Coffee, Choices and Character

My morning coffee from a NYC street vendor. What does my choice say about me?

Do you think the type of coffee you drink tells people something about your personality?  Or what kind of shoes you wear?  Or any other seemingly minor detail that you choose on a regular basis?  These thoughts are floating through my head today because I read an article that claims that the type of coffee you drink tells a great deal about your character.  Hmmm.

According to the article, since I drink my coffee black, I am an minimalist who is competitive and sometimes moody, among other traits.  I have to say, I am not sure if they all quite fit, especially the part about being competitive.  However, if I stretch the definition to mean competitive with myself it may fit a bit more. Are there any cappuccino lovers out there?  Supposedly you are optimistic and extroverted. The list went on giving a few examples of different drinks and what they mean.

The article did make me think about all the choices we make and what they may say about us.  The first thing that came to mind to me about a way that I think really shows my personal character is another seemingly insignificant choice—where I sit at Mass. I generally sit in the back, in the second to last row, if possible. Why not the last row?  Because I don’t want to seem like I am not truly present for the sacrament.  The second row from the back, however, gives me a good place to feel comfortable and hide, yet still be part of the community.  And if I can sit with a friend, the Mass is made all the better.

Are there things that you do that seem small, but really do tell about your personality?  Please share!  Also, where do you like to sit at Mass and why?!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


6 thoughts on “Coffee, Choices and Character”

  1. I like coffee, one cream, one sugar, with honey glazed donuts! My preferred attire: t-shirt and Levis + flip flops = slacker, I suppose. however, I do sit fairly close to the front at church. It goes back to my days at RCIA!



  2. hi Julie,
    what a cool reflection this is! i am a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee girl – light with sugar — what does that say about me, do you think!?! 😉
    Oh, and by the way, i like cappuccino, too!

    i usually sit fairly close to the front at Mass, usually on the Priest’s right side…

    hmmmmm..i never thought about this,but what fun to think about! there must be some great hidden meaning in all this!

    I usually chose the bus over the subway — how about you?

    thanks for this — it really makes you stop and ponder all the little things you do and don’t really think about…

    have a great weekend!


    1. Hi Debbie!
      Thanks for the comments. Hmmm, I’d say light and sweet means the same personality wise!
      I’m more of a subway or taxi girl myself. Not sure what those two things mean, but you are right, it is fun to think about how all the little things add up to what we are. 🙂
      Hope you have a great weekend, too!


  3. I used to sit in the back of the church when my children were little but now that they are grown and on their own I have graduated to the front of the church! I like to sit about 5 rows from the front of the priest so I can hear him well. Especially the homily. In our church most of the parishioners sit in the same place every Sunday! We tend to sit near the same families every week. I get the most out of Mass sitting in the front and there are fewer distractions.


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