Step aside Myers-Briggs! Here’s my latest psychoanalytical tool, for distinguishing between two fundamentally different types of personality.
When your subject is offered a food item that they don’t recognise, do they say:
- Ooh – that looks interesting – thanks!
- Mmm… Err… What is it?
Ponder that for a moment. I think we can agree — ignoring for a moment the statistical noise introduced by actual allergies — that this simple test reveals a great deal about how someone approaches life in general.
It’s certainly, I would suggest, something you should check with a potential fiancé before dropping the big question, for example.
And when recruiting key personnel for your next startup, I suspect this simple test may be more effective and revealing than many more formal recruitment methods.
But even if not, you’ve got to admit it’s a lot more pleasurable…