The secret ingredient of Happily Ever After is …

You may think it’s communication. Or sex. Or maybe kids, or not having them. Or money and long vacations. Or patience? Well, all of these things are surely important, but they’re not essential. The latest studies have produced an answer regarding the main ingredient of Happily Ever After, and that is – kindness. If you and your spouse are kind to each other, you’ll have a successful marriage, no matter how many kids, how many cars or how many vacations you spend together.

According to the psychologist Ty Tashiro, who in 2016 published the book The Science of Happily Ever After, only three out of ten married people have happy marriages. That’s less than half of us.

Imagine you come home with heavy grocery bags, and your spouse drools over a BMW saying something like: “Hey, look at that guy’s rims.” How would you react? Would you say something of the kind: “Oh, yeah, they’re really Sci-Fi,” or, “You know I don’t give a darn about rims?” Sure, the first reply is the most recommendable, because what your spouse wants is not your opinion about rims, what he/she wants is to connect with you.

It seems this kind of interaction has a huge impact on happiness in two. Responding to your partner’s emotional needs with genuine interest is what strengthens your bond most. In short, it’s all about how you treat your partner – are you kind or are you dismissive?

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What does your concept of Heaven say about you?

Your inner concept of heaven reveals a whole lot about your most lovable qualities. Please read the statements below regarding Heaven, and decide fast which one resonates with you best. Considering that some of these choices may come across as very “politically desirable,” please make sure you stay bluntly honest with yourself when making the choice.

  1. „A happy family is but an earlier heaven.“ George Bernard Shaw
  2. „The true object of all human life is play; Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.“ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  3. “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” William Shakespeare
  4. “Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” Rabindranath Tagore
  5. The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” John Milton


  1. Your altruism is worthy of all praise. Your ability of putting others first makes people crave to be loved by you. You offer a beautiful kind of love.
  2. You’re innovative, spontaneous and always fresh, which may make you particularly attractive. People often enjoy spending time with you.
  3. You’re intriguing, often captivating and compelling. People may often feel fascinated by you.
  4. You have a strong connection to nature, and you may be slightly given to telepathy. People are drawn to you in ways they can’t explain.
  5. Your mind is both your haven and your prison, but this makes you seem secretive, mysterious and irresistibly interesting. Your mind may be a beautiful place.

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What is your potential Superpower? – Test 1

Ever wondered what “superpower” you might be inclined to? We are all born with a special talent, and this is what inspired many of the Marvel superheroes – I’m sure you see my point. Humanity has always sensed – as well as yearned for – the potential behind its limitations, and has brought this to surface in mythologies and histories. While the personality tests on this blog keep it to the realm of reality, I do like to dare a glance beyond it once in a while. *Wink*

So here we go:

Please choose one of the following 5 possibilities fast!

  1. Smash
  2. Flash
  3. Pierce
  4. Storm
  5. Listen


You are inclined towards:

  1. Physical strength. You might be a good fighter, warrior or athlete.
  2. You may have the ability of doing things particularly fast.
  3. High intelligence. You can always rely on your mind.
  4. Control of the elements of nature. You may feel a great kinship with nature.
  5. Sensing people’s hearts and minds. You may have often experienced telepathy.


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Positive Quotes – Which one lifts you up? The answer will reveal something vital about your personality.

Positive lines can do a whole lot to lift our spirits, to give us power to achieve high goals and break limits. The positive quotes that you feel inspire you most will tell a lot about you and your inner strengths, and will bring you a step closer to the deepest and darkest layers of your personality. Read the Positive Quotes below and decide which one has the strongest effect on you. Read the interpretations to find out what your choice says about you.

  1. Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
  2. Every day brings new choices.
  3. I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.
  4. You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
  5. I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.


  1. You’re good at offering what you yourself need, and you may be great at discovering and nourishing the best in people. You’re innovative, and like to challenge tradition. A free spirit, and nonconformist.
  2. You’re positive and forceful by nature. You have a strong personality, get a lot done, you’re a person of action, decisions, of smiles and joy. People might be drawn to you.
  3. You’re wild and very hard to tame – if at all. You’re interested in people’s deepest secrets, and they may often feel they can’t hide anything from you. The opposite sex might often feel naked to your inner eye in some sense, which may result in inexplicable awkwardness.
  4. You often need to feel more cohesive, to align your mind to your soul, your thoughts to your spirit. In truth you do have a well-developed, well-contoured personality, and strong principles. You rarely change your mind.
  5. You’re the pure romantic, a dreamer, and you’re capable of making other people feel they can fly. You retain hope in any situation, but you do feel completely down once in a while. You have a rich inner life. Art and fantasy feed your spirit. You may be a good teacher or artist.

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Personality test – What do your Success Quotes say about you?

Your favourite success quote may just tell you what your sub- und unconscious settings are towards success, and therefore whether you will achieve it and how. Please read the quotes below and, staying completely true to yourself, choose the one you favour most. It will have something to reveal about you.

  1. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.” Jim Rohn
  2. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Stephen Hawking
  3. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.” George S. Patton
  5. All you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” Mark Twain


  1. You’re hardworking, ambitious and calculating, these are your major strengths. You strongly believe – and you’re most probably perfectly right – that any person can achieve anything they set their mind to by means of hard work and discipline.
  2. You believe in talent, and you most probably have a lot of it. You feel a great need to discover what’s unique about yourself – or already have – and you believe we should all build on that unique something that only we, each of us, possess in order to fulfil our meaning in the world.
  3. You’re both ambitious and creative, but also innovative and original, these are your major strengths. You seldom go by the rules, but you also have principles. An electrifying personality, bold and interesting, you get a lot of attention if you unchain yourself.
  4. Endurance, persistence and tenacity are your major strengths. You’re a fighter, and you can put up with quite a lot. One of your characteristics that might surprise even you is your great capacity for tolerance. You’re patient with people, and you understand them on a deep level.
  5. You may be an intellectual, since you sub- or unconsciously believe success – at least in the material world – is for the fool or the stupid. You may be spiritual, and you may have a sixth sense that allows you to feel the world at its deeper vibrations.


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What do your Zen Proverbs say about you?

This is a sensitive and special one. Today we have a bigger selection of quotes, so that everyone gets a better chance of finding one that they feel suits them almost perfectly. I’d gladly like to read your choice in a comment so that I can respond with a few traits that your choice reveals about you.

  1. “Wherever you are, be there totally.”
  2. “If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need.”
  3. “Nothing ever exists entirely alone. Everything is in relation to everything else.”
  4. “The menu is not the meal.”
  5. “Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
  6. “When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.”
  7. “Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.”
  8. “When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.”
  9. “People living deeply have no fear of death.”
  10. “We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.”
  11. “The obstacle is the path.”
  12. “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”
  13. “Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom.”
  14. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
  15. “Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax.”
  16. “The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”
  17. “Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within and available to you now.”
  18. “There is no mistake in nature.”
  19. “No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.”
  20. “The sound of rain needs no translation.”

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What does Sigmund Freud say about you?

Last week we looked at what Carl Jung has to say about you, but what about the father of psychoanalysis, the famous and infamous Sigmund Freud? Just read the quotes below, and decide which one suits your view of the world best. Your decision will reveal something about you.

  1. „Time spent with cats is never wasted.“
  2. “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”
  3. “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.”
  4. “The mind is like an iceberg. It floats with one-seventh of its bulk above the water.”
  5. “If youth knew; if age could.”

Interpretations. Keywords about you:

  1. Cunning; needs healing; rarely changes mind.
  2. Straightforward; despises overthinking; goal oriented.
  3. Strong; reliable; maybe overburdened.
  4. Profound; maybe intellectual; enjoys contemplation.
  5. Wise; strategic; resilient; grounded.

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What does Carl Jung say about you?

Carl Jung was one of the most remarkable psychologists and psychiatrists of all times. Known as the father of analytical psychology, he went to med school in order to understand human nature better. Here are some of his wise teachings – which one resonates with you best?

  1. “Don’t keep around yourself the people who don’t want to be there, because there will be no room left for those who truly want to know you.”
  2. “Things you resist will persist.”
  3. “Depression is like a lady in black. If she comes to you, don’t send her away. Invite her to take a seat and listen to what she has to say.”
  4. “Where love reigns there’s no desire for power. Where power reigns, there’s no desire for love.”
  5. “Show me a sane man, and I’ll cure him.”

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The last number of your Birth Year tells you the purpose of your life

They say the last number of your birth year is especially important. It favors one of the basic elements of Feng Shui that defines your destiny.

The five basic elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – tell us a lot about ourselves and the ultimate purpose of our individual lives. Astrologers think these elements have a strong influence on people’s character and the turns of their destinies. They determine the mental organization, habits and personal preferences.

What’s your birth year? The last number reveals something about you.

If the last number of the year is:

0 or 1, your element is Metal

2 or 3, your element is Water

4 or 5, your element is Wood

6 or 7, your element is Fire

8 or 9, your element is Earth


  1. METAL

You always help people and take care of your loved ones, but you never ask for help yourself. This kind of independent behavior makes your entourage respect you. You hate it whenever someone tries to nose in on your life or gives you unrequested advice.

Professionally, you’re ambitious and lucky in business. You desire and relish in a prosperous life. Paradoxically, even though you enjoy attention and the limelight, you also want to be left alone. It’s not a good idea for anyone to challenge you, because you’ll defeat them.

One of your weaknesses is a way too sharp sense of criticism, which can cause you trouble in relationship with other people. You ask too much of yourself and of your loved ones.

  1. WATER

You’re generally well-liked, and many would think you’re a nice person. You’re capable of using other people in very practical ways in order to reach your goals. You act with the fluidity of a river, making a mark on your surroundings with your inner strength and charming calm. You easily win people’s affection, which makes them willing to follow you.

You make people feel special by appreciating their unique talents, which is why you can work so well with people and do good business.

Your weakness is that you always try to make people like you, which may drive you to go to great lengths and even alter your personality. This can cause you to become indecisive, passive and depressed.

  1. WOOD

This is the symbol of growth and progress. As the time passes you become richer in experience and knowledge, and therefore more valuable like an old wine. Dynamic and active, you socialize easily, and you maintain a positive attitude toward life’s challenges.

Professionally, you’re a great organizer, and you can make plans on large scale. You’re capable of making good decisions because you care about the people you work with. People trust you. Your open mind and compassion make you an excellent friend and colleague.

You’re always looking for opportunities for growth and renewal. You understand and value people’s potential. You’re often overprotective towards your loved ones. To you, marriage and family matter greatly.

Your weakness is that you work excessively, but you’re still inclined to let others lead you. You need to become bolder, express yourself and show your worth.

  1. FIRE

This is the symbol of passion and action, fast movement, activity. You’re an enterprising person, adventurous, restless, competitive, strong. You like to laugh and look at life with optimism. Enthusiastic.

You may conquer many hearts thanks to your seductive and affectionate style. You live great passions.

Professionally, you possess leadership qualities, and you’re result-oriented. You’re impulsive and impatient.

People are attracted to you in a magnetic way, and you guide them through experiences that make their adrenaline surge. Your mind is always working, and you always have new ideas and intelligent solutions.

Your weakness is that you easily become stressed out, and you have low tolerance of frustration. You’re impatient, you want it all here and now, and you can easily fly in a rage if your needs aren’t met.

  1. EARTH

This is the symbol of stability, safety and trust. You’re a wise and patient person, perfectionist, prudent. A responsible character, you’re given to self-sacrifice in favor of other people.

In you people find great counsel and a haven because you have a serene perspective on things. Share your wisdom with others, and teach them to achieve the mental tranquility that you possess.

What leads you is logic, which reins over feelings in your case, and you plan your life in as much detail as possible. You don’t like surprises, and you desire full control over your destiny. Your calm and reserved demeanor make you attractive to the opposite sex.

Your weakness is that you don’t trust your intuition, and you question the possibility of making your dreams come true. You’re way too reliant on your logic, dependent on controlling all life situations, too afraid of the unknown and losing control. Try to get rid of the blockages in your mind.


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Personality Test – What are your Strengths?

What are some of your greatest strengths? Take a look at the featured image, think of STRENGTH, and choose from the following five words the one that you feel best goes with it.

  1. Fire
  2. Love
  3. Blade
  4. Thunder
  5. Science


  1. You are strong-willed, impulsive, intelligent and loyal, straightforward and prone to fits of anger. Your weapons: force, fury, intimidation, loyalty, will, sometimes magnificence.
  2. You are kind, empathic, sympathetic and warm-hearted, patient and capable of influencing people. Your weapons: influencer, patience, good listener and therefore holder of secrets.
  3. You are wise, no-nonsense, noble, an elegant personality, a fighter, somewhat dangerous, subversive. Your weapons: intelligence, wit, warrior nature, boldness, sensitivity, sparks of genius.
  4. You find strength in all that is natural, you believe in the superiority of nature over man-made systems; you’re impressive, profound, powerful in somewhat mysterious ways. Your weapons: powerful personality, fascinating, storm-like, mysterious, inner strength.
  5. You’re sharply intelligent and may strongly believe in the superiority of reason over the heart; you feel man can be as great as the gods, or at least in man’s right to do his best. Your weapons: a strategist, cool headed, smart, patient, cunning, perseverance

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Personality Test – What do your Movie Titles say about you?

If your life were a movie, which one would suit it best? Please don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it, deciding from your gut will provide the best assessment.

  1. The Phantom of the Opera
  2. 300 Spartans
  3. The Hangover
  4. Titanic
  5. The Wolf of Wall Street


  1. Deep down you’re a scholar and a fine soul. You draw strength from the profundity of history and tradition. You are: refined and elegant.
  2. You face hardship head-on. You’re strong and no-nonsense, reliable and tough. You are: a warrior.
  3. You try not to take life very seriously – it might be your way of dealing with hardship. You try to make the best of things. You are: fun but tough.
  4. You’re easily impressionable, empathic and maybe philanthropic. Strong belief in love comes with the territory. You are: romantic and possibly melancholic.
  5. You’ve grown up, you’ve faced the blows of reality, and you’ve come to believe that achievement truly measures who you are as a person. You are: ambitious and unyielding.

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Personality Test – What do your Reflections say about you?

For this one, we’re going to need a moment of introspection. Take a deep breath, keep it in for just a bit, then release the air slowly, looking at the image. As you exhale, the fog clears. Which of the following words best describes what you see with your mind’s eye?

  1. Past
  2. Young
  3. Forever
  4. Future
  5. Dark


  1. You seem to have a cohesive personality; you’re in touch with your true self. You are: Strong and wise.
  2. You’re young at heart, you’re kind, joyful and hopeful. You are: a breath of fresh air.
  3. You’re in touch with the trails of divinity inside the human; you’re optimistic, and you have a sense for infinity and paradise. You are: Inspiring.
  4. You tend to see the full half of the glass; you’re driven and determined, always looking forward. You are: Dynamic.
  5. You may have to re-learn to love yourself; your view of yourself is blurred by sadness, disappointment or even depression. You are: Blinded.

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Personality Test – What do your Captions say about you?

What can One Image and One Word alone say about our personality? Image and Word are two representations that can take us very deep in our subconscious (Freud takes a close look at this in “The Ego and the ID” – among others – and Carl Jung in “Man and his Symbols”). Now let us build our own perspective on it. Please take a look at the featured picture, and pick the title that best describes how this picture makes you feel:

  1. Life
  2. Afterlife
  3. Scary
  4. Journey
  5. Meaning


  1. Rarely does fear have anything on you. You’re optimistic and strong. You are: Life-giving energy.
  2. You’re deep and mysterious, often even to yourself. You are: Mystery.
  3. You don’t easily go down there, in your sub- and unconscious. You are: Dark Waters.
  4. You’re bold and energetic; to you, the unknown is a challenge. You are: Adventurer.
  5. What you care about is the core, the founding principle, the ultimate truth. You are: Spiritual.

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Personality Test – What’s your Life Purpose? – Part 1

What is your purpose in the world? Let us come a little closer to the answer – please read the quotes below and choose the one that you feel resonates more with your deepest beliefs:

  1. “Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy
  2. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” Sydney J. Harris
  3. “My purpose: to lift your spirit and to motivate you.” Mavis Staples
  4. “There’s a divine purpose behind everything – and therefore a divine presence in everything.” Neale Donald Walsch
  5. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” Dalai Lama


  1. You’re the very definition of Driven, Strong and Makes-An-Impression. Whoever you work for or with – in case you’re freelance or a businessperson – is a winner. You’re reliable, efficient and tailored for success. You may do well in business or medicine – and these are only two major examples.
  2. You’re a kind person, and you may be patient. You’re profound and wise, and – as your choosing this quote clearly states – you may be a good teacher, writer or philosopher. You may be a good communicator; you sometimes talk a lot, sometimes it’s hard to get a word out of you, but you always manage to convey your meaning.
  3. You have a talent to impress people and to determine them to listen to you because you have a way with both words and gestures; you may want to make sure your drive to motivate people doesn’t stem from repressed vanity though; you may do well as a coach, a therapist or teacher.
  4. You believe in divinity, and you feel its presence strongly; you may place quite some value on fate, which gave you reason to believe in it by proving its presence in your life quite often; it may be that your purpose is a purely spiritual one; you may do well as a counselor, social worker, or you may be talented at dealing with difficult people, such as underage offenders; even though not regarded as a real job in our way-too-money-focused world, you make a really good friend.
  5. You’re a person who focuses on the essential; you’re well-grounded and sophisticated, simple and elegant, deep and a person of few words; you’re dual from a number of points of view; you may have trouble with worldly purpose such as money-making, since you tend to do only what you like; you may not know this, but deep down you’re a rebellious nature, and you often rebel against yourself – like when you decide to do something and then you go ahead and do the exact opposite.

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Personality Test – What do your Death quotes say about you? – Part 2

Last week part 2 of the personality test series “What do your Death quotes say about you?” was promised. And, as promised, here it is. Please read the following quotes and let yourself feel which one best resonates with who you are:

  1. “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” Horace Mann
  3. “No one can confidently say that they will still be living tomorrow.” Euripides
  4. “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.” Woody Allen
  5. “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


  1. You’re afraid of a linear life that leads nowhere. You need to experience sensation, you need passions and angers and bliss. Not feeling is the worst that can happen to you; you’re bold, and you might be prone to taking risks.
  2. You have not only a strong sense of purpose, but also of honor; it’s not that you feel you’re in any way special, but you feel you must achieve something special in your life – and you’re probably right. You have a great need to feel useful, and you strive in this respect, which makes people like you.
  3. Uncertainty and unpredictability are two factors you may steer your life by. You tend to make the best of everything life offers, but you may be prone to always wanting more; you may be particularly generous and loving; you’re pretty humble when it comes to the vulnerability of the human, and you may pity the poor fools who fail to acknowledge it.
  4. You give it to them straight up. No nonsense, very much in touch with your true desires and not afraid to state them; you have little patience for more philosophical or spiritual approaches because you consider them phony; you’re honest, blunt and full of energy; you sure make an impression almost wherever you go.
  5. You believe in higher meaning; you believe man should fight for something greater than himself, and may strongly believe that we were all born with a specific purpose; you have a strong sense of mission, even though you may not be certain that you’ve discovered what your true mission is; the journey of your life is to find this epiphany – that moment when you’ll know exactly what you were born for; you don’t like people who think too much of themselves.

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