1/17/2013

My ArchetypeMe - Discover Who You Really Are And Share It With Others


One of my favorite things about having a baby in the house is watching a new personality emerge. Will he be shy or outgoing? Athletic or intellectual? What personality traits will he get from his father?  Will he be like me?

In a way I have always loved uncovering pieces of people's personalities, even my own.  I love taking those quizes in magazines that promise to break down your personality traits and tell you how to do everything better.  Mostly I like seeing if who I think I am matches up with the results.
I once had a friend do a handwriting analysis and I was pretty impressed with the results.  One of the conclusions was that I was a procrastinator, determined by the fact that I would go back and cross my 't's after I had finished writing the entire sentence.  I do like to wait until the last minute to get things done.  I am sure my husband would like me to find a test that would explain why I won't ever pick out a restaurant, but will veto all of his ideas.

In college, during one of my education courses, we studied personality types and how they corresponded with learning in a classroom.  What I took away from that study was that all personality types have positive and negative aspects to them.  So we should never try to hide who we really are, we should just search out the positive in our personalities and use them to help us succeed.

With the start of a new year, it is always a good time to take a little introspective look at who we are and what we are doing.   ArchetypeMe offers a fun challenge to do just that.  To discover  who you are in order to better understand your interests and connect with others.  Their quiz is intended to help you uncover your archetype and the rest of the site is dedicated to curated self-expression and personal discovery, all based on your personality results. You get a personalized website featuring all the stories that interest you and all of the stuff you love. Then you get a forum to share your favorite things with friends.


I am taking the quiz to find out my archetype and will share my results with you.
Leave me a comment and let me know why you think it’s important to really know who you are and you will be entered to win a $50 Visa Giftcard and a copy of the book Archetypes: Who Are you? signed by author! Then head over to www.ArchetypeMe.com and take their quiz to discover your own archetype.

Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
  • Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  • Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: "#SweepstakesEntry #whoareyou"; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  • Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  • For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/17/13-2/12/13.

Be sure to visit the ArchetypeMe brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts and find more chances to win!

80 comments:

Hildie said...

I'm almost equal parts Intellectual and creative. With a bit of Nurturing thrown in.

What are you?

Melissa said...

I'm mainly a caregiver, with a splash of creative thrown in. I'm going to ponder on these ideas today and allow it to help me find some motivation to get out of the rut I've been finding myself in.

Lisa Brown said...

It's important to know who you are so you can achieve what you want in life and to make yourself happy.
Also, if you know yourself, others can know the real you, too, and relationships, of all kinds, are better.
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Lisa Brown said...

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carmen @ life blessons said...

I think it's important to know yourself because then you're able to more easily make decisions, whether it's about what to do on the weekend, what to order at dinner, or what kind of person to spend your time with. Otherwise, you're likely to spend a lot of time and effort and energy on things that don't bring joy to your life.

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Kerry said...

I think it’s important to know who you are because it helps me understand why I do the things I do and make the choices I make in life.
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Kerry said...

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B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

You have to know who you are to be able to make choices that work best for yourself in life.

Crafty Cousins said...

I was more caregiver than creative, which is surprising, but I think I kinda am undergoing a change at the moment, so that makes sense....

Howell said...

It's important to really know who you are so you consciously make the right choices that affect your life and those around you.

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Howell said...

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Mami2jcn said...

I took the quiz and it said I’m 45% intellectual, 31% caregiver, 20% other, and 4% athlete. I think it’s important to know who you are so you know how to prioritize things in your life and how to get along well with others.

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Karen W. said...

Knowing who you are can help with many decisions in your life. I took the quiz and it revealed that I was a Caregiver, creative, and spiritual. That wasn't a surprise to me.

Elena said...

It’s important to know who you are so you can make the right choices in life and be happy

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rachel said...

My faith is tied to who I am. So knowing that helps me lead a better and fuller life!

One Frugal Girl said...

Knowing who you are means others cannot step on you or treat you badly. When you know your self worth you won't listen to the naysayers.
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One Frugal Girl said...

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FoundProdigalDaughter said...

I think it's important to know who you are and what personality type you are so you can focus more on the positive and work with your natural strengths and to also be aware of what doesn't work for you or doesn't come as naturally so you don't get so upset over it.

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Courtney B said...

if you dont know yourself you will never see the full potential in you or others!

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Courtney B said...

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scrapfancy said...

I feel very strongly about knowing who you are and where you can take those talents. There are many out their in th world but knowing your gifts gives you the knowledge to find your way in the world.

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scrapfancy said...

Just what I knew-
39% Creative
22% Caregiver
19# Intellectual

WOW-here I go for another 50 years. Yes 50 on the 10th of Feb.

scrapfancy said...

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Tj and Amy said...

Just so people can get to know the real you and not judge you. Its also important to know who you are for yourself. I was a caregiver. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

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Janice said...

I think it’s important to know who you are to help you learn and understand yourself and help in areas to grow and be a better person.
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ms-texas said...

i don't think it would be possible to live your life to the fullest if you didn't really know yourself!

I'm 47% Caregiver
24% Intellectual
9% Visionary

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sy said...

I think it's important to analyze my strength and weakness so I know how to deal with stressful situations. My archetype is caregiver.
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sy said...

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akronugurl said...

it's important to be yourself!

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akronugurl said...

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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

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cw said...

It's important to know who you are so you can be true to yourself and genuine to others

The Peace Patch said...

I'm not sure it’s important to really know who you are...I think it's more important to keep exploring who you are. Keep asking questions, challenging yourself, testing your limits, discovering your hidden talents, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, etc. Learning and changing and evolving are the keys to a vibrant life! I'd get bored if I thought I knew everything about myself. I guess I always want to have a little mystery left unsolved! ;)

Jennai said...

If you expect others to understand you, you have to understand yourself. That's why it's important.
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Jennai said...

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JC said...

I'm 35% Intellectual.
It's important to know who you are so you can get along with and love people in your life.
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JC said...

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Tiffany Winner said...

it keeps you focused and not as easily pushed around by others
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chambanachik said...

I think it's important to understand who I am so I can learn how to become better- a better mother, family member, friend, etc.
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Tina said...

I think it's important to know why you are beCAUSE You will know what you want for your life and be a better person
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wigget said...

helps give you confidence

jwfong said...

It's so important to know who you are because it defines how you work with others and how you approach what life brings to you!

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sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I think it is important just to get a better idea of what makes you happy in life. sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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kellyr78 said...

It’s important to know who you really are because then you will have direction in life, and find activities and company that you really enjoy.
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*ash* said...

When I took the strengths test using a Strengths Finder, it said I was an intellectual, analytical, critical thinker, and empowering.

agatewood1 said...

I am mostly a caregiver! No surprise :)

agatewood1 said...

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G said...

I wasn't surprised that I am mostly intellectual with a dose of creative, but I was surprised about the caregiver part.

Katie said...

Sounds like a great way to be more mindful of my strengths & weaknesses. Love it!

StephanieC said...

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Terry Moore said...

If I don't know who I really am, then how can I be successful? I need to know. Thanks for the giveaway...sound very enlightening.

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It’s important to know who you are because the more you know about yourself you are more likely to make better choices in your life

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Rebecca Graham said...

It is important to know who you are to make better life decisions for yourself.

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Gina Wildorchid said...

I think it is important to know who you are in order to better plan for the future and utilize your personal strengths.
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jeswel said...

I'm almost entirely Caregiver. I find this highly amusing as I'm not a mother and have no plans to be one any time soon but I am very much a mother hen to all of my friends so I guess it works ^-^.

Amy said...

It's important to know who you are to be happy in life!

Betty C said...

Knowing who you are helps you live a happier and more productive life.

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Jenn said...

What a neat page!

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so you know what you are capable of doing
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Kelly Massman said...

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Thomas Murphy said...

Its important to know who you really are because gives you a sense of self and it makes any type of decision easier to make.

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wigget said...

36% intellectual, 34% caregiver, 10% spiritual

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