Fold Your Pizza In Half? That Means You’re Driven: Study Says Pizza-Eating Style Reveals Personality

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Fold Your Pizza In Half? That Means You’re Driven: Study Says Pizza-Eating Style Reveals Personality

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These two pizza-folders are clearly driven and competitive.

“What Does Your Pizza-Eating Style Say About You?” may sound like a cheesy quiz to share on social media, but according to Patti Wood, an Emory University researcher and self-proclaimed body language expert, almost everything you do is indicative of some element of your personality, and yes, that includes how you eat pizza.

Wood’s methodology is based on the age-old DISC psychological assessment tool that separates people into four distinct groups.

Here’s how she breaks down pizza-eating habits for Cosmopolitan Magazine. If you’re a “folder,” you are likely driven, and are competitive by nature. You’re also a “take-charge” kind of person and won’t waste time by eating terrible pizza or using a knife and fork. Eating the crust first indicates that you’re dramatic, talk loudly, and seek attention. You may also be a pizza hipster. If you cut your pizza with a fork and knife, then congratulations: You’re probably steady, stable, and methodical in most of your daily actions. Probably the most common pizza-eating technique is just straight up biting it. If you’re a biter, you’re a “careful corrector” and “like to go with what you know works so you're certain to get it right every time.”

You should probably take these personality assessments with a grain of Parmigiano-Reggiano, but they’re fun to imagine nonetheless. 

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