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The latest determinant of personality.
New research has determined that the universally practiced custom of picking one's nose holds the key to determining one's personality.
Writing in the Journal of Psychiatric Development, Dr. Victor Laszlo acknowledges that although nose-picking, or rhinotillexomania, is not a socially acceptable habit, the techniques we use in accomplishing it can provide vital and accurate information about our personalities.
- Those of us, for example, who pick our nose in private only, according to Lazlo, are lacking in openness, conventional, avoid the unfamiliar, unartistic and lack imagination.
The journal's report goes on to characterize those who nose-pick using a tissue or handkerchief; those who use their pinky or thumb as opposed to their index finger; those who wipe it off on the furniture, floor, or someone else's clothing; those who purchase celebrity boogers on eBay, and those who actually derive sexual satisfaction from nose picking.