Have you ever wondered what sort of drunk you are? Well now you can find out. Psychologists from the University of Missouri-Columbia asked over 360 participants to take a personality test: one when they were sober, and one when drunk. The researchers took into account the type of behaviour people demonstrate on both of these occasions and divided the participants into four general categories: Ernest Hemingway, Mary Poppins, Mr Hyde, and The Nutty Professor.
Those who fell into the 'Hemingway' group, much like the famous writer himself, hardly changed when under the influence.
The 'Mary Poppins' type started off as highly agreeable when sober only to become a bit more extraverted when drunk, just like the fictional nanny did in the books. '[They] essentially capture the sweet, responsible drinkers who experience fewer alcohol-related problems,' the scientists told The Times.
'Mr Hydes', based on the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, transformed significantly after drinking a lot of alcohol. They became mean and aggressive. The individuals in this group where found to be 'particularly less responsible, less intellectual, and more hostile when under the influence'.
Those in the 'Nutty Professor' group (named after the insane Eddie Murphy character) were found to be quite shy when sober. But as soon as alcohol hit their heads, they've experienced the biggest boost in confidence out of all the groups. They became very open and less conscientious.
The study concluded by stating that almost a quarter of participants were 'Mr Hydes', while four in ten were 'Hemingways'.