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If you like salted peanuts, you’re likely an extrovert and very charming; if you like walnuts you are a natural born leader; if you like pecans, you’re loyal; if you like almonds, you’re motivated and conscientious; if you like cashews, you are easy-going. In other words, you really are what you eat; at least what you like to eat.
What a conversation builder! Say a couple friends are in a passionate discussion about music or art. And at one point, flustered by a response, one says, “You’re nuts!” to the other. Luckily, the guy being besmirched is familiar with the handy Fisher Nuts study. “To be specific,” he replies proudly,” “I’m a cashew, which is lucky for you!”This revelation can then lead to all sorts of pondering. What kind of nut is your favorite singer, or favorite actor? Is the person you’re dating the right kind of nut for you? What if you’re a cashew and your spouse is a walnut? Is that a bad sign? What if you’re a peanut/almond blend? The nutty findings stem from a recent study on nut preferences and personality conducted by Alan R. Hirsch, M.D. founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. Dr. Hirsch has conducted more than 200 studies on sensory phenomena and disorders. The nut study, commissioned by Fisher Nuts, asked more than 1,000 men and women to select their favorite nut from five unlabeled samples of almonds, walnuts, salted peanuts, cashews and pecans. After a battery of personality tests, diagnoses were determined for each individual and statistically correlated with the choices of nuts.Everyone falls into one of five personality groups, as further defined by the nut they choose:
Salted Peanuts: dramatic extroverts who crave novelty and thrive as the center of attention. They are easily bored with the usual routine, and while charming in social situations, are sensitive to criticism and rejection. These are people to take to a party. They probably love roller coasters and karaoke.
Almonds: scrupulous, conscientious, moral perfectionists who have high standards for themselves and others. While intensely motivated, they tend to become over committed at work or home, taking on more projects than they can comfortably complete. Hands-on approach to problems makes ideal workers.
Pecans: devoted, loyal, true friends. Overly generous, pecan lovers will consider others’ needs before their own. Dependable, they are most comfortable with the usual routines of life. They are tenacious, committed team players who don’t require adulation, and are satisfied sharing with their friends, family or co-workers.
Cashews: empathic, easy-going, well-adjusted. Cashew lovers make the perfect spouse or parent. Calm and level-headed, they can be depended upon in times of crisis or emergency. A cashew is a good person to have around when the plumbing goes awry or the lights go out. A cashew just knows what to do
Walnuts: aggressive, achievement-oriented, natural leaders. Competitive, successful, driven, intolerant of defeat. Walnut lovers demand the best at work and at home. They are easily irritated with the routine side of life. They cannot tolerate life’s inconveniences such as