Personality tests are awesome, right?
I have always loved them!
Are you a Gryffindor or a Hufflepuff?
An ENFJ or INTP?
Introvert or Extrovert?
DYT type 1, 2, 3, or 4?
I have always wanted to know.
Please, tell me who I am!
These tests have been part of my path.
I’m grateful for them.
They have brought me some awareness about myself.
Recently, I’ve questioned if they are still helping me.
What if they are limiting me?
What if I’m letting these tests define me?
A couple of years ago I took the Hogwarts test for which house I belonged in.
I was disappointed to get a house I didn’t want to be in.
So I took the test again and got the house I did want.
What if I just didn’t let the test decide?
I remembered in Harry Potter Book One when he was sitting under the Sorting Hat.
He kept saying, “Please not Slytherin, anything but Slytherin.
Harry had a conversation with the Sorting Hat.
The Sorting Hat said, “Are you sure? You could be great, you know.”
It wasn’t the house that mattered.
It was Harry that mattered.
Harry could have been great in Slytherin or Gryffindor.
The house didn’t determine who Harry was.
Harry determined who Harry was.
Sometimes we get caught up in tests telling us who we are.
We let the test determine how we show up in the world.
We say things like, “I’m a Gryffindor. So I do Gryffindor things like being loyal and brave.”
You aren’t brave and loyal because you are a Gryffindor and neither was Harry.
Harry was brave and loyal before he ever went to Gryffindor.
He was brave and loyal because he is Harry.
You are brave and loyal (fill in your attributes here) because you are you.
Tests don’t determine how you show up in life.
PS Do you struggle with knowing who you are? Or maybe you know who you are but you’re stinkin scared to act on it. I know exactly what’s going on and how to help you.
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SIDE NOTE: Photos from our Hogwarts Camp we did for kids a few years ago. Fun Times!!