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Who Am I … I Didn’t Know, Until This Happened!

Who am I?

Who Am I

People have asked this existential question since Adam and Eve. The rock band The Who, asked a similar question, but posed it a bit differently: “Who Are You?”

Most of us reflect on this question as we evolve over the course of our lifetimes. I’ve certainly taken my share of aptitude tests and profiles: Myers-Briggs (I’m an INTP, by-the-way); the Watson-Glaser™ II Form D: Profile Report; the True Colors Personality Quiz (Orange is my “color”), etc.

Having analyzed and pored over many years of, um, thoughtful self-evaluation, I’ve discovered, for the first time, the answers to the question, Who am I. No, none of the aptitude/personality profiles, or even “constructive comments” from MLB (My Lovely Bride) have come close to determining who I am.

Once and for all, Buzzfeed Quizes have conclusively explained every mystery – and more – about me. Things I didn’t even know, myself.

And because I’m a giver, and you’ll want to learn about your “true self” as well, I’ve included the links to each of these enlightening evaluations.

Who am I? Here you go:

1. The fruit I’m most like:

Hmm … astonishingly, I hadn’t given this much thought, so this intrigues me.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/joannaborns/what-fruit-are-you#.esQO73nXO
I got: StrawberryStrawberries are tiny berry bosses. When the strawberries come in, it’s serious. SERIOUS FUN. Is there anything more fun and flirty than a strawberry? Everyone loves them. But not everyone can have them, especially when they’re not in season. You’re IN DEMAND.

The only thing I have to say is, “SERIOUS FUN?!?” Oh, and tiny berry bosses is pretty funny, too.

2. What I should have been named:

I’ve actually liked my first name – Michael. Could there have been one better suited to me?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/joannaborns/what-should-your-name-actually-be#.pn8vNJwDv
I got: Filizabeth
You’re Filizabeth because you’re an amazing person and your name should reflect that.

Wow! I don’t have any words for that name. Where, and what in the world is that all about?

3. Which season I would fall in love:

Spoiler alert: I fell in love with MLB in November.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/emmamariemusic/which-season-will-you-fall-in-love-11sp6#.hjNNzL2GN
I got: Summer
Summer lovin’s gonna have you a blast. You’ll start the summer off as friends, competing over who has the worst sunburns and swapping cool summer jams, but before you know it you’ll be head over flip flops in love with each other and living out “Grease”-inspired fantasy of your dreams.

Survey was just a bit off. If it would have been “which season would you LIKE to fall in love” then yes, summer. :)

4. My most annoying office habit:

Annoying Office Worker, Who Am I

Well, have I ever been annoying at work? Perhaps, a time or two.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tabathaleggett/what-is-your-office-thing#.dbd8kwNb8
I got: Sneaking off without saying goodbye
You know how it goes. You’ve gone to the pub with your colleagues after work, you’ve had one too many drinks, and it’s time for you to go home. But you can’t be bothered to say goodbye to everyone so you do a stealthy exit. Keep it up: Social pleasantries are waaaaaay overrated.

First of all, I don’t have any-too-many drinks with colleagues after work. And, I’m actually kind of big on social courtesies, especially at work. Typically, I give a shout out to anyone left in the office as I’m leaving.

5. My personality type:

I’m fairly transparent and relatively easygoing, with a hint of mischievousness.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/danmeth/ink-blot-test#.viw5ejOv5
I got: Chilled-Out
You are just a chilled-out soul with breezy and lackadaisical mellowness, so unworried by the world’s tides that you drift like a sea turtle toward the warmest beaches with the coldest cervezas. It’s always a good time for a laid-back chill session, my man. The ink knows, brother, the ink knows.

Pretty dead on with this assessment. Boo ya, Buzzfeed Quiz!

6. What other people find attractive about me:

This is flat out embarrassing, and I wouldn’t have a guess there.
I got: Your Adorable Awkwardness
You’re quirky in the most adorable way, and your kinks are one of the reasons people love you. You have your own unique way of doing things, but that’s what makes you awesome. Your eclectic nature and special ways are way sexier than you’ll ever know.
YEP, this is truly embarrassing and awkward.

7. My ACTUAL personality type:

Because just knowing one’s personality type isn’t enough, one needs to know their ACTUAL type.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/whats-your-actual-personality-type#.mkvOnE79O
I got: Introvert
You’re a deep thinker and highly intelligent. You find satisfaction in spending time alone or only with a handful of people. You’ve always drawn your motivation from and find nothing more fulfilling than a deep, intellectual conversation.
Although sometimes this seems unlikely, I am a shy person deep down. I’ve learned over the years how to open up and tread through social situations. Frankly, I prefer smaller settings – one-on-one, or a few close friends. To me, social media seems more intimate than a large gathering.

8. My favorite color:

Who Am I, Favorite Color
Honestly, I thought it would come up green, or possibly blue. Or more likely, my favorite color: PLAID, of course.
I got: Red
Red suits you well because you are passionate, warm, and positive. You have strong ambitions and unmatched determination. The red fire of desire burns strong within you.
This was quite a surprise. I’ve never been a fan of red, but interestingly, maybe that’s changing and I don’t even realize it. I bought a red truck in November. Fascinating. Buzzfeed may be on to something there. Though they did miss the whole plaid thing. (Note: Thank you to Kristy K. James, Author, for pointing out my own omission of plaid!)

9. What’s my sixth sense:

My mad mathematics skills??
I got: Sensing when Netflix has a new TV show
It’s no secret that you love two things: your couch, and your shows. Hence your hidden sixth sense of being able to tell when a new show you NEED to watch comes out. Good for you, and let us know what shows to watch next.
Nailed it, oh mighty quiz masters! MLB and I love us some good television. Not as big on Netflix, but we have a DVR full of shows that we regularly watch. Yes, we’ve been known to try out a few new ones each season, as well.

10. What color is my aura:

I have no idea on this one. See how enlightening these quizzes can be?!
I got: Yellow
You’re very intelligent and approach problem-solving from a rational, reasoned perspective. You can be prone to workaholism, and your withdrawal into work (and away from social activities) can lead to periods of stress and sadness. Highly observant, you’re a careful selector of friends, and those few relationships you do cultivate will be very rewarding. You have tastes that others might consider eccentric.
By George, that sounds pretty accurate almost all the way around. Change out intelligent with common sense, and I think that’s on the money. Noteworthy, about the withdrawal into work (and away from blogging). :(

11. More right-brained or left-brained:

I should be part both. I really love aspects of both sides of the brain – creative and reasoned.
I got: Equally right and left-brained.
You’ve got the best of both! You’re a dreamer but also find the balance with the left brain’s more logical side. This keeps you out of too much trouble, while also indulging in your more creative impulses. It must be awesome to be you!
Buzzfeed, you know me well!

12. Where should my next vacation be:

 

Who Am I, Luxury Vacation
Someplace like this picture is what would be fantastic. Not to mention walking another hundred feet and being able to be on the beach.
You got: All-Inclusive Resort
You’re laid-back and basically the easiest person to travel with ever. A vacation for you is all about sitting back, relaxing, and letting everyone else do the work. All you need is a warm beach, a nice drink, and luxury all around you. Try the Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun, Hermitage Bay in Antigua, Hayman Island retreat on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or Mii amo Spa in Sedona.
I’m starting to think these quizzes aren’t so far off, after all! :)

Have you ever taken any of these on-line quizzes? Care to share your results and their accuracy??

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