I rarely post anything myself, but I have recently become addicted to buzzfeed quizzes. I think my niece showed me the first one I ever took. It was Which Harry Potter character are you? She got Neville Longbottom. I had to take the quiz. I picked a movie, a magical creature, a drink, favorite food, song, a TV show, and other things too. And at the end of it all, I got . . .
Many people say that my niece and I are a lot alike, so I guess it's not a surprise that we're both Neville Longbottom. But what really hooked me was the description buzzfeed included. It hooked me in. It was almost completely accurate. So I took another quiz.
For example, what actress would play me in the movie version of my life?
I got: Mindy Kaling
Sharp, witty, and effervescent, you’re always looking to make new friends. You’re career-driven but have a vibrant social life outside your job, so you need someone who can generate some chuckles, but with style. Miss Mindy Kaling is the perfect casting choice.
I don't really know Mindy Kaling very well but once again, the description is almost accurate and I love it.
But that was only the beginning. Any time anyone posted a new quiz, I took it. I discovered many things about myself.
I learned that the country I actually should live in is Switzerland. I'm a pumpernickel bagel. The period in history I really belong to is Revolutionary France. My mythical creature is a unicorn. And most importantly, the grade I'm getting in life? A B-. That's right, I'm only a little above average.
So even though I know they mean nothing, I remain addicted to these quizzes. I read somewhere that the creators of these gems start at the end with the answers and work their way backwards through such fun choices as pick an animal in a sweater, or a city to live in.
The quizzes are fun to take and I can't wait to find out which Breakfast Club character I am, which wine I should drink, and which romantic comedy best defines my life . . .