Of Quizzes and Identity Crises

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My children have done many things to amuse themselves while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have read, read, and read some more. They have logged in countless hours on our trampoline and ninja slackline. They have played games: chess, poker, Apples to Apples, Unstable Unicorns, and Monopoly Deal. They have made art, baked, finished embroidery projects, and all four of my daughters are currently at work on novels.

But one of their most enduring hobbies throughout this time has surprised me: The taking – and making – of personality quizzes.

It started back in March, when a friend emailed me a link to a quiz that inventoried your personality traits and produced an extensive list of the book and film characters you most resembled. Thinking it would be a fun diversion, I shared it with my daughters. Little did I know that they’d take the concept and run wild with it.

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2 thoughts on “Of Quizzes and Identity Crises

  1. Uncle Chris

    Terrific, as usual. Excellent points – I hadn’t really thought of the current, I guess, LIFE climate that way, but that’s a great way to put it.

    Also, for whatever it’s worth, I do recall “Which _____ are you?” quizzes having been a staple of Dancing Through Life from the jump!

    Also, in case the girls are interested, per Pottermore, my patronus is a white mare and I’m a Gryffindor (although I’d argue I have strong Hufflepuff tendencies) and AL’s patronus is a tortoiseshell cat (yes, she basically got Fifi and yes I was incredibly, incredibly jealous) and she’s in Slytherin.

    – UC

    1. Faith

      Love it! They will be totally interested in your Pottermore (which is now called “Wizarding World” for what it’s worth) profile. I’m a Hufflepuff/Siberian cat, myself 🙂

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