Four kinds of lovers
Helen Fisher, a world renowned biological anthropologist and expert in
the science of human attraction, has devised an extensive scientific
study which reveals there are four personality types when it comes to
love. Take the test, discover which one you are and who you'd be best
is a beautiful thing - but it can only really be successful and long
lasting if we manage to find our perfect partners. Psychologist Dr
Helen Fisher has discovered four main personality traits which each of
us can fit into - and which can help us out when trying to find that
The four main types of people...
Traits: Seek novelty, risk taking, spontaneity, energy, curiosity, creativity,
optimism, enthusiasm, flexibility, spontaneous generosity, autonomy,
liberal, untraditional, irreverent, get bored easily, adaptable, many
Words: 'Adventure' is the word most often used by
Explorers as they describe themselves and what they are looking for in
a mate. The other nine of their top ten most-used words (in descending
order) are: venture, spontaneity/ spontaneous, energy, new, fun,
travelling, outgoing, passion and active.
Doodles: Modern, off centre, open, active.
Foods: Mexican, Indian, Barbecue. Exotic foods: Indonesian, Ethiopian.
Sugary foods: candy, chocolate. The body changes protein into tyrosine
and then dopamine. The sources for building blocks for dopamine
include: Apples, beets, blue-green algae, celery, chicken, cucumber,
fish, leafy green vegetables, honey, cheese, sweet peppers, tofu, watermelon, almonds, avocados, bananas, dairy products, lima beans,
pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Alcohol, sugar and caffeine all reduce
dopamine. If I were cooking a meal for a group of Explorers I would try
to make it somewhat exotic, highly flavoured, untraditional, colourful
and varied. I might cook Moroccan beef stew, with couscous, Indian
relishes, yogurt, and dark chocolate, figs and candied fruits for
desert, with plenty of exotic liquors.
Exercise: Dangerous, novel,
exciting things, like mountain climbing, sky diving, car racing, scuba
diving; and action oriented things like sailing, swimming, kayaking
Dieting: Explorers may adopt crazy diets, such as 'just
carrots,' or 'just meat,' or the 'drinking man’s diet'.
Income: Highest of the four groups
Education: Most of the four groups
Traits: Cautious but not fearful, calm, social, popular, networking,
conventional, traditional, guardians, managerial, loyal, persistent,
literal, fact oriented, fond of rules and schedules, orderly,
conscientious, community oriented.
Words: 'Family' is the most-used
word by Builders. Following this: honesty, caring, moral/morals,
respect, loyal, trust, values, loving and trustworthy. Friends: Social
Doodles: Repetitive, grids.
Food: Rice, potatoes, pasta,
breads, crackers, cereal and fruit, all of which produce serotonin.
Builders probably also like to eat turkey and other poultry, milk,
cottage cheese, eggs and nuts, especially almonds. All loaded with
tryptophan, the building block of serotonin. Other serotonin promoting
foods include: avocados, bananas, eggplant, pineapples, plums, tomatoes
and walnuts. For dessert, cakes and pies and lots of milk fats. If I
were cooking a meal for Builders I would make it very conventional,
such as roast chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, and
Exercise: Social sports, such as golf which is relaxing,
meticulous and social; also weekend baseball, basketball,
Dieting: They may go for the whole grains diet, giving up meat and fats. They may meticulously research different diets too. And they may count calories.