. Soupy Personality—What Does Your Favorite Soup Say About You? Seriously Soupy

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Soupy Personality—What Does Your Favorite Soup Say About You?

Soup and personality. Personality and soup. I would never think that these two were directly linked. You eat a soup that you like, enjoy it, and that's the end of it. But, according to a study from University of Illinois, it is so much more than that. The study, conducted by professor Brian Wansink concluded that the soup we prefer actually says a lot about who we are and the type of personality we have. It even goes on to say that our favorite soups are connected to comfort and love from childhood, so mom's chicken noodle is perhaps doing more than making us feel better from sickness, but may be also playing in a role in our development? Overall this is interesting analysis, but does not indicate the type of personality for say, a cream-based soup lover or those of us who have more than one favorite. Either way, it's an engaging concept, and perhaps what soup we love may indicate something about our personalities, and as it is often said, we are what we eat...

Soup and Your Personality, according to the University of Illinois study

Chicken Noodle Soup: You tend to be a church-goer, are fond of pets, are more likely to be stubborn and less likely to be outdoorsy.

Minestrone: You are more likely to be physically fit, nutritionally conscious, family spirited, unlikely to own a pet, or go on a restricted diet.

Vegetable Soup: You are a homebody at heart, less likely to be a world traveler, less likely to be spontaneous and more likely to read family and home magazines.

Tomato Soup: You enjoy adventure, were more likely to be social and also tend to enjoy books and pets.

*please note: I do not endorse these statements and do not think that our favorite soup easily defines our personality. I only think it is an interesting study and one that can stir up some healthy discussion...

Let's Get Personal: What is your favorite soup and how do you think it reflects who you are?

Seriously Soupy Serena


  1. out of those 4, I'm a tomato soup gal, so I guess it's moderatly accurate in that respect :)

  2. I am generally a veggie soup lover, but according to this study I sound rather dull. Sounds like I need more minestrone in my life.

  3. I love minestrone soup, but can't go wrong with a good chicken noodle soup (as long as it has matzoh balls and I don't ever go to synagogue). And I have never dieted in my life :)

  4. Interesting study!I'm a mix of chicken noodle and vegetable soup girl.maybe I should eat more minestrone soup too :)

  5. What a fun post. I'm a veggie soup lover. It fits my personality for sure.

  6. What a cute article. Thanks for sharing. I'm reminded of the movie chocolate - where there is a type of chocolate to fit everyone. Same concept. Guess it works! :)

  7. I like it! Just found your profile on Foodbuzz and have spent most the afternoon browsing - soup's awesome! I'm definitely like my two faves on the list - Minestrone and Veggie!