Good afternoon cuties.
I hope you’ve had a nice hump-day so far! I’ve had a pretty decent day, made some breakfast, watched a Netflix thing about the history of Compaq vs IBM and smashed some revision. Remaining on today’s to-do list is; yoga, eat a roast dinner, and get absolutely mortal at quack tonight (Student union).
I always get funny looks when I tell people who aren’t at university that I’m going out on a Wednesday night. To be fair, if we’re going by worldly standards, it’s pretty weird to be going out in the middle of the work-week. Nonetheless 2 pound drinks, an endless supply of vk’s (students wkd) and cheesy music never fails to attract a student wanting to escape their degree, even for a night. A study that was conducted in Ireland revealed 4 distinct types of university drinkers:
The guarded drinker; Will vary the amount they drink based on factors like physical size, money, who they’re with and cultural norms.
The calculated hedonist; Someone who drinks to maximize the fun of a night out, but they tend to disregard the negatives of doing so. These people usually end up going out because of their fear that they’ll miss out on something.
The peer-influenced drinker; Someone who’s motivated by a sense of belonging to a group. “Well if everyone’s getting a drink, I might as well get one”.
We’ve all been convinced by that friend who insists that “You wont remember the night that you stayed in and slept well”.
The inevitable binge drinker; Someone who will literally drink until there’s no more alcohol left. These people don’t usually see drinking as fun, but more of a problem.
If I was to self-categorize, which is never really a good idea, I’d say i’m a hybrid between a calculated hedonist and a peer-influenced drinker. What type of drinker are you?
Link to the study: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/11/e011815