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

November 15, 2013 4:00 PM
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If you love Thanksgiving, you may be a nurturer

The recipes? Check. The ingredients? Check. The set table? Check. Hours in the kitchen toiling over a hot stove? No problem. Your guests' smiles upon finishing the feast? It is those responses that will make you do just about anything to carve out this holiday as your own.

"Nurturers can even get mad if someone else steps up to the plate to prepare the meal," Yarrow says. "For a nurturer, their pride in their identity is associated with caring and what they can provide to their family and friends. They love having a lot of stuff to do, putting all of those dishes on the table, and getting feedback."

Who else enjoys fall’s biggest banquet? Nurturees, of course. "It’s also the lazy holiday," Yarrow adds. "You can also be that person who just loves to sit back, be served, eat, and watch TV."

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