There are known attempts to correlate the personality of an individual with their choice of a color or a shape - something which I have asked about here and am using in an app that I am delveoping. I am now starting to ask myself whether there are any formal studies that attempt to correlate common food choices with personality. I have come across a few useful ideas by simply googling for "food choice and personality". e.g. Keller & Siegrist (2015). and Zayed (n.d.)
However, neither of those articles to my mind comes close to being a formal study of the subject. In the context of my own app I am wondering whether I can augment its understanding of its user by adding - to an existing list of personality acquisition questions - a request to select from, say, images that show
- A burger
- An apple
- A chocolate bar
- A chili pepper
Given that I am using many other personality assessment measures I would imagine that even without any known prior art on the subject I will in due course be able to glean something useful from an answer here. However, I would be most grateful to anyone who might be able to point me to any formal, peer-reviewed studies on the subject.
Zayed, A. (n.d.) What Your Food Choices and Eating Habits Say about Your Personality? Retreivable from: https://www.consumerhealthdigest.com/general-health/food-choices-and-eating-habits-says-your-personality.html