A person's way of eating eggs 'can predict personality type'
A person's favourite way of eating eggs can predict their personality type, their job and even their sex drive, researchers have discovered.Using sophisticated maths and a process known as data mining, scientists have uncovered a statistical relationship between a person's character, lifestyle and social class and whether they like their eggs boiled, fried, scrambled or as an omelette.
In the new study, the research team found that poached egg eaters are outgoing, listen to upbeat music and are happier, boiled egg consumers are disorganised, fried egg fans have a high sex drive, scrambled egg aficionados are guarded and omelette eaters are self-disciplined.
Readers of The Daily Telegraph were shown to be most likely to prefer poached eggs. The results were released to mark British Egg week, which starts on Monday.
Researchers questioned 1,010 adults across Britain who answered queries about key aspects of their personality, as well as details about their lifestyles, family, and the way they prefer to eat their eggs.
The study was commissioned by the British Egg Industry Council and carried out by Mindlab International.
It was discovered that the average poached egg-eater is likely to have two children and no more than one sibling and is more likely to be a woman than a man.
Boiled egg-eaters had a tendency to be careless and impulsive.
Fried egg-eaters are most likely to be younger and male and most frequently found among the skilled working classes.
Scrambled egg-eaters are more likely than other types to be in managerial or senior-level jobs and also to own their own home, and omelette eaters are likely to have a tidy home.