Your choices and preferences reveal your personality type
People show who they really are in very subtle ways – including their habits. In fact, your choices and preferences are almost as telling as your Myers-Briggs personality type. Read on to learn more about the habits that speak volumes and that reveal more about your personality than you think.
The way you roll toilet paper
The debate about the “right way” to hang your TP has raged nearly since the roller’s invention. However, relationship therapist Dr Gilda Carle, claims that she can learn about your personality through your preference on this matter. She surveyed 2000 men and women about whether they hang their toilet paper in the overhand or underhand position. She also asked her volunteers to fill out questionnaires that would probe how assertive they were – on a scale of 1 to 10 – in their relationships. Dr Carle’s results suggest that those who prefer the overhand method are more dominant, while the under-handers tend to be more submissive. (Some extremely dominant types even admitted to switching the paper direction in other bathrooms they visited.) “What first began as a fun exercise actually turned into an accurate assessment tool. While it adds humour to the conversation, it also provides insight on your compatibility with a prospective partner,” Dr Carle tells the Independent.
Your shoe choices
A study published in Journal of Research in Personality suggests that you can read someone’s personality through their choice in footwear. Volunteers submitted photos of their shoes and then completed a questionnaire on their personality traits. Another group gazed upon the photos and then described the personality of the wearer – and they were remarkably accurate. They gauged the age, income and attachment anxiety of someone based solely on the shoes. Their results indicate that people who wear comfortable shoes tend to be relatively agreeable. Ankle boots are generally worn by those who are more aggressive. Wearing uncomfortable shoes implies that you’re more of a calm person, while those with new and well-maintained footwear have a more anxious or clingy persona.