The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Science Says Drinking Your Coffee This Way Means You’re More Likely to Be a Psychopath

“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?

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American written English would be much improved if people used hyphens within compound nouns such as sensation-seeking.

Anyway, Smudger, what you should try on, say, the last day of every month, is the Italian dessert Biscotti con Vin Santo. I don't know a dessert that lends itself better to accompanying good conversation.

We learned of it from elderly Tuscan peasants. Natch.

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 4, 2018 7:37:41 AM