Study finds drinkers either ‘Mary Poppins’ or ‘Hemingway’

15th July, 2015 by Rupert Millar

A new study in the US has categorised people’s drunken personalities as either: “Mary Poppins”, “Hemingway”, “Nutty Professor” or “Mr Hyde”.

The study from the University of Missori-Columbia published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory has said there are four distinct personality types exhibited by people when drunk.

Entitled: “Searching for Mr hyde: A five-factor approach to characterizing ‘types of drunks’” the study asked 364 men and women to consider their behaviour when sober and then again when drunk.

The results were then evaluated for personality factors including extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, intellect and emotional stability when drinking.

A surprisingly large number of people – four out of 10 – fell into the “Hemingway” category which was for people who apparently see very little decrease….

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