I have always felt different. Always. My mom told me stories about how I was potty trained completely in 3 days. How at 18 months I talked full on sentences. How she would have to get ready for work hours before because I wanted to dress myself but I didn’t have the motor skills to tie my own shoes. Didn’t stop me from trying. I remember in 3rd grade I was the only student that got special assignments because I was the first one done with my assignments. I’ve always loved mornings since as far back as I can remember because it gives you a new shot to have the best day possible. I have always been unconventional to say the least and never really ‘fit in’. I say all of that because I think I have always had a sense of independence. I was born a free spirit.I have always wanted to explore the world making the most of opportunities. I’ve never been one to conform. I have always questioned society and authority. I make my own judgement about life and how it should be lived.
Living life for an 8 to 5 job doesn’t feel right to me. I never want kids. My dream is to travel and explore the world. That is when I feel the most alive.
So I set out on a quest to feel better tonight. I question sometimes what is wrong with me and think about how nice it would be to just conform. Then I remind myself that wouldn’t be me and that would only last for all of 2 seconds. I am lost at what to do. I came across this quiz and I wanted to share it with you in case you wanted your own insight to yourself but I will share my results also.
Quiz: Who Am I Meant to Be? “Forget your career. Forget your role as a mother or a wife. Forget how much money you make or how successful you are. If you’re struggling with the question “Who am I meant to be?”, this quiz can help you figure out what really defines you. Based on personality science, I have identified seven “striving styles,” modes of thought and behavior that direct us to seek satisfaction in different ways. Although everybody is wired with all seven styles, most people have one that dominates. When you engage this innate style, you’ve got the best shot at fulfilling your potential; when you don’t, you can feel stuck.”
Striving to Be Creative
You are an artist: You came out of the womb with a paintbrush in your hand. Or maybe it was a flute or a castanet or a fountain pen to go with your poet’s imagination. The point is, you’re an original, and you know it. Even if you don’t have a singular gift, you’re drawn to the arts—anything creative, for that matter— and you have a unique way of looking at the world. Your need for depth and authenticity in relationships can lead to both great joy and profound sorrow, depending on whether others reciprocate. You don’t care so much about adapting to group or societal expectations; your independence and sharp intuition propel you on your own path.
What to watch out for: When fear of conformity overrides your creativity, you can assume the role of “outsider” or “orphan” and end up feeling alienated. You may even go so far as refusing to vote or pay taxes. This lone-wolf stance might be a defense against feeling vulnerable. Try to be aware that blaming others for your banishment, or pushing away those who want to get close, only makes things worse. Also, dramatizing your emotions can interfere with your creativity.
Looking ahead: As long as you genuinely express yourself, you feel like the person you were meant to be. How you do it is irrelevant. A chef or architect can be as much of an artist as a painter or sculptor. Many advertising and public relations executives are also highly imaginative. Beyond work, there are opportunities everywhere you look to coax out your inner artist: Design your own jewelry line, create an innovative blog, dream up a comic strip. Relationships are another avenue for self-expression.