What Kind of Black Friday Shopper Are You?

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What Kind of Black Friday Shopper Are You?

63% of consumers will hit the stores this Black Friday, each with their own style and system. Whether you’re a shopping pro or just along for the ride, the experience is one many now claim as part of their Thanksgiving tradition.

We’ve outlined three of the most common personalities here. Which one are you?

The Planner

Black Friday philosophy: “Shop efficiently till you drop.”

Shopping supplies: A down-to-the-minute itinerary; a printout of driving shortcuts; an Excel spreadsheet of gift ideas and corresponding recipients

Walking method: A brisk, confident pace

The usual suspects: Type-A personalities; anyone with a competitive streak

The Plus-One

Black Friday philosophy: “You’re driving? Eh, ok.”

Shopping Supplies: A coupon for the only item on their list: moral support

Walking Method: A slow, reluctant shuffle

The usual suspects: Newly minted boyfriends and fiances; kids who love the food court

The Dissident

Black Friday Philosophy: “No. No. NO!”

Shopping Supplies: Headphones, iPads, snacks– anything to distract them from reality

Walking method: Kicking and screaming

The usual suspects: Claustrophobes; Cyber Monday enthusiasts; everybody who celebrated Thanksgiving a little too hard