The way you scoff your pizza can reveal a lot about yourself

Who uses a knife and fork?!

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If you fold your pizza and gobble it down, turns out you’re a “driver” and have to be the best.

According to body language expert Patti Wood, those who eat their crusts first are “influencers”.

She told Cosmopolitan there are four key types of people who have unique ways of doing things, and these traits slip out when you gorge on a slice and put on your bra.

Patti’s work is based on American psychologist William Moulton Marston’s DISC theory, which says the four main personality types are dominance, inducement, submission and compliance.

How do you eat yours?

How do you eat yours?

Although you don’t always fit neatly into one category, mundane everyday activities can reveal a lot about how our minds work.

She said: “There are four distinct personality types have very unique ways of doing things, even small tasks. Everything you do –– and the way you do it –– comes together to form a story about yourself.

“Not everyone is just a driver or just an influencer. It’s a combination of personality traits, so you could identify as a driver in some things you do, and an influencer in others.

“Usually, though, there tends to be one that comes to the forefront just a bit more.”

Fold it over

If you just can’t wait to get it down and fold it over to eat it quicker, you’re a driver. You multi-task and always have to be the best. You don’t really care about the flavour, and would rather just get it over with.

You take charge and break the mould eating it this way, but as a driver you don’t really care. Drivers “refuse to waste time” and value brevity, efficiency and only the highest quality –– even when it comes to pizza.

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Those who fold it over have to be the best

You just eat it

You might think eating your pizza this way is normal, but turns out those who nibble from the tip to the crust like predictable results, and stick with what they know.

According to Patti, this means you’re a “careful corrector”: you like to be “discreet and try to avoid attention”, and are unlikely to experiment with flavour. You’re a total perfectionist, and are cautious by nature.

Go for the crusts first

Do you get bored easily? This unconventional method is the mark of an “influencer”, and you crave attention.


Those who eat the crusts first are influencers

Influencers are spontaneous, dramatic, and “aren’t afraid to be ahead of the curve”. If you eat the crust first, you demand attention from your actions, and cherish when a bit of admiration comes along with it.

You eat it with a knife and fork

If you eat your pizza politely with a knife and fork, you’re a “supporter”. Reliable and a team player, supporters are “thoughtful, friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand”.

You stay true to tradition, and are most likely to be the friend who’s a shoulder to cry on and will remember everyone’s birthday. You’re system orientated and like a routine.