Lordy, what a week!
It is actually Monday as I type this, but based on the previous weeks of the last — oh, two+ years, I think it’s a good bet to guess: Lordy, what a week! What have I been up to lately? Sweet of you to ask! Mostly just the usual: Working, cuddling with my cats and Stacy, reading (I’m currently in the middle of Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti series), playing video games (on my second play-through of Breath of the Wild), riding my bike, meditating, and practicing my cursive writing with my fountain pen. This week is the one-year anniversary of the major endometriosis surgery I had last year, and it feels good to look back on what I’ve been doing and realize it’s just the calm, gentle, peaceful life I’ve always wanted.
I’ve been thinking a lot about personality sorting systems lately. I think it’s because Riese has been crunching the numbers on the Lesbian Stereotypes survey and discovering so many fascinating things, like only 28% of queer women believe in astrology (it feels like so much more than that!), but also that queer women are more likely to believe in astrology than god. (Although my favorite finding from the survey so far is that queer people who own lizards are the most likely pet owners to have seen ghosts.) Also, Jeanna’s Starstuck series gave me a lot to chew on. Also also, Sarah Sarwar did some kind of wild and wacky The L Word/astrology mash-up on Twitter and it intrigued me!
I’ve never actually been much into astrology because I find it really overwhelming. It’s so much information. And also, generally, I don’t like people telling me my business, which is like half of astrology! But this year I’ve really enjoyed learning about it because I think any tool that a person can use to gently self-examine their actions and motivations and relationships, any tool that helps empower people to live better and happier lives, that’s nothing but a good thing! And when I think about it like that, like a self-examination tool, it helps me put it in the larger context of my two personal favorite personality sorters: Hogwarts houses and the Myers-Briggs personality test!
My main thing in life is being a proud Hufflepuff. I’m also definitely a Myers-Briggs INFP. I don’t feel very Sagittarius-y, but thanks to Starstruck I can truly say that I feel very Aries Moon!
So I’m wondering: What’s your preferred method of personality sorting and self-examination? What’s your sign and your Hogwarts house and your Myers-Briggs personality type? Do you see similarities between them? And why is your favorite your favorite? What’s the most accurate? What’s the most inaccurate? (I think McGonagall secretly reads her horoscope.)
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