There Are 4 Types Of Drunk … Which Are You?
Consuming booze affects us all differently – but new research suggests that we all more or less fit into four categories while intoxicated.
Research conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia conducted a series of personality tests of 364 men and women – on a normal day to day basis and again while intoxicated.
Psychologists identified four different types of drunk.
Are you quiet, timid or shy when sober and suddenly turn into a monster raving loony after a few (8) bevs?
Then you’d fall into the Nutty Professor category.
This type of drinker undergoes quite the transformation after a tipple, with increased levels of confidence (Dutch courage).
Around 20 per cent of those tested fell into this group – and it was more common in men than women.
Is everything rosy once you’ve had a (pint) of rosé?
If you keep hold of your friendly traits even into the small hours while intoxicated, then consider yourself a Mary Poppins.
Mainly women, around 15 per cent of those surveyed had a less than average decrease in conscientiousness, intellect and agreeableness.
The researchers said: ‘The Mary Poppins group of drinkers essentially captures the sweet responsible drinkers who experience fewer alcohol-related problems.’
Do you often become aggressive, get into fights or even get arrested after a few hours on the lash?
Then you would be considered a Mr Hyde.
The study found participants of this personality type had ‘a tendency of being particularly less responsible, less intellectual and more hostile when under the influence of alcohol than they are when sober.’
Mardy Mr Hydes made up 23 per cent of the people studied and two thirds were female.
Do you often feel like alcohol doesn’t really alter your behaviour?
Hemingways aren’t too affected by booze (Picture: Getty)
Then you may belong to the most densely-populated group – the Hemingways.
Author Ernest Hemingway claimed he could drink copious amounts of whiskey without getting drunk, sound familiar?
Researchers found these fortunate folk (approx 42 per cent) had fewer reductions in conscientiousness and intellect. They remained reliable and organised.
Although it does sound like the category that most people would place themselves after self-diagnosis.