Dr. Wilson said: "The simple act of holding a drink displays a lot more about us than we realise. "
But he warned: "The next time you're in a bar, it might be worth thinking about what you're saying to the people around you, just by the way you're holding your glass."
The eight types identified are :
This is usually a woman, who holds her glass with dainty, splayed fingers and uses it in a provocative way.
She may position it over her cleavage so as to draw attention to her attributes or peer over the rim to make eye contact when taking a sip--and she may "tease" the rim of the glass with her finger, perhaps dipping it into the drink and sucking it dry.
Assuming her agenda is appealing, the best way to approach is with reciprocal flirtatious gestures.
Again, usually a woman who clusters together with her friends. She may be talking about other people, and can be critical. She holds a wine glass by the bowl and uses it to gesticulate and make points in conversation. She is inclined to lean over her drink, in towards others so as to speak confidentially.
This person already has a close-knit social group with little inclination to extend it, therefore advances from outsiders are not usually welcome.
This type of drinker could be a man or a woman. They tend to be sociable and convivial and "like a laugh".
They take short swigs from bottled drinks so they don't miss out on chipping in with the conversation.
The bottle is held loosely at its shoulder for ease. This type of person is always happy to extend their social circle. The best way to approach them therefore is to leap directly into light, good-humoured conversation and make them laugh.
Usually a shy, submissive person who holds the glass protectively, not letting go, as though afraid somebody will take it away. The drink is never quite finished, with a mouthful left in case of emergency.
The drink is small. It may be drunk through a straw, which is fidgeted with, and used to stir the drink between sips.
This individual needs to be approached in a gentle, sensitive way, with perhaps a few understated compliments to build self-confidence, but may eventually warm to overtures.
This is a mainly female type whose natural style is cold and defensive.
She drinks from a wine glass, or a short glass, which is held firmly in a barrier position across the body so as to deter intimate approaches.
It is usually a waste of time approaching this woman; she may be ready with a castrating put-down.
This man is active and self-confident; a "Don Juan"-type seducer.
He uses his, usually long, glass or bottle. He can be tactile with his female companions.
This "peacock" is conscious of his image and will drink a bottled beer, or cider.
He is inclined to be confident and arrogant, and can be territorial in his gestures, spreading himself over as much space as possible, for example, pushing the glass well away from himself and leaning back in his chair.
If he is drinking with friends, he would be unlikely to welcome approaches from outside the group.
Again usually male, he prefers large glasses, or bottles, which he uses as symbolic weapons.
Something of a know-it-all, he can come across as slightly hostile, even if only through verbal argument, or jokes targeted at others. He should be approached with great care, or not at all.
2009-12-13 21:01 编辑：kuaileyingyu