I recently decided that there are two types of people in this world, people who notice big things and people who notice small things. I am not unique in having this belief, and I think it explains a lot of the psychological differences between people. The Myers Briggs Indicator touches on this a little – as iNtuitive people are seen more of as big picture types while Sensing people are more detail oriented.
I’m not sure if Myers Briggs tells the whole story though. I consider myself an iNtuitive person, but I also notice and love small things, even if I’m not detail oriented. I don’t know if this means I see the big picture of small things or what. (Hope I didn’t give you a headache with all that!)
Anyway, I was noticing recently how we’re each touched by little things or big things when it comes to compatibility. Both Mr. Blogthings and I like small things, and we can have the loveliest time together just “doing nothing.” I’ve noticed with other friends, however, that they like to “go big” with their plans. These friends are often offended when I suggest just hanging out at a coffee shop or catching a movie. They rather do something very special together, which I get 🙂
All of this led me to writing my latest quiz: What Captures Your Heart? This quiz will tell you if your heart is moved by the little things in life or by the grander things. Both results have their upsides, but I suspect that the majority of you are “little things” people … since quizzes are little things!
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on What Captures Your Heart? Is it true for you?
- What’s something that captured your heart recently?
- Do you consider yourself more of a detail oriented or big picture person? Is this in harmony or in conflict with your love of big or small things?