As some of you may know, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. The kind that digs into the deepest parts of your mind + heart. I’ve been absorbing myself with new perspective, inspirational reads, and quiet time … all of which are slowly continuing to open up my eyes on how to walk that ever so fine line of work / life balance, while maintaining happiness.
A week or so ago, in perfect timing, my friend Amanda posted about the Fascination Advantage Test, which I immediately clicked on. I’m a sucker for personality assessments … isn’t everyone?? Well maybe not, but they always seem to put into words what you can’t quite get out there yourself! Now, the Fascination Test isn’t just like any other test out there. It helps you discover “the natural strengths you posses and how to apply them.” And let me tell you … it’s dead on.
Once you finish the tests, there are several videos + sections that go over your archetype ( your personality type ), how to leverage your strengths, and better your pitfalls. Upon reading my own results, I had several “AHA” moments, where I realized numerous things about myself that deep down I knew, but could never put into words. I am “The Architect,” which you can read a little more about right here ( as well as see the other 48 types ). I’ve already begun to reflect + implement many of the things I’ve learned from this test into my business and have noticed such a change in how I feel at the end of the day. That happy life / work balance doesn’t seem so impossible anymore.
My point is, don’t be afraid to have a little self reflection time. Every day. My mind gets distracted easily, so it was nice to take the test in order to help jump start the organization of my own thoughts. From there, I’ve been able to slowly gain more insight ( and acknowledge ) my personality strengths + weaknesses and make changes for the better.
And no, I wasn’t paid to write about this test. I just thoroughly believe in the research + ideas behind it, so I thought I would share … just in case others are inclined to take it, too! And if you do, feel free to share your results below if comfortable. I’d love to see what all of you are discovering about yourselves and hope to open up some sort of discussion!