There are weepy drinkers, inappropriately affectionate drinkers, giggly and goofy drinkers. But there’s one type of reveler you really want to avoid: the angry drinker. New research suggests how to spot one.
Impulsive, live-in-the-moment types are likely to become aggressive when they’re intoxicated, according to a new study from Ohio State University’s Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at the school. “We already know that alcohol increases aggression. And people who have aggressive personality traits also tend not to think about the consequences of their actions,” Bushman says. “You put the two together, and it’s really a toxic mix.”
The average age of the study’s 495 volunteers was 23, all of whom described themselves as social drinkers and none of whom had any past or present drug, alcohol or psychiatric-related problems.
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