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Seems pretty stupid honestly.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/scientists-say-psychopathic-people-really-like-bitter-food?utm_source=munchiesfbus

Do you like bitter food? I do question how true this article is but it is an interesting read.

I like tonic water, strong black coffee, very dark chocolate, marmalade, asparagus, certain herbal soups and medicines, etc. I suppose I am a fan of bitterness. My fondness for bitterness has been a trait that set me apart from most of my family and friends and I thought it was just a weird quirk.


Even if true. Being a psychopathic person does't no mean the person is a killer. Nor does not mean is a violent person. Or even a bad person. It just mean say individual doesn't give a fuck about killing or fucking you over. I think they did a study showing that most Psychopaths are in businesses. Like banks and car dealers. Witch may explain a lot of things actually. Food for thou. Psychopaths are born because of a genetic predisposition. While sociopaths are made by the environment around them.
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Psychos enjoy the same foods as everyone else.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/scientists-say-psychopathic-people-really-like-bitter-food?utm_source=munchiesfbus

Do you like bitter food? I do question how true this article is but it is an interesting read.

I like tonic water, strong black coffee, very dark chocolate, marmalade, asparagus, certain herbal soups and medicines, etc. I suppose I am a fan of bitterness. My fondness for bitterness has been a trait that set me apart from most of my family and friends and I thought it was just a weird quirk.


Morbid, I shall say these things in advance:

1. I consider you to be among the sharper of CR's contributors, so I will consider this article in full. With that said, based on the title I share your concerns. It appears sensationalist and like the news equivalent of filler.

2. It's entirely possible that your taste for bitter things is just a quirk. The way the "bitter" sense of taste works is that it is a warning against poison, but that's a primal function that doesn't necessarily apply to present day life. Lots of things are vestigial, and evolution doesn't really see to their removal (inasmuch as it could be called a "directed" force at all, which is very little) until some selective advantage emerges that prompts that removal is preferable.


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Psychos enjoy the same foods as everyone else.


You, good sir knight, I consider to be sharp as well. Further, I admire your consistency in including Ayanami in your avatars. You are quite the creative one.
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This is false. Everyone knows the human flesh Shia Labeouf eats isn't bitter.
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I love bitter food, bitter almonds, grapefruits
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I'm psycho and I like sweet things..

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Oh wait, scratch that. You meant psychopaths, not psychotic.
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Posted 10/11/15
And so, does Hannibal Lector like having bittersweet chocolate with human flesh and fava beans?
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BlueOni wrote:

Morbid, I shall say these things in advance:

1. I consider you to be among the sharper of CR's contributors, so I will consider this article in full. With that said, based on the title I share your concerns. It appears sensationalist and like the news equivalent of filler.

2. It's entirely possible that your taste for bitter things is just a quirk. The way the "bitter" sense of taste works is that it is a warning against poison, but that's a primal function that doesn't necessarily apply to present day life. Lots of things are vestigial, and evolution doesn't really see to their removal (inasmuch as it could be called a "directed" force at all, which is very little) until some selective advantage emerges that prompts that removal is preferable.


Thank you.

1. Yes. I'd sort of like to see how the study was conducted and whether the traits affect how a person actually behaves. Plenty of people like violent movies, certain sadistic or masochistic things, etc. But that doesn't necessarily mean they actually act on their thoughts.

2. True. I think certain cultures also enjoy bitter foods more than others. Asians, for instance, are more likely than Americans to like bitter foods since they grow up eating more of them than Americans. I don't know whether or not a taste is acquired is an important difference. A natural preference for bitter flavors seems like it would differ from an acquired taste.
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Teen killers also play GTA, eh?
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“I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath”
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rabbitofcaerbannog wrote:

And so, does Hannibal Lector like having bittersweet chocolate with human flesh and fava beans?


lol
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I'm pretty sure I'm not a psychopath.
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I like bitter food, but I guess I crave savory flavor more often. But most of my favorite foods are bitter. I don't think I am a very nasty person since I avoid conflict at any cost, I'm not sure that I feel bitter about anything. 1000 people from only one region is not the best sample size. This sounds more like confirmation bias, which is not a very scientific way to go about a study.
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Posted 10/12/15
Uh oh. I love bitter stuff

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