Adapted from the book Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet  (St. Martin’s Griffin).

Print this page and circle the answer that best reflects your level of agreement with each statement. You'll tally your score at the end to discover your dominant eating personality type.

1. I have no structured meal routine from one day to the next.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

2. The presence of food triggers me to take a bite, taste or nibble.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

3. I eat little during the day and am most hungry at night.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

4. Most of my meals are take-out or eaten in restaurants.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

5.  I have difficulty controlling my portion sizes.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

6. Guilt plays a big role in my diet, especially if I cheat.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

7. Fruits and/or vegetables don’t seem to end up on my plate or in my stomach.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pts)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

8. I eat a fast food meal on most days of the week.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often (1 pts)
  • This is me most of the time (2 pts)
  • That’s me (3 pts)

9. I wake up not hungry because usually I’ve eaten a lot the night before.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pts)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

10.  I tend to skip meals more often than not.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

11. I snack on foods at work whether I’m hungry or not.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

12. I eat fast and before I know it, I’ve eaten more than I should have.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

13. I am always battling between what I want to eat and what I know I should eat.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

14. Given a choice, I seldom choose fruits or vegetables.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

15. I rarely plan my meals.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

16. I do not eat as many fruits and/ or vegetables as I know I should.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

17. I eat “good” foods when I’m around others, but when I’m alone I let myself eat “bad” foods.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

18. I never feel full until it’s too late.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pts)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

19. I eat most of my food in the evening, at dinner and after.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

20. I snack on foods at home, hungry or not.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

21. I rarely eat home cooked meals.

  • Not me at all. (0 pts)
  • This is true quite often. (1 pt)
  • This is me most of the time. (2 pts)
  • That’s me. (3 pts)

Scoring:

Add points from questions 1, 10 and 15 to get your Meal Skipper Score: ______

Add points from questions 3, 9 and 19 to get your Nighttime Nosher Score:  _____

Add points from questions 4, 8 and 21 to get your Convenience Consumer Score: _____

Add points from questions 7, 14 and 16 to get your Fruitless Feaster Score: ______

Add points from questions 5, 12 and 18 to get your Heavy Portioner Score: ______

Add points from questions 2, 11 and 20 to get your Steady Snacker Score: ______

Add points from questions 6, 13 and 17 to get your Swing Dieter Score: ______

The highest total score reveals your dominant eating personality type. If there’s a tie among your highest score, then pick the one eating pattern that you most relate to.