Does personality influence eating styles and food choices? Direct and indirect effects

  title={Does personality influence eating styles and food choices? Direct and indirect effects},
  author={Carmen Keller and Michael Siegrist},

According, against, and above dietary norms: a key to understanding the relationship between personality style and taste preferences

No significant association was found between compulsive personality traits and food preference, as assessed by sensory liking, and this can bring a much better understanding of the relationship between the compulsive or antisocial personality and taste preferences.

Personality Types and Self-Reported Eating Habits

People with different personality types lead very different lifestyles; these personality types also affect the eating habits of an individual. Poor eating habits can lead to a myriad of health

Reasons for Unhealthy Eating - How Compensatory health beliefs and Personality are related to Eating Behavior

Despite high risks of unhealthy food intake many people engage in unhealthy eating behavior. One reason why they do not succeed to fulfil a healthy diet may be caused by compensatory health beliefs

Association of Personality Traits with Dietary Habits and Food/Taste Preferences

Assessing personality traits could be useful to identify young women who may be at risk of unhealthy dietary habits, and showed that neuroticism and openness were associated with low scores while conscientiousness was related to high scores of dietary habits.

The Role of Personality Traits in Young Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Investigating how individual differences in the big-five personality traits predicted plant-food consumption in young adults suggested traits associated with greater intellect, curiosity, and social engagement, and to a lesser extent, discipline, are associated with more plant- food consumption in this population.



Emotional Eating, Rather Than Lifestyle Behavior, Drives Weight Gain in a Prospective Study in 1562 Employees

Emotions may drive people with overweight and obesity to overeat and sports activities may attenuate but do not solve the problem, indicating that strenuous physical activity can indeed attenuate the positive association between emotional eating and body weight gain.

Personality traits and eating habits in a large sample of Estonians.

Endorsement of healthy and avoidance of traditional dietary items are associated with people's personality trait levels, especially higher Openness, which may inform dietary interventions with respect to possible barriers to diet change.

Ice-cream consumption, tendency toward overeating, and personality.

Objective The exploration of the mechanisms underlying the tendency toward overeating by investigating the Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ)/Revised Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI-R)

What is eating you? Stress and the drive to eat

Physical activity as a moderator of the association between emotional eating and BMI: Evidence from the Swiss Food Panel

The results suggest that emotional eaters who are also highly active may still feel the urge to eat when under emotional distress; however, they also choose more healthy foods to cope with this distress, and increasing physical activity could be a promising intervention strategy in preventing weight gain in emotional eater.