Science says your ice cream preferences actually say a lot about your personality

We know what our favorite workout, go-to wine and even our first-dance song says about us (we’re Etsy-loving James Taylor fans). But what about the implications of our ice cream preferences?

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Ice cream preferences reveal a lot about your personality
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Ice cream preferences reveal a lot about your personality

IF YOU PREFER A CUP OR BOWL...

You’re a realist. A classic cup means you’re analytical and a rational thinker. You’re probably responsible, family-oriented and hardworking. Boring? Maybe. Levelheaded? Yeah, baby.

IF YOU LIKE CONES...

You’re an optimist. If you’re willing to take a chance on a potentially messy drip situation, you’re idealistic and you lead with your heart. The glass is half full, but not with ice cream.

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IF SUNDAES ARE YOUR THING...

You’re ambitious. If you don’t think an ice-cream experience is complete without hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry, you’re open, passionate and motivated.

IF YOU LIKE MILKSHAKES...

You’re a free spirit. If you can’t be bothered to use a spoon, you’re young at heart, fearless and unafraid of taking impulsive risks. You probably also like Kelis.

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IF YOU EAT STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CARTON...

You’re practical. In addition to wanting your mint chocolate chip right now, you’re resourceful, dependent, pragmatic and a strong leader. Basically, you know how to get the job done and don’t mess around.

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Luckily, Baskin-Robbins is way ahead of us and partnered with Juliet A. Boghossian, a behavioral food expert, to conduct a study revealing what our ice cream preferences say about us. Here’s what they found.

Related: Check out this dog-friendly ice cream spot

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Ice cream parlor for dogs

A dog enjoys an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

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A dog enjoys an ice cream given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog looks at an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog waits for its ice cream given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog smells an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog looks at an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog enjoys an ice cream given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog looks at his owner ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog eats an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

Dogs enjoy ice cream given by its owners at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog eats an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog enjoys an ice cream given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog looks at an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog eats an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog eats an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A man holds a leash and an ice cream for his dog at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A couple gives ice cream to their dogs at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A boxer named 'Tank' (L) looks as other dog eats an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pug named 'Justino' eats ice-cream in an ice cream shop, in Mexico city, on April 9, 2017. People bring their pets to this place were ice-cream especially made for dogs is served. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A beagle dog called 'Romi' eats ice-cream in an ice cream shop, in Mexico city, on April 9, 2017. People bring their pets to this place were ice-cream especially made for dogs is served. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pomeranian named 'Neron' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
An Old English Sheep dog named 'Super' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Dogs eat ice-creams at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A beagle dog named 'Romi' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog named 'Tsuki' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Dogs lick their ice-creams at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pug named 'Justino' eats ice-cream in an ice cream shop, in Mexico city, on April 9, 2017. People bring their pets to this place were ice-cream especially made for dogs is served. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman gives an ice-cream to her dog at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
An Old English Sheep dog named 'Super' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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