Your Favorite Ice Cream Reveals Your Personality Traits


Did you know the ice cream flavor you prefer might shed light on your personality? Neurologist, Dr. Alan Hirsch, says it’s true, and he has the research to back it up. Read on to see if your favorite flavor defines who you are.


1. Sweet Job

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Barsky once had a guest on his radio show who had, hands down, the coolest job in the world. The guest worked for Breyers Ice Cream. This is cool in and of itself. But this man’s job, the thing he got paid to do, was to taste all of their ice cream. Could you imagine?!


2. Luckiest Man

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The luckiest man in the world said his mouth was insured for $1,000,000. Plus, he didn’t eat onions and peppers to keep his palate clean. That’s dedication, but considering the job, onions versus ice cream, it’s an easy trade-off. Then he said something so counter-intuitive. He asked who would be more adventurous, a person who chooses chocolate or vanilla?

3. Chocolate-vs-Vanilla

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“Chocolate people are more predictable, opting to scoop the dessert into their mouths as is. People who choose vanilla are likely to add fun toppings, and this shows more of an adventurous side,” declared the man from Breyers. Turns out this was part of a study years later. Do you think the research agreed with the Breyers guy? Do YOU agree? Find your favorite flavor and see if it defines you…

4. Vanilla

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Vanilla: The results differ from what the taste-tester said. According to the research in a book by neurologist Dr. Alan Hirsch, if vanilla is your flavor, you have a better chance of being impulsive, idealistic, and easily moved by others’ suggestions.

5. Chocolate

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Chocolate: According to the research, you’re a fun person! A little dramatic but lively, charming and flirtatious. But watch out, it seems you might also be a bit gullible.

6. Mint Chocolate Chip

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Mint Chocolate Chip: Uh-oh! Research says you’re more likely to be argumentative, frugal, and cautious.

7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: You’re a visionary go-getter with ambition. Others will want you on their team because you’re also competitive.

8. Chocolate Chip

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Chocolate Chip: You are more likely to be giving, good at what you do, and a go-getter. What is it with chocolate chips and being a go-getter?

9. Strawberry

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Strawberry: You’re probably the quiet type, tolerant, devoted and introverted. Do you prefer quiet evenings at home and opt for the seat in the corner of coffee houses?

10. Rainbow Sherbert

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Rainbow Sherbert: You think analytically and can make decisions. Good for you because many people cannot be decisive. It seems you might also be pessimistic. Is your bowl of sherbert half full or half empty?

11. Coffee

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Coffee: Does detail-oriented and aiming for perfection define your work-ethic? Are you conscientious of your decisions and of others’ feelings? These are the coffee ice cream-lover’s traits.

12. Pralines and Cream

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Pralines and Cream: In case you love ‘em but don’t know what they are, pralines are a combination of sugar and nuts, usually almonds or pecans. If this is your fave, you tend to shun the spotlight while being loving and supportive of others.

13. Rocky Road

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Rocky Road: Much like the name suggests, you might tend to be aggressive. The research also says lovers of this chocolate, nuts, and marshmallow concoction are also engaging and good at listening.

14. Your Thoughts?

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Is the research right? If you did not see your favorite, you can look for it in Dr. Hirsch’s book: What Flavor is Your Personality? Discover Who You Are by Looking at What You Eat. Until then, have fun and enjoy your ice cream.


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