Quiz: Is your personality more mainstream or alternative?



In the chapter I’m currently reading, they mention the Life/Death/Life cycles that we all face within ourselves, as well as in a relationship with a potential lover. That’s why, “To love pleasure takes little. To love truly takes a hero who can manage his own fear” (Estes, 154) That fear is the fear of confronting the death nature of a relationship, as modern lovers only wish to keep the pleasurable sides of a relationship going.

Therefore, it seems as if they are running away from a relationship with the lover, when, in reality, they are trying to outrun these Life/Death/Life force. As the book mentions, psychology diagnoses this as a fear of intimacy, fear of commitment, which is so recurrent in the Western culture. However, it goes even deeper, as a person who keeps running away from these natural cycles is, in fact, fearing to live according to the cycles of our instinctual, wild self. “To love means to stay when every cell says ‘run!’” (Estes, 150) And that’s why it’s so hard to commit. Because love costs. It costs bravery.

Modern lovers tend to force love to live on its most positive form only, but this is what causes the so-called thing to get ruined, and for good reasons. When hiding away from these Life/Death/Life processes, when insisting on only forced gaiety and intense pleasures, there’s no way you can love another “over and beyond hormonal aspirations.” (Estes, 149) That’s when love is drowned again.

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”

“Every instinct that is found in any man is in all men. The strength of the emotion may not be so overpowering, the barriers against possession not so insurmountable, the urge to accomplish the desire less keen. With some, inhibitions and urges may be neutralized by other tendencies. But with every being the primal emotions are there. All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.”
― Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life

“Marsh: Our best efforts were never even a mild annoyance to the Lord Ruler.”
Kelsier: Ah, but being an annoyance is something that I am very good at. In fact, I’m far more than just a ‘mild’ annoyance–people tell me I can be downright frustrating. Might as well use this talent for the cause of good, eh?”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

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    The perfect mix

    • Coachella
    • Glastonbury
    • SXSW
    • Reading & Leeds
    • Download
    • Lollapalooza
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    How often do you do your dishes?

    • I do them when I need a spoon.
    • I do them when the dishwasher is full.
    • I do them after every meal.
    • I do them when the sink is full.
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    Do you prefer dogs or cats?

    • I prefer goldfish.
    • I like cats more.
    • I love them both.
    • I prefer dogs.
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    Do you cry during movies?

    • It depends on the movie.
    • I always cry during movies.
    • I don’t cry over stuff like that.
    • I’ve cried during a couple movies.
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    What would you rather do on a Saturday night?

    • I like to stay in and read.
    • I like to hit the club.
    • I like to watch movies.
    • I like to have food with friends.
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    Which animal is the most fascinating?

    • Dolphin
    • Elephant
    • Anaconda
    • Leopard
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    How would your boss describe your work?

    • Thorough
    • Accurate
    • Timely
    • Messy
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    Which festival do you want to go to next year?

    • Coachella
    • Glastonbury
    • SXSW
    • Reading & Leeds
    • Download
    • Lollapalooza
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    Classic sleepover film choice

    • Mean Girls
    • The Breakfast Club
    • Edward Scissorhands
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    Let’s go get lunch. What should we have?

    • Five Guys
    • Poke and avocado
    • Pho
    • Booze!
    • Salads
    • BBQ
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    Pick a colour to dye your hair

    • Blonde
    • Pink
    • Green
    • Black
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    Go back in time to see a band play live. Who would it be?

    • The Beatles
    • Nirvana
    • Joy Division
    • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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    Choose a super power

    • Flying
    • Mind Reading
    • Telekinesis
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    Pick a season.

    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
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    Choose a Netflix show.

    • Sex Education
    • Selling Sunset
    • Dark
    • On My Block
    • Elite
    • Stranger Things

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