What Defines An Individual?
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What Defines An Individual?

Is the Myers Briggs Test better at revealing your personality than your zodiac sign?

Before anybody starts yelling at me about pseudo-science or anything, I would love to preface this by acknowledging that both the zodiac and the Myers Briggs personality test (or the 16 personalities test) are more for funsies than real-world applications.

With that out of the way, I would love to ask: which is the better pseudo-science?

Horoscopes and the zodiac in general are based on birth date (and if you're super into it, the time and place for moon signs, rising signs... it goes on). I am totally a Pisces, although the zodiac changes have switched me to an Aquarius, which I have decided to completely reject and ignore because it does not fit at all.

I used to check my horoscope every day, though somewhat dubiously while still simultaneously whispering, "Wow, that's really accurate."

Then I really looked at what I was reading. Those things are so vague.

"You will encounter conflict today." Yeah, OK, but where? Getting mad at another driver while commuting to my internship? Trying to decide what I want to eat later? No kidding I'm encountering conflict, I do every day in such trivial things. Anybody could say that.

That's when I stopped checking my horoscope. I was like, "Hey, wait a minute, these are so vague that they'd obviously be applicable to anybody" (though the romance ones were always hilariously wrong). I still totally feel my Pisces profile, but horoscopes themselves are kind of useless to me. What am I really gaining from them?

I took the Myers Briggs test a little while ago and got INFJ. Cue the entire "wow, this is so me" thought process all over again.

Yes, I did, in fact, do this a second time.

While my zodiac sign fits me perfectly, there's something kind of weird in assuming somebody's entire personality based on when they were born. It makes more sense to take an entire test, rightIn a sense, yeah. You're actually answering based on how you feel, rather than having it pre-determined for you.

However, on the flip side, there's not always a ton of consistency in it. While the zodiac is relatively (I'm still pretending the change didn't happen) consistent, you can definitely change up some answers on the personality test depending on how you feel and get a different type entirely.

I feel like I understand how I interact with people more clearly with the Myers Briggs test, and that it describes me more based on my actual personality and answers to the test. People seem to buy into it more than astrology, too.

On the flip side, I could possibly take it now and get a totally different typecast, while I'm a Pisces forever.

What's the verdict? You gotta freak what you feel, because both are equally debatable... and people will definitely debate.

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Awkward Sexual Situations You'll Experience Based On Your Zodiac Sign

You use acne cream instead of lube.

You sneeze and orgasm at the same time and snot gets all over your partner. Like this was during a sinus infection. It's yellow. It's green. It's mean.

You accidentally FaceTime a friend. And the angle is just so bad. Like its just full on ass. They just see right up the money hole and then they scream, which scares you, and then you fall, and make a mess, and it's just not good.

You use acne cream instead of lube.

Fluid gets in your eye and for some reason it stings like a motherfucker. So you have to stop and go to the student health center and it is the most awkward experience of your entire life.

You moan so loudly that campus security barges into your dorm and finds you there, just copulating on the floor. For some reason you and your partner are covered in whipped cream. It's bittersweet to say the least.

You have sex by a candle and accidentally knock it over. Your basic-ass college wooden desk catches on fire, but even worse is that the melted wax looks just really wrong all on your floor. One might call it a sticky situation.

You fall off the bed and get concussed. Yes, I know that is anticlimactic, but not everything has to be something, Leo.

You fart insanely loudly and fear that it's actually a shart. It's wet. It's moist. You shudder.

You have shower sex and you don't realize that your partner is slightly drowning under the stream of water and it just goes downhill from there. You have to do that resuscitation shit. And then that's not working, so you have to call a friend. It's bad. But, don't worry - your partner is all good... but still.

You have sex in a chair and then a leg breaks. However, this leads you to having wondrous sex in one of those fake rooms in Ikea while you and your partner look for a new chair.

You have sex in a car and a lock of your hair gets stuck in the car door and rips out. It's gnarly, but you were planning on getting a haircut anyways, so it's not the end of the world.

You are in an orgy. Don't ask. And you accidentally start hooking up with your TA or RA.

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What The Stuff In Your Car Says About You (Quiz)

That collection of fast food napkins say more than you think.

Throughout the years, we've been in enough of our friend's cars to realize that everyone keeps theirs up differently. Some are neat and some vaguely resemble a war zone.

While you're probably able to to see the correlation between what's in your friends cars and who they are as a person, it may be hard to see how what you keep in your own car lines up with who you are - so that's why I've created a quiz to help.

If you're sick and tired of having to work around the stuff in your friends' car, just reserve yourself a Zipcar. It's that simple. Just make sure to keep your hands on the wheel.

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What It's Like To Be the Strong One

It's both a blessing and a curse.

First, I should tell you what prompted me to write this. We were in the car, and I was venting to a friend through text message. I was crying, but tried to hide it from my mom and little brother. They eventually figured it out.

They kept pushing me to tell them what was wrong. I said, "It doesn't matter. It isn't anything you need to worry about." To which my brother replied, "I don't think we will ever know why she was crying." My mom said, "But it does matter. You don't cry that often. It must be important." Then that is how the conversation ended.

It took me awhile to realize it, but slowly the little things like that have been adding up: my friend introducing me as, "This is Amanda. She has her shit together," and my cousin emailing that I have to be strong after my grandpa passed away because, "everyone is going to be upset and no one else can handle it."

I finally realized just how much I became the one to count on both to my family and my friends. I'm someone who everyone expects to be strong and have it all together. Here are some things that you can relate to if you are like me:

Sometimes if you are seen as a really strong person, you are also seen as emotionless, but that is wrong. Of course, we all have emotions, lots of them actually. The truth is I do cry more than most think...just not usually in front of people.

You probably let your emotions flow outside of public. Whether you are locked in your room, in the shower, outside in the middle of nowhere, or in your car, as long as you are alone you feel free to finally let it all out.

You learn to hide your emotion and keep calm under pressure. What appears on the outside isn't always what's on the inside. It's easier to keep it hidden than to showcase it everywhere. Usually when you finally do yell or cry, it isn't just because of one thing. It is everything adding up. It is a mix of emotions that just can't be held back anymore.

People lean on you and often ask for your advice. They sort of look up to you in a way, and want to be strong too. You're probably a great help too because, more than likely, if you are strong, you have been through a lot and built yourself up to it.

It's both a blessing and a curse. Sometimes it is draining when you always have to keep it together, or at least make it look like you have it together. When you're beaten down with one struggle after another, it definitely takes a toll, but in the end you wouldn't want it any other way because you always come out strong.

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The 13th Zodiac Sign is a Thing

What's yo name, what's yo sign, zodiac killa?

Although I am one of those people who firmly believes in Zodiac signs and checks my horoscope everyday, NASA believes that astrology isn't real and that zodiac signs are a bunch of bullshit.

NASA is most likely probably correct, being that they are astronomists and I am a photojournalism major, yet I am still the type of person to let my horoscope define my thoughts and actions.

But all this time we were lead to believe that there were 12 astrological signs, but NASA has just proven that there are in fact 13 zodiac signs, meaning 86 percent of people technically fall under a different zodiac sign.

The truth is, nothing is actually changing. That's because NASA does not even believe in zodiac signs or astrology, claiming they "didn't change any zodiac signs, we just did the math.'

Of course many people don't believe in their zodiac sign, because it truly is impossible to foresee your future or describe your personality based on what month of the year you are born. But hey, it's fun and can be a great pickup line. (Kidding.)

So basically what we are trying to get at here is that if this phenomenon was real and NASA was actually 'changing your zodiac sign'' there would be a new sign called Ophiuchus and these would be the "new" Zodiac signs. If you believed in that stuff. *raises hand slowly*

Capricorn: January 20-February 16

Aquarius: February 16- March 11

Pieces: March 11 - April 18

Aries: April 18-May 13

Taurus- May 13- June 21

Gemini- Jun 21- July 20

Cancer- July 20 - August 10

Leo- August 10 - September 16

Virgo - Sep 16 - Oct 30

Libra- Oct 30 - Nov 23

Scorpio - Nov 23 - Nov 29

Ophiuchus - Nov 29 - Dec 17

Sagittarius - Dec 17 - Jan 20

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What Your Choice of Wine Says About Your Personality

Chardonnay = future soccer mom.

Behind every wine lover is a personality to match their go-to glass of wine. Let's face it, as women in college, wine is our friend, our really good friend.

If Moscato is your go-to wine then you're a basic bitch. I hate to break it to you, but chances are, you're one of those girls who gets too drunk at the pregame, proceeds to barely make it out and then wonders why you have such a bad hangover the next morning after chugging your Moscato, aka straight sugar and alcohol. You're definitely the girl who's always down to party, like always.

Pinot grigio
You have your shit together and you know not to expect anything from anyone. Pinot is bitter, but sweet at the same time and basically the best wine for girls trying to get their party on, but also keep their clothes on. If you're a pinot drinker then you're an independent boss ass bitch who doesn't need no man.

White zinfandel
If you're a white zinfandel drinker then chances are you're starting to get your priorities in line but you're not quite there yet. It's like you're dangling in between adulting and getting shit faced every night. You try to be sophisticated and handle your shit, but you still give no fucks and aren't ready to grow up yet.

You're a low-key grandma. You'd rather spend nights in bed with a good book or Netflix and casually sip on your glass of merlot instead of rage facing and waking up the next morning full of regrets. Most of your friends don't understand why you're always making excuses to not go out and stay in bed, but you don't care. You do you, girlfriend.

Did someone say classy? You are the best of the best when it comes to getting wasted, yet making sure you remain classy and poised. If you fast forward 10 years, you probably could find yourself at a dinner party with a bunch of other soccer moms talking shit about everyone who pissed you off that day.