Which Cardinal Direction Are You?

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

Nearly every culture on Earth managed to establish a set of directions to help orient themselves at some time in history because how could we not? The way we navigate life involves navigating the world on which we live and that means knowing where things are. We need direction to determine where to go and how to get there. How to tell others where we are, or where other things of importance are. Without direction, what do we have? A set of landmarks lost in space? That helps no one. So direction has long been key to who we are and how we live. And given their incredible importance, is it a stretch to wonder how the cardinal directions, North, South, East, and West, relate to you as a person? Each direction really does have its own unique flair and the very words tend to represent certain thoughts and feelings without any other context required. 

So who are you? Which was does your inner compass point? What cardinal directions peaks to the soul of you as a person as you navigate your way through life along whatever path you're on? We bet we can make a pretty good guess. All you need to do is take the quiz!

It's Monday morning and your alarm just went off. What's the first thing you do?

When you're finally out of bed and ready to start your day, what happens next?

Before you head out to meet the day, are you making your bed?

As it stands right now do you have a decent sense of direction?

When you leave the house in the morning, how would you most like to get where you're going?

Let's say you're heading to work. What are the odds you're going to be late?

Suppose you do get lost on the highway and your cellphone is out of commission. What now?

You're making decent time on the way to work except some jerk just cut you off. Are you cool with that?

When the workday starts, do you jump right into things or do you need someone to clue you in on what's up?

Do you spend a lot of time chatting with coworkers or are you always on task?

It's hard to go a whole workday without checking social media. Lucky you have break time! What's your social media app of choice?

Lunchtime rolls around, what are you going to be doing?

You had a snack in the office fridge, but what the heck? Someone stole it! Now what?

If we plopped you in the woods with no GPS, do you think you could find your way out?

Some coworkers are standing around the ol' water cooler talking about a new movie they want to see. You just saw it! Are you dropping spoilers?

The workday is winding down and people are clearly getting a little sluggish. Are you working right to the last minute?

A coworker needs a ride home after work and they're sort of but not quite on your way. Are you helping out?

On the average workday, are you heading right home afterward or do you have things to do?

If you plan to pick up some fast food on the way home, where do you think you'll stop?

What's the best way to remember the cardinal directions?

You finally get home from work. What's the first thing you do?

How likely is it that your friends were sending you texts all day while you were at work?

What do you most look forward to when you get home after a long day at work?

Are you the kind of person who does a home-cooked meal every night or not?

Are you cleaning up the kitchen after dinner, or is that going to have to wait a while?

If you know you have a busy day tomorrow, how late are you going to stay up tonight?

Are you the kind of person who remembers what you dream about?

You're finally getting a week off work. Where are you going to go?

Do you have any direction in your life?

What's the one climate you could never stand living in?

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