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 the Fourth of July, you may be an assembler

    Other holidays may bring family and friends together, but the Fourth of July is about bringing entire communities together. It’s a big birthday party and everyone is invited to share in the celebration.

    "I hear from a lot of people that it’s their favorite holiday," Yarrow says, adding it’s not merely about red, white, and blue patriotism. "I often think it’s because it’s so inclusive. Whether you’re out enjoying a cookout or parade or local ball game or fireworks, you’re standing next to people you may have not stood next to the whole year."

    Courtesy of Everett Digital
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