Personality quiz: Tell us about you, we’ll tell you how to beat the winter blues!
The winter blues, clinically known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), in more serious cases is a form of depression that affects people during the late fall and early winter months when natural sunlight is less available. One way to prevent SAD is by giving yourself a vitamin D boost, but we’re of the opinion that a good suggestion for a bit of fun can never go awry. So, we devised a quiz to pinpoint a suggestion that suits your personal style.
Historically, personality quizzes took up space in the kind of glossy magazines you might read at a hair salon or the doctor’s office. However, there’s also an interesting case for using personality quizzes to gain insight into your social activities and preferences. Science-based tests such as Myers-Briggs are described by many users as “uncannily accurate.” And while we’re not exactly experts, we’re extrapolating the logic found there to inform some suggestions for keeping your winter full of fun and joy.
Track your answers to the below questions to find your personality and our tips!
What’s your favorite pastime?
A. Getting lost in a good book.
B. Volunteering for a cause close to my heart.
C. Hosting a fun event for my family and friends.
D. Trying out a new restaurant or type of cuisine.
Which adjective best describes you?
What is your favorite card game?
C. Gin Rummy.
Which historical figure would you choose as a mentor?
A. Nikola Tesla.
B. William Shakespeare.
C. George Washington.
D. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
What’s your favorite thing to do when it’s cold outside?
A. Put together a jigsaw puzzle.
B. Write a letter to an old friend.
C. Projects around the home.
D. Arts and crafts.
Nice work! Now it’s time to find your personality!
If you answered...
You got “The Detective”
A strategic thinker, you excel in any intellectual challenge and are known for your imagination and open mind as much as your fierce independence and strong will.
To beat the winter blues, try to indulge your love of learning in new ways — rain, cold and snow might prevent a trip to a museum, but e-learning courses make it a snap to brush up on any subject that interests you. If you’re not sure where to start, try a Google search for your area of interest, plus the phrase “learn online.”
You got “The Conductor”
An optimist and idealist, you strive to make the world a better place. Your drive to connect with others can leave you vulnerable, but it also opens you up to incredible experiences.
To beat the winter blues, find a way to give back to the community. It can be an act as simple as making an online donation or participating in a food drive, or as involved as spearheading a philanthropic effort or knitting hats for a local charity.
You got “The Mentor”
A natural leader, you’re practical, hardworking and grounded. Though you’re comfortable in control, you have a great capacity for compromise in the name of progress.
To beat the winter blues, make a conscious effort to connect with others. Put your logistical mind to good use by organizing a game night or planning an afternoon get together. The social interaction will fill you up and bring some sunshine to even the chilliest days.
You got “The Trailblazer”
Your enthusiasm and ingenuity give you the power to move mountains when properly motivated. Your spontaneous and dynamic nature attracts adventure into your life.
To beat the winter blues, find a way to bring your love of adventure and zest for life into even the most ordinary of days. Why not strike up a conversation with someone you’ve never met? Or experience a new culture with Holiday Retirement’s Adventure Travel Club?
Ready to learn more about life at Holiday Retirement? Get in touch today to find out how we can help you make the most out of the winter months — and the rest of the year too!