We often hear about how the contents of the house reflect our personalities: the way we decorate, the choice of colours and whether the interior is modern, traditional or maybe retro. Because the things we buy are influenced by personal preference, once those things are collected inside a house they can’t help but become an extension of who we are as people.
But what about the inside of fridge? Can that give clues about personality too? According to a recent report , we may be giving away more than we think with the contents of our fridge. They apparently reveal clues about the jobs we do, our standard of living and our family make-up.
Rich or Poor? It’s All in Your Fridge
Is your fridge packed from top to bottom with luxury goods, or do empty shelves stare back at you with just the odd pack of convenience food gracing the inside? People all over the world have fridges, with the latest estimate revealing that three-quarters of the world’s population now refrigerates their food. But the differences in the quality and quantity of that food tell another story about the relative luxury of the fridge.
While some own ultra-modern appliances, such as those available from Fridge Freezer Direct, others take pride in ramshackle, rusting machines that most of us in the affluent West couldn’t imagine giving house room to. Whether they’re the latest craze in convenience for a relatively rich society, such as dedicated bottle coolers, or they’re basic functional objects that simply do the job of keeping fresh food edible for longer, whether its domestic or commercial refrigeration it now provides us with a new peek into the differences in living standards around the world.
Personality Types Pinned Down
Did you know there is even a National Clean Out Your Fridge Day? What does that say about personality trends as a whole? Aside from that, the psychology of fridge contents has been broken down even further, dividing us into personality types according to the contents of our fridges.
Are you a Sensible Shopper, with a fixed shopping routine, a shopping list and tendency to use the same store every week? Or are you more of a Deliberate Shopper, who keeps shopping trips short, buying only what you need from necessity. People with virtually empty fridges are like to be D type personalities. Some people fall into more than one personality type category, and for these people shopping can become something of an inner battle. Spotting an item on the shelf that isn’t part of the list can create a halt in the shopping process as the person tries to argue with themselves over whether to buy it or not. The dominant personality trait will eventually win out, but there’s quite a mental battle before the decision is made.
And you thought fridges were innocent household essentials. I doubt we’ll ever look inside our fridges again without wondering what inner secrets we’re giving away.