Do you seek new and exciting things? I was first introduced to the concept of novelty seeking many years ago, when I was in middle school. I took a quiz about novelty seeking, and I was hooked on personality quizzes. (Back then I scored as a strong novelty seeker, not so sure about that now!). Anyway, I still find the idea fascinating – as some friends will suggest the same activities over and over, while others crave something new. I am happy to go along with novelty seekers, but I wouldn’t mind a friendship where we had coffee at the same place every week 🙂
Novelty seeking is pretty interesting because at first psychologists thought it was a bad thing, and now they’re not so sure. A lot of the wrong novelty seeking can get you in trouble in life, but it’s also something we need to stay creative and fresh. So it’s more about striking a balance or having the right novelty seeking. Novelty seeking with hard drugs is not a good thing, but novelty seeking in art, travel, music, food, ideas, and friends is a very good thing. This is the kind of novelty seeking I strive to have more of, by the way.
The novelty seeking personality is an adventurous one. Studies show that it can get you into trouble, but it can also keep you young at heart. Novelty seekers are persistent, and they tend to have a larger perspective on life. Those all sound like good things to me! Okay, now I am definitely an aspiring novelty seeker 🙂
What about you? Do you like newness in life? Take my latest quiz: Are You a Novelty Seeker? Let me know what you get on this one, and what you think of your result. What areas of your life do you look for novelty?
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?
Do you maximize most of your choices? I have been reading lately about maximizers and satisficers. A maximizer is always looking to make the best decision, even if deciding takes a while. A satisficer, on the other hand, finds the choice that works and stops looking at that point.
I know in my life I have tried to be a maximizer at times, and it’s exhausting. So I’m a reformed maximizer, trying to be a satisficer. It’s not easy, but there are so many good options out there, I try to just pick one.
However, of course, things are never that simple. There are some things I still find myself maximizing with. I do this a lot with clothing still… I am never satisfied with a good enough dress or pair of jeans. And I also sometimes maximize at restaurants. It’s hard for me to order – I want to get the best possible thing for myself.
Luckily, there are some things I can be a satisficer with. I’m pretty good at being a satisficer with which movies I choose to watch, which books I read, and what food I cook for dinner. It’s a start 😉
What about you? Take my latest quiz to find out: Are You a Maximizer?. This quiz will let you know once and for all whether you are a maximizer and satisficer. (And rest assured, I did some maximizing when writing this quiz to make sure it was as accurate as possible!)
Give Are You a Maximizer? a go, and let me know what you think of your result. Do you consider yourself more of a maximizer or a satisficer? What’s an area of your life in which you tend to be a maximizer? And in what area are you a satisficer? Comment below and let me know.
Do you consider yourself a frank person? It’s something that I have been working on a lot lately. I believe that I’m a bit too polite in daily life, and it may serve me better to be a little more honest. For example, I sometimes have trouble saying no to people in the moment and then backpedal later on. I just just be more frank about it 😉
I don’t think I could ever be brutally honest, but I’d like to move in that direction a little. I think there is almost always a way to be honest without being mean. I know I always appreciate frankness in others. What about you? Where do you fall on the frankness spectrum?
My thoughts about honesty prompted my latest quiz: Are You Frank? Let me know what you get, and what you think. When do you find it important to be frank, and when do you keep your mouth shut?
Are you an adaptable person? I’ll be the first to admit that I am not as adaptable as I’d like to be, especially with each passing year. I tend to like to stick to what works, and I love having a routine. However, I’ve learned that it hurts me to be too inflexible – it makes it hard to change as life changes.
One of my biggest goals in life is to be more adaptable. Do you feel the same way? I just feel like being more adaptable would help me notice more opportunities in life. Opportunities for fun, friendship, meaning, and yes – even money! I think the most successful people are adaptable people, and that’s a quality I would really like to emulate.
I did a lot of research on adaptability while writing this quiz, and it convinced me that flexibility is so important. Adaptable people are more resilient, and they deal with stress much better than inflexible types like myself. Also, adaptable people tend to look more towards the future as opposed to dwelling on the past. Being adaptable keeps you mentally young!
Anyway, I am excited to present my latest quiz: Are You Adaptable? I am the first to admit that it may be a bit biased in favor of adaptability, and now you know why. Let me know what you get and what you think of your result. Do you think that you should be more flexible? Or are you happy with your current level of flexibility?
Do you have any tips to be more adaptable? I think adaptability is an easy thing to pay lip service to but very difficult to implement. The only tip I’ve been using lately is to keep my life more unscheduled. I notice that if I have more free time, it tends to lead to more exploration and creativity 🙂
Have you ever thought of yourself as an inspiring person? I don’t think most of us consider ourselves inspiring – we are too busy finding our own inspiration in the world. However, just as we find encouragement and motivation from others, they are finding it from us as well. And that’s the point of today’s new quiz.
Take What’s Inspiring About You? to learn how you are changing the lives of those around you simply by being you. I hope that this is an eye opener for many, especially as we all tend to magnify our own faults every day. We may be imperfect people, but we are trying our best to live awesome lives – and others definitely are noticing.
Let me know what you get on this quiz and what you think of your result. Have you ever considered that you may inspire people? And are there ways in which you try to inspire others?
Do you consider yourself a resilient person? I think I’m a bit more resilient than I was when I was younger, but it’s always something that I’m working on. Over the years, I’ve started to believe that resiliency is one of the most (if not the most) important qualities someone can possess. No matter how charmed your life is, not so great things are bound to happen. The question is whether you can bounce back.
I’m always looking to improve my odds of bouncing back in life, and I recently took a whole free online course on resilience. I wasn’t planning on turning what I learned into a quiz, but I was so moved by what I learned that I wanted to share it. I learned from the course the ways in which I am already resilient (my daily yoga practice, nourishing my body with good food) and the ways I could be more resilient (forming better social ties, being more grateful, banishing negativity). I felt learning these tips will help me build a stronger life – both when times are good and bad.
Being resilient of course does not mean that your life is perfect. What it does mean is that you are able to solve the problems that come your way, even if you need to enlist some help to solve them. It means being able to laugh or smile when things are down (I personally have trouble with this). Resilience also means being able to follow your dreams, no matter how scary they may seem.
Want to know how you’re already resilient in your life? Take my latest quiz to find out: What Makes You Resilient? Let me know what your result is and if you think it’s true.
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Do you consider yourself an introvert? Most Blogthings quiz takers do! (If you don’t, don’t worry – you still can get a lot from today’s quiz.) I think introverts are naturally drawn toward self-reflection, psychology, and even quiz taking. That’s why I felt confident writing an introvert quiz for everyone to take, even though introverts make up a small percentage of the population 🙂
Even though I love being an introvert, it can be trying at times. It seems like everyone has more friends and more fun than I do. Sometimes I need to remind myself why it’s good to be an introvert. I’m a good listener, and a loyal friend. I can get deeply immersed in satisfying projects – like knitting and writing. I tend to do my own thing no matter what the crowd is doing. I enjoy spending time alone. I’m rarely bored.
None of the above is to brag… I just assume that most of you feel the same way about your introversion. And even if you’re not an introvert, I think we all like to see what we get from our quiet time. In this world that promotes extroversion, it’s hard to sometimes find a place for your private self. In some ways, I think the internet has made this harder – with so much emphasis on social media and getting people to “like” what you do. We aren’t really encouraged to develop our private selves much anymore.
So, in order to encourage a little healthy introversion, I wrote today’s quiz: What’s Your Introvert Strength? Find out why it’s good that you’re an introvert. Or if you’re an extrovert, learn what’s good about your introvert tendencies (we all have them!). Let me know what you got on this quiz, and if you think it’s true for you.
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Do you like your ‘me’ time? I try to get in some time for myself every day. I am a hardcore introvert, and I need a lot of time alone to feel calm and happy. I have learned that it’s important for me to carve out this time no matter what else is going on in my life. I think many other people feel the same way 🙂 I originally started writing quizzes as part of my ‘me time’ – and it still remains something I like to do for alone time. And of course, I also like taking quizzes to relax.
I find it especially difficult to get my me time in when everyone else wants to be social – like the weekends and the holidays. I do my best to be a somewhat normal person and participate in the world, but I usually have to spend the rest of my weekend or holiday resting. It’s hard to find a good balance. One time I’m trying to do is get some me time in when I’m around others, even if it means sneaking away for a walk around the block.
When it comes to alone time, it’s hard to know exactly what we need to feel good. Do you need to get busy and productive? Or do you just need to veg? Take my latest quiz to learn what sort of alone time you need: What Kind of Me Time Do You Need? Let me know what you get on this quiz, and if you think it fits the type of me time you need.
Discussion question: What’s your favorite way to get some me time? Want more ideas for how to relax? Take another quiz I wrote: http://www.blogthings.com/howshouldyoudestressquiz/
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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?