As the saying goes “you are what you eat”, however, there are many people who refuse to believe in that, because it does not make sense to them. The thing that is important to know is that while you may not be what you eat, what you eat is something that can reveal a lot about your personality, and that is something that has been proven as well.
The way you finish your entire meal that is on your dinner or lunch plate can reveal a lot about your personality. While it certainly does not feel like a strong argument, there are some pretty convincing examples that further prove this. To start off, just take an example of someone sitting next to you at the dinner table, and that someone has ordered a steak that comes with a handful of vegetables like broccoli, and potatoes; you start eating your dinner, indulging in what you love the most while the person next to you takes a pick at the potatoes first, and then proceeds to eat the broccoli, and when the plate has been cleaned of everything but the steak, the person finally moves towards the steak.
I understand that you are feeling awkward, but trust me, people like the one I talked about exist. According to a food expert, these people are considered obsessive. There is other type of food eaters as well; for starters, there is a type called quirky eater, this type of eater is always on the conquest to ensure that not a single food item on the plate gets in contact with the other one during the course of the meal.
Last but not the least, another common example is of people who separate everything in their plate based on the colour, and then decide to eat all of the food, again, based on the colour, and which colour the prefer first.
While many may consider it as an odd, irrational, and unexplainable behavior, the important thing to know here is that somehow, all of these behaviours are linked to psychology, and if told to a psychologist, can help in finding a lot about the person. It can even go ahead and underline some of the disorders, or personality trait in a person.
For instance, a person who categorizes everything on their plate might have OCD, or something along the line of neurotic perfectionism. So, yes, if you are finding yourself wondering about your own eating habit, do not worry. This is not a place to offer diagnoses, the purpose of this article was just to make sure that people are aware that psychologists, as well as experts can tell a lot about you as a person just by looking at how you finish your meal. The results cannot be used against a person as there is more to us humans than our eating habits, but it still happens to be a really interesting find to begin with.