Are you impulsive and an idealist? Chances are your ice cream is vanilla. On the other hand, is your go-to flavour at the ice cream parlour strawberry? You’re more likely to be tolerant, devoted and an introvert.
At least that’s according to smell and taste expert Dr. Alan Hirsch, who was commissioned by Baskin-Robbins to psychoanalyse our ice cream preferences. An interesting finding is that though vanilla, has traditionally been linked to prosaic, dull and predictable personalities, Hirsch, a neurologist and psychiatrist, says that those who order vanilla are easily suggestible and impulsive idealists.
Here’s how the ice cream flavours stack up
Vanilla: Impulsive, easily suggestible, idealist
Chocolate: Dramatic, lively, charming, flirtatious, seductive, gullible
Strawberry: Tolerant, devoted, introverted
Mint chocolate chip: Argumentative, frugal, cautious
Cookie dough: Ambitious, competitive, visionary
Pralines and cream: Loving, supportive, avoid the spotlight
Coffee: Scrupulous, conscientious, moral perfectionist
Chocolate chip: generous, competent, go-getter
Rainbow sherbet: Analytical, decisive, pessimistic
Rocky road: Aggressive, engaging, good listener