In which direction does the toilet roll hang in your home? Does the sheet to be torn off hang towards the wall or towards you? Which side is the right one – people still argue about it today. But this little detail reveals a lot about your personality! You can read about the significance of the direction in which the roll hangs and which side is really right here.

Does it annoy you when you use someone else’s toilet and the toilet paper is hanging the wrong way round? Who tears the paper off towards the wall?

Not that many people – according to a survey on the correct hanging direction. Three quarters of people prefer to have the sheet to be torn off hanging in front of them within easy reach, only a quarter prefer the other direction.
Two rolls of toilet paper

That’s the right way

Most people are instinctively right about this habit because, according to the inventor’s patent, there is only one correct direction. Officially, the roll of toilet paper should be hung so that the sheets can be torn off at the front.

Although it makes no physical difference whether the roll hangs forwards or backwards, some people feel slightly restricted in their comfort in the toilet. In some households, there are downright toilet paper disputes and secretly rehanging the toilet roll after use.

What does your toilet paper reveal about your character?

The American author and relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle asked herself exactly that and conducted a study with over 2000 participants. She discovered fascinating correlations between toilet paper and personality.

This is what the different directions mean:

People who, like the majority, hang up their toilet paper according to the direction in which they look tend to be controlling, highly structured and perfectionist.
In contrast, people who hang their toilet paper facing the wall are more relaxed and reliable. They look for relationships with a strong foundation.

And those who don’t care at all probably have the best cards: they are adventurous and try to avoid conflict.

Now you know what your toilet paper can reveal about you. But that’s quite apart from how your role hangs now: You don’t always have to make a science out of everything, do you?