Which Element Matches Your Soul?

SCIENCE

Steven Miller

6 Min Quiz

How physically strong are you?

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Do you enjoy woodworking and building things?

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Would you consider yourself to be a reliable person?

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Can you withstand more difficulties than most people?

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Do you tend to be more loud or quiet?

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Are you a hard worker or a bit of a slacker?

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Do you play golf?

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Are you more of a dreamer or do you tend to stay pretty practical in your life?

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Do you enjoy cooking?

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Would you consider yourself to be a caretaker?

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How would you describe your love life?

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Would you rather be comfortable or experience something thrilling?

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Are you someone who likes to hug?

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Which Saturday night plan sounds the most appealing to you?

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How much traveling do you do?

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Which word best fits your usual energy level?

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Which of the following movies is most appealing to you?

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How would you describe your sense of humor?

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Which statement are you most likely to hear from those around you?

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Would you say that you're a passionate person?

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Which of the ancient elements fits you the best?

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Do you tend to be more optimistic or pessimistic?

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Which famous female known by one name do you most relate to?

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Would you say that you have a bit of a temper?

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Do you enjoy taking risks?

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What do you think, is Pluto a planet?

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Do you like explosions?

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Would you say that you're a powerful person?

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Which career is most appealing to you?

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Which of the following is closest to your lucky number?

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About This Quiz

As Carl Sagan said, "We are all made of star stuff." That is, all the elements are forged in the cores of stars and thrown out into the universe when those stars explode.  So, we truly are made of the elemental pieces that were once a part of a heavenly body. When you start thinking of yourself in this way, looking at the periodic table and searching for representation for your soul becomes a lot less "out there." 

Each element has characteristics and associations that have been tied to it over the years. For example, when you hear the word hydrogen, all kinds of connections start forming in your mind: you likely have the thought that hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. You probably also imagine a hydrogen-filled balloon bursting into flames in the sky.  It is through these links that a story begins to take shape. For instance, a soul that connected to hydrogen will prefer to keep things simple, but will also derive great satisfaction out of interacting with others.

Will you be the kind of soul that is connected to the more common, lighter elements that exist in the single digit atomic numbers, or will you be the sort of unique spirit that identifies with the heavy and more complicated elements that are higher on the chart? Come on into the laboratory and let's find out.

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