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 New Year’s Eve, you may be a meditator

    The parties, the dresses, the champagne—you might think of New Year’s Eve as the superficial holiday. But Yarrow finds it's more than just a chance to kick up your heels as you count down to midnight.

    "It’s a holiday that is more crucial for people going through a transitional time in life," she says. "Most people who are going through some back and forth use this time of year to think about what they are grateful for in order to come to terms with what happens next year."

    Yarrow says she’s a huge proponent of what she calls psychological gratitude. Reflection and those resolutions that define this holiday for many are all part of shedding a skin and building a new one, and we can all make a toast to that. 

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