Taco or burrito? Which Mexican food you like the best can be a kind of personality test that might even help you find your perfect romantic match, according to a new Mexican food "Q-dentity" study conducted by Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, on behalf of Qdoba Mexican Grill.
Taco: People who prefer tacos are conscientious, perfectionists and ideal workers. On the job they take over, accomplishing monumental tasks. They are the master of their domain and can become so engrossed in work that they are often forced to sacrifice time with family and friends. Some examples of this personality include: John Turturro as Sid Lidz in "Unstrung Heroes," America Ferrera as Betty Suarez in "Ugly Betty," Larry Linville as Major Frank Burns in the series "M*A*S*H" and Tony Randall as Felix Unger in "The Odd Couple." People who prefer tacos are most romantically compatible with those who prefer quesadillas.
Quesadilla: A dependable and true friend, those who prefer quesadillas are content with being one of the crowd. They are loyal followers more than leaders. At work they are the foot soldiers, task-oriented, functioning ideally in a group. They don't require individual praise, but share their successes with those around them. They toil behind the scenes for others at work or in their family. In romantic relationships they invest extraordinary effort and energy to try to ensure the relationship's vitality and stability. They are the rock and driving force in the relationship. Some examples of this personality include: Talia Shire as Adrianne in "Rocky" and Bill Murray as Bob Wiley in "What About Bob?" Those who prefer quesadillas are most romantically compatible with people who prefer tacos.
Chips and Salsa: These people are aggressive, successful, achievement-orientated and natural leaders. Intolerant of defeat, those who prefer chips and salsa will not take "no" for an answer. Competitive, ambitious, self-assured, they are decisive and persuasive at work, whereas in romance they are charming. They can become impatient with the myriad vicissitudes of life. Avoid going against a chips and salsa lover, for those who go against them could be in for a fight. Some examples of this personality include: Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina in "Ugly Betty," Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestley in "The Devil Wears Prada" or Nicholas Cage as Jack Campbell in "The Family Man." Chips and salsa people are most romantically compatible with others who also prefer chips and salsa.
Burrito: Burrito lovers are dramatic and love being the center of attention. They crave novelty, excitement and stimulation and are seductive and flirtatious in romance and gregarious, witty and charming in social situations. Neither shy nor subdued, they readily display their emotions. At work they are easily bored with usual routines and have a keen sense of new and up-and-coming trends. Some examples of burrito-loving personalities include: Owen Wilson as Dupree in "You, Me and Dupree," Tony Sirico as Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos," Annette Benning as Carolyn Burnham in "American Beauty" and Michel Serrault as ZaZa Napoli in "La Cage aux Folles." Burrito lovers are romantically compatible with everyone.
Taco Salad: People who prefer taco salads are easy-going, well-adjusted, empathic, understanding and are a perfect spouse, parent and ideal friend. Some examples of this personality are: Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in "Two and a Half Men" and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean." People who prefer taco salads are most romantically compatible with those who prefer burritos.
Nachos: People who prefer nachos are shy, quiet, reserved and introverted. They are secure enough about their own identity that, to a great extent, they are oblivious to what others think of them. They are self-sufficient and most productive when allowed to work alone, uninterrupted. Some examples of this personality include: Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs in "The Devil Wears Prada" or Jenna Fischer as Pam in "The Office." Nacho fans are independent souls and often enjoy being single.
According to Hirsch, the preferences we have for popular Mexican foods, such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas, indicate very specific and unique personality traits. "All of our behaviors reflect our underlying personalities," says Hirsch. "Whether it be the direction we comb our hair, the color shoes we wear or car we drive, the choices we make indicate who we truly are. The question is, are we able to understand what these choices mean? With Mexican food preferences, we were able to find a correlation between which food people most enjoyed and what that meant about their underlying personality."
--From the Editors at Netscape