Shopping Addiction, Not Just for Women

Loving shopping is one of the most common female stereotypes. And while data from the Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) reports that out of the estimated 18 million Americans who are affected by shopping addiction, eighty percent are women, that still leaves a significant number of male shopaholics. Most people, regardless of gender, have a discrepancy between how they’d like to be seen and how they believe they actually are. Shopping addiction works to fill this gap, making it seem like the next purchase will be the one that will unlock the secret to being happy with ourselves.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More