Getting Personal with Archetype Me (and a Giveaway!)

Oh, people. I’m about to go so far outside my comfort zone here. I am not the type of person to stop and really think about who I am and what makes me tick. I’m the least self-aware person that I know. I mean, I guess I’m aware that I’m not self-aware, so there’s that. This is getting confusing. Let me back up.

BlogHer recently contacted me about a possible sponsored post and giveaway with ArchetypeMe and I read the guidelines. Basically I would be writing a post (this post, in fact!) about who I think I am and what makes me tick. It was a bit intriguing to me, because that’s just not something that I really ever stop to think about. So, I thought I’d go for it. I mean, it’s the New Year! Let’s get all self aware and learn who I really am!

I stopped to think about me for a moment, which is weird since I’m usually thinking about what to cook for dinner and if there are any clean socks to be found, and I tried to decide who I am. I went to the ArchetypeMe website and started checking it out. An archetype, according to the website, “is a pattern of behavior. It explains who you are and how you engage with the world around you.” The archetypes listed on their website are creative, athlete, rebel, caregiver, visionary, queen/executive, spiritual, fashionista, advocate, and intellectual.

I think I can easily count myself among the Queens. I’m just going to admit it…I’m bossy. I like to be in charge. I need to be in control. Poor husband, he never gets a say about anything.

Balloons! So creative!

Balloons! So creative!

After a lot of thinking, I’d also call myself creative. I struggle labeling myself as that, because when I think of creativity, I think of gorgeous drawings, colorful paintings, and lots of crafts. I’m not that type of person at all, but I can get all kinds of creative in the kitchen! Not to mention, I’m a photographer and while I don’t think I get overly creative in my photography, I do have to use a little creativity. Rebel? Oh, yes. That fits me. My husband quickly learned that it’s best not to tell me that I shouldn’t do something. It always backfires and I do it, just because I shouldn’t. I’d choose those as my top three archetypes.

I’ll be back soon with the quiz results and we’ll see how close I got! Let’s all cross our fingers that I don’t embarrass myself! In the meantime, go check out and take the quiz to find out your archetype. Discover why you are the way you are. A little self discovery is good for the soul.

Why do you think it’s important to really know who you are? Answer this question in a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card and a copy of Archetypes: Who Are You? book, signed by the author!  


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