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On A Roll: What Your Toilet Paper Hanging Preference Says About You

It’s a timeless debate: over or under? Which direction should your toilet paper hang? There’s actually a correct way (over), but some people like to play fast and loose and hang their tissue with the toilet paper flap hanging under the roll.

Here’s a photo of the original patent for you naysayers.

Regardless of whether or not you hang your rolls properly, your TP’s swagger can say a lot about your personality, according to a Toilet Paper Personality Test. (If only tests were this easy in school).

Relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle surveyed 2,000 people as a way for people to assess their daily behaviors:

I queried a random sampling of 2000 men and women, aged 18 to 75 of different ethnicities. I asked them whether they roll their toilet paper over or under. I also questioned how assertive they were in their relationships with others, on a scale of 1 to 10.

The results?

My findings supported my hypothesis that people who roll over are more dominant than those who roll under.

She told indy100 that some “over rollers” were such overachievers, they “admitted their compulsion to actually switch the paper direction at other people’s houses!”


Not surprisingly, those who roll under are more submissive and “tend to be more agreeable, flexible and empathetic,” says Dr Carle.

It’s also been hypothesized that over rollers earn more money. One study found that 73 percent of those earning under $20,000 rolled under, while 60 percent of those earning over $50,000 roll over. And you thought you had to work for your raise. Turns out, you just need to reverse your roll.



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