They all lack one personality trait, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University to be published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. They don't have the ability to consider the future consequences of current actions.
“People who focus on the here and now, without thinking about the impact on the future, are more aggressive than others when they are sober, but the effect is magnified greatly when they’re drunk,” Brad Bushman, lead author of the study and professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, wrote in a university press release.Its obvious that someone spontaneous would be a more rambunctious drunk, but why angry? Bushman said that alcohol narrows your attention to only what is important to right now, which could enable people who already have tendency to ignore consequences to react harshly in a hostile situation. (Click here to read how they measured anger in drunk people). Maybe I'll test this soon by putting all of my spontaneous friends in a room together with a keg? Sounds like a good time.