A group of researchers at Penn State has shown that personality seems to be an important factor in our lust for heat or spice in our food. 

If you enjoy action movies, adventure-seeking and exploration you’re likely to be a lover of hot sauce. And your gender could influence why you like hot sauce as well. According to a new study, women are more drawn to the sting of spice than their male counterparts, while men seem to associate eating hot foods with machismo. 

Love Hot Sauce? Your Personality May Be A Good Predictor

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