A Study Found That There Are 4 Types Of Drunks. Which One Are You?

Mary Poppins, Ernest Hemingway, Nutty Professor and Mr. Hyde.

Everyone has their quirks. Get a few drinks in them and in rare cases those tendencies stay the same, but often will shine brighter or change entirely. That leads people to label their friends, family and others as an "angry drunk," "happy drunk," "crazy drunk" and many other types of drunk including "drunk drunk."

Psychology researchers from the University of Missouri - Columbia have done us all a favor and attached a little science to these sorts of labels in a study that monitored 374 undergraduates at a large Midwestern university and assigned four notable names from pop culture to the categories of drunk they found: the Mary Poppins, the Ernest Hemingway, the Nutty Professor and the Mr. Hyde.

So which drunk are you? Read the descriptions and see for yourself:


The Ernest Hemingway

The largest group in the study was labeled as the Ernest Hemingways, after the writer who famously bragged he could "drink hells any amount of whiskey without getting drunk." These drinkers don't change much as they descend (or ascend, depending on your philosophy) from sober to drunk. Whether that's a pride point or not is debatable, but it's definitely boring to watch.

The Mary Poppins

The Mary Poppins type is pretty straightforward — these drunks are already the outgoing type, and somehow manage to crank up their fun and happiness levels with every sip.

The Nutty Professor

Next are the Nutty Professors, whose namesake is Eddie Murphy's famous bumbling softie character. According to the study, these people are traditionally introverts who toss their inhibitions away with a little liquid courage, displaying a more outgoing, social side that they wouldn't have otherwise.

The Mr. Hyde

Finally, here come the evil ones. Mr. Hydes, as you can guess, become the worst versions of themselves when drunk: dumber, riskier and overall more vicious than their normal selves. Grab the bottle from them early on. If you're too late, just run.

(H/T: Time)

Cover image: Wikimedia


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