What Type of Gadget Owner Are You?

What Type of Gadget Owner Are You?

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Taryn Williford
Apr 6, 2011

Does anybody else miss their teen-aged days, when a simple back-of-the-magazine quiz was all you needed to discover you you were? This feature has brought me back: With a write-up of The 6 Personality Types of Gadget Owners, Treehugger's made it easy to see where you fit in to the techie spectrum. Me? I'm an in-denial hoarder.

Do you have a drawer full of old cell phones? Do you find yourself lusting after every new release? Or do you research the gear you'll buy for weeks to make the right purchase?

The way you choose, buy and use your home devices says a lot about you. And if this list is to be believed, we all fit in to one of six personality types.

Want to discover which type of gadget owner you are? Head to TreeHugger and read the descriptions of these 6 techie personalities:

  • The Proud Hoarder
  • The In-Denial Hoarder
  • The Perfectionist
  • The Oh!Shiny!-ist
  • The It's-Not-Me-It's-Youist
  • The Meh-ist


Me? I'm definitely an in-denial hoarder.

I don't feel like I need to upgrade to the latest & shiniest gadgets. For instance, I didn't succumb to the iPhone until the even my 3GS model went on sale. And until last year, I had the same laptop from my senior year of high school.

But looking through closets and drawers reveals that I've held on to my last three cell phones before the iPhone, that old high-school era computer and way too many video game consoles to count. There's still a working Sega Genesis collecting dust in my storage unit.

So yeah, I do buy a ton of gear. But even worse, I refuse to get rid of it. This self-discovery stuff is tough.

Where do you fit in with the 6 gadget-owning personality types? Do you fit any of the descriptions, or are you breaking out of the mold? Tell us in the comments!


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