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    Sep 26, 2013

    What does your coffee choice say about you?

    THE type of coffee you order may reveal more about your personality than you think.

    Like your coffee black? Chances are that you are a purist whose virtues include patience and efficiency, but you can also be moody and inflexible.

    That revelation is among the findings of a survey by Los Angeles-based psychologist Ramani Durvasula.

    She conducted a survey on 1,000 coffee drinkers and connected the way people drank their cuppa to personality traits, reported.

    The results were published in the book, You Are Why You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life.

    For the survey, respondents were given common scenarios, like waiting in a long queue, planning dinner parties or a typical weekend.

    Survey participants were then asked to choose from a series of approaches to these scenarios.

    The survey also asked if they drank coffee and what they typically ordered.

    The research found that black-coffee drinkers were straightforward and no-nonsense individuals. Folk who usually requested double decaf, soya milk or extra foam tended to be more obsessive, controlling and detail-oriented.

    The latte drinkers tended to be more neurotic and people-pleasing, while the instant-coffee drinkers were more likely to be procrastinators.

    And those who order sweet drinks were the overgrown kids who retained the taste buds and sensibilities of children, and were young at heart, according to