What kind of nut are you?

I’m currently about 30,000 feet above middle America, on my way home from Los Angeles.

As you know, these days, airlines do not feed you — even when you will be in the air ALL DAY, and while I ate just before getting on the plane, hours later, I’m ready to chew my arm. Thank god for free bags of peanuts…

Interestingly, I recently read a survey about nuts, and how they reflect personality traits. For instance, say a guest crosses the threshold of the door and arrives at a big, loud party. Does she make a grand entrance or does she quietly greet other guests on her way to the kitchen, where she checks on the busy hostess and offers her help?

The answers to 10 questions like this will determine a person’s nut personality in an online quiz and Facebook application from Fisher Nuts. Loosely inspired by a nut preference and personality type study done by Alan R. Hirsch, M.D. founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, this light-hearted approach to personality profiling is a sure conversation starter.

To learn their nut personality, users can take the quiz online at either the Fisher Nuts website: www.fishernuts.com; or at Facebook.com/fishernutsbrand.

During the 5- minute quiz, participants select answers to a variety of questions including: How do you feel at home? How do you feel at work? What is your personal motto? What would your prefect day be? What did you really want to say to that person?

The study by Dr. Hirsch included five types of nuts, to which personality profiles were determined. These personality types are:

•Salted Peanuts: dramatic extroverts who crave novelty and thrive as the center of attention. They are easily bored with the usual routine, and while charming in social situations, are sensitive to criticism and rejection. These are people to take to a party. They probably love roller coasters and karaoke.

• Almonds: scrupulous, conscientious, moral perfectionists who have high standards for themselves and others. While intensely motivated, they tend to become over-committed at work or home, taking on more projects than they can comfortably complete. Hands-on approach to problems makes almond-lovers ideal workers.

• Pecans: devoted, loyal, true friends. Overly generous, pecan lovers will consider others’ needs before their own. Dependable, they are most comfortable with the usual routines of life. They are tenacious, committed team players who don’t require adulation, and are satisfied sharing accolades with their friends, family or co-workers.

• Cashews: empathic, easy-going, and well adjusted. Cashew lovers make the perfect spouse or parent. Calm and level-headed, they can be depended upon in times of crisis or emergency. A cashew is a good person to have around when the plumbing goes awry or the lights go out. A cashew just knows what to do.

• Walnuts: aggressive, achievement-oriented, natural leaders. Competitive, successful, driven, intolerant of defeat. Walnut lovers demand the best at work and at home. They are easily irritated with the routine side of life. They cannot tolerate life’s inconveniences such as being stuck in rush hour traffic or waiting in long lines.

So, what kind of nut are you???


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