Quiz: The Train Oracle

woman in skirt waiting for train at station

What does your train ride say about you?

Do you like to travel by train? I’m a big fan of train travel, even if I don’t do it as much as I’d like. I don’t really live in a train friendly part of the world, although that is starting to change. My city recently got rail service a few years ago, and there is talk of a stop eventually closer to my house. If that happened, I could imagine taking the train a lot more.

I may not live in a train friendly place, but my history with trains is dear to me. I love to be on a train – especially if it’s not going underground. (Though subways are cool too.) I love to relax with a book or magazine and just stare out the window. The longest I’ve traveled on a train was 12 hours in Europe, and I loved it. If I could travel by train instead of by car inside my own city, I’d be quite happy.

When I think about riding a train, it makes me think of the different types of people I encounter. The business people who have made taking the train routine in their lives. Tourists who are soaking in the novelty of being on a train. People from the suburbs coming in to the city for some fun.

And of course, how each person acts on a train reveals his or her personality traits. We introverts like to have our headphones in and books out. Extroverts are more likely to talk – or at least take in all the extra stimulation. Thinking of these differences led me to write The Train Oracle. Give it a go, and let me know what you get!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on The Train Oracle? Is it true for you?
  2. What is your favorite way to travel?
  3. Have you ever regularly traveled by train?
  4. What’s your best train memory?

What do you think?

10 thoughts on “Quiz: The Train Oracle

  1. Khalia

    1)You Are Plucky and Brave
    2) Trains and planes are my favorite ways to travel.
    3) When I am in the city, I take the train daily.
    4) My best train memory is taking the train to Pasadena.

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  2. Dee

    1. Plucky and brave. It is tied with smart and stable.
    2. Sea!
    3. No, we don’t have them here really. Boo.
    4. An artist drew a portrait of me.

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  3. kari Post author

    1) You Are Old-Fashioned and Kind-Hearted – I’m not sure how true that is. I’m only old-fashioned in some ways… and as for kind-hearted, not for me to judge 😉

    2) My favorite way to travel is by foot! I like to be out in the fresh air.

    3) When I lived in Boston, I took the train a fair amount. There is a train here in Austin, but as of right now, it’s not convenient for me to take it.

    4) My best train memory is taking a train through Norway with my grandma as a girl.

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