Eight Types of Shopaholics and How to Identify Them: Which One Are You?

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If there is anything we love more than gossiping, then it is probably shopping. And please. For the record, plenty of men love shopping just as much as women do. They're just better at hiding their love. 

Are you a Maniacal Shopper or a Reluctant one? Find out and tell us in the comments below!

1. The Maniacal Shopper


The Maniacal Shopper does not like two things: store closing time and being interrupted. Tell them to slow down or take a break before they're done, and you will get the same look a tiger gives a chital.  

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Easy now. Back down slowly. Very slowly.

2. The Brand Addict

There are two kinds of Brand Addicts. Those who buy Calvin Klein and those who buy Calvin Klean. The former is perpetually looking for that perfect pair of something ridiculously expensive; while the latter is the king (or queen) of flea markets.  

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Or Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel. Whatever rocks your boat.

3. The Window Shopper

Gone are the days when window shopping only meant making goo-goo eyes at clothes draped over zero-sized models. Window Shopping means trying on all the clothes available in the store. And then buying none.

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This is the leading cause behind grumpy sales people. Just so you know.
 
4. The Retail Therapist


Break up? Shopping! Bad day / week / month? Shopping. Bad fight with parents / spouse / boss? Shopping. Basically, Retail Therapists shop because they exist.

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Sounds legit.

5. The Obsessive Compulsive e-Shopper

This is a serious disorder where shopaholics lose control at the words, 'cash on delivery'. They begin by looking for a much needed backpack, but end up buying everything from socks to doormats. 

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Listen to him. He knows.

6. The Wedding Shopper


Wedding Shoppers are a no-nonsense semi-superhuman race. They do not appreciate nonsensical dilly-dallying when it comes to bling and Benarasi sarees. They also do not get tired. Ever. You just tell them what you want, and then get out of the way. 

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Umm. They do tend to go a tad overboard at times. Just a tad though. Cough.

7. The R&D Shopper


Their greatest joy lies in shopping and Research and Development.
They:
a) make a shopping list
b) zero in on ALL the markets where those items may be available.
c) drag you to ALL the shops in EACH of those markets.
d) discuss the pros and cons of the products viewed.
e) basically take a look at everything, and then go back to the FIRST shop they had entered to begin purchasing.

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They always know what's in vogue. Yes, they do.

Proof being an R&D Shopaholic's companion: You get the best available option.
Con of being an R&D Shopaholic's companion: You may lose the will to live.

8. The Reluctant Shopper

This one's easy. How to spot a Reluctant Shopper? Look out for anyone looking like a zombie. Head drooping, legs dragging, vacant eyes. They are the un-dead of the shopping world. Be nice and show them the exit, you guys. Do.

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Oh well.

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