Thursday, June 22, 2017

A New Question for Coaches?

When you're looking into a new club program or making the leap into college swimming, what questions do you ask of your potential coach?

Things about attendance requirements?  Workout times?  Dry-land training?

How they take their coffee?

...according to a new study published in the journal Appetite, which found a correlation between a love of black coffee and sadist or psychopathic tendencies.

The research surveyed more than 1,000 adults, asking them to give their food and flavour preferences. The participants then took a series of personality tests assessing antisocial personality traits, such as sadism, narcissism and psychopathy.

The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Innsbruck, found that a preference for bitter flavours was linked to psychopathic behaviour.

The closest association was between bitter foods and “everyday sadism” – that is to say, enjoyment of inflicting moderate levels of pain on others.

I must share that - although it's something that just goes with the sport - I've never "enjoyed" inflicting pain on our athletes.  Also, I never drink black coffee.

Read more of Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds here


Lion King said...

We had a former head coach of a former club team I worked for in my current area who was always drinking black coffee. You know who it is. No further comment necessary. Except he lost his job here, and lost his next job in an unnamed two-part state in the "Great Lakes area".

And in related news, I like my coffee sweet with steamed milk.

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Button said...

Maybe so, anonymous. Guessing you're a black coffee drinker...