Sweet tooths

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - Lifestyle -

Ice-cream is an ideal food sign be­cause of its whim­si­cal, emo­tional qual­i­ties. Favourite flavours are so re­veal­ing that cou­ples should con­sider meet­ing in ice-cream par­lours rather than cock­tail bars, says US re­searcher Alan Hirsch in What’s Your Food Sign? (Ste­wart, Ta­bori & Chang). Here’s what he has to say about what tick­les your taste buds:

Vanilla You’re colour­ful, im­pul­sive and sug­gestible. A private per­son who en­joys close re­la­tion­ships with oth­ers, you’re likely to en­joy soap op­eras and ro­man­tic nov­els.

Dou­ble choco­late chunk You’re charm­ing, flir­ta­tious and se­duc­tive. A nov­elty seeker, you get bored eas­ily. An in­tu­itive per­son, you tend to play hunches rather than lean­ing on logic.

Straw­ber­ries and cream An in­tro­vert, you don’t han­dle the stresses of life well. Oth­ers can make you feel guilty, and you be­come ir­ri­ta­ble and cranky eas­ily.

Choco­late chip You’re am­bi­tious, with a com­pet­i­tive streak that leads oth­ers to call you a goget­ter. You’re charm­ing and en­joy be­ing catered to.

But­ter pe­can You’re prin­ci­pled, in­tel­li­gent, con­sci­en­tious and a per­fec­tion­ist. When you play a game or sport, you show an ag­gres­sive, com­pet­i­tive side and are quick to crit­i­cise your­self.

Straw­berry You’re con­tent to be a fol­lower rather than a leader and are happy work­ing be­hind the scenes. You don’t fall head-over-heels in love at first sight, but you’re loyal and sup­port­ive when com­mit­ted.

Cof­fee You live life with gusto. You throw your­self head­first into ev­ery­thing, so you some­times find your­self over-com­mit­ted. The op­po­site sex find you ap­peal­ing.

Rocky road You’re en­gag­ing in so­cial sit­u­a­tions, but ag­gres­sive and goaldirected at the of­fice. You tend to be cyn­i­cal and are known to lose your tem­per when faced with in­con­ve­niences.

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