What Kind of Ist Are You?

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Do you have a life philosophy? I like to think that I do somewhat, but it’s difficult to put into words. I think a lot of us feel that way, although most life philosophies are of a few types 🙂

My latest quiz helps you figure out your view on life. Are you an idealist, a realist, a pragmatist, or an existentialist? Take this quiz to find out! What Kind of Ist Are You?

Discussion question: Is there a philosophy, philosopher, or even phrase that sums up how you try to live your life?

What do you think?

12 thoughts on “What Kind of Ist Are You?

    1. Josh

      “Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us-and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning.”

      Louisa May Alcott

      1. Josh

        These fit too

        The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.

        Albert Einstein

        Yes, be different, but not for the vanities of being different.

        Criss Jami

        Do not be afraid to color outside the lines. Take risks and do not be afraid to fail. Know that when the world knocks you down, the best revenge is to get up and continue forging ahead.Do not be afraid to be different or to stand up for what’s right. Never quiet your voice to make someone else feel comfortable. No one remembers the person that fits in. It’s the one who stands out that people will not be able to forget.

        Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

  1. Máirín Jen

    Idealist. I think it is true, though I don’t believe in putting ideals before people.

    Philosophers that influence my thinking/life include: Kierkegaard, Camus, Spinoza, Hannah Arendt, Gaytari Spivak, Foucault, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Dostoevsky (I’m big on philosophy/literature overlaps), and religious philosophers such as Jesus and Gautama Buddha.

    I feel like I’m forgetting someone important, but…yeah. ^^;;;

  2. Melissa Russell

    I know more theology than I do philosophy but I occasionally come across the words of Kierkegaard in which I have found value. That seems fitting as theology was a large part of his philosophy.

    1. kari Post author

      Interesting! He is on my short-ish to read list. And you are right, there is a huge overlap between theology and philosophy for some thinkers. It’s pretty cool to read about 🙂

  3. kari Post author

    I got pragmatist which is sort of fitting but also sort of surprising. I don’t know if I have a philosophy per say, but I try to look at life economically and think about incentives a lot 🙂 Maybe John Stuart Mill?