+ My change in personality and a GIVEAWAY from one of my sponsors!

Since my birthday always falls on the last day of every year, it’s easy to reflect on my past year of age because it conveniently happens to coincide with the previous year. I guess I haven’t made a new year’s resolution yet this year because I’m worried that when I sit down and make a list of things I want to change…I will reflect on all the things I haven’t accomplished. So here I am, reflecting and making change. Thinking about the past year, I found I did a better good job of dejunking my life from stress (monetary, career driven, blog), refraining to judge and care about being judged, impatience, indecisiveness, and personal and career driven “walls.”  The more and more I think about it, the more I realize my personality or “who I am” and my outlook on life are becoming more and more predictable and unchanging so now more than ever, I’m pretty desperate on tweaking it. I’m actually getting worried that this is who I will become completely. I don’t want to stop evolving! I want to become more outgoing, fun, graceful, patient, etc., etc., etc. So I’m making a quick dash to the New Year’s resolutions and diving deep into my psyche. To help me with this process, I’m going to take this ArchetypeMe quiz for fun, to see if I  am who I think I am.  I looked around the website and it makes me want to read the book Archetypes: Who Are You?, and scour their website for insight on life and others with the same personality as me. 
Anyway, I still have a lot that I want to work on despite the great strides I’ve made over the last year. This year I will further work on the previously stated goals, but this year’s main themes will be “never say never” (thank you Justin Bieber) and “break down your walls” (of indecisiveness, procrastination, perfectionism) and “let it go” (makes life so much easier in marriage and with the babes). Overall, I want to have a personality that my husband and my boys will want to be with, and find loving, carefree, and fun. And now for the giveaway from my sponsorArchetype me! One lucky reader will win a $50 Visa gift card and a copy of Archetypes: Who Are You? book, signed by the author.  
Just answer this question in the comments section below – Why do you think it’s important to really know who you are?

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting this cool giveaway! The Archetypes website looks neat! I think it’s important to know who you are because it helps you identify ways to be sucessful while being true to yourself. :)

  2. It’s important to really know who you are because you can live in confidence knowing that you are fulfilling what your truest self wants, needs, and desires. Whenever I am doing things to cater to my innate needs and wants, I feel more content and happy with myself.

  3. I took the quiz and it said I’m 45% intellectual, 31% caregiver, 20% other, and 4% athlete. I think it’s important to know who you are so you know how to prioritize things in your life and how to get along well with others.

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  4. It’s so important to know who you are, because if you can’t make the right personal decisions then somebody else will!

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  5. I think you need to know who you are in able to be the best that you can be. It will make you a better wife, mom, employee etc.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I think really knowing who I am helps me want to use my talents more, and do more of what I’m good at!

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  7. Why do you think it’s important to really know who you are?

    So you can work towards being the best version of yourself. :)

  8. I think so because if you don’t know who you are, how can you be true to yourself?

  9. I think it’s important to know who you are so that you can be *happy* with that person!

  10. it’s important to know who you are so you can know your passion.

  11. i believe you have to start with yourself. know yourself, help yourself, be strong on the inside. if not, how can you influence anyone else?

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  12. I think there is so much contenment and happiness in knowing who we really are. We can settle into it (in a good way, not a stubborn way) and stop trying to be someone else or to change the things about us that are actually good and powerful.

  13. It’s important to know who you are so that you understand where you are on the path to becoming who you want to be. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  14. only by knowing who we are can we consciously decide where and how to move forward. a life lived with intention is a life worth living. for me, a life worth living is the one i create.

  15. VERY exciting! Why is it important to know who I am? Otherwise I won’t be able to prioritize and decide which paths/ventures are worth my time. If you don’t know who you are, how can you know where you want to go? Or should go? Oh there’s so much to say. It gets into every aspect of life: relationships, family, career, living situations, environments… everything!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. It’s important to know who you are to make the right decisions in life and to be happy with yourself

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  17. I think it is important to know yourself so that you know how to be happy and confident as well as the best way to improve and challenge yourself.

  18. It’s important to know who you are so you can achieve what you want in life and to make yourself happy. Also, if you know yourself, others can know the real you, too, and relationships, of all kinds, are better.
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  19. I love this sentence: “I want to have a personality that my husband and my boys will want to be with, and find loving, carefree, and fun.” That is where I am right now too.

    It is important to know who you are–because for me this is important in prioritizing my life: 1. I am a daughter of God. 2. I am my husband’s wife. 3. I am my son’s mama. etc. And I need to live my life accordingly, and become the woman I am supposed to be in each of those roles.

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  20. I took the quiz and it was so interesting…and absolutely right on everything about me! So weird…I would love to read the book!

  21. How are you supposed to live the life you want to live if you have no idea who you are? You have to first know yourself and everything else will fall into place!

  22. It’s important to know who you are so you can get along with and love people in your life.
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  23. I think you can become a much better person if you know who you are and can work on your strenghts and weaknesses

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  24. I tweeted too

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  25. It’s important to know who you are because it prevents you from being a follower. If you define yourself based on what other people like and believe, your life will not be lived authentically and you will never be truly satisfied.

  26. it keeps you focused and not as easily pushed around by others
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  27. People aren’t successful in their lives and jobs unless they are doing something they enjoy, or in other words, being true to themselves. That’s why it’s important to know who you are!

  28. It is always refreshing to meet someone with the same birthday! Not sure about you, but I hate the last day of the year birthday — I just feel that we skip out on a holiday but cramming both New Year celebrations and Birthday together, asking our loved ones to share their holiday as well. Oh well, the whole world celebrates…hard to complain!

    Very inspirational post. If I may throw in my two cents, the fact that you are trying and putting forth the effort to change and grow is more important than the strides you have made.

    Anyway, thanks for always being an interesting read and Happy Belated!

  29. I’m off to take the quiz right now! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I don’t know that I really believe it is that important to know who you really are. I think if you are happy with who you are, you don’t really need to know ‘who you really are’. However, maybe I need to be enlightened by reading the book. Maybe I’m missing out on something monumental! I would just hate to be disappointed in myself by finding out I’m not who I thought I was.

  31. I’d say it’s important to know who you are so you can figure out where you want to go.

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  33. I think if you are living consciously and not just floating through days, you already know who you are! If not, taking the time to figure it out can help you live consciously.

  34. You are the only YOU you’ve got, so better to get to know that YOU!

  35. Because if you don’t know who you are- you waste so much time trying to figure it out!

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  37. Knowing myself well helps me to better navigate life’s ups and downs.

  38. I’m not sure if it’s possible to really know who you are, but I think it’s important to try to understand as much as you can so you can know what you really want from your life and from the world.

  39. it’s important to really know who you are because if you don’t know, no one else will know you either.

  40. I think that it is necessary to know who you really are to reach any type of happyness and stability in one’s life. gjeneve@gmail.com

  41. “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals / that is, goals that do not inspire them.” Anthony Robbins
    If you don’t really know who you are than your focus in life will be off. You will achieve “Goals” but they will not be of true fulfillment to you. When you take the time to know yourself you come closer to the things you truly want and who doesn’t want that?!

  42. I think it’s important to know who you are, so you know what makes you truly happy. Most people just pretend to be happy, when they really arent because they are lying to themselves.

  43. I think its important to know who you really are so that you can be true to THAT, and stop trying to constantly morph into something you’re NOT.

  44. I think knowing you are is extremely important because without knowing who you are, you can’t be mindful of what you want to get out of life. Does that make sense? I’m not explaining myself very well but it makes sense to me.. ha :)

  45. It is important to know who you are so you can give back to those around you. Without this sense you would be “walking around in outerspace.”

    Jennifer Marie

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  46. tweeted

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  47. I think it’s important to know who you are so that you can just relax and learn to live life (I need to be doing this)! :)

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  48. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/egood33/status/293938455472373761

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  49. Knowing who you are allows you to become a better version of yourself. It allows you to self-correct your faults, to develop qualities that you like in yourself, and to come to love who you are.

  50. I think that knowing who you are allows you to have honest, open, healthy relationships, and make true, honest decisions and live your life fully!

  51. Knowing who you are gives you identity and purpose. You know what you love and who you want to be.

  52. you need to be yourself!

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  53. so no one has the ability to question or dismiss anything about you they do not like or understand.

  54. Knowing myself means being able to improve myself and grow in my faith journey!

  55. I feel like the more I know myself, the better (wife, mom, friend…) I can be. I know my strengths, but more importantly, my weaknesses. I know when to ask for help!

  56. When we know who we are, then we are able to continuously compare ourselves to who we want to become :)

  57. When we know who we are, we understand our potential and we understand that every day is an opportunity to improve and help others more deeply understand who they are.

  58. It’s important to know who you are so you can be happy being yourself rather than unhappy being what others want you to be :) colourmeviolet.blogspot.com

  59. blogged about it!

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  60. I think it’s important to understand who I am so I can learn how to become better- a better mother, family member, friend, etc.
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  61. I think it’s essential to know who you are, even if you only understand yourself at the present time. It’s hard to love a stranger, especially when that stranger is ourselves. If we are aware of who we are it changes the way we spend money, eat, drink, think and, most importantly, love. If you don’t know who you are, you might pour your resources into creating a persona that doesn’t exist. Humans create excessive amounts of waste trying to put a personality together. It’s as if they a puzzle, but the pieces don’t fit and their lives are left scattered and incomplete. It’s empty and lonely when the skin you live in is unfamiliar. It also makes it harder to create a better world when you do not know what you’re capable of, because you end up doing the bare minimum. Without knowing who we are, we could never become what we are meant to be.

  62. Amanda, you are one insightful person.

  63. By the way, I don’t care about the giveaway…just want a few minutes holding Oli! He is so precious! xo

  64. you can be a better person and more happier
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  65. Knowing who you are is the key to accepting who you are and in turn loving yourself for who you are.

  66. I think it’s important to know who you are so that you can also understand that not everyone is the same, and they’re not supposed to be.

  67. That was a really fun quiz! I was caregiver, creative, and intelligent and that really does fit me to a T! It’s important to know who you are because then you can use that knowledge to do good in the world. You are also better at seeing your faults if you know who you are, then you can change for the better.

  68. Knowing who you are makes you more insightful about the world around you.

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  70. I think it’s important to know who I am because so others around me can know me better. Plus, it’s fun to find out. better than living in uncertainty.

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  71. helps give you confidence

  72. Knowing who you are, translates into every aspect of your life. Our personality translates into our work, art, and relationships. By having confidence in who I am, I can do my best to live life to my fullest ability. I, like most people, have struggled with trying to figure out “who I am”, “what is my purpose in life”, “what are my dreams and aspirations”. Once I become honest with who I am, I’m then able to see what it is I need to do to, simply put, just be happy.

    Took the test from your link and created my own account! So cool!

    Also, I just recently created my blog (well, yesterday) because of how inspiring your blog is. :)

  73. I think is one of the big questions, who am I?, if I don`t know me how can expect the others know me?, is like know the purpose in your life and in the same way can help you to understand what is wrong and avoid it. I’m confusing. Jajaja.

  74. I believe knowing who you are helps you find a purpose and direction to head in life. There are times that I get so frustrated because I’m not sure what exactly my purpose is, but I remember that as long as I’m moving forward and continually learning about myself… that’s great!

  75. I think it is important to really know who you are because we can not be passive in our lives. we need to always be challenging ourselves and striving to improve the world around us.

  76. Cool! I’d love to win this giveaway! I guess I don’t really know what type of person I am but I think it’s important to know so you can work with your strengths and weaknesses to evolve!

  77. What a fun giveaway! I think it’s important to know who we are in order to play to our strengths and, more importantly, focus on improving our weakness–which is impossible unless we can accurately and honestly evaluate who we are.

  78. I think that it’s important to know who you are because you are the only person who will ever 100% do you for! Knowing who you are is just half the battle though, because then you have you make something of the “who” that you are! Thanks for the chance to win. XO

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  79. It is important to know who I am because then I can enjoy life more. I will know where I want to go and what I want to do with a bit more ease. I will be a better me and a better wife , daughter , sister and friend.

  80. I believe it’s important because I know what it’s like to NOT know who I am. When I wasn’t sure who I was, I felt completely lost. I felt worthless, stupid. I started doubting everything.
    Knowing who I am has changed my life. Not only do I strive to be a better person, but I know that I’m not worthless.

  81. sounds great!

  82. It’s so important to know who you are because it defines how you work with others and how you approach what life brings to you!

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  83. tweeted: https://twitter.com/jfong1130/status/295040795478724608

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  84. When you understand yourself you judge/ get frustrated with yourself less. You know what to expect and can begin accepting yourself.

  85. I think it’s important to know who I am because it makes me aware of why I choose the friends I do. It makes sense that people with the same interests will be attracted to each other.
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  86. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/295218246406270977
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  87. I think it is important to help you understand yourself better and figure out what makes you happy.
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  88. I think it’s important to know who you are so that you can live a happy and fulfilled life. You have to really know who you are so that you can be happy in your own skin :)
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  89. I shared this on twitter
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  90. I think it’s important to analyze my strength and weakness so I can improve myself, and prepare for different situations.
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  91. It is important to know who you are because it is your own personal essence in life on this planet. It distinguishes you from another and lets you makes choices that fits your needs. It leads you to a happier, fulfilled life that is uniquely your own…because no one knows who you are better than yourself.

  92. It’s important to know who you really are because then you will have direction in life, and find activities and company that you really enjoy.

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  93. It helps me be happy in the things I choose to spend my time on. Thanks for the chance!

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