Halloween weekend has arrived, and the frights are just getting started. You don't have to look too hard to find a haunted house somewhere in your vicinity, and, personally, they're one of my favorite parts of Halloween. If I'm being honest, haunted houses and I have a love/hate relationship, but in the end, I always love a good scare. Another thing I love about haunted houses is the variety of different people you see, and with a variety of people, you have a variety of reactions. Everyone reacts to being scared in different ways, but there are always a few very distinct personalities you see when going through a haunted house.
1. The Screamer
2. The Runner
3. The Jumper
Personally, jumper's usually make me laugh the hardest. Mainly because when they jump, it tends to end with fist's up in a defensive position, or hands clutched to their chests, followed by an: "Oh ---- ". You can fill in the blank. If I were to put myself under one of these categories, this would be me. I'm a jumper, and if you touch me, I'm a puncher. I can't help it, it's just how I react. My haunted house vocabulary changes, but usually sticks with phrases such as "Freak." and "Shh- Sh- Sh."
4. The Reasoner
5. The Poker Face
This is the one that irritates me the most. That person who decides they're gonna straight-face the whole thing and can actually do it, thus sufficiently making you feel ridiculous every time you jump and they don't. Well guess what? We see you holding in your breath. We know you're really scared. You're not fooling anyone, pal. Psh.
Maybe you can identify with one of these personalities. Maybe you're a combination of a few of them. Maybe you wouldn't consider yourself to be any of these (which would really surprise me). Most people have a little bit of at least one of these in them. So try it out! Find yourself a good haunted house this Halloween and see which one you and your friends are!