Do you have a friend who while sober tends to be shy, quiet and reserved but acts completely different when intoxicated? Maybe you've noticed that your mood or personality changes when you drink alcohol excessively. If so, you're not alone. For the best alcohol rehab in Greensboro NC for 2018, call Legacy.
Alcohol affects people in different ways. Probably from experience, we know this firsthand. Consumption of alcohol can drastically alter a person's personality, mood, and behavior. Especially when excessive drinking is involved, you may find that some people become angry drunks and others become happy. The most laid-back, happy person in the world might turn into a mean, condescending person after having too much to drink.
Believe it or not, according to science there are four different types of drunk personalities. Below, you will find more information about each type. This information is useful for several reasons. First off, learning more about the defining characteristics of each type of drunk will help you better understand your friends and yourself and also give you the incentive to control your personality while drinking. In some cases, you might find that refraining drinking altogether is best.
According to time.com, "Psychology researchers from the University of Missouri at Columbia have published a study in Addiction Research & Theory attempting to bring the conventional wisdom that there are many distinct ways to be drunk to its logical, scientifically-based conclusion. Their study, which involved 374 undergraduates at a large Midwestern university, drew from literature and pop culture in order to conclude that there are four types of drinkers"
The Hemingways - This drunk personality type is named after the great Ernest Hemingway. Taking characteristics from him, those who are Hemingway personalities drink whatever they want and as much as they want. When intoxicated, the Hemingway types have only slight changes in their personality. Their intellect and conscientiousness are barely affected. That means while drunk, they're still able to be imaginative, understand and create abstract ideas, be prepared and organized as well as prompt. Around 40% of individuals who drink excessively tend to be Hemingways.
The Mr. Hydes - A complete opposite of Hemingway drunks, the Mr. Hydes tend to make a complete transformation when intoxicated. They show their darker side and are much less responsible, less intellectual, and angry or hostile. Much like the story Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde goes, while sober, this personality type is more introverted, calm and happy. However, upon intoxication, they become aggravated, angry, have a tendency to blackout, experience harmful consequences from drinking behaviors and more.
The Mary Poppins - Happy, fun and cheerful can all describe a Mary Poppins drunk personality type. They have a decrease in conscientiousness and intellect. Even more, their extroversion is increased more so than others. This means they become more outgoing and could become the life of the party. However, the Mary Poppins drunk personality type will be a more responsible, happy drinker that has a tendency to experience fewer issues with alcohol, overall. Nevertheless, those who have this type of personality upon intoxication should not take advantage of it and use it as an excuse to drink more than normal.
The Nutty Professors - As interesting as this might sound initially, this group can be troubling. If you know the movie, The Nutty Professor, you'll know that a shy, introverted doctor is chemically transformed into a confident, exciting and extroverted person. This group shows an increase in extroversion. They have a decrease in conscientiousness. This type of drunk personality can make healthy decisions, rarely blackout and can control their behaviors to an extent. However, their shy, introverted personality quickly becomes the life of the party after a few drinks.
It might be fun, learning about these different types of drunk personalities. However, it might also bring you to the realization that your personality type can be dangerous and troublesome. For example, a Mr. Hyde type could end up facing jail time for an inability to control anger when intoxicated. A Nutty Professor type could get so excited and in party mode, that trouble can come from this, as well. Each and every type of drunk personality could eventually lead to issues. Especially for those that drink excessively continually.
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