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The Scoop on Personality: What Does Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Say About You

First Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:57 AM EDT
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Could your favorite ice cream flavor actually say something about your personality?

Dr. Alan Hirsch, the founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, thinks so. In fact, he has helped to identify some flavors that may suggest something about individuals' personalities.

With the help of Baskin-Robbins who co-conducted the study in celebration of July's "National Ice Cream Month," researchers found some tasty trends regarding the scoop on personality.

"We uncovered quite a few surprising finds," Dr. Hirsch said, via the Daily Mail"For instance, we found that people who prefer Rainbow Sherbet are more pessimistic than you would think, in spite of the flavor's bright taste profile, and that those who prefer Rocky Road are actually very good listeners."

According to Hirsch, if your favorite flavor is vanilla, this means you might be more likely to be impulsive or an idealist. On the other hand, chocolate lovers tend to be more dramatic or flirtatious, according to the study.

More specific flavors also show certain characteristics, casting Rocky Road lovers as good listeners, Praline 'n Cream fans as supportive and Mint Chocolate Chip admirers as argumentative.

"National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to enjoy your favorite ice cream flavor, and this year we wanted our guests to have fun by learning what their favorite flavor says about them," said Dan Wheeler, from the ice cream chain, via the news organization.

Though we're a bit skeptical about the scientific validity of this study, in the summer time, whether it's real or pseudo, when ice cream's involved, who doesn't want to participate in an experiment like this one!

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