Psychologists have in the recent years made significant progress identifying four types of drunkard personalities. It is on the basis of a person’s attitude in a social setting under the influence of alcohol.
By now, we all know that alcohol affects different persons differently. At times it changes a personality and takes it to a new dimension; as if the person in concern has turned into someone else. The recent research was published in in the journal Addiction Research and Theory.
The findings of the study are remarkable in the sense that it correlates drinkers with some popular personalities whom we are aware of from a very early stage! They are none other than our very favorite: the Nutty Professor, Earnest Hemmingway, Mr. Hyde, and Mary Poppins. Check out the characters below to find out in which one you fit in.
The Nutty Professors
People in this group are more or less introvert when they are sober, but becomes amazingly extrovert, confident, and charming like the famous character played by Eddy Murphy. The more they drink the more extraversion they experience. However, it significantly reduces their conscientiousness, too. Among the four types discovered, members of this group feel the highest discrepancy, when comparing between their drunk and sober traits. If you are this type of drinker, you become the lifeline of a party instantly after getting a few drinks. It is, as if, brings out your alter ego that waits in the subconscious to be revealed in full throttle.
The Mr. Hydes
Those who have got the evil alter ego of Dr. Jekyll showed the most intensified signs of transformation while drinking. They specifically become hostile, less intellectual, desperate, and irresponsible under the influence. Obviously, this is the one and only group that is in the harm’s way when drunk.
N.B. – If this is you, you may reconsider your drinking habit, and would like to think about abstention for a period. After all, who wants to get arrested or experience black out for drinking!
The Mary Poppins
This group is the minority one, comprising only about 14% of the sample. Remarkably, they are the most agreeable ones for their cooperative and friendly nature. They suffer less from intoxication, in terms of loss of intellect and conscientiousness. In a few words, this is the group that shows fewer problems originating from alcohol consumption.
Like the famous author himself, people in this group can knock back anything or everything you throw at them, without showing signs of intoxication. They experience less, if not the least, personality transformation. Their ability to remain alert, sensible, and intellect is a matter of great astonishment, in comparison to other groups. Believe it or not, they are the majority. It is likely that most people don’t want to go through drastic changes when taking alcohol.