What the way you hang your toilet paper says about you

What the way you hang your toilet paper says about you

We present to you the mother of all personality tests, brought to you by an analysis of how you hang your toilet paper.

Yes, this is a thing now.

Dubbed "the busiest television therapist in the business" by the New York Times, relationship expert and performance coach Dr Gilda Carle has devised a way to ascertain key aspects of your personality based on which direction you put the toilet paper in the roller.


indy100 caught up with Carle for clarification.

How does it work?

Originally, I created the Toilet Paper Personality Test as a fun way for people to assess the behaviours they use daily, often without thinking.

I queried a random sampling of 2000 men and women, aged 18 to 75 of different ethnicities. I asked them whether they roll their toilet paper over or under. I also questioned how assertive they were in their relationships with others, on a scale of 1 to 10.

And what were the results?

My findings supported my hypothesis that people who roll over are more dominant than those who roll under.

So rolling over makes you more dominant...

Photo: Elya, Wikipedia

...whereas those who roll under are more submissive...

Photo: Elya, Wikipedia

Carle discovered some odd tendencies in her subjects:

Some Dominants admitted their compulsion to actually switch the paper direction at other people’s houses!

Right. So it's just for giggles, then?

What first began as a fun exercise actually turned into an accurate assessment tool.

While it adds humour to the conversation, it also provides oh-so-much insight about your future compatibility with that person!

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen: next time you're on a date, be sure to check: apparently toilet roll does not lie.

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