What Kinda Shopper are You?

I was waiting in the VAT line since I bought an Ipad (a birthday gift for my father) and thought it might be worth getting back the Tax .. I noticed that most of the people waiting in line were fellow Kuwaitis each with at least 2 iPhone purchase and one in hand .. Although I am a big believer in “let people do whatever they want “, it just made me think of how materialistic we became as a culture .. constantly looking for the new and the expensive from brands, technologies, cars and pretty much everything else .. Although I personally  know that many  people don’t think this way .. I am speaking here as a culture in general  .. 

In an article titled “why do we want mor than we need?” there is a test about what type of buyer are you that analyses the type of buyers and the hidden motives behind it…. I am, personally, not much of a shopper and I don’t enjoy the process at all .. I however spend a lot of money on FOOD! I enjoy experiencing new restaurants of all types and budgets and am guilty of that… yeah and travelling too 🙂 

So what makes us buys things we don’t really need? test yourself and find out more about your habits..(The following test is by Marie Romanens and Flavia M Salvi):

1.You are treating yourself to a shopping spree. You:

   A- make a detailed  list of the things you want and go to your usual haunts

   V- head straight for the luxury brands

   P- look for things that are both useful and beautiful

   C- go to your favourite shops and treat yourself to whatever takes your fancy

2. In which of the following places would you most like to live?

   V- a suit at the Ritz

   P- the Starship Enterprise

   C- a fairytale castle

   A Ali baba’s cave

3. You are going to live like a hermit for a month, getting close to nature. What book do you take with you?

   V- a glossy magazine

   P- cooking and living in the outdoors

   A- confessions of a shopaholic

   C- the complete works of Jamie Oliver

4. Which comforter would you find it most difficult to do without?

   P- your smart phone

   A- your charm bracelet

   V- your favourite work of art

   C- a cuddly toy from childhood

5. you’re in a meeting and someone is hogging the floor

   A- so much the better. it means you can retreat into your corner and not feel pressure to contribute

   C- calmly pick them up on the points they are making

   P- it’s gloves-off time. you interrupt and takeover the debate

   V- you tip your coffee over them and apologise profusely

6. what excuse would you choose to justify a frivolous purchase?

   C- I just really wanted to buy it

   A- I deserve it

   V- the sales assistant flattered me

   P- it’ll be useful for something

7. What are your priorities when you do a supermarket shop?

   C- you choose whatever you fancy eating at the time

   A- you fill your trolley to the brim

   P- you focus on price/quantity comparisons and getting a good variety of foods

   V- you go for the best quality produce

8. you would never be attracted to someone who was too:


   C- inflexible

   A- extroverted

   V- changeable

9. with which of the following colours do you associate wellbeing?

   A- white

   V- pearl grey

   P- rose

   C- bright orange

10. the best sort of present is:

   C- a surprise

   A- inspiring

   V- impressive

   P- moving

11. you are going to clear out some of your possessions. what goes first?

   A- computers and high-tech gadgets

   P- things you’ve collected over the years

   V- things that have been in the food cupboard for ages

   C- accessories, such as shoes, bags and jewellery

Now add up how many times you chose each letter I will post the analysis of the results in a later post … remember that this is a test to know more about yourself so be honest about it 🙂 

A____ V____ P____ C____


8 responses

  1. 1 A
    2 V
    3 P
    5 C


    September 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm

  2. alban

    yalla besmellah P 🙂

    September 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    • alban

      it’s 1 A
      3 C
      6 P
      1 V

      September 18, 2010 at 12:26 am

  3. InQuestOf

    3 A
    3 V
    2 P
    3 C

    September 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  4. alban

    Sorry I got this wrong.
    It’s 1 A
    3 C
    6 P
    1 V

    September 18, 2010 at 12:32 am

  5. A 2
    C 6
    P 3

    yallaaaaaah 🙂

    September 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm

  6. 5 P’S
    3 C’S
    2 A’s
    1 V

    September 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

  7. Denya

    C 5
    V 2
    P 2
    A 2

    September 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

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