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Body Odor can Help Identify Personality Type

by Kathy Jones on December 5, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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 Body Odor can Help Identify Personality Type

A new study has revealed that people can know the personality of a person through his or her body scent.

The study was conducted by Polish researchers who asked a group of raters to smell clothes worn by 100 men and 100 women for three consecutive nights. All of those who had worn the clothes had taken part in a personality test. The raters were asked whether they were able to identify the personality of the wearer.


While they were not able to get the answer right every time, the raters did manage to say whether the wearer was outgoing and extrovert or neurotic and anxious. The number of times the raters "smelled" the right personality was similar to the number that raters who predicted personality traits after watching a video.

The study details will be published in the European Journal of Personality.

Source: Medindia

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