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Christmas Personality Type Test

The way we relate to the decorations, food, gifts, and our families around Christmas reveals elements of our personalities. In the book The You Code: What Your Habits Say About You, authors Judy James and James Moore postulated that most people will fall into one of seven Christmas Types.

What is your Christmas Personality Type? For each of the following questions, indicate how well it applies to you below.

Question 1 of 35

I prefer everyone to keep the noise down on Christmas night.



The IDRlabs Christmas Personality Type Test (IDR-CPTT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-CPTT is based on the work of Judi James and James Moore, Ph.D., who wrote the book, The You Code: What Your Habits Say About You, and the research of Green Chef on peoples’ habits and emotions on Christmas. The IDR-CPTT is not associated with any specific authors, meal kit services, and researchers in the field of personality psychology, social psychology, or any affiliated institutions.

The test provides feedback such as the following: Giver: Those who score high on this Christmas personality type make it a priority to treat their friends and family during the holidays, be it with presents, food, attention, or just a merry good time. The Giver Christmas type tends to lavish others with offerings, since they themselves are truly able to appreciate the joy of giving. This is the way they show their love and care.

Socializer: People who score high on this Christmas personality type are usually great conversationalists and good at making everyone around the Christmas table feel seen and understood. They keep inclusive and wide-ranging conversations going, catching up with everyone and making sure that no one is left out. Some people of this type may also be very good and cracking jokes and/or organizing festive games for everyone to participate in.

Grinch: While others are excited for Christmas, those with the Grinch personality type are not. Indeed, many tend to dread the festivities. They may complain and act grumpily during the Christmas season as they often dislike Christmastime. Their dislike can be due to any number of reasons, such as anti-consumerist views, family issues, financial difficulties, childhood experiences, and so on.

Picky: People who score high on this Christmas personality type are generally hard to please and tend to make food selection around Christmastime more complicated due to their advanced preferences. They have particular expectations and may be experienced by others as extremely particular when it comes to the decorations, activities, dishes and so on that are characteristic of Christmas. Hence, the Christmas season can be really frustrating — for the picky types, as well as for those around them.

Excited: Those with the excited Christmas personality type cannot wait to start with the festivities and may start mentally preparing for Christmas well before December. They are the ones who usually spread Christmas cheer with all the holiday preparations, greetings, and activities. Indeed, they believe that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.

As the publishers of this free online Christmas Personality Type Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics you tend to demonstrate at Christmastime, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Christmas Personality Type Test do not afford professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Christmas Personality Type Test

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Christmas Personality Type Test is delivered to you without the need for sign-ups or registration and will allow you to obtain your scores related to your tendency to be the generous one, the chatter, the diplomat, the stressed one, the Grinch, the picky one, and the excited one.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current characteristics indicating Christmas personality types as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.