Do you hunt for bargains or do you shop impulsively? Either way, your shopping habits can reveal much about your personality, says a psychiatrist. Here are 8 types of shoppers and what their buying habits show. Find out which type you belong to.
LIST SHOPPER – You make shopping lists because you consider your budget and the needs of your household carefully. In general this means that you are considerate of others’ feelings and needs, as well as organized and reliable, but sometimes you are not as flexible as you might be-and that could cause problems. However, the female list shopper tends to deal well with her children. Her children know that they can depend on her.
SCHEDULED SHOPPER – Shopping only on certain days and carefully planning the shopping in advance give you more time for leisure and other things. You know how to save time and money and serve well-prepared meals, but you tend to have a rigid personality, always wanting to keep to some schedule. Your inflexibility can occasionally cause you to be depressed. Also, your compulsive behavior can drive others away because no one can relax around you.
HAPHAZARD SHOPPER – You have a busy and interesting life and can barely spare time for shopping, but you may have friction at home because you tend to buy more than you need and pay higher prices. This can also cause you to feel dissatisfied with yourself. You are susceptible to being fast-talked by salesmen. Look for ways to get better value for your money.
BARGAIN HUNTER – You are a secure type of person who knows how to wait for what you want in life. You are mature and you think highly of yourself.
IMPULSIVE SHOPPER – You are swayed by color and by advertising and you sometimes buy just because others are buying. This often leads to dissatisfaction with yourself because you didn’t give any thought to your purchases. You are insecure and have a hard time making decisions. Your impulsiveness can hurt often your relationships with others.
BUYING AND RETURNING -You’re partly an impulse buyer and you tend to be insecure in your personal life. You don’t take stock of what you need and then you end up being uncertain and return things.
COMPULSIVE BUYER – You have a tremendous appetite for everything, including food. You know all about fashions, furnishings and prices, and you are willing to share your knowledge with others, so you enjoy good relationships.
LAST-MINUTE SHOPPER -You are tardy in general and easily distracted, but you tend to be pleasant and friendly and have high self-esteem. You are flexible and will take whatever is available if you can’t get what you really want.