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How well do you really know yourself?

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Hi Hi, welcome back.☺︎︎

unpopular opinion

This blog post is all about getting to know yourself DEEPLY. The idea of this, from what I have noticed, seems to scare a lot of people. As if they do not want to know all the ~bad~ aspects/qualities they exhibit — when in reality they are just keeping themselves from knowing all of the POSITIVE POSSIBILITIES that can come from knowing how much you genuinely have to offer the world.

{{my next blog post will feed off of how people fear the negative, fear knowing more/digging more profound, how many these days fear life itself. So be on the lookout for that one. I am super excited to finish it up for you all!!}


I am almost positive most everyone is aware of Astrology and its zodiac sign. p.s. I’m an Aquarius ☺︎︎}

It seems there is a pretty even divide of people who entertain it/love it VS. people who couldn’t care less about their horoscope or astrology in general.

I am a very spiritual person and love the idea of a higher power, destiny, and things written in the stars. I try not to worry or harp over what could have happened because I have learned time and time again that; “everything happens for a reason” {sorry cheesy, but. It’s pretty accurate}.

The memes about different zodiac signs and their personality traits entertain me to no end, plus I love to indulge in an excellent weekly horoscope, but by no means do I live my life based on what the stars think I should do on Thursday. That’s where I draw the line, hahaha. I see my horoscope as more of a positive affirmation. I guess you could say, just some simple motivation to start my week.


The purpose of this post is to go BEYOND the zodiac and into deeper parts of your personality! I love love love investigating what makes people tick, including myself. I think it’s imperative to know yourself at this level, as well as your loved ones, because it truly can make or break your relationships.


Let me break it down for you. →

Here is an excellent example of conflicts that these personality assessments can SOLVE:

My husband and I speak V E R Y in different languages. I mean, he hardly speaks at all, hahaha. Sorry, Cris, I just had to. He is very reserved, more of an observer, EXTREMELY introverted, and perfectly content staying at home with Ripley and me all day, every day. In short, the quarantine was his time to THRIVE, whereas most ~ ordinary ~ people were aching to see friends and get back out into the world. On the other hand, I do not like being trapped at home. I, too, need my alone time and time to recharge to bring my best self to the world; I am an Ambivert!! 

Cris enjoys the simple things in life and only needs simple things for an abundant life, which I think is lovely. I am thankful to have his persona to balance out my more crazy, overwhelming side. But where we tend to butt heads is over my naturally deep thinking and mindset VS. his simple, more baseline thought process. It is hard for us sometimes to understand why/where the other comes from when discussing certain things. It’s taken 8+ years to know how we each communicate. Getting to know each of our personalities on a DEEPER level has been helpful!

JOURNEY TO THE HEART

The four tests that I like are:

16 PERSONALITIES

LOVE LANGUAGES

ENNEAGRAM

THE POWER OF WHEN


16 Personalities

This one was one of the first ~personality~ tests that I ever took. I had to take it for a class in college, and I decided to retake it a few months ago. I got two different results?! When I compared the two, I realized they each match my STRENGTHS that strengths highlighted during each v e r y different seasons of my life!

When I took the test in 2017: I was “The Commander”; [ ENTJ ] 

When I took the test in 2020: I was “The Mediator/Healer”; [ INFP ] 

Here is what each letter means —- 16 personalities

{ I NTROVERTED

{ N } INTUITIVE 

{ FEELING

{ PROSPECTING 

{ E } XTROVERTED

{ O } BSERVANT

{ T } HINKING

{ J } UDGING

LINK HERE: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test 


The 5 Love Languages

I had not heard much about “the 5 love languages” until around our wedding, as someone suggested we both take the test and figure out what each of our love languages is. The results we both got were 100% accurate. It was pretty funny and beneficial for us both to see it out in writing like that.

This one is possibly the most important test to take about yourself because it makes a massive difference in all of your relationships to know this about one another. My love language is QUALITY TIME & Cris’ is ACTS OF SERVICE. For us both, it is hard to cater to each other’s love language because it’s stuff that does not come naturally. He is not a big ~chatter~ and I could talk to a wall, so we often will butt heads because I think he is ignoring me or doesn’t care about what I have to say – when in reality, he wants to hear about what I’m saying without having to give a response.

It has taken some getting used to, but I only get mad about once a week now; hahaha, a process for sure. As for me, I have such low energy that I struggle with ~Acts of Service~ because any energy I do have, I need for myself or Ripley when I’m home alone with him. As I have started to gain more energy / find out what works best for me, I can do more for him in cleaning and errands – stuff that boosts his mood when he walks in the door from work!

who speaks your languageThe 5 Love Languages are:

ACTS OF SERVICE

QUALITY TIME

WORDS OF AFFIRMATION

PHYSICAL TOUCH

GIFT GIVING

Knowing this information about yourself and the people you are frequently around can help ensure a positive relationship. If you have a boss whose Love Language is ~Quality Time~ and you are aware of that, maybe if you hang around and listen to his/her silly stories at the end of the day to show that you care!

LINK H E R E  https://www.5lovelanguages.com/5-love-languages/ 


Enneagram

The enneagram is something I discovered within the last year or two, and I have noticed it is growing in popularity. This test is the most accurate in terms of what strengths, weaknesses, trigger factors, what brings me joy, etc. If you were to pick one out of these four to take, I suggest taking an Enneagram test!

“According to the Enneagram, each of the nine personality types is defined by a particular core belief about how the world works. This core belief shapes a person’s worldview and the perspective through which they see the world and the people around them. Our core beliefs are not necessarily incorrect, but they are limiting. Understanding our Enneagram type and how it colors our perceptions can help us to broaden our perspective and approach situations more effectively.” -a quote from https://www.truity.com/enneagram/what-is-enneagram

It is always interesting to me when I see what someone’s enneagram is, especially if they say they are a type I would have never guessed! This test helps show you how much more there is to a person than meets the eye — which is one reason I love this test so much!!

HERE ARE MY RESULTS!!! enneagram test

LINK H E R E  https://www.truity.com/enneagram/what-is-enneagram 


The Power of When: CHRONOTYPES

This test is, at least, I think, the most ~unknown~ out of the 4. On Instagram one day, I came across a story talking about how amazing the book, The Power of When was and how it helps you understand the best ways to function day to day for your chronotype. So cool! I INSTANTLY ordered the book, haha you can ask the few people I saw during quarantine … I made them all take the test after I did so I could try and guess what chronotype they all were!

Once you take the test / read the book if you know me in the slightest bit, it will be self-evident that I am, in fact, a; DOLPHIN * It was amazing to find this out because, strangely, it made me feel a lot more normal, realizing other people in the world function as strange as I do during the day.

LINK H E R E   https://thepowerofwhenquiz.com/ DOLPHIN


LAST BUT NOT LEAST …

if anyone wants me to do a separate post about one of these in particular where I go into more detail, feel free to reach out because I would love to do that! I may even do that for fun if I have the time!!

Being a “dolphin” maybe just one of my weird personality traits, but I think finding things out like this about people is beyond fascinating! It could be because I hate small talk and base-level relationships. But either way, knowing all of this stuff about the people you love is so helpful!

I hope all of this made sense and that you all enjoyed it. As always, feel free to reach out about anything and everything!!!


ALL MY LOVE,
T SPACEYCOWBOY ✰✰

 

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