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New Quiz: Are You Frank?

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Are you a frank person? Take this quiz to find out.

Do you consider yourself a frank person? It’s something that I have been working on a lot lately. I believe that I’m a bit too polite in daily life, and it may serve me better to be a little more honest. For example, I sometimes have trouble saying no to people in the moment and then backpedal later on. I just just be more frank about it 😉

I don’t think I could ever be brutally honest, but I’d like to move in that direction a little. I think there is almost always a way to be honest without being mean. I know I always appreciate frankness in others. What about you? Where do you fall on the frankness spectrum?

My thoughts about honesty prompted my latest quiz: Are You Frank? Let me know what you get, and what you think. When do you find it important to be frank, and when do you keep your mouth shut?

New Quiz: Are You Adaptable?

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How willing are you to go with the flow?

Are you an adaptable person? I’ll be the first to admit that I am not as adaptable as I’d like to be, especially with each passing year. I tend to like to stick to what works, and I love having a routine. However, I’ve learned that it hurts me to be too inflexible – it makes it hard to change as life changes.

I did a lot of research on adaptability while writing this quiz, and it convinced me that flexibility is so important. Adaptable people are more resilient, and they deal with stress much better than inflexible types like myself. Also, adaptable people tend to look more towards the future as opposed to dwelling on the past. Being adaptable keeps you mentally young!

Anyway, I am excited to present my latest quiz: Are You Adaptable? Let me know what you get and what you think of your result. Do you think that you should be more flexible? Or are you happy with your current level of flexibility?

New Quiz: What’s Inspiring About You?

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How are you secretly inspiring others?

Have you ever thought of yourself as an inspiring person? I don’t think most of us consider ourselves inspiring – we are too busy finding our own inspiration in the world. However, just as we find encouragement and motivation from others, they are finding it from us as well. And that’s the point of today’s new quiz.

Take What’s Inspiring About You? to learn how you are changing the lives of those around you simply by being you. I hope that this is an eye opener for many, especially as we all tend to magnify our own faults every day. We may be imperfect people, but we are trying our best to live awesome lives – and others definitely are noticing.

Let me know what you get on this quiz and what you think of your result. Have you ever considered that you may inspire people? And are there ways in which you try to inspire others?

What Makes You Resilient?

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Do you consider yourself a resilient person? I think I’m a bit more resilient than I was when I was younger, but it’s always something that I’m working on. Over the years, I’ve started to believe that resiliency is one of the most (if not the most) important qualities someone can possess. No matter how charmed your life is, not so great things are bound to happen. The question is whether you can bounce back.

I’m always looking to improve my odds of bouncing back in life, and I recently took a whole free online course on resilience. I wasn’t planning on turning what I learned into a quiz, but I was so moved by what I learned that I wanted to share it. I learned from the course the ways in which I am already resilient (my daily yoga practice, nourishing my body with good food) and the ways I could be more resilient (forming better social ties, being more grateful, banishing negativity). I felt learning these tips will help me build a stronger life – both when times are good and bad.

Being resilient of course does not mean that your life is perfect. What it does mean is that you are able to solve the problems that come your way, even if you need to enlist some help to solve them. It means being able to laugh or smile when things are down (I personally have trouble with this). Resilience also means being able to follow your dreams, no matter how scary they may seem.

Want to know how you’re already resilient in your life? Take my latest quiz to find out: What Makes You Resilient? Let me know what your result is and if you think it’s true.

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What’s Your Introvert Strength?

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Do you consider yourself an introvert? Most Blogthings quiz takers do! (If you don’t, don’t worry – you still can get a lot from today’s quiz.) I think introverts are naturally drawn toward self-reflection, psychology, and even quiz taking. That’s why I felt confident writing an introvert quiz for everyone to take, even though introverts make up a small percentage of the population 🙂

Even though I love being an introvert, it can be trying at times. It seems like everyone has more friends and more fun than I do. Sometimes I need to remind myself why it’s good to be an introvert. I’m a good listener, and a loyal friend. I can get deeply immersed in satisfying projects – like knitting and writing. I tend to do my own thing no matter what the crowd is doing. I enjoy spending time alone. I’m rarely bored.

None of the above is to brag… I just assume that most of you feel the same way about your introversion. And even if you’re not an introvert, I think we all like to see what we get from our quiet time. In this world that promotes extroversion, it’s hard to sometimes find a place for your private self. In some ways, I think the internet has made this harder – with so much emphasis on social media and getting people to “like” what you do. We aren’t really encouraged to develop our private selves much anymore.

So, in order to encourage a little healthy introversion, I wrote today’s quiz: What’s Your Introvert Strength? Find out why it’s good that you’re an introvert. Or if you’re an extrovert, learn what’s good about your introvert tendencies (we all have them!). Let me know what you got on this quiz, and if you think it’s true for you.

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What Kind of Me Time Do You Need?

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Do you like your ‘me’ time? I try to get in some time for myself every day. I am a hardcore introvert, and I need a lot of time alone to feel calm and happy. I have learned that it’s important for me to carve out this time no matter what else is going on in my life. I think many other people feel the same way 🙂 I originally started writing quizzes as part of my ‘me time’ – and it still remains something I like to do for alone time. And of course, I also like taking quizzes to relax.

I find it especially difficult to get my me time in when everyone else wants to be social – like the weekends and the holidays. I do my best to be a somewhat normal person and participate in the world, but I usually have to spend the rest of my weekend or holiday resting. It’s hard to find a good balance. One time I’m trying to do is get some me time in when I’m around others, even if it means sneaking away for a walk around the block.

When it comes to alone time, it’s hard to know exactly what we need to feel good. Do you need to get busy and productive? Or do you just need to veg? Take my latest quiz to learn what sort of alone time you need: What Kind of Me Time Do You Need? Let me know what you get on this quiz, and if you think it fits the type of me time you need.

Discussion question: What’s your favorite way to get some me time? Want more ideas for how to relax? Take another quiz I wrote:  http://www.blogthings.com/howshouldyoudestressquiz/

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What’s Your Life Perspective?

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I don’t think it’s controversial to say that we all view life from our own perspectives. The difficult thing can be figuring out what our perspective actually is sometimes 🙂 I think that’s the hardest part of having our own take on the world.

My latest quiz aims to help show you what your perspective is right now: What’s Your Life Perspective? Some may see this as a personality quiz, but I see it more of where you are right now. It may or may not be where you end up 🙂 Let me know what you get!

Discussion question: When was a time where you temporarily saw life from a different perspective?

Five New Quizzes This Week – Happy November Tea Sipping Weather!

I was both indirectly and directly inspired by fall this week!

I was both indirectly and directly inspired by fall this week!

I’m so happy it’s November! I know that some people don’t like it when the days get shorter, but I do. I love the cold dark nights I spend drinking tea and writing quizzes. I really savor this time of year, and I think my quizzes are inspired by it.

Do you like fall enough to live in it year round? Maybe another season? Take my newest quiz, What Season Could You Live in All Year?, to see what season would be best for you to live in. I am pretty sure I’d be content living in fall or winter year round!

One of the more interesting things about fall is how fashion changes. Dramatic looks fit better, even in the daytime. The evolution of fall looks, especially makeup looks, inspired me to write The Smokey Eye Test. This quick image quiz will tell you what your drama style is.

As I mentioned before (and in many previous blog posts), I love drinking tea. I’m enough of a weirdo to drink it when it’s warm out, but I so prefer a cup of tea when it’s chilly. I have been drinking a lot of extra tea these days, and that inspired my quiz: What Color Tea Are You?

Fall is one of my favorite times for catching up on housework. When it’s cold and dark out, I finally get bored enough to do some extra chores around the house. I don’t love doing housework, but I love the results. If you agree, you might like my quiz: What Kind of Housework Are You?

Not exactly fall related, but I find that a lot of people I know are going through a career or education change right now. If you’re currently reevaluating your options – or even looking for a side project – you should take Where Do Your Talents Lie?

New Quiz: Are You a Doormat?

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Are you a doormat? Or do you tend to stick up for yourself?

Do you speak up for yourself? Or do you tend to let things lie? I don’t think I would consider myself a doormat, although like most people, I probably could have better boundaries. I tend to avoid confrontation, but if someone is really bugging me, I will let that person know… or get away from her quickly. It depends on who it is!

I have been thinking a lot lately about people who are doormats vs those who are balanced vs those who never would let anyone walk all over them. In particular, I think that striking the right balance between doormat and let’s say “justice warrior” can lead to increased happiness and reduced anxiety. I know for myself that a lot of my anxiety is rooted in being afraid of not handling situations well. If I think I’m going to get taken advantage of, I get nervous. But I also get nervous if I think I’m going to be too confrontational with someone getting under my skin.

Thinking about the balance and difficulty it takes to not be a doormat made me wrote my latest quiz: Are You a Doormat? Let me know what you get on this quiz, and what you think about standing up for yourself in general. Does dealing with difficult people or situations give you anxiety, or do you have a way of dealing with things that works well for you?

  1. What do you get on Are You a Doormat? Is it true for you?
  2. When do you think it’s important to stand up for yourself? And when do you let things slide?
  3. Are you more likely to confront someone and regret it? Or regret not saying anything?
  4. Take Are You Confident? What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: How Will You Get to the Top?

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What makes you a success? Take my latest quiz to find your quickest way to the top.

Have you thought about what makes you successful in life? And also maybe what factors for success that are not so strong for you? I have spent a lot of time thinking about both these things. Like many of you, I have my strengths and weaknesses – and they are pretty obvious. I may do okay when it comes to creativity in work and thinking up ideas… but working with others is not my strong suit. I would not do well with office politics, and I’m probably not assertive enough for most corporate environments. Some people I know, on the other hand, are socially savvy. They may not be the most creative or hard working, but they make themselves indispensable with people skills.

I love the idea of figuring out the strengths that each of us have in life. I buy a lot into popular positive psychology and its idea of finding your own strengths to emphasize. Some of us may never be good at small talk or math or design – and that’s fine. Use what you’ve got, and you’ll get far. My latest quiz, How Will You Get to the Top?, is inspired by this idea. Let me know what you get, and what your strengths are.

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

  1. What do you get on How Will You Get to the Top? Is it true for you?
  2. What do you think is your strength in life? (This could be a career strength, a school strength, or any other sort of strength that makes you more effective.)
  3. What’s a strength that others have that you feel like you lack? Or that you’re at least not above average for? How do you compensate with other strengths?
  4. Take What Should You Work With? What do you think of your result?