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What flavor is your personality? : discover who you are by looking at what you eat
Hirsch, Alan R.
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Publication Information:
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, [2001]

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x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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The ice cream you prefer, the spices and scents you love and the foods you enjoy can reveal the kind of person you are and even predict the ideal lover or mate for you. Based on his own numerous scientific studies, Dr. Hirsch shows you how food preferences provide important clues about personality types and how they can even predict behavior.

Not only can you tell what kind of a person you are by the ice cream you eat -- a vanilla lover is a gregarious risk taker with a hectic schedule, a double-chocolate lover is the life of the party and likes to be the center of attention -- but you can even choose your mate by the ice cream he or she prefers.

Dr. Hirsch reveals that men with the most active sex lives responded most strongly to the odors of lavender, oriental spices and cola. Women respond to the scent of Good & Plenty candy and cucumber. The smell of hot cinnamon buns turns on both men and women. Learn why pregnant women crave certain foods, and the roles food plays in different religions and cultures. Each chapter contains simple, fun-filled quizzes based on the food and scents we prefer so that you can discover the real you.

Author Notes

Alan Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a neurologist and psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of smell and taste loss. He is the neurological director of the Smell and Taste Research and Treatment Foundation in Chicago. Dr. Hirsch is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain Management, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Hirsch has been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Entrepreneur and hundreds of newspapers and radio interviews.

Table of Contents

Author-to-Readerp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Reflecting Who You Arep. 1
Chapter 1 Your Personality Rules Your Lifep. 9
Chapter 2 The Ways of the Nosep. 23
Chapter 3 You Are What You Munchp. 51
Chapter 4 Not So Plain Vanilla: The Ice Cream Personalityp. 67
Chapter 5 The Fruit in Your Lifep. 75
Chapter 6 Spices, Salt, and Youp. 81
Chapter 7 The Sweet Scent of the Pastp. 95
Chapter 8 Taming the Dinner Table Monstersp. 109
Chapter 9 Sexy Nose, Sexy Foodp. 119
Chapter 10 Can the Chef Taste the Soup?p. 137
Chapter 11 Personality and Moodp. 151
Chapter 12 Sacred Chocolatep. 165
Chapter 13 One Man's Meatp. 175
Chapter 14 The Food Attitude Surveyp. 199
Appendicesp. 215
Resourcesp. 272
Selected Referencesp. 273
Indexp. 274
About the Authorp. 278