Not Only Does the Way We Hang Toilet Paper Has Been Dividing Mankind, but It Also Tells a Lot About the True Nature of the Individual

    Not Only Does the Way We Hang Toilet Paper Has Been Dividing Mankind, but It Also Tells a Lot About the True Nature of the Individual
    Greg

    11:32 AM EDT, May 18, 2024

    The heated dispute concerning the most appropriate way of hanging toilet paper is still going on. An American psychotherapist has decided to take a closer look at the problem.

    An American invention

    The toilet paper was invented by an American entrepreneur called Seth Wheeler. Its mass production commenced in 1877. In Europe it was Walther Alcock who, two years later, was the first to manufacture this priceless commodity. Wheeler also came up with an instruction guiding the first users how to hang the rolls appropriately and tear each piece off. As you can see, those who prefer the 'over' position can feel like winners now.

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    Toilet paper and psychology

    The problem divides so many people worldwide that Gilda Carle, a psychotherapist, decided to look into it and investigated 2,000 people aged from 18 to 75 to analyze their personalities.

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    Darren Foreman/flickr

    Conclusions

    People who prefer the 'over' position make decisions faster, they are impulsive and tend to lead the group. They have strong personalities and always strive to achieve their goals. About 70% people prefer the 'over' position.

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    riggity_wrecked89/reddit

    On the other hand, people who prefer the 'under' position tend to be submissive and constantly look for acceptance. They might feel lost in the society and often look for soul-mates.

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    fridge555/reddit

    Gilda Carle highlights the fact that her research should not be taken too seriously. It was conducted only to demonstrate that some simple everyday things can tell us a lot about our personality.

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    How do you hang your toilet paper roll? In the 'over' or 'under' position?
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