Have you ever noticed that you fall back into the same old dynamics with your family? Even if you are a completely different person than you were five or ten years ago, it’s hard to change how your family sees you and how you interact with them. It’s tough to change who you are in your family without changing your family.
Families are complicated. You may still be trying to figure out how you fit in, and your role is probably always evolving a bit – but stable at its core. Some of us are the black sheep in our families, while others are the glue that holds everyone together. I think we all feel pretty stuck in our family roles at times, because they aren’t entirely up to us.
What if your name predicted something about your role in your family? That’s what my newest quiz, Who Are You in Your Family? is hoping to do.
It’s really simple. Go to the quiz, enter your name, and find out what your family role is. You may be surprised how accurate your result is!
You know what I could go for right now? A beach vacation.I wouldn’t need anything too fancy. Just a nice ocean to swim in. A few good books to read. And of course, a cocktail to sip while I stick my feet in the water. I just love the feeling of being away from it all when I’m at the beach. And the nice breeze and ocean are pretty nice to have as well – with a cool drink in my hand at the same time!
What beach appeals to you the most? It’s a tough call for me. I’ve really enjoyed Mallorca, Byron Bay in Australia, Cape Cod, Santa Monica, and (yes!!!) even the Gulf Coast of Texas. But if I had to say, I’d want to go to a beach I’ve never visited before. And Cuba is at the top of my list! Can we travel there? I am never up to date on that 🙂
When I think of Cuba, I think of all of the culture it has to offer. From ballet to great music to beautiful visual arts, I’d like to check it all out (while I’m not at the beach, that is). I think I could also get really into Cuban food, and the architecture looks amazing. Okay I’m sold on Cuba, and we haven’t even started talking cocktails yet.
Do you know about Cuban cocktails? I recently learned that many bartenders and drinking aficionados went to Cuba during Prohibition in the United States. A lot of great cocktails were developed during this time, including mojitos, piña colada, and strawberry daiquiris. Yum! Now are you ready to visit with me?
Even if you don’t agree with a Cuba trip in practice, I’m betting you agree in spirit. We all could use a few minutes to relax. And I wrote my latest quiz with relaxation in mind. Want a virtual beach vacation? Then I think you’ll like my latest whimsical quiz, What Cuban Cocktail Are You Quiz?
See you on the beach!
P.S. Do you want even more beachy fun? Then check out these quizzes!
The Day at the Beach Test – What does your dream beach look like? Take this quick quiz to pick your favorite beach photo, and learn what it says about you. Find out what a day at the beach says about you.
The Deserted Beach Test – How does a deserted beach sound to you? It sounds like heaven to me. Take this scenario quiz, and imagine yourself on a deserted beach. At the end of the quiz, you’ll get a custom personality result.
What Beach Boys Song Are You? – Nothing transports me to the beach more quickly than a good Beach Boys tune. Do you agree? Take this quiz to see which Beach Boys song you should be blasting.
What Color Convertible Are You? – It’s not a dream trip to the beach without a cool convertible to drive over in. Find out what color convertible you should be driving with this quiz!
These are tough times. The holidays are already stressful enough, but a bad economy makes them much harder. It seems to me that everyone is a little stretched right now. If you feel stressed, don’t beat yourself up about it. Just know that a lot of us are stressed right now, and a lot of us are helping each other through it.
This is the moment that it’s important to put yourself first. I know what you’re thinking, “Sounds good, but impossible to do.” It might not be as difficult as you think. Putting yourself first just means that you take a little more time for self-care, rest, and reflection. It may seem counterintuitive, but when we take good care of ourselves we are better able to take care of others and do what needs to be done in life.
First of all, take my quiz, Do You Put Yourself First or Last? and see how you fare. If you’re putting yourself first already, then pat yourself on the back. You are well prepared to deal with any stress that comes your way. Keep up the good work – you understand the importance of self-care and practice it regularly.
If you’re not putting yourself first, may I suggest that you try a few little things to pamper yourself? Maybe just quick a nap or a quiet moment outside would do the trick. After all, you are important.!You need to be taken care of, even if you are taking care of everyone else. And no matter what, don’t feel bad that you haven’t been putting yourself first right now. Today is a new day, and you can almost certainly find a minute or two for self-care.
Want more ideas for putting yourself first? I know I’m always looking for more ways to take care of myself. Check out these quizzes:
Do You Practice Self-Care? – As I mentioned earlier, part of prioritizing yourself is practicing self-care. This quiz will let you know if you’re practicing enough self-care. And if you aren’t, it has plenty of ideas you can run away with!
What Kind of Me Time Do You Need? – Me time is absolutely necessary for my survival. It’s tough to get in when life is busy, but that’s also when I require it most. This quiz will tell you what kind of me time you would benefit from.
How Should You De-stress? – Sometimes we all just need a little something to melt the stress away. I know that yoga class always does the trick for me! How should you get rid of stress? Take this test to find out!
How Should You Spend Your Day Off? – In my opinion, there is no bigger treat than a day off. I sometimes worry about wasting my day off… by either not doing enough or doing too much. Do you also have this worry? Take this quiz to learn how you should spend your day off.
Are you the type of person who has had curly or straight hair your whole life? Or have you varied your hair over the years? My hair is fairly naturally wavy, but it hasn’t always been that way. I wore it straight for many years, and it was actually more naturally straight then. And way back when it was cool, I permed my hair! So I guess that I have rocked the whole straight –> wavy –> curly spectrum.
Do you judge people differently based on whether their hair is curly or straight? I didn’t think I did, but studies show that people with curly hair are seen as wilder and more adventurous. Straight hair is seen as more professional and serious. I’m not sure how wavy hair is seen… maybe somewhere in between?
Before you laugh about these stereotypes (and I certainly did), I should let you know that I think there is some truth to them… as least for how people judge hair. One friend recently told me that I should straighten my hair to appear more professional! I couldn’t believe it. I guess some people really do think curly hair is wilder, but I’ll be keeping my natural waves 😉
Let me know what you get on this hair quiz, and if you think your result is accurate. Do you personally think curly hair is wilder and straight hair is more conservative? What kind of hair do you prefer on yourself?
Want to take even more hair quizzes? I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for more hair inspiration. If you agree, then check these quizzes out:
What Women’s Hairstyle Is Right For You? – What women’s hairstyle would look best on you? You may be surprised with the new hairstyle this quiz picks for you, but I believe it’s very accurate. Take the test, and let me know what your new hairstyle should be.
What Length Hair Should You Have? – Are you the type of woman who can rock a short ‘do? (I am definitely NOT that kind of woman!) Or are you better off with long locks? This quiz will help you find your ideal hair length.
What’s Your Funky Inner Hair Color? – Have you noticed some of the funky hair colors that have been popular over the past few years? I love all the purple, pink, blue, and even green streaks that have been popping up. Would you dare to have funky hair? Take this quiz to find out what your funky hair color should be.
What Color Hair Should You Have? – Not sold on a wild hair color? No problem! This quiz will pick a new hair color for you that’s not funky, but definitely fresh. Take this quiz to see what your new hair color should be!
Brushing our teeth is (or should be) second nature to us. We brush every day, probably without giving a lot of thought to what flavor toothpaste we use. In fact, a lot of us have been using the same flavor for years. I know I have! Is there really that big of a difference between toothpastes anyway? I would argue no, not unless you’re going beyond the whole spearmint and peppermint spectrum.
Are you in a toothpaste flavor rut? Maybe it’s time for a change. I’ve noticed some interesting flavors hit the market, like cinnamon mint and ginger. Those sound pretty fun to me! I have accidentally changed toothpaste before, and the results are pretty dramatic. I don’t know if using a different flavor toothpaste made brought out a new side in my personality, but it did wake me up a little. Starting out the morning with a small change in my routine makes me feel like I’m shaking things up 🙂
What about you? I’d love to know what flavor toothpaste you have been using. Have you stuck with the same flavor of toothpaste for years? Do you truly have a toothpaste flavor preference or have you been sticking with what you know? I’m really curious to know how others choose their toothpaste flavor.
Speaking of toothpaste flavors, why aren’t there more funky flavors of toothpaste on the market? Licorice seems to be as funky as it gets these days, and that just seems gross to me. And I like licorice! When I was a kid, you could buy cool toothpaste flavors like grape, bubblegum, and cherry. Now granted, many of those toothpaste flavors tasted very gross, but at least they were innovative and sounded good.
What flavor of toothpaste best suits you? You may be surprised by your results, and you may feel the sudden urge to brush after taking it 😉 Are you peppermint, spearmint, citrus, or even bubblegum toothpaste? Take my quiz to find your ideal toothpaste: What Flavor Toothpaste Are You?
Want to know more about how your mouth should taste? Your toothpaste flavor is just the beginning. Take these quizzes as well:
What Flavor Are Your Kisses? – Do your kisses have a flavor… besides that of your toothpaste or gum? This is a cool quiz because it will tell your which fruit your kisses taste like. A lot of kisses have a fruit essence, so this quiz will help you find yours.
What Flavor Gum Are You? – Nothing can change the flavor of your mouth as quickly as gum does. Take this quiz to learn which flavor gum you should be popping. Are you fresh and fruity or sassy and spicy? This gum personality test will let you know.
What Do Your Kisses Taste Like? – If you’re not quite satisfied with the flavor of your kisses, I have a whole other quiz for you. This quiz has broader outcomes… like chocolate! Find out what alluring flavor your kisses bring to the party.
Do you consider yourself fashionable? That’s such a tough question to answer, isn’t it? I mean, I hope that we all think we’re fashionable, but fashion is highly subjective. What you find to be a major faux pas may be someone else’s idea of fabulous. We all have our own personal style, and I’m thankful for that. It would be a boring world if we all dressed similarly.
I was recently reminded of how subjective fashion is when a friend told me that jeans are now out of style. Whaaaaa? According to her, jeans are dated, and the fashionable thing to rock now is athletic wear. That may be true for a lot of people, but I know that I look sloppy in athletic wear and more put together in jeans. See! Fashion IS subjective.
No doubt about it – fashion varies from person to person, city to city, and season to season. In spite of this (or maybe because of it), we still have a lot to say about fashion! Some looks are simply more classic while others are more daring. Some outfits are more casual while others are more elegant. And because of this, we are always evaluating our own style and the style of those around us.
Whether you’re a hardcore fashionista or a casual dresser, you probably have a word or two that describes your look. I have found that it’s a lot easier to shop if I have a theme in mind for my closet. That’s where my latest quiz, What’s Your Fashion Style?, comes in. Find out what your style is, and see if it matches how you think of yourself.
Let me know what you get on What’s Your Fashion Style? Are you more of a casual dresser or a dramatic one? Or is your fashion style trendy? Does your result match your actual style? What do you think?
Looking for even more style quizzes? I’ve got you covered:
What’s Your Fashion City? – Does your look belong in Milan, Paris, London, or Tokyo? This quiz will look at your fashion style and tell you which city you should be strutting in. Take this test to see which city you would blend into.
Who’s Your Sex and the City Fashion Twin? When it comes to fashion, it’s still hard to find any show that compares to Sex and the City. The characters on the show were fashion pioneers, and many of the looks from Sex and the City inspire today’s styles. Take this quiz to learn which Sex and the City woman you dress like.
What Fashion Decade Best Suits You? – Vintage fashion inspiration is everywhere these days. There’s no use trying to fight it! This test will tell you which fashion decade you should be bringing back with your look.
What Sort of Fashionable Are You? – As we discussed above, fashion is subjective, so there are many ways to be fashionable. How are you fashionable? Take this quiz to find out!
From online games to locally grown produce, family farms are very popular right now. Why are we all dreaming about living on the farm? Are the stresses of modern life and a tough economy making us wish for a simpler time? I may not live on a farm (not yet!), but I have a deep appreciation for small farms and the food they bring us. Oh, and wool too – because I love to know 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I often dream of living on a farm. Of course, it’s those busy, loud city afternoons that usually bring on these ideas! I can imagine growing my own food, watching a long sunset, and just enjoying some quiet tranquility. Oh, and having a good number of farm animals around! I know farming is hard work, but on some days it feels just right.
Sometimes nothing sounds better than having a little sunshine on your face and a little dirt on your hands. Not to mention the peace that comes with being surrounded by nature and animals. I don’t know if a farm cures what ails me, but I love the idea of it. For now, I keep working on my garden for my little daily nature fix!
My ideal farm is in New Zealand, no doubt about it. I have visited there a few times, and I have been taken with the quiet nights and starry skies. Plus, it’s one of the few places that you can still have a farm on the ocean. How cool is that? I could have a ton of sheep and wool, which would lead to lots of knitting.
If I couldn’t have a farm in New Zealand, then I’m also thinking that Vermont would be super relaxing. I have a little dream of owning a bookstore and cafe with homemade bread during the day and then retreating to my farm at night. I love how much snow Vermont gets, which means I would maybe be able to ski on my own farm.
Escape for a moment and imagine yourself on a farm with my newest quiz, What Farm Animal Are You? It’s as relaxing as milking a cow, but you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn (or move to a farm) to do it. This quiz will let you know which farm animal you’re most like. Are you a pig, donkey, cow, or something else? This quiz will let you know!
Comment below, and let me know which farm animal you got on forWhat Farm Animal Are You? Have you ever wanted to live on a farm? I’d love to hear where your dream farm would be and if you would actually live on it if given the opportunity. And let me know what your favorite farm animal is in real life. I’m always looking for more outcomes to add to a quiz like this one!
On a good day, you can probably think of all sorts of things people love about you. Your kindness. Your sense of humor. Your little quirks. Your loyalty. Your passion. None of us may be perfect, but we all bring cool and unique things to our relationships. And when we’re at the top of our game, it’s easy to love ourselves and see why others love us. And let’s be honest… those are some of the best feelings in the world.
On a bad day, you might feel completely unlovable. At our worst, it’s hard to remember what makes us special. I know that I have days like this, and it’s hard for me to remember why people may love me. These days are luckily pretty far and few between, but they still happen.
It’s funny how feeling lovable or unlovable can perpetuate more of the same. When you feel worthy of love, more people love you freely. But when you feel unworthy of love, it’s hard to get the love you crave so dearly. When we feel unworthy of love, we are still lovable – but we may push others away and not get the love we need. I know that we are all deserving of love, even if we don’t always feel that way.
The great thing about love is that people love us for the best reasons. True love is not based on status, looks, favor, or money. When writing my latest quiz, I thought of the reasons I love others. Some of the things that came to me were kindness, openness, wit, and dependability. And I have a feeling that you probably love others for similar (if not the exact same reasons).
So if you’re feeling less than lovable, think about what I discovered. Are you kind, open, witty, or dependable? If you’re having a bad day, you may not consider yourself to be any of these things. And that’s fine. But do you aspire to be any of them? I bet you do, and that’s where we’re getting to the root of your lovability.
The newest quiz I wrote, What Do People Love About You?, is for good days, bad days, and in between days. Take a few minutes to remember why you’re loved. This quiz will show you how you’re lovable, even if you don’t feel like you should be loved right now. It’s a great quiz for anyone, but it’s especially good for anyone who is feeling flawed.
What Do People Love About You? helps you discover what people cherish about you. You might be surprised to learn what makes you lovable. No matter what, you are lovable – and probably much more lovable than you think. Take this quiz to find out why others love you. Give it a go, and let me know what you think of your result. Can you see why people love you? Comment below with your result.
It’s hard to understate how important your name is. After all, your parents carefully chose your name – possibly even months or years before you were born. Your name is often the first impression others have of you, and often it’s an impression that’s hard to shake. Your name is who you are – one of the few things that truly makes you uniquely you. In this day and age, many people opt not to change their names when they get married… holding on to the same name for their entire lives.
There are so many studies that link name with personality, it’s hard to know which way the correlation goes. No matter what, people think of you a certain way when they only know your name. A name is your calling card, literally. I am sure that you have had the same experience as I have in meeting people before knowing their names, only to form a new impression once you know what they go by. What is your name telling the world?
I have been interested in the psychology and perception of names for sometime now. There is just so much to absorb with each name: its uniqueness or commonness, the first letter, the last letter, its origin, famous people with the same name… For a quiz that tells everyone something about their names, I didn’t know where to start. The number of names in this world is technically finate, but there’s so many of them that the possibilities seem infinite. Then it hit me. Just think about the letters. Each letter means something.
So I wrote What Does Your Name Mean? with the letters of your name in mind. What do they each stand for? This quiz will give you an adjective for each letter in your name. It’s a very simple idea, but it’s also a very profound one. Many people have taken this quiz and found a lot of truth in it. The letters in your name often contradict one another, just like our personalities have their own conflicting layers. This is the most popular quiz I have ever written for Blogthings.
Take What Does Your Name Mean? to find out what your name truly stands for, and comment below to let me know what you get. I’m genuinely curious to see how your first name makes you uniquely you. If you have a nickname or two, don’t forget to plug it in as well. And if you are naming a pet, character, or baby, make sure to throw all of your name ideas through this quiz to see which one resonates with your intentions the most.
If you’re anything like those who have taken What Does Your Name Mean? before you, I think you’ll be delighted by your result. At first, the words representing your name may seem discordant, but I promise you they will make sense if you think about them for a while. What do you think? What word in your outcome best represents you? And what word in your outcome may be a bit of a surprise?
Comment below with what your name means. Which of the adjectives in your name best represents you? Which one least represents you?