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Quiz: What Type of Complainer Are You?

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Complaining happens. In fact, a lot of times it’s a good thing. (Hey, that vent session via group text with your friends did make you feel better about what your mother-in-law said last week.) But how you complain matters, according to The New York Times, and there are actually three different types of complainers. Two are healthy, the third is not. So, which type are you? Take our quiz to find out.


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Rachel Bowie is Senior Director of Special Projects & Royals at PureWow, where she covers parenting, fashion, wellness and money in addition to overseeing initiatives within...