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