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Quiz: What’s Your True Sign?

gemini sign

What astrological sign are you most like?

As some of you know, I’ve been writing quizzes for a long time. For various reasons, I sometimes find my quizzes end up being “lost.” I occasionally find these quizzes among my files, and it’s quite a treat. Today’s quiz is such a quiz, and I spent some time polishing it up over the past couple days.

If you’re a fan of astrology, this quiz is quite the treat for you: What’s Your True Sign? Take it to find out what your zodiac sign should be, especially when it comes to love. Let me know what your true sign is, and if you think it fits for you!

New Quiz: The Imperfect Heart Test

four imperfect hearts

What’s imperfect about your heart?

Do you have an imperfect heart? I know I do. I like to think that all of our hearts are perfectly imperfect. It’s those imperfections that make use so human and lovable.

My latest quiz was inspired by the idea of imperfect hearts. This is an image quiz, so it’s super simple to take over and over: The Imperfect Heart Test

What did you think of this quiz? Does the outcome describe you?

What Direction is Your Heart Pointed In?

feet with hearts

Happy Valentine’s Eve… or not, depending on how you roll. I have to admit that even though I’ve been in a relationship for a long time, I still consider Valentine’s Day to be a little overhyped. Mr. Blogthings and I tried to do something a little special last year – we got reservations at a fairly inexpensive but nice restaurant here in Austin. We made the best of things, but we didn’t enjoy ourselves at all. There was just too much fuss involved! I think this year we’re just gonna split a pizza 🙂

So I didn’t want to go overboard with a Valentine’s Day quiz this year. If you’re looking for one, we have plenty of Valentines quizzes on Blogthings. Instead, I thought we could get a little philosophical about love. Take my latest quiz to see where your heart is going these days: What Direction is Your Heart Pointed In? Let me know what you get on this one!

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Quiz: What Sign is Your True Love?

book of astrology

What astrological sign do you most easily fall for?

Do you believe in astrological compatibility? I’m not sure if I do. According to astrology, Mr. Blogthings and I are one of the worst matches possible (Taurus and Aquarius), but I think we get along just fine 🙂 A lot of my friends swear by astrological compatibility, so of course, I have written a quiz about it: What Sign is Your True Love?

Regardless of whether you think astrology is true or not, I do think that this is a fun quiz for figuring out what your “type” is. I may not think I have an astrological type, but I know I have a type when it comes to love… and even friendship. I am attracted to people who are brainy, kind, and practical. I need a rock in my life, whether it’s a best friend or partner. I may be unpredictable and a bit flightly, but I don’t mesh well with other people who are the same way. After all, two unpredictable people just keep blowing right past each other 😉

Give What Sign is Your True Love? a whirl and let me know what you think of your result. It has twelve possible outcomes, so it’s likely to at least be quite accurate for you in the personality description of who you’re attracted to. And if you are an astrology fan, there’s no quicker way to know what sign you should be searching for.

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

  1. What do you get on What Sign is Your True Love? Is it true for you?
  2. Do think astrological compatibility is important?
  3. Is there a sign you refuse to date? How come?
  4. Have you ever dated someone with the same sign? How did that go?

 

Quiz: What’s Your Love Type?

paper cutouts of hearts

What is love like for you?

What’s your relationship status? And has that changed at all over the past ten years? If you’re like the majority of people, it probably has… And here inlies the problem with making love quizzes on Blogthings. Everyone is in a different place relationship wise. I suppose we are all either happily attached, unhappily attached, happily detached, or unhappily detached. It’s not the easiest thing to write a quiz that spans all those states, but it’s important for me that my quizzes are as accessible to all as possible 🙂

I was pondering this conundrum when I came across an old Blogthings quiz that had originally been written for straight in our earlier days. I liked it, and I could see how it could be refitted to work for everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, or relationship status. So that’s what I did. I love refitting old quizzes and trying to make them better. For this particular quiz, I felt like the outcomes were a bit unpolished and spent some time drawing them out a bit… and that was not an easy task given that there are sixteen of them. (I also programmed the outcomes to link to each other.)

So I present the new and improved What’s Your Love Type? quiz. It’s based on the MBTI personality test, so you may find some of the questions and outcomes familiar. The twist, though, is that it tells you your personality in love – as well as who you are compatible with.

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

  1. What do you get on What’s Your Love Type? Is it true for you?
  2. Are you attached or detached right now? If you are detached, would you rather be attached or are you happy being single?
  3. What is the key to a happy romantic relationship?

New Quiz: What Captures Your Heart?

Woman holding a stuffed heart close to her chest

Is your heart moved by little or big things?

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):

  1. What do you get on What Captures Your Heart? Is it true for you?
  2. What’s something that captured your heart recently?
  3. 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?

New Quiz: What Kind of Wings Does Your Heart Have?

set of four funky illustrated hearts

What kind of heart do you have?

Do you think your heart is unique and special? I think we all do, and we’re right. Some of us leap into love, even if we’ve been hurt before. Others of us are more careful, taking our time when we think we might connect with someone. I think there are many valid and healthy approaches to love, and I like to think of love styles in the same way I think about personality archetypes.

For some reason, I woke up this morning thinking about the four
temperaments. Are you familiar with them? They were originally developed by Hippocrates over two thousand years ago for medical purposes, but they have a wide influence today. If you’ve taken a personality typology test like Myers-Briggs or DiSC, you were basically taking a temperament test.  The four temperaments are sanguine (sociable and impulsive), choleric (ambitious and passionate), melancholic (thoughtful and considerate), and phlegmatic (relaxed and content). There’s already a quick quiz on Blogthings to test your temperament: What Temperament Are You?

While I’ve seen a lot of variations on the four temperaments in personality testing (and even written a few), I’ve never seen it applied to love styles… except when I do it 🙂 I’m sure it has been, but those instances seem far and few between. If you look at the types above, I think they match up perfectly with love types. Some of us are impulsive in love, passionate about love, thoughtful partners, or content with what we’ve got. Put a content and an impulsive person together, and someone is going to get hurt!

I decided to make my latest temperament one a quickie, and it all came together after I found four perfect images. Can the image you pick tell you your love temperament? I’m guessing yes: What Kind of Wings Does Your Heart Have? What do you get one this one? Does it fit your personality? Comment and let me know!

New Quiz: What Symbol Candy Heart Are You?

candy conversation heart with a question mark

What symbol should your candy heart have?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or as the Finnish like to say, YstävänpäiväHappy Friends Day 🙂 As I mentioned yesterday, I think this is a fun holiday to celebrate who brings meaning into my life. It doesn’t necessarily have to be about love or longing or romance or heartbreak. I think it’s nice to focus on the positive – good friends, delicious chocolate, and fun little cards. And when I’m thinking about people I’m thankful for in my life, I can’t help but think of all the quiz takers out there. Thanks for making sure I’m not just writing quizzes for myself 😉

Still, Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be what it is without love. I wanted to write a quiz that described how love is symbolized for each of us. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to do it exactly, until I found these images of candy conversation hearts with symbols on them. Looking over the symbols, I realized that they fit a lot of the types I was already developing in my mind. I love it when images can help inspire and develop a quiz idea for me.

Curious to know more about your love type? Take What Symbol Candy Heart Are You? You’ll see what candy heart with a symbol matches your personality. And I’ll interpret the symbol to say what it means for your love life. While these tasty little hearts are specific to Valentine’s Day, this quiz will tell you how you approach love both on this holiday and every other day of the year. You’ll learn what your ideal valentine is like and how you may like to celebrate today.

Take What Symbol Candy Heart Are You? and let me know what you think of your result. Does it accurately describe how you view love? Are you doing anything to celebrate Valentine’s Day today?

Quiz: What’s Your Valentine’s Day Personality?

woman with red nails holding a homemade valentine's day card

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

Okay, who here really, really loves Valentine’s Day? *crickets* What? No one?

It’s so surprising to me that Valentine’s Day is still a big deal because I don’t know anyone who truly loves it. I know many people who hate Valentine’s Day. I know some people who tolerate it, and I know some people who like certain aspects of it. Anyone I know who celebrates it celebrates it semi-begrudgingly, and that includes women. So what gives?

I’m not sure how such an unpopular holiday remains popular, but count me in as one of the ambivalent, “meh,” Valentine’s Day people. It’s never been a romantic holiday for me, and if anything it’s been a bit of a disappointment. Mr. Blogthings and I don’t really celebrate it with each other, as we prefer to demonstrate our love in little ways every day instead. I find by not making a big deal out of Valentine’s Day, I can appreciate it a bit more… at least for its traditional, cultural, or pagan aspects.

Despite not really thinking Valentine’s Day is a romantic holiday, I do think it can be a fun holiday if you strip away the expectations and drama. It was always a day for candy and cards when I was growing up. And I like to think of the people who touch my life as all my valentines. So of  course, that includes everyone who follows this blog and takes my quizzes. I hope your day tomorrow is filled with treats and smiles, whether you decide to spend it with someone special or not.

So, in the spirit of loving, hating, or feeling mixed about Valentine’s Day, I present one of my favorite quizzes on the topic: What’s Your Valentine’s Day Personality? This quiz will predict what you love or hate about this controversial holiday.

Take What’s Your Valentine’s Day Personality? and let me know what you get. Is it true? How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? I’d especially like to hear from all of you who have strong feelings on the matter 🙂

New Quiz: Who Are You Looking For?

girl and guy sitting on a park bench looking at a laptop

Who is your ideal partner?

Have you ever had a friend whose partner totally rubbed you the wrong way? Your friend was perfectly happy with their sweetie, but you could never imagine being with that person in a million years. I think we’ve all been there, and it just goes to show how we all have different relationship needs. And it’s a good thing too – or else we’d all be falling in love with the same people.

I had been thinking for a while that we all have different relationship needs. And despite what the old adage says, I don’t really think opposites attract. I have believed for a long time now that like attracts like, and there is mounting social psychology evidence backing me up on this. I couldn’t imagine being with someone who was that different than me, as far as personality characteristics go. Yes, a little variety can add spice, but when you’re talking about things like conscientiousness, optimism, openness to experience… I think we’re best off with those like us. Do you agree?

I felt like my own theories about attraction were recently confirmed when I stumbled upon The Helen Fisher test (featured in the book Why Him? Why Her?: Finding Real Love By Understanding Your Personality Type) which tells you why you fall for the people you fall for. It’s scientifically based and quite interesting. Of course, I like to put my own spin on these things, so I wrote my own test that was heavily influenced by the research Dr. Fisher did – with my own research and intuition added: Who Are You Looking For?

Please take Who Are You Looking For?, and let me know what you got on the quiz. Do you feel like your result is accurate? Have you already found a partner that fits the bill? I’m also curious… do you think opposites attract or that like attracts like?