Can We Guess the Element That Best Suits Your Personality?

Zoe Samuel

How supportive are you?

How easily are you distracted?

How driven are you?

How patient are you?

How tough are you?

How many interests do you pursue at one time?

How long is your fuse?

Of the life goals you've managed to accomplish thus far, what strategy got you where you are?

How grounded are you?

What negative quality are you sometimes accused of having?

What sets you off?

What advice would you give someone having trouble achieving their dreams?

How deliberate are you?

What is your best interpersonal skill?

What's the worst thing you did in anger?

What professional sport do you like the most?

What is your dream job?

How good of a communicator are you?

How often do you experience regret?

How effective a negotiator are you?

How do you prefer to travel?

What state of affairs feels the most stifling to you?

Which of these jobs do you think you're most suited for?

How well do you roll with the punches?

When you become opposed to something, what is your greatest asset?

Which of these would be your ideal housing situation?

What subject must you totally avoid in mixed company?

What strategy would you use for getting someone to hire you for your dream job?

What kind of performance are you most amused by?

Which of these foods is the most appealing to you?

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About This Quiz

Alchemy used the four elements as the tools to discover a way to transmute lead into gold. Technically, alchemists sought a way to produce The Philosopher's Stone, which was a tool that did any of these things, and along the way, they founded the modern science of chemistry. This lead into gold business was not just someone trying to make a buck, it was part of a spiritual mission. The belief was that the process of learning to turn lead into gold was a spiritual one that lead to either immortality, enlightenment or a get out of Hell free card, depending on who you asked.

The four elements were also used as a way of describing the signs of the zodiac, which tend toward specific personality types. Given someone's sun sign, star sign and moon sign, it was possible to triangulate a personality using the three signs and their corresponding elements, or at least that's how the belief goes.

We have something much simpler in mind. We have come up with a way to determine which of the four elements dominates your personality using a few questions. Answer them, and our team of personality experts, alchemists and astrologers will compile their result, telling you definitively which element, earth, fire, water or air, suits your personality! It's easy! Just take the quiz.

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