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Table 4 Alcohol consumption to overcome sexual or emotional inhibitions or for courage, by Demonstrativeness, Hyper-perseverance, and Uncontrollability

From: Alcohol consumption and accentuated personality traits among young adults in Romania: a cross-sectional study

Personality traits AC in order to escape from sexual or emotional inhibitions, to take courage
Almost not at all Occasionally, often
Demonstrativenessa Normal 34.7 33.0
Accentuation 46.3 53.4
Strong accentuation 17.8 13.5
Significant accentuation 1.1 0
Hyper-perseveranceb Normal 12.1 15.2
Accentuation 54.2 58.6
Strong accentuation 33.3 26.1
Significant accentuation 0.4 0
Uncontrollabilityc Normal 37.1 28.2
Accentuation 40.0 43.4
Strong accentuation 21.9 24.4
Significant accentuation 1.0 4.0
  1. aPearson’s chi-square test = 9.76, p < 0.001, bPearson’s chi-square test = 8.49, p < 0.01, cPearson’s chi-square test = 19.97, p < 0.001; all df = 3