Hi Everyone! This is Day 9 of my video series, 20 Days, 20 Quizzes, where I count down the 20 reasons why my book, All About You: A Personality Quiz Book will make a great gift for your loved ones this holiday season! This book is aimed at preteens and teenagers, but adults can also enjoy it. Click on the link in the description below to purchase!
The ninth quiz in the book asks what makes you feel better when you’re upset? Do you like to do things that validate how you’re feeling? Or do you prefer to do things that will make you feel happy or take your mind off the problem? For example, if you’re feeling sad or angry, would you rather listen to music that’s sad or angry, because it makes you feel understood? Or would you rather listen to music that’s more happy and upbeat to make you feel better? Do you like to read books and watch movies that take you out of your real life and into fun adventures? Or do you prefer books and movies about characters who are going through a lot of the same things as you are, so you can connect to them?
However you come out, this quiz will offer you advice on how to get your needs met. If you prefer to do things that validate your emotions, I encourage you to surround yourself with people who are good listeners and who will validate your feelings. If people try to distract you with fun activities, it’s okay to tell them that you’re not emotionally up for it and just need to think or talk about what’s wrong. Since expressing yourself is so important to you, you may want to find an outlet to express your feelings, such as art, music, or writing.
If you prefer to do things that cheer you up or distract you, I encourage you to surround yourself with people who will cheer you up when you’re down. And it’s perfectly okay to let people know that you don’t want to talk about what’s wrong and you’d like to just have fun together. You may want to find an outlet where you can focus all of your energy on something other than your own feelings, like sports, babysitting, or volunteering.
And no matter how you come out, I encourage you make a list of songs, books, movies, and TV episodes that will help you when you’re feeling bad, whether it’s because they validate your feelings, because they uplift you, or because they give you a break from thinking about your problems. No matter how you come out, you’ll get advice on how to meet your needs.