Sunday, November 4, 2018
“Sensation seeking is one of the personality characteristics that has often been associated with individual differences in taste preferences. For example, people high in sensation seeking tend to have an increased preference for spicy food. Additionally, caffeine consumption is positively correlated with other facets of sensation seeking behavior, such as experience seeking and disinhibition. Increased preferences for sweet foods appear to co-occur with higher levels of agreeableness. Similarly, a preference for sweet white wine over dry white wine is associated with more trait neuroticism and lower levels of openness.”
So I really don't like black coffee, unless there's no milk or cream, in which case I'll drink it. I don't like sweet wine though I suppose I just haven't drunk the right kind. I love desserts but sadly can no longer indulge in them. As to spicy food, the spicier the better, up to the point of near death, as in the hottest Buffalo Wild Wings, which are well and truly volcanic. Are there really people who don't like anything sweet?