should be taken as indisputable fact, but a recent study claims to have found that people who take their coffee black are more inclined to exhibit psychopathic tendencies:

“Looking at the taste preferences of 500 people, it was found that those who enjoyed bitter flavors over sweet flavors were more likely to exhibit signs of “Machiavellianism, psychopathy, narcissism, and everyday sadism.” The study, which was published in the journal Appetite, was conducted at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, by psychologists Christina Sagioglou and Tobias Greitemeyer.”

While 500 people may seem like a lot, that’s actually a pretty small sample size. There are a couple other elements to this study that are missing, so I’m really not taking this study seriously. Still, it’s interesting to consider.

Feel free to check it out while I sit here and sip my coffee (with creamer in it), and have a great day everyone!

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One response to “Science! Those Who Take Their Coffee Black May Be More Likely to Exhibit Psychopathic Tendencies

  1. I think that’s quite a stretch. The supposition that psychopaths like bitter stuff because they have a higher excitement threshold or have a sadistic streak could be true, but the article is titled weird. The title should probably say that psychopaths tend to prefer black coffee rather than the way it is written, which is people who like black coffee are more likely to be psychopaths. Either way, I don’t like sugar or cream in my coffee so steer clear of me!

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