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Does your favorite sandwich determine your personality?

No, it definitely doesn't. But that didn't stop the Chicago Tribune from giving credence to a mayonaise-funded study linking sandwich preferences to personality types.

In theory, I like this. This sentence, in particular, really appeals to me:

"Forget the fact that you're a Scorpio or that you were born in the year of the ox, and see what sandwich matches your personality and romantic compatibility."

As far as romantic compatibility goes, I put more faith in sandy-tastes than I do in what month people were born in. But this study is idiotic. According to Hellmann's (east of the Rockies)/Best Foods (west of them) mayonaise, ham and cheese eaters are "curious and intuitively oriented," chicken salad fans are "the perfect spouse" and tuna salad people are "competitive and driven."

Bullshit. But fun study, nonetheless.

Being an egg salad lover, that makes me "entertaining, lively, energetic" and I "thrive as the center of attention." It says "egg salad sandwich lovers crave novelty, excitement and adventure. They tend to be seductive, provocative and charming, but are also overly trusting and vulnerable to the influence of others who surround them." Eh, somewhat true, but not convincing. Most convincing? The compatibility section: "egg salad sandwich lovers are compatible with all sandwich lovers." Yes, sandwich lovers unite!

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