25 Things You Should Know About Yourself

know thyself

“Know thyself”

-Inscription on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi

Self awareness is a valuable tool in the pursuit of happiness. It shows us where we’re strong, where we’re weak, and where we’re unique. The better you know yourself, the easier it will be to figure out what makes you happy.

Self discovery isn’t just about taking a trip down Childhood Trauma Lane. Our preferences – our basic likes and dislikes – are valuable info, too. They’re our personal instructional manual, telling us exactly how to operate happily.

Do you know your preferences? Here’s a list of 25 things that are good to know about yourself.

  1. Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
  2. What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
  3. Are you a night owl, early bird, or afternoon person?
  4. How spicy do you like your Indian food?
  5. What kind of music makes you happy?
  6. What kind of music do you like to listen to when you’re sad?
  7. What’s your favorite kind of pie?
  8. What’s your favorite season?
  9. What’s your best physical feature?
  10. What makes you laugh?
  11. What kind of books do you like to read?
  12. What’s your favorite restaurant?
  13. What kind of food do you not like?
  14. Would you rather be hugged or told that you are loved?
  15. What scares you?
  16. How does your creativity show up?
  17. What type of exercise do you enjoy?
  18. What’s your favorite dessert?
  19. Where do you feel safe?
  20. Do you enjoy horror movies?
  21. Where’s your favorite place to be touched?
  22. What makes it hard to be friends with you?
  23. What do people love about you?
  24. What’s your learning style?
  25. What’s your Myers-Briggs personality type?

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  1. Megan says:

    These are great (and important) questions. I can’t imagine someone not knowing these things about themselves, but I suppose that many people are taught to be so conscious of other people’s preferences that they don’t take the time to really think about their own.

    I do take issue with the Myers-Briggs thing. It’s far too complicated for me. I’ve gotten my stats, but they mean absolutely nothing to me.
    Megan’s most recent post: Cherry Forever

  2. Nanna says:

    Megan but the nail on the head. When my kids were little if someone asked what I liked to do in my spare time, I had no idea how to answer. It’s funny that some if these were ready to answer, and some I have to think more about.
    Nanna’s most recent post: Beauty From Ashes

  3. Miss Britt says:

    Went through and answered these for myself:

    Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? The Beach!
    What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Corned beef hash
    Are you a night owl, early bird, or afternoon person? Early bird
    How spicy do you like your Indian food? “On a scale of 0-10″ – a 4.
    What kind of music makes you happy? Old 80s rock and new pop – anything I can dance to!
    What kind of music do you like to listen to when you’re sad? Sappy balads about lost love… something that will make me have a cathartic cry.
    What’s your favorite kind of pie? Cheesecake.
    What’s your favorite season? Summer.
    What’s your best physical feature? My hair.
    What makes you laugh? Smart, unexplained humor.
    What kind of books do you like to read? Mystery fiction.
    What’s your favorite restaurant? At the moment: the Silk Elephant
    What kind of food do you not like? German food.
    Would you rather be hugged or told that you are loved? Told that I’m loved.
    What scares you? Snakes.
    How does your creativity show up? Writing, decorating, sometimes taking pictures.
    What type of exercise do you enjoy? Yoga and hiking.
    What’s your favorite dessert? Cheesecake! Or chocolate brownies.
    Where do you feel safe? Snuggled in my bed next to Jared.
    Do you enjoy horror movies? Nope!
    Where’s your favorite place to be touched? My neck.
    What makes it hard to be friends with you? My tendency to fall into judgey/disapproving mode.
    What do people love about you? That I’m open and honest.
    What’s your learning style? Linquistic, interpersonal and intrapersonal – and quite heavy on the logical and mathematical, too. (Word problems are my favorite!)
    What’s your Myers-Briggs personality type? ENFJ:
    Extravert, Intuitive, Feeler, Judger

  4. Sounds like a list to reference when going on a first date : D. Questions to ask your date could be the name of this post also.

    Thanks for the post.
    Sebastian Aiden Daniels’s most recent post: Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self About Romantic Relationships

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  6. Poppy says:

    I know the answers to all of them! YAY! I think I’ll put them on… tumblr?
    Poppy’s most recent post: B12·allistic

    • Miss Britt says:

      this doesn’t surprise me – you know yourself better than most people, but I know that has been a process for you1

  7. I’m ENFP, so we’re similar and stuff!

    I think I’m a night owl…depends on if I’m around a bunch of people and pull from my inner E.
    Father Muskrat’s most recent post: getting crafty with mike adamick

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