CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Dunkin Donuts survey finds a significant majority of people who eat gingerbread men like to start with the head and work down.
The poll was linked to National Cookie Day, which was celebrated or at least happened Saturday, the Boston Herald reports.
An expert told the newspaper that where a person starts on a human-shaped cookie is a marked indicator of personality.
"If one chooses to bite the head first, it indicates an achievement-oriented individual, a natural leader, who won't take no for an answer," said Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago.
Hirsch said skeptics usually go for the right hand, the creative for the left arm and the sensitive for the legs.
Dunkin Donuts polled 500 people. Almost two-thirds, 64 percent, said they like to dive in head-first. While 20 percent go for the legs, only 16 percent go for either arm.