What popcorn eating reveals about you

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Researchers and psychiatrists say the way you eat your popcorn tells a lot about you.

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Popcorn eating says a lot about you, say researchers

Getting to know you

Interested in getting to know a girl better but don’t know how? Try asking her out on a movie date and buying her popcorn. This time, don’t watch the movie for the sake of going out on a date; watch her popcorn eating habits instead. It seems like a very bizarre proposal, but hear this out.

In case you’re wondering, this is not another palm reading fabrication. Daily Mail reported that a research survey, commissioned by Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn, showed popcorn eating reveals quite a lot about your personality.

The woman and the man

Women are 5 per cent more likely to be more cautious while eating their popcorn, picking the popcorn one at the time. And men however, tend to be 50 per cent more relaxed, shoving their popcorn into their mouths in a more chaotic and carefree manner.

Men are also surprisingly more considerate than we give them credit for since 96 per cent of men would quietly share their popcorn kindly, which is the same amount as women.

The pickers and the grabbers

According to a survey done on 2,000 people, 48 per cent of introverts carefully pick their popcorn one kernel at a time. Two in five extroverts (about 40 per cent) mindlessly consume their popcorn in handfuls.

Other personalities

Researchers also found that perfectionists are a mix of pickers and grabbers, but most are not selfish — 98 per cent of perfectionists are willing to share their popcorn.

Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Ben Sessa said, “There are well-recognised links between eating habits and personalities. In general, slower eaters tend to enjoy routines and can be stubborn; often putting them and their needs before other people.” And he also said that popcorn eating pickers fit into this category.

In contrast, he added that fast eaters are generally less selfish than the previous group and put others before themselves. And their extroverted personalities are also due to their being more sociable.

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Popcorn eating fun with your kids

Popcorn balls

Men are not the only ones with messy popcorn eating habits. When your children start a food fight with those small little hands, you know it’s time to put a ban on it. But as the very reasonable and doting mother that you are, you think of alternative methods to please your whole family instead. Here is one suggestion — popcorn balls! What’s more, you can ask your children to join in the fun by helping you make these popcorn balls.

Ingredients

  1. 8 cups of popcorn
  2. 3 cups of mini marshmallows
  3. 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter or margarine over low heat
  2. Add the marshmallows into the melted butter or margarine and let them melt
  3. Put the popped popcorn (remove the unpopped ones) into a large mixing bowl and pour the marshmallow butter mix on top. Stir. (Optional: add food colouring)
  4. Let the mixture cool slightly. Get your children to shape the popcorn into balls.
  5. If you want to keep the popcorn balls longer, be sure to wrap them in cling film.

What kind of popcorn eating style do you have? Tell us about it! we’d love to hear from you! For a more complicated popcorn ball recipe, watch this video: