What Your Favorite Holiday Says About Your Personality

That pitter-patter you feel in your heart every time you think about dressing a turkey, decking the halls with boughs of holly, or getting down to "Thriller," could tell you more about yourself than you might imagine. "What people love about life is on display when it comes to what holiday they prefer the most," says Kit Yarrow, a consumer research psychologist and professor at Golden Gate University, and author of Gen Buy and the upcoming Decoding the New Consumer Mind. Here, she breaks down what type of person you might be—whether it's New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day that sends you into celebration overdrive. By Jennifer Hirshlag

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    If you love Halloween, you may be a pretender

    The thing that frightens you most about Halloween is not getting your costume just right. Whether you’re dressed as a zombie, sexy nurse, Miley Cyrus, or the bride of Frankenstein, you see trick-or-treating as a chance to discover what goes bump in the night and what wakens inside of you.

    "Costuming is a way to try on different personas and to role-play," Yarrow says. "It tends to appeal to young adults, because they are still trying to figure out who they are. They can dress up, get attention, and take in other’s reactions." What’s better? Contrary to being considered the spookiest night of the year, the holiday is one of the safest for stepping out of character. "Extroverted people love Halloween, but that’s not universal," Yarrow says. "You’ll find that introverts let it all out, too."

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