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Nine Types Of Drinker -Which Are You?!  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2212 times:

Some Government Department has just spent £736bn (probably!) commissioning a survey into the drinking habits in the U.K (as we a are fundamentally a Nation of Drunks!) and have come up with nine categories of boozer. Which one are you? For me, all of them!!!  drunk 

Depressed Drinker Life in a state of crisis ie. recently bereaved, divorced or in financial crisis Alcohol is a comforter and a form of self-medication used to help them cope

De-stress Drinker Pressurised job or stressful home life leads to feelings of being out of control and burdened with responsibility Alcohol is used to relax, unwind and calm down and to gain a sense of control when switching between work and personal life. Partners often support or reinforce behaviour by preparing drinks for them

Re-bonding Drinker Relevant to those with a very busy social calendar Alcohol is the ‘shared connector' that unifies and gets them on the same level. They often forget the time and the amount they are consuming

Conformist Drinker Traditional guys who believe that going to the pub every night is ‘what men do' Justify it as ‘me time'. The pub is their second home and they feel a strong sense of belonging and acceptance within this environment

Community Drinker Drink in fairly large social friendship groups The sense of community forged through the pub-group. Drinking provides a sense of safety and security and gives their lives meaning. It also acts a social network

Boredom Drinker Typically single mums or recent divorcees with restricted social life Drinking is company, making up for an absence of people. Drinking marks the end of the day, perhaps following the completion of chores

Macho Drinker Often feeling under-valued, disempowered and frustrated in important areas of their life Have actively cultivated a strong ‘alpha male' that revolves around their drinking ‘prowess'. Drinking is driven by a constant need to assert their masculinity and status to themselves and others

Hedonistic Drinker Single, divorced and/or with grown up children Drinking excessively is a way of visibly expressing their independence, freedom and ‘youthfulness' to themselves. Alcohol used to release inhibitions

Border dependents Men who effectively live in the pub which, for them, is very much a home from home A combination of motives, including boredom, the need to conform, and a general sense of malaise in their lives


What Goes Up Must Come Down, Hopefully In One Piece!
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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2203 times:

None of the above for me. I just drink if I feel like it, no whim or reason.


A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5123 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2190 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Conformist Drinker Traditional guys who believe that going to the pub every night is ‘what men do' Justify it as ‘me time'. The pub is their second home and they feel a strong sense of belonging and acceptance within this environment

Community Drinker Drink in fairly large social friendship groups The sense of community forged through the pub-group. Drinking provides a sense of safety and security and gives their lives meaning. It also acts a social network

Them two i would guess. I drink on a fiday night cause thats what fridays are for. I go down the local to meet the guys I know and have a few beers.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2188 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1):
I just drink if I feel like it, no whim or reason.

Is that not a contradiction in terms???!!



What Goes Up Must Come Down, Hopefully In One Piece!
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2185 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Reply 3):
Is that not a contradiction in terms???!!

I guess it is in a way, just leave it "reason" then ....  Silly



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2181 times:
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Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Conformist Drinker Traditional guys who believe that going to the pub every night is ‘what men do' Justify it as ‘me time'. The pub is their second home and they feel a strong sense of belonging and acceptance within this environment

Except for the "it's what men do" thing.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineSkyGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 451 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2174 times:

Social drinker, sort of. And tonight the DD of a very intoxicated friend. Video will be on youtube tomorrow, it's all rather amusing. Yes, that was all just a shameless plug so that I wouldn't be told that my post needed to be made more meaningful.


...Now they face an even greater danger...Tyrannousaurs in F-14's!!
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2171 times:



Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 6):
Video will be on youtube tomorrow,

Pre Denial, justifying your drinking!!! Tut tut!!!



What Goes Up Must Come Down, Hopefully In One Piece!
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2112 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1):
None of the above for me. I just drink if I feel like it, no whim or reason.

Same here. Thou if I had to pick one, Id choose that destressing one. Sometimes after a crappy day I like to have one just to relax while watching tv.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Excellent thread, Cumulus - a serious thread makes a change from 'hobby' threads like dealing with 'terr'ism,' global warming, the economic meltdown etc.  Smile

My problem is, though, read carefully through the list and didn't fit any of the categories.   So I had to invent a tenth one to cover me  :-

"Convinced/Experienced Drinker - retired, kids and ex-wife off my hands, no excessive stress, health, or financial problems. Usually a glass of wine with lunch, a beer after gardening on a warm day, another glass of wine with dinner, 1-2 weak Scotches (drowned in ice-cold mineral water, they'd never give me a visa to visit Scotland again!) while prowling the Internet in the evening. Dinner out every week or two with one or other of the kids, usually split a bottle of red. Have given up on pubs in recent years; nowadays (in Australia, anyway), they're sad places full of pensioners and deadlegs pouring their money into absurdly-'weighted' poker machines......."

[Edited 2008-09-17 06:22:58]


"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
User currently offlineGreggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Yeah, honestly, all nine categories managed to put a negative spin on drinking. How about, "like to enjoy a glass of wine when having dinner with a friend?" Not exactly stress drinking, nor is it exactly community drinking. Maybe "cultural drinker" should be thrown in the mix, as I've been raised with the belief that a glass or two of wine goes perfectly with a meal...

Of course, every so often I'll get absolutely hammered as well!  Silly


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Having just turned 21, I've only recently started drinking (I didn't drink underage, as I wasn't going to chance blowing my commission into the Air Force on an underage drinking charge). I guess I'm a combination of a social drinker and boredom drinker. I'll drink at a party (well, just one or two at most) and occasionally, I'll drink out of boredom at night, but again, just one or two, and that one drink will help me sleep at night too. I drink to enjoy the drink - not to get drunk. Most I've ever had in one night is five drinks - four rum & cokes and a beer - over Labor Day weekend. But I hate being around drunk people.

I'll also drink in celebration.

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 7):
Pre Denial, justifying your drinking!!! Tut tut!!!

You never have to justify drinking. Any reason is a good reason to drink.  biggrin   silly 


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6056 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
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Quoting Greggarious (Reply 10):
honestly, all nine categories managed to put a negative spin on drinking.

That is true, they didn't mention the reason I like drinking. I like to get drunk. Drinking is fun and it gives you something to do while hanging out with your friends.

Drinking beers goes well with a lot of activities.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 11):
Any reason is a good reason to drink

back when I was in college I thought I knocked up this girl and when she found out she wasn't pregnant I went out and got drunk in celebration. If she had been pregnant I would have also got drunk.

Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Some Government Department has just spent £736bn (probably!) commissioning a survey into the drinking habits in the U.K

This is the first step for prohibitionists to come back. The dry movement never went away it changed forms. Groups like MADD are not against drunk driving they are against drinking all together, but use the drunk driving front to be acceptable to the larger society. The same goes with the anti-gun groups that hide behind gun safety and some hunting groups. I have said for a long time that when the do gooders get done with putting cigarettes out of the way they will move on to drinking again. It is only a matter of time. Many of the same arguments used against smoking can be used against drinking. I don't like smoking, but I will stand up for it because I know my drinking is next.



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2007 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 11):
Having just turned 21, I've only recently started drinking (I didn't drink underage, as I wasn't going to chance blowing my commission into the Air Force on an underage drinking charge). I guess I'm a combination of a social drinker and boredom drinker. I'll drink at a party (well, just one or two at most) and occasionally, I'll drink out of boredom at night, but again, just one or two, and that one drink will help me sleep at night too. I drink to enjoy the drink - not to get drunk. Most I've ever had in one night is five drinks - four rum & cokes and a beer - over Labor Day weekend. But I hate being around drunk people.

The American is a strange species. It has the ability to refuse alcohol and limit itself to a specific number of drinks.


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2003 times:



Quoting NAV20 (Reply 9):
My problem is, though, read carefully through the list and didn't fit any of the categories.   So I had to invent a tenth one to cover me

Here's number 11:

Retired from the trade after finding it was grossly overrated, the migraines stopped, the vision cleared, the wallet became fatter, the liver felt better and little Bobby was now minding his manners.




 Wink


User currently offlineSkyGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 451 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1980 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Reply 7):
Pre Denial, justifying your drinking!!! Tut tut!!!

Lol, I didn't drink last night. 2 nights ago in Reno, that's a different story. Completely different. It was some good beer.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 11):
You never have to justify drinking. Any reason is a good reason to drink.

I can justify drinking on some occasions. 1 - Free beer. 2 - Someone else is buying it.



...Now they face an even greater danger...Tyrannousaurs in F-14's!!
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6056 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
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Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 15):
1 - Free beer. 2 - Someone else is buying it.

my two favorite kinds of beer!



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10864 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

None of them for me. I qualify as a "party in the sky" drinker.
Dom Perignon Brut is my beverage of choice.
Pink is even better.  cloudnine   champagne 



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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4530 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

A mature adult (boring?) social drinker who'll drink to enjoy a glass of good red wine or enjoys drinking beer in a bar with good company.

No particular rhyme or reason.



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39660 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1921 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Hedonistic Drinker Single, divorced and/or with grown up children Drinking excessively is a way of visibly expressing their independence, freedom and ‘youthfulness' to themselves. Alcohol used to release inhibitions

I guess that would be the closest definition for me. Although, I have no children, never been married.
I just like the "Hedonistic" label.  Smile



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1913 times:



Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 13):
The American is a strange species. It has the ability to refuse alcohol and limit itself to a specific number of drinks.

This American chooses not to put his Air Force career on the line, which is why I limit myself. Call it lame if you want. I've heard and seen too many of my counter parts, both here at ERAU and at other units around the country, have their futures ruined because of alcohol related incidents.

Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 15):
I can justify drinking on some occasions. 1 - Free beer. 2 - Someone else is buying it.

Which is why we need to go back to Busch Gardens  biggrin  Free Beer, Free Admission to the Park, and awesome roller coasters to make you  vomit  all that free beer.  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineSkyGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 451 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1905 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 20):
Which is why we need to go back to Busch Gardens Free Beer, Free Admission to the Park, and awesome roller coasters to make you all that free beer.

I have never had issues with beer and vomit. Even in Reno. I probably could have kept drinking for another hour or so and not had a problem, until the hangover the next morning. Liqour, especially tequila, is a different story.



...Now they face an even greater danger...Tyrannousaurs in F-14's!!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39660 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1902 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 20):
Free Beer, Free Admission to the Park, and awesome roller coasters

I'll drink to that!  champagne   bigthumbsup 



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineGreggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1872 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 11):
Most I've ever had in one night is five drinks - four rum & cokes and a beer - over Labor Day weekend.

Three weeks ago... MIA-MSP in First Class on AA (I'm a poor, starving college student who rarely flies in first)... four gin and tonics and three glasses of pinot grigio. Easily one of the top three flights of my life! But the fact that you're not wagering your future USAF career is totally legit.

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 12):
back when I was in college I thought I knocked up this girl and when she found out she wasn't pregnant I went out and got drunk in celebration. If she had been pregnant I would have also got drunk.

 rotfl  Ha ha ha ha ha ha ahah hah ha ha ha!!!

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 13):
The American is a strange species. It has the ability to refuse alcohol and limit itself to a specific number of drinks.

Ha ha, what is that, rule #192 re: Americans?  Silly


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39660 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1863 times:



Quoting Greggarious (Reply 23):
Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 13):
The American is a strange species. It has the ability to refuse alcohol and limit itself to a specific number of drinks.

Ha ha, what is that, rule #192 re: Americans?

 confused 
I guess my citizenship will get revoked.  Sad



Bring back the Concorde
25 FlyDeltaJets87 : Then come to Florida sometime next year. As a member of the military, I can gain entry to Busch Gardens owned parks once a year for free, and I can s
26 Ihadapheo : a need for a nice bright vodka and Tang to lift the veil of darkness that hangs in the not too distantl area of my wonderful home. But not so close a
27 Superfly : Thanks for the offer. Can SkyGirl join in? Let me know. If I am down in LAX area at that time, a roller coaster trip is an order.
28 Speedbirdie : I personally do not think there is an excuse for drinking alcohol... Therefore, I am all of the above types...
29 Superfly :
30 Falstaff : I sure had one of those this morning after drinking at DTW last night. I once ate a bunch of butter cookies after drinking too much and that got me p
31 FlyDeltaJets87 : She's invited and I'm sure she'll make it back down to Florida at some point. The only problem for you 'Fly, is I'll only sponsor card carrying membe
32 Phoenix9 : I drink only on two occasions: 1) When it rains or snows 2) When it doesn't
33 Post contains images Superfly : Damn, that leaves me out. Phoenix9: I drink only on two occasions: 1) When it rains or snows 2) When it doesn't I'll drink to that! [Edited 2008-09-1
34 FlyDeltaJets87 : Well, I don't see a sex change in your future but maybe you'll have a revelation and come to the dark side by next year.
35 Superfly : The likelyhood of me becoming a Republican is as likely as me getting a sex change.
36 UN_B732 : Re-Bonding or Boredom Drinker
37 Cumulus : They can't handle their drink you mean!!! I'm so proud to be British, and we are also world leaders in drunken public disorder!!!
38 LOT767-300ER : Well first of all, you cant even go to the damn mini-mart and buy beer much less Vodka at 4am in the morning in America. If that, along with the 21 d
39 RobertNL070 : [my emphases] Whaaaat??? You're kidding. That's absolutely crazy!!!!!!
40 Ajd1992 : "Re-bonding Drinker Relevant to those with a very busy social calendar Alcohol is the ‘shared connector' that unifies and gets them on the same leve
41 Cumulus : Is there a limit as to the strength of Beer in the U.S?
42 Post contains links and images LOT767-300ER : Thats just one of many reasons why I cant take any American more than half-seriously. And Ive been here on and off for 15 years for gods sake. Heres
43 Dougloid : The greater part of wisdom is to avoid stepping in dog shit in the first place, don't you think?
44 Falstaff : They don't give us cards. Depends on where you are. There are plenty of "blind pigs: in the D to get hammered 24-7. Keep in mind a lot of European br
45 FlyDeltaJets87 : Hmmm....looks like you might be out of luck then 'Fly. If you want to join me and SkyGirl next year, you'll have to suck it up and pay the regular on
46 Superfly : I think Utah is the only state that limits the amount of alcohol in beer.
47 LOT767-300ER : Have you ever been to a city park in Central or Eastern Europe? If you would have you wouldnt be asking me such a question. All I am saying is that y
48 Dougloid : All the more reason to avoid such places if that's all they think of the notion of sanitation. Here attach the big red SUSPICIONS CONFIRMED stamp. My
49 Superfly : You lost a lot of stripes over that question! Your man card is about to be revoked! I'd rather drink Snapple or Hawaiian Punch than Stella. That has
50 Falstaff : The point is you said you wouldn't waste your money on mass produced American beer. So spending money on mass produced American flavored beer (that w
51 LOT767-300ER : The point is that people dont pick up dog shit, because cops dont write $50 tickets everytime you breathe. It really is pointless to argue with you,
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