Who Am I?

Recently my daughter tagged me in a ‘Who Am I?’ post.

“You have to do this, it’ll be fun!” she said. I don’t always do what she tells me, because I’M the parent!  😎 but you know, 2016 has been a craptacular year for most of us and I thought “well, it might be fun, let’s give it a try”. And here we are.

Who Am I

That’s my daughter hiding behind me on a trip to the beach when it was warm-but-not-that-warm, recently.

Here’s a picture of Amber, who has just turned 18, because I feel like: if she’s going to dictate to me what to put on my blog then I’m allowed to show my readers what she looks like (she’s lovely, yes?)


She says I have to do these quizzes and post the answers here. The first one simply asks:

What is the meaning of your name?

Zoe is of Greek origin and means life. Urban Dictionary also says that in Japanese it means uniquely different and I don’t know if that’s actually true, but there’s a ring of truth to it. I have always felt, all my life, that I’m different from everyone else, and not always necessarily in a good way.

What is your Myers Briggs personality type? {Take the test}

The test says I am an INTP-T type personality, a logician. The analysis goes on for 8 very long pages full of text but here’s a brief summary:

  • INTPs are great analysts, open-minded, enthusiastic, independent, honest and straightforward.
  • INTPs don’t often go around intentionally hurting feelings, but they believe that the truth is the most important factor, and they expect that to be appreciated and reciprocated.
  • Very private and absent-minded.
    When INTPs’ interest is captured, their absence goes beyond social matters to include the rest of the physical world. INTPs become forgetful, missing even the obvious if it’s unrelated to their current infatuation, and they can even forget their own health, skipping meals and sleep as they muse.
  • INTPs, when parents, are committed to encouraging their children to think and act independently, seek out new knowledge, and voice and defend their own opinions.
  • All INTPs really want is to immerse themselves in an interesting project, and anything that interrupts that is simply an unwelcome burden.

Apparently, the INTP personality type is quite rare, making up only 3% of the population. Famous INTPs include Albert Einstein, Edward Snowden and… um… Yoda  😯

What is your Zodiac sign?
*Disclaimer: I don’t really believe in star signs


I say I’m a Virgo, but a quick Google search says that according to the date of my birth I was born on the Cusp of Exposure, making me a Leo-Virgo.

What Hogwarts house would you be in? {Take the quiz}

I read all the Harry Potter books and I’ve been to the studio in Leavesden, but I can’t quite bring myself to be bothered about what Hogwarts house I’m in. It’s totally meaningless to me (sorry Amber, but I love you, look I did it anyway!)

I took the quiz and it says I’m in Gryffindor – brave, chivalrous and courageous. My daughter says she identifies as a Ravenclaw. I identify as a person who didn’t used to mind taking the occasional quiz, but now I’m starting to lose the will to live.

What are your learning styles? {The quiz}

Seriously, have you seen the amount of questions in some of these quizzes? Its late and I could be art journaling / looking at Twitter.

OK, it says I have a multimodal learning preference. My scores were as follows:

  • Read / Write 10
  • Visual 9
  • Kinesthetic 8
  • Aural 1

I definitely learn best by myself. I find it very hard to take in and process all of the information if someone is just telling me things and I can’t write it down. By the time they get to the 2nd part of the instructions I’m still trying to commit the first part to memory and if they’re still talking then I can’t do that. I find I learn best by reading, or by watching an instructional video, because I can go over it more than once and take notes if I need to.

Are you more of a left-brain or a right-brain person?  {The quiz}

OK I did this one and it gave me a boring answer so I doodled this far more accurate interpretation of my brain instead:

who am I

What is your blood type?

O Positive. I didn’t know that until I went into hospital to give birth to the quiz-master.

What career are you meant to be in? {The quiz}

The quiz tells me I am supposed to be a writer. It says”You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.

Some of that is true.

Which Divergent faction do you belong in? {The quiz}

Have you read Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy? I highly recommend them. Don’t bother with the films though, only the first one was good (quiz-master Amber was invited to the London premiere back in 2014 and she was allowed to bring me and Mr F so I blogged about it here.)Unless you’re familiar with the books or films, this question won’t make sense.The quiz results say I belong in Candor because I’m honest, blunt and truthful which is correct. It also says I probably have a hit blog and I almost split my sides laughing.

What does your birth order say about you? {The quiz}

I’m the youngest and everything this article says about that is incorrect for me. Apart from the fact that there is a 6 year age gap and on that it says “Many experts agree that five or more years between kids acts as a reset button, kicking off a ‘new family’ with a fresh firstborn.

…and that’s the end of this completely off-topic post!

Hope you enjoyed getting to know me a bit more. Let me know if you try any of these quizzes, I’d love to read your answers.

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