Alcohol may have less effect on personality than earlier believed: Study

Alcohol may have less effect on personality than earlier believed: Study

A new study by a team of researchers led by psychological scientist Rachel Winograd of University of Missouri suggested that consumption of alcohol may have less effect on one’s personality than many believe.

The researchers found in the new study that participants’ personality drastically changed when they are drunk, but they found less than previously estimated drastic differences between the person’s ‘drunk’ and ‘sober’ personalities.

Sharing the findings of their study, Winograd said, “We were surprised to find such a discrepancy between drinkers' perceptions of their alcohol-induced personalities and how observers perceived them.”

Winograd and his team reached the conclusion after studying 156 participants who were divided into groups and were asked to complete a survey gauging their usual alcohol consumption as well as their perceptions of "typical sober" and "typical drunk" personalities.

The findings of the new study were detailed in the most recent edition of the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

Category: