WEIRD NEWS
12/05/2011 11:34 am ET

Smell Researchers Say Your Personality Reeks

You are what you reek? It turns out that we can tell a lot about someone's personality just by their smell.

Researchers in Poland recently asked 60 people to wear the same T-shirt for three nights, and then those shirts were sniffed by 200 lucky volunteers, who were asked to judge the smells based on five personality traits, such as extroversion, neuroticism, and dominance.

The results weren't perfect, but the smellers' predictions about extroversion and neuroticism were about as accurate as those of raters who made their judgments after watching a video.

Read more on Newser.com

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