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How You Pack a Suitcase Can Predict Your Personality

The Holy Roller, the Carry-On Connoisseur: Your packing style says a lot about who you are as a person, according to

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Claire Benoist for Reader's Digest

Are you a Holy Roller?

Backed by the rolling method’s super-serious following and tried-and-true reputation, practitioners religiously roll until all those clothing coils are tucked in tight. Proponents might not be trendsetters, but they keep rolling, because if it ain’t broke, why fix it?

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Are you an Over-Packer?

This packer’s mind is full of what-ifs: What if I go horseback riding? What if we go out to fancy dinners eight nights in a row? Over-packers want options. Even when they think they’ve weeded out every last unnecessary item, they still have to sit on their bag to zip it up.

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Are you a Carry-On Connoisseur?

Checked bags (and their fees) are for the birds—that’s the connoisseur’s mantra. For this breed, it’s all about planning ahead. Organized, always practical, and very minimalist, they make the most of a small amount of mix-and-match, versatile clothing.

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Are you a Hacker Packer?

This savvy traveler seeks out and employs every trick in the book: plastic wrap over bottles so they won’t leak, socks and underwear stuffed inside shoes, necklaces strung through straws to avoid tangles. They love being in the know, and packing hacks are their specialty.

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Are you an 11th-Hour Packer?

No organized piles or itemized lists here. This packer is a whirlwind, running around at, well, the 11th hour, throwing almost anything and everything into a suitcase. The end result could be wonderful or utterly disastrous, but this power packer is just daring enough to find out.

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