Yes, your personality could be making you fat. Bad times. (Picture: Alamy)
Forget what you have in your lunch box or your exercise habits, it seems that your food choices and weight may be effected by something far deeper – your personality.
Research by Switzerland’s Federal Institute of Technology published in the journal Appetite, claims that your personality type dictates your eating patterns.
The team studied the answers of 1,000 people to three questionnaires on eating habits, food choices, and personality, and found that personality type directly and indirectly influences food choices and therefore weight.
And it’s bad news for extroverts and neurotic types, as it turns out your personalities may be making you fat.
Extrovert and neurotic types tend to eat the most sugar and sweets (Picture: Getty)
So, how does this work?
Well, there are five basic personality types: extroversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, openness and conscientiousness.
The study found that…