What kind of drunk are you?
Ernest Hemingway – someone who is barely affected by excess alcohol
Mary Poppins – someone whois friendly and compassionate
The Nutty Professor – a quiet type transformed into a confident extrovert
Mr Hyde – someone who becomes menacing and hostile.
The researchers, at the University of Misoouri-Columbia, found that most people who fell into the last category were women!
The largest numbers of drunks, 40%, equally divided between men and women, fall into the Hemingway category who were very similar whether sober or intoxicated with no apparent impact on their intellect or personal organisation.
Previous studies show that conscientiousness and intellect are affected negatively by alcohol so thesis something of a surprise.
Nutty Professor types found it hardest to keep things together. This group comprises 1/5 of us, mainly men.
Mary Poppins types…
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