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New Quiz: The Flower Petal Test

pretty pink flower

What does the flower you envision say about you?

There’s no doubt about it… this summer has been the best ever in my life for flowers. Usually the Texas heat makes flowers a little rarer than I’d like by the time July rolls around, but we’ve had a slightly cooler than usual summer. That means there are blooming flowers everywhere, and I love it. I don’t have the patience to grow my own flowers, and I’m too stingy to buy any. I’m very thankful that I have neighbors who grow beautiful flowers of every color and kind. I enjoy their flowers instead of having my own… and by enjoy, I just mean looking. Jeez! I would never clip any! 😉

There have been a lot of quizzes on Blogthings dealing with the meaning of flowers based on type, season, and color. I really wanted to do another flower quiz to celebrate my summer of flowers, but I felt stuck in a rut. Then I found some interesting research in a book about flower petals as far as their shape, amount, and meaning went. This seemed like a cool concept to me, because it’s more about shapes and numbers than flowers.

Take The Flower Petal Test, and let me know what result you get. Does it fit? Did you find it easy or difficult to imagine a flower in your mind?

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

  1. What do you get on The Flower Petal Test? Is it true for you?
  2. What floral smell do you like the best? How do you incorporate this scent in your life?
  3. Is there a flower quiz that you’d like to see on Blogthings that hasn’t been written yet?
  4. Did you ever pick petals off a flower to see if someone loved you or not? Was your answer correct?
  5. Take What Flower Are You? What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: The Elevator Test

row of elevator buttons

What does your elevator button pressing style say about you?

Do you spend a lot of time in elevators? Thankfully, I do not! I am not a fan of elevators at all, and I try to take the stairs whenever possible. I like the extra exercise, and there’s less risk of being stuck. I live in an area without many tall buildings, so the stairs is almost always an option. However, when I’m in NYC or Boston, I take more elevators than I’d like… and I get to witness a lot of “elevator psychology.”

I have always been fascinated by how people act while waiting for and while in an elevator. Who pushes the up or down button when it’s already lit? Who likes to ask people which floor and push the button for them? Who is friendly and who stares straight ahead? An elevator is an interesting little microcosm in which I can observe strangers and how they act around people they’ll probably never see again!

There is some research to back up the link between elevator behavior and personality! I see a few quizzes coming on 🙂 My first elevator quiz is a quickie based on this research from Hunch. Who knew how you push an elevator button could say so much about you? (I recommend checking out the research after you take the quiz so that you don’t spoil your result!)

Does how you push an elevator button link up with your personality? Take my latest quiz, The Elevator Test, to find out. I did a bit of extrapolation and modernizing of the original research, and I’m curious to see if your result fits you.

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

  1. What do you get on The Elevator Test
  2. Do you like elevators? Or like me, do you prefer the stairs?
  3. Have you ever had something scary, weird, or funny happen in an elevator? What was it?
  4. Being in an elevator is a minor phobia for me. So, take How Phobic Are You? What do you think of your result?

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?

Quiz: The Playing Hooky Test

woman in bathing suit swinging on a rope swing

Should you play hooky today?

Do you love to play hooky? Now, I don’t want to be a bad influence on anyone, but I used to love to play hooky when I was in school. There, I said it! And I’m sure I would have played hooky from work a ton if I hadn’t gotten this quiz writing gig early on 😉 I’m having too much fun to play hooky these days, although I do take an afternoon off on occasion to clear my head. Luckily, my boss doesn’t mind. She’s pretty cool…

When I used to play hooky, this was about the time of year I’d start doing it. The first unseasonably warm day, and I just couldn’t be in school any longer. After a long winter, you want to be out and about for a sweet, sunny day. Luckily, I had some teachers who were nice enough to take us outside when the weather started getting nice, but if they didn’t, I was very tempted to skip school. And when I was in college, forget about it! I almost never showed up on a nice day.

Whenever I played hooky, I tried to get out and do something fun. I used to love that extra naughty feel of  being at the mall when I was supposed to be elsewhere. Growing up in a small city meant this wasn’t the easiest thing to do, but I was careful never to get caught. I miss the trill of being somewhere I wasn’t supposed to be and the taste of eating a forbidden ice cream cone.

What about you? Do you or did you love to play hooky? Then you might love my quiz, The Playing Hooky Test You’ll get a full personality profile based on your playing hooky style. Take a few minutes to play hooky from what you’re doing and fill it out 🙂

What do you get on the The Playing Hooky Test? Let me know if your result fits you. Do you like to play hooky? When was the last time you took a mental health day?

 

Quiz: The Doodle Test

doodled picture of a palm tree with vacation under it

What does your doodle say about you?

Do you like to doodle? I’m not much of an artist, but I am a huge doodler. Growing up, I was always bored in class, and doodling was one of the few activities I could get away with. I would sometimes try to read a book in class behind my textbook, but I always got caught. However, doodling looked a lot like note taking to teachers, and I could aways just change the page if the teacher was coming down the aisle.

As an adult, I feel like I have lost the art of doodling. I think cell phones, tablets, and computers have replaced pen and paper for objects to busy myself with. Maybe it’s like that for many of us. I feel like I was a lot more content with a pad of paper and a writing instrument. I wish I could get back to that, but the allure of the screen pulls me in.

When it comes to doodling, one exception for me is the dinner table, where I happen to have a pencil or pen around (for crosswords) and plenty of paper (magazine subscription cards and the like). I tend to find myself doodling whenever I’m having tea or immersed in conversation. Since I’m not in class and rapidly changing pieces of paper, my doodles tend to be multilayered. Doodling on the same piece of paper for months leads to crazy and chaotic results! It’s an interesting visual history of my life, that’s for sure.

I think our doodles reveal a lot about us, and there seems to be psychological research to back that up. I tapped into some of that research for The Doodle Test. If you’re a doodler, you’ll definitely want to take this one. It helps you read your most recent doodle to figure out what’s going on in your mind. And if you don’t doodle, some people still have found insight from imagining doodling when taking this quiz.

Let me know what you got on The Doodle Test Does your result fit you? Do you enjoy doodling?

P.S. This quiz is brought to you by Swagbucks – my favorite place for earning Starbucks and Amazon gift cards online 🙂

The Airport Test


Airports are such a magical place. They’re the gateway to world travel and reunions with loved ones. They’re bustling and beautiful. They’re both the start and the end of the journey.

My love for airports inspired my latest quiz: The Airport Test

Let me know what you think of this one. Do you like airports as much as I do? What’s your favorite airport?

The Classroom Test

We all behave differently in a classroom. Some of us sit near the front and take copious notes. Some of us sit near the back and struggle to stay awake. Take The Classroom Test to learn what your classroom habits say about your personality.

And when you’re finished with the test, come back and comment with your result. Also, let me know if you love school, like school, tolerate school, or hate it.