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? This Quiz Tells All About Your Love Life!

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?


Quiz: The Wedding Cake Test

chocolate two layer wedding cake with pink roses
What does your favorite wedding cake say about you?

I was lucky enough to attend a beautiful wedding last night. I love a winter wedding – they’re so cozy and festive. Attending the weddings of my friends and family members are some of the best experiences of my life. Do you like going to weddings? What is your favorite part of a wedding? Is it wrong for me to say that I like the cake the best? 🙂

True story: when I got married a long time ago (almost ten years with Mr. Blogthings), we eloped in Las Vegas. While it was very romantic and sweet (we had only been dating a few months), I do wish we had arranged for a wedding cake for the two of us. Instead we went out for all-you-can-eat sushi, which was pretty cool too 😉 Maybe I’ll just have to make a wedding cake for our upcoming tenth anniversary! Or maybe two cakes, actually. I like chocolate cake, and Mr. Blogthings prefers vanilla cake.

Anyway, if you’re like me and love wedding cake, you will appreciate The Wedding Cake Test. It’s your typical Blogthings image quiz in that all you do is pick the wedding cake you like best, and you learn all about your personality. This one has a special twist though, because your result tells you what kind of wedding you are and how love makes you feel. People have told me that it’s quite accurate, and I’m dying to know what you think.

Take The Wedding Cake Test, and let me know how true it is for you. I’m also curious to know whether you like weddings, or whether you think they’re a bit old fashioned at this point. Do you think people need to get married to be committed to one another? I’d really like to know everyone’s opinion on this topic.



What Kind of Hug Are You?

Are you a big hugger? I would like to be! I think hugs are nice, even if I’m a bit shy about giving them. I also have been reading a lot about the psychological powers of touch. Touch connects us to each other in powerful ways. People who have lots of touch in their lives are happier, and this includes hugs. Hugs promote the release of oxytocin, which helps us feel safer and more connected. There’s a reason why it’s our first instinct to give a friend in trouble a hug.

Over the course of my short life, I’ve seen the attitude toward hugs change in my culture… and for the better. For example, when I was growing up, I never saw men hug. Now it’s a more common occurrence. It’s also a lot more socially acceptable for men and women to hug each other in a plantonic way, and hugging as a greeting is practically mandatory with my girlfriends. It’s something I’m still getting used to, but I like it.

While I personally am not the world’s biggest hugger, I’m very pro-hugging in my life philosophy. I think anything that increases compassion in our world is a good thing. My own shyness with touch is probably why it took me so long to write a hugging themed quiz.  I’m glad I finally did. Blogthings has a lot of quizzes about kissing, but until today, none about hugging. This newest quiz is my first step in remedying that! What Kind of Hug Are You? I had a lot of fun writing this one, and while I may not be standing around with a “Free Hugs” sign any time soon, it reminded me to hug more.

What did you think of What Kind of Hug Are You? Do you like your result? Are you a big hugger… or are you like me and a little hesitant about hugging? Comment and let me know!


Quiz: Are Your Kisses Amazing?

a young guy and girl both in leather jackets kissing each other
How well do you kiss?

Even though we all love kissing, it’s more accurate to say we love kissing with the right person. Nothing can compare to kissing an amazing kisser… and nothing is quite as awful as kissing a bad kisser. There’s a reason why there’s such a big industry built around breath fresheners and lip moisturizer. We all want to be a great kisser, and if anything can help get us there, we’re signing up. Unfortunately, there’s more to kissing than great breath and soft lips. There’s skill, technique, instinct, intuition, and maybe even a good bit of luck. Some people are born great kissers, but most of us practice until we get there.

Have you ever wondered what kind of kisser you are? Hopefully you’re a great kisser, but no one knows for sure. There’s a lot of bad kissers in the world, and we can assume that they don’t know they are bad at kissing. You need a way to objectively measure how great your kisses are without having to go ask the kissing booth guy or gal. I suppose you could ask whoever you’re kissing whether you’re any good or not… but would they really be honest with you? That’s where my latest quiz comes in.

I wrote my latest quiz to help everyone figure out exactly what their kisses are like: Are Your Kisses Amazing? This quiz will tell you the honest truth about your kisses, so take it with confidence. And even though the truth can hurt, most people who’ve already taken this quiz have been pleasantly surprised to learn how good their kisses actually are.

Comment below and let me know what you think of Are Your Kisses Amazing? Was it too personal? Do you agree with your result?


What’s Your Romance Style?

We all may fall in love, but we all fall in love differently. Some of us are passionate. Some of us are steady. Some of us are easygoing.

Find out how you fall for someone with my latest quiz: What’s Your Romance Style?

Comment below and let me know what you got. Is it accurate? Would you like to see more love and romance quizzes like this one?


Are You a Love Junkie?

Do you treat love like it’s a drug? Take my latest quiz: Are You a Love Junkie? to find out.

Once you’ve taken the quiz, comment below to discuss your results. I’d love to hear any crazy love junkie stories you’ve got for me. Don’t be shy 🙂