A strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something
he has a penchant for adopting stray dogs
preference: a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
The term “preferences” is used in a variety of related, but not identical, ways in the scientific literature. This makes it necessary to make explicit the sense in which the term is used in different social sciences.
taste, liking, or inclination (for)
a strong inclination – The Knicks have a penchant for turning the ball over late in the game.