Am I shopaholics or shoeholics?..urmm..last friday going out town..I juz bought new pants n shoe..last monday, after finish working, I juz hang out alone, while waiting 4 my b at the times square..then..I bought 2 pair of shoes n 1 dress..buy n buy again n again..huhu.. I dont know, y I really luv 2 buy a shoes especially.. think all my frens already knew bout my 'spending habit'..luv 2 buy a shoes..but..I still cant avoid myself 2 buy a shoes..I've started 2 collect a shoes since I was study in matriculation..so far, I already hv about 100++ pair of shoes..I juz kept it at my hometown..actly, not all my shoe I bought by myself, sometimes my sis n my cousin gave it 2 me..Everyday I go 2 work or class, I will never wear da sme shoe dat I've wear yesterday..bcoz everyday I will wear different cloth so at da sme time I will wear shoe dat will match wit my cloth..So, juz imagine..here I want 2 share some of info about shopaholic, I dont know really either I'm shopaholic or shoesholics..so..you judge it..:-)
"Oniomania (from Greek onios = "for sale," mania = insanity) is a medical term for the compulsive desire to shop. Oniomania is the technical term for the compulsive desire to shop, more commonly referred to as compulsive shopping, compulsive buying, shopping addiction or shopaholism."(retrive from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oniomania)..
Here a some signs of the obsessive shopper and tips on how to curb your spending sprees.
1) You spend more when you're emotional. Do you spend money when you're blue? Does buying new clothes make you feel better? If your answers to these questions are "yes," then you may have a spending problem. Much like people who eat when they're upset, those who spend when they're feeling down are at risk for larger issues. Try to consider a less costly way to deal with your feelings like going for a run, taking a yoga class to decompress, or writing in a journal.
2) Your spending habits result in added stress. Often when a shopaholic goes on a binge, the results are more costly than he or she expected. With excessive spending comes debt; and with debt, comes phone calls from debtors, lowered credit scores, and in extreme cases, bankruptcy. If your spending habits result in temporary happiness only to be overcome by financial stress, you may have a problem limiting your spending.
3) You're a compulsive spender. There's a big difference between going to the store and buying one DVD and buying ten. Compulsive spenders do not know how to set limits or differentiate between necessity and desire. These kinds of spenders buy on impulse instead of reason. If you find yourself buying the first thing that you see, then you may be a compulsive spender. Ask yourself if you really need that shirt or if it's just love at first sight. Try walking away without buying it, and if in a few days, you still want it, then go back to the store.
4) You're constantly making excuses. "I just had to buy that." "I couldn't live without it." "It wasn't that expensive." If you need to justify your unnecessary purchases with excuses such as these, you may be a shopaholic. Like other damaging habits, excessive spending can inspire guilt and false reasoning. Pay attention to the reasons and excuses for your purchases. Think about how justifiable they are—you may be surprised at your realization.