I’ve seen this tag floating around for a while, and always wanted to complete it, so thank you so much to Kate @ Melting Pots and Other Calamities for tagging me! Everyone, please go check out her awesome blog here.
What does my name mean?
From Behind the Name: Laura is “the feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant “laurel“. This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors’ garlands.”
This also seems like a good place to inform you guys that I was (according to my dad, my mum just rolls her eyes) named after the author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the Little House on the Prairie series. I have never read her books myself, but my dad loves them, and he adores the T.V. series too.
What is my Myers-Briggs personality type? (Link)
Apparently I’m INTP-T: introverted, intuitive, thinking, prospecting and turbulent.
The Logician personality type is fairly rare, making up only three percent of the population, which is definitely a good thing for them, as there’s nothing they’d be more unhappy about than being “common”. Logicians pride themselves on their inventiveness and creativity, their unique perspective and vigorous intellect. Usually known as the philosopher, the architect, or the dreamy professor, Logicians have been responsible for many scientific discoveries throughout history.
– I can’t see myself being a scientist (bit late for that), but I’ll take dreamy professor!
What is my Zodiac sign? (Link)
I’m an Aquarius (January 20 – February 19)
Strengths: Progressive, original, independent, humanitarian.
Weaknesses: Runs from emotional expression, temperamental, uncompromising, aloof.
Aquarius likes: Fun with friends, helping others, fighting for causes, intellectual conversation, a good listener.
Aquarius dislikes: Limitations, broken promises, being lonely, dull or boring situations, people who disagree with them.
– This is so me, I’m laughing.
What is my Hogwarts house? (Link)
Slytherin – 14
Gryffindor – 13
Ravenclaw – 8
Hufflepuff – 4
That’s weird, because in every other Hogwarts House test I’ve taken, I’m (obviously) Slytherin first, and then Ravenclaw. Never gotten Gryffindor as second before, especially when it’s so close too.
What are my learning styles? (Link)
I have a mild read/write learning preference: This preference uses the printed word as the most important way to convey and receive information
- Visual: 5
- Aural: 5
- Read/Write: 8
- Kinesthetic: 4
Am I left or right brain dominant? (Link)
I never, ever would have guessed I’m am right brain dominant, at least by so much. I have always thought I’m more creative, but who knows?
What is my blood type?
I had to take a blood test a few years ago, and I asked the nurse to find out my blood type while she was there. Fun fact: when you go for a blood test, you need to specifically ask they test for your blood type, otherwise they don’t.
What career am I meant to have? (Link)
– I would be surprised if any of us on here got anything other than Writer.
What Divergent faction do I belong in? (Link)
“You deviate from the norm. The aptitude test is inconclusive. It cannot determine just one faction for you, Divergent. Your mind is ceaselessly changing. You’re creative, with a strong sense of self, and you have a clear picture of who you are and what you want. You stand out from the crowd. You may pose a threat to the norms of society, but you are unwilling to give into them.”
– Very interesting, didn’t expect that
What does my birth order say about me? (Link)
Stereotype: Natural leader, ambitious, responsible.
Why it’s true: The eldest, for a while, has no competition for time (or books or baby banter) with Mom and Dad. “There’s a benefit to all of that undiluted attention. A 2007 study in Norway showed that firstborns had two to three more IQ points than the next child,” says Frank J. Sulloway, Ph.D., the author of Born to Rebel. Firstborns tend to be surrogate parents when other siblings arrive, hence their protective and responsible nature.
When it’s not: Parents can set high expectations for a first (or only) child. “When he feels like he has disappointed his parents or can’t measure up, he may veer off in another direction,” says Kevin Leman, Ph.D., a psychologist and the author of The Birth Order Book.
The first part is definitely true, but I’ve never disappointed my parents (that sounds so up-myself, but it’s true). I’m rebellious when they try to force me to behave a certain way, or do something I don’t want to, but I’ve always managed to measure up to their expectations.
Silvia @ Silvia Reads Books
Emma @ A Dreamer’s Library
Danielle @ The Introverted Book Nerd
Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate
Diana @ A Haven for Book Lovers
Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner
May @ Forever and Everly
Maya @ Fire-Breathing Book Dragon
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Danielle @ Pretty Mess Reading
Hope you guys have fun completing the tag (please don’t feel obliged to do it if you don’t want, or have already done it)
– Laura ❤️