It turns out that if you have a taste for dark chocolate and black coffee, you might be hiding some sinister traits.

Researchers from the University of Innsbruck in Austria conducted a study involving 953 Americans to investigate the connection between taste preferences and personality characteristics.

According to the study, those who enjoy bitter foods tend to exhibit psychopathic, anti-social, and sadistic personality traits.

Before you start questioning your own sanity, it’s important to note that this correlation does not necessarily mean that every dark chocolate lover or black coffee drinker is a psychopath.

The study involved participants answering questions about their taste preferences for sweet, sour, salty, and bitter foods and beverages. Additionally, they completed personality surveys to assess traits such as psychopathy, narcissism, aggression, and sadism. The results showed a significant correlation between an increased enjoyment of bitter foods and heightened sadistic tendencies.

But before you label yourself a straight-up sadist just because you have a fondness for black coffee, just remember that taste preferences alone don’t determine someone’s entire character.

Thank goodness.