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 Valentine’s Day, you may be a hopeless romantic

    When Yarrow speaks to consumers about Valentine’s Day, she hears two common complaints. The first is that sweethearts feel pressured to buy or do something that doesn’t feel genuine to them and the second is that they often feel underappreciated by whatever gesture does come their way.

    "There are always so many sad stories," she says. So what does it say about you if you still put February 14 on a pedestal? You are willing to hold on to a mythical ideal of love. "You romanticize it," she explains. "And there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as it doesn’t prevent you from actually finding love. Because when love is really good, it’s not like it is in the movies. Love is much more complicated."

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