Our one saving grace after a heavy night on the sesh is being able to tell ourselves that the carry-on we exhibited the night before has absolutely no connection to the person we are the following morning.
But if blaming questionable behaviour on 'drunk you' is your go-to response, findings from a study conducted by researchers at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health may leave you feeling a little cold this afternoon.
According to those in the know, alcohol doesn't impact that heavily on an individual's personality.
While we have home footage which seriously begs to differ, findings, which were published in the journal of Clinical Psychological Science, have concluded that the individual will identify internal changes to their personalities when intoxicated which aren't actually evident to an observer.
So, how did they go about studying this theory?
Researchers surveyed 156 people, and focussed their attention on alcohol consumption as well as the participants' perception of their own typical sober and drunk personalities.
15 minutes after giving half the group a soft drink and the other half vodka, which brought their blood alcohol level to .09, researchers then provided both groups with a range of activities which involved social interaction.
Following this, outside observers and those who had consumed alcohol were asked to watch footage of the exchanges in order to identify shifts in personality, and interestingly, the supposed changes were barely recognisable.
The study suggests that the intoxicated person believes their personality to be different following the consumption of alcohol when the changes are actually only very minor
"The participants experienced internal changes that were real to them but imperceptible to observers," asserted the study’s lead scientist Rachel Winograd
Far be it from us to question science, but 15 minutes? We imagine the findings would be very different after a good two hours on the lash.