Posts Tagged ‘body odor’

Chronic Halitosis, Body Odors Say a lot About Your Personality, Studies Find

Monday, December 12th, 2011

So you think you’re pretty good at reading people? Well, imagine being able to guess a person’s personality from their body odor, or from their chronic halitosis! While that might sound like pure science fiction, it has lately become science fact. Several groups of researchers recently discovered that you can tell a lot about someone by their scent.

Of course, this might not be totally surprising. In a limited way, we can all make small guesses about each other based on what we smell.

Think of it this way. If you meet someone for the first time and they give off tremendous body odor, you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that this person probably doesn’t pay much attention to their personal hygiene. Conversely, if someone wears perfume or cologne that smells really enticing, you might be inclined to be attracted to them (even if you later discover they’re a total jerk).

The same is pretty much true for chronic halitosis. Bad breath is dead giveaway that someone doesn’t take care of their teeth, or only tries to halfheartedly. After all, it isn’t that hard to get your hands on specialty breath freshening products that can quickly eliminate bacteria and neutralize odors.

If you’ve ever suffered from bad breath or body odor, you might want to check out a study that was recently released in the European Journal of Personality. Its authors, a trio of Polish psychologists, found that participants were able to guess a person’s personality simply by smelling them or an article of their clothing.

Here’s how it worked.

Personality experts from the University of Wroclaw and Opole University asked 60 volunteers to spend three days wearing plain white undershirts, the type you might buy in pack of three for five bucks.


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Most Annoying Passengers Have Bad Breath and Body Odor, According to Skyscanner Survey

Monday, July 20th, 2009

As far as traveling goes, the passengers who got voted the most annoying according to a recent Skyscanner poll were those with bad breath and body odor.
The question posed was: “Who do you hate sitting next to most on the plane?”, and there were over 1,000 responses.

Most Annoying Passengers results were as follows:

19% – passengers with bad breath and body odor
15% – wailing baby
13% – hyperactive children
12% – big bodied people
10% – sneezers/sniffers
10% – rowdy stag/hen parties
8% – arm rest occupiers

Barry Smith, the co-founder and director of Skyscanner, said that “what really gets up air traveller’s noses is fellow passengers who smell bad. The message from Skyscanner is simple: take a shower and pack breath mints before boarding a flight if you want to stay on the good side of your fellow passengers.”

A word of advice? Try our travel size oral care products when you go on your next trip!

Source: Travel Daily News

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