New Quiz: Are You Wise?

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How much wisdom do you have?

Do you consider yourself a wise person? I think we are all working on wisdom, and I would never call myself wise per say. For a long time, I avoided writing a wisdom quiz. After all, what is wisdom?

Recently, I had a change of heart over writing a wisdom quiz. It turns out that psychologists are starting to develop their own framework of wisdom, and it’s fascinating. Wisdom involves compassion (especially self-compassion), reflection, and comfort with uncertainty. I can get behind all those!

What do you think about wisdom? Take my latest quiz to see if you’re wise: Are You Wise? Let me know what you get on this quiz! Do you consider yourself a wise person?


New Quiz: Do you See the World as Just or Unjust?

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Do you think the world is a fair place?

The more I learn about personal psychology, the more I learn we all don’t see the world the same way. I think this can account for a lot of differences and misunderstandings, especially in politics. One concept I was recently introduced to is the idea of a just world. Some people buy into it, and some people don’t. What about you? Do you think the world is a fair place?

Do you believe in a just world? Take my latest quiz to find out: Do You See the World as Just or Unjust? Let me know what you get and what you think of your result. When has the world been fair or unfair to you?


Should You Eat, Pray, or Love?

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Are you still getting back to normal after the holidays? I know that I am having trouble getting back into my routine. I thought I would bounce right back this year after having a pretty chill holiday, but it’s proving more difficult than I thought. I even slept through the alarm today, which is very rare for me. Mr. Blogthings and I were both feeling a little under the weather during the holidays, and now it’s very cold here. Needless to say, I could use a pick me up 🙂

When I need a little emotional lift, I like to read an inspiring book or watch an inspiring movie. I think that Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert definitely fits in this category for sure. I know that not everyone liked this book or film, but most of us have at least heard of it… which makes it the perfect subject for a quiz! I like the broad theme of Eat Pray Love, which is all about self-discovery and taking a break from the drudgery of life. I’d like to think that I can find smaller ways of accomplishing that than uprooting myself for a year!

In the spirit of Eat Pray Love, I present a quiz that can help you figure out what little thing you can do to make yourself feel better. After all, we can all eat a nourishing meal, pray / meditate / journal, or show some love to someone. Which one should you do? Should you Eat, Pray, or Love? Let me know what you get, and if you think your result is a good fit!

Discussion question: Did you read Eat Pray Love or see the movie? What did you think of it?

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What Kind of Ist Are You?

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Do you have a life philosophy? You know, like a phrase or two that you like to live your life by? I like to think that I do somewhat, but it’s difficult to put into words. Or let’s say it’s difficult to sum up in one word. I think a lot of us feel that way, although most life philosophies are of a few types when you get down to it 🙂 At least, that’s what I’m hoping with my latest quiz!

If I’d have to say, my life philosophy can be summed up as “Don’t Force Anything” – or “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” It just makes things easy. I have lived way too much of my life trying to make things work that will never work, and that’s exhausting. I try to go with the flow as much as I can’t these days. But I don’t really know where that leaves me philosophically… kind of taoist I guess? I know my life philosophy if I see it, but it’s hard to essentialize.

Are you like me and a little philosophically lost? Or maybe just philosophically homeless? My latest quiz helps you figure out your view on life. No matter what your life philosophy is, I’ve got a label for you 😉 Are you an idealist, a realist, a pragmatist, or an existentialist? Take this quiz to find out! What Kind of Ist Are You?

Now that you’ve taken my Ist quiz, let’s get a little philosophical in the comments below. I’d love to hear all about your result and how it relates to your personal life philosophy. Is there a philosophy, philosopher, or even phrase that sums up how you try to live your life? What do you think of my life philosophy? Should anything ever be forced? Comment below and let me know.


What’s Your Life Perspective?

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I don’t think it’s controversial to say that we all view life from our own perspectives. The difficult thing can be figuring out what our perspective actually is sometimes 🙂 I think that’s the hardest part of having our own take on the world.

My latest quiz aims to help show you what your perspective is right now: What’s Your Life Perspective? Some may see this as a personality quiz, but I see it more of where you are right now. It may or may not be where you end up 🙂 Let me know what you get!

Discussion question: When was a time where you temporarily saw life from a different perspective?


New Quiz: Are You Yolo, Fomo, or Jomo?

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How do you live your life?

Have you heard of YOLO? It’s pretty hard to avoid this acronym meaning “you only live once.” A lot of people don’t like the term, but I like the spirit of it… if not the current application. I think “you only live once” is a good thing to keep in mind, at least, if you believe it 🙂 Reminding yourself to have unforgettable experiences is important. And I always worry about regretting what I didn’t do.

Similar to YOLO is FOMO. That’s “fear of missing out.” I see this one as more of a mixed bag. I think it’s good not to miss out and get outside of one’s comfort zone. However, if all of your decisions are driven by fear of missing out, then it’s hard to know what you really want. I will totally cop to being a little too prone to have fear of missing out. As a result, I try to do too much and get tired. I also get a little jealous of people who get to have cool experiences 🙂

Something I learned about recently is JOMO – the “joy in missing out.” I thought this was a fun twist on these new motto acronyms and quite profound. There’s something quite peaceful about chilling out instead of going out. At least in moderate doses.

Thinking about YOLO, FOMO, and JOMO of course led me to write a quiz about it.  Are You Yolo, Fomo, or Jomo? Give it a whirl to see which of these mottos you most espouse.

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

  1. What do you get on Are You Yolo, Fomo, or Jomo? Is it true for you?
  2. What are you most afraid of missing out on (FOMO)?
  3. What are you happiest to miss out on (JOMO)?
  4. Do you embrace “you only live once” (YOMO) in any way?

Are You Peace, Love, Unity, or Respect?

Did you know that PLUR is the credo of rave culture? It stands for peace – love – unity – respect. I’m not a raver, but I thought that these concepts would be great to write a quiz around. I hope you enjoy it: Are You Peace, Love, Unity, or Respect?

What result did you get? Comment below and let me know what you thought of this quiz.


How Do You Feel About the World?

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How do you see the world? Take this quiz to find out.

Most of the personality quizzes I look are inward looking, so I felt like it was time for a more outward looking quiz. Instead of just thinking of how we see ourselves, let’s turn the focus outward a bit for this one. I’m talking about how you view the world at large and how you see your role in it.

How do you see the world? This quiz will tell you if you’re compassionate, sympathetic, or indifferent towards the world. Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Or are you more cool-headed? Take this quiz to find out: How Do You Feel About the World?


What’s Your Ism?

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What “ism” should you embrace in your life? Take this quiz to learn.

What “ism” should you adopt as your life philosophy? What’s Your Ism?


Quiz: Are You a Hawk or a Dove?


When it comes to global conflict, what’s your general philosophy? Whew! That’s a pretty heady question. I can understand if you’re not quite ready to answer it this morning. I’m not sure that I’m quite ready to answer it. I thought it would be a provocative question for all of us though, and sometimes I’m all about answering the hard questions – especially if I’ve had enough coffee.

While international affairs is a bit much for me on any day, it’s always almost unavoidable. There’s too much going on the news to not start evaluating conflicts from a more philosophical perspective, at least that’s what I think. I’m always considering whether I believe the US should be involved in an international dispute… or if we should just butt out. And this affects my personal politics to a large degree.

Are you a lover or a fighter? Do you think war is justified or unnecessary? Yes, it can be hard to answer such sweeping questions, I’m just talking in generalities.  I get that some “doves” can support certain wars while certain “hawks” can oppose specific conflicts. (And for those not acquainted “hawk” and “dove” are words some people use to describe pro-military and anti-war people.)

I know these are deep questions, but they probably should be asked. Even you never will be involved in an international conflict personally, figuring out where you stand helps you figure out which political candidates to support. Take my latest quiz, Are You a Hawk or a Dove? to see where you stand. Your results may surprise you!

Give Are You a Hawk or a Dove? a try, and let me know what you get. Do you feel like this quiz accurately describes your support or opposition of war? Why or why not? Comment below and let me know.