Does the type of peanut butter you eat reveal more than your preference for creamy or chunky? Apparently, it can tell someone about your entire personality, according to a new survey.
Whether you’re spreading it on rye or whole wheat, the type of peanut butter — usually creamy or chunky — one prefers can reveal if you’re an optimist or even an introvert. A study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Jif found that a third of Americans said they are extremely passionated about their peanut butter preference, which probably shows signs of their personality without them even knowing it.
For example, 63% of Americans who prefer crunchy peanut butter said they are optimists. Fifty-seven percent of those who like creamy said they were optimists, according to the survey.
The tug-of-war over which type of peanut butter is superior will always be a discussion, but these peanut-lovers take their allegiance to which type pretty seriously — enough to let it even dictate the mood of a date. Nearly half of all respondents said that it would be a deal-breaker if they were on a date and found that their date had a differing opinion on their personal peanut butter choice.
The stubbornness doesn’t just stop there; it even extends to eating peanut butter in general. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they would pass on eating a type that wasn’t the one they preferred, according to the survey.
The study, which polled 2,000 Americans on their peanut butter preferences, also found that peanut butter choices can even reveal aspects from one’s childhood. Forty-seven percent of people that were creamy fans were teased more often in childhood, according to the study, while just 27% of chunky lovers were bullied in their youth.
People who like creamy were more likely to be judged for their preference than those who prefer chunky — 50% and 32%, respectively.
Creamy fans were found to be conformists, too. Sixty-eight percent of creamy peanut butter fiends said they felt pressured to pick crunchy to fit in at times, while 50% of crunchy lovers admitted the same.
“As we gear up for one of our favorite holidays – National Peanut Butter Lovers Day – on March 1, we hope American’s are able to enjoy their favorite peanut butter, no matter what their preferences are,” said Jake Calhoun, director of brand strategy for Jif Brand. “National Peanut Butter Lovers Day celebrates all types, from creamy and crunchy, straight from the jar and straight from the pouch.”
A few other takeaways from the survey revealed that a third of both groups said they like dogs and cats. Both groups agreed that grape jelly is superior over strawberry.