London: How you prefer your egg cooked reveals a lot not only about your culinary taste but also says a lot about your personality, revealing secrets about social class and even sex drive, a new study has claimed.

For the study, scientists quizzed 1,010 adults and found that poached egg eaters are outgoing, boiled egg lovers are disorganised, fried egg fans have a high sex drive, scrambled egg aficionados are guarded and omelette eaters are self-disciplined.

The study for the British Egg Industry Council was carried out by Mindlab International, which researches the psychology of consumer choice.

It found that the average poached egg-eater is likely to be happier than most while boiled egg-eaters run the greatest risk of getting divorced.

Fried egg fans are usually from the skilled working class and scrambled eggs are favoured by those without children.

"It's amazing to think that just by knowing someone's favourite way of eating eggs, it's possible to gauge a large amount about who they are and what they are like. But it doesn't matter how you eat your eggs - they're still nutritious, versatile and great value," a daily quoted Andrew Joret, of the British Egg Industry Council, as saying.

(Agencies)

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