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What your Halloween candy choices say about your personality

Megan is a former divorce attorney turned SAHM to twin boys. She's written for The Stir, Scary Mommy, Rare.us, Mommyish and Bustle.

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think

It's overwhelming when you go to the store to buy Halloween candy and see an entire wall filled with options. But the hard part isn't just deciding between 3 Musketeers and Mars bars. Your Halloween offerings say a lot about you as a person, so it's important to choose wisely.

Here's what the type of treat you hand out says about you: 

Butterfingers

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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You live life in the moment, thinking only about the joy kids will have eating the candy you give them and not the three hours they'll spend afterward trying to pry cemented peanut butter shards from their braces. You use the hashtag #YOLO un-ironically and enjoy breakfast foods at any time of day.

Pretzels

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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Some may say your decision to forgo sugar this Halloween makes you the October version of the Grinch, but those with refined palates appreciate your attempt to inject some savory into all that sweet. Your pretzels + a Milky Way = salted caramel nirvana.

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Skittles

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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You have two modes: sleep and sprint. You're happiest when you've got a giant to-do list and are running around, crossing things off it like a boss. Your natural energy and optimistic personality mean you don't really need extra sugar, but you love the nostalgia you get giving your favorite childhood candy to the next generation, even if you'll always be #teamlime instead of the new green apple flavor.

Hard candies

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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You might not blow out a ton of candles on your birthday cake this year, but your penchant for butterscotch and love of knitting mean you're certainly an old soul. If you don't have a cat already, you're thinking about getting one.

M&M'S

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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Your decision to hand out a candy that kids can let melt in their mouths without getting caught eating right before dinnertime shows that you've got a sneaky side. The neighborhood might see you as a mild-mannered accountant or teacher, but there's a good chance you're secretly a ninja.

Twizzlers

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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You're a good listener, the type of friend others turn to when they need a shoulder to cry on and some solid advice. You always send thank-you cards and think that letter-writing is a lost art.

Mixed bag of assorted candies

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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You're a natural-born mediator who just wants everyone to be happy. You'll allow kids to select their own treat even if the line for your front door backs up worse than the Starbucks drive-thru on the morning the PSL is released.

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Cow Tales

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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You don't have to worry that trick-or-treaters will mistake your carefully styled beard and flannel plaid shirt for a lumberjack costume, because this candy that no one actually enjoys eating screams "hipster" loud and clear.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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Odds are you're a parent who understands the irresistible joy in snagging one of these from the kids' stash while they're at school. Unless you know the kid next door has a peanut allergy, and then you're just an inconsiderate jerk.

Snickers

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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Even on a holiday that's all about sugar, your mind is still focused on the gym and when you'll fit in your next workout. Your choice to hand out Snickers fits in with your active lifestyle, because you know that any leftover candy you eat has the added benefit of protein from the peanuts.

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Gum

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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You're a prankster who never got over the fact that you're too old to throw eggs the night before Halloween. Handing out gum is your way of causing mischief, since it's bound to end up mashed into someone's hair, stuck to a shoe or causing a tantrum when we tell a toddler they aren't allowed to have it.

The full-size candy bar

The Halloween candy you give trick-or-treaters may say more about your personality than you think
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Move over, Santa Claus, you're the one who really knows what the kids want. You weren't allowed much sugar growing up, so Halloween is your time to make it rain sweets on the entire neighborhood, and the children think you're awesome because of it.

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