What Periodic Element Resonates With Your Soul?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Periodic Element Resonates With Your Soul?
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About This Quiz

For thousands of years, astrologers have used the zodiac to define personality types. The zodiac signs, each associated with a sun sign, moon sign, star sign, or rising sign, are in turn dominated by one of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Thus, it is said that someone dominated by air signs will have a "lively" relationship with someone dominated by fire signs.

Fast forward a few thousand years and we know there are way more than just four elements. As of today, there are one hundred and eighteen elements on the periodic table, each one representing an atomic structure with unique properties. These elements are assembled into groups (vertical columns) and periods (horizontal rows). These organizational methods collect elements with like elements in a way that makes them easier to understand. Interestingly, the periodic table is also organized numerically, with the smallest elements (fewest subatomic particles) at the top, and the largest at the bottom of the periodic table. Most elements we are likely to encounter on a day to day basis are further up, though from time to time you'll run into something strange as it is embedded in a piece of technology you use.

Which element resonates with your soul? Which group of protons, neutrons, and electrons behaves in a manner reminiscent of your own predilections? Take this quiz to find out!

How would someone get under your skin?
They can't.
They'd have to use some heat.
They'd have to threaten me directly.
Put down my origins.

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How do you behave if left alone?
I drift.
I develop a structured life on my own.
I just dissolve into the background.
I sit pat.

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How long is your fuse?
You can't get me to blow up.
I'm done with burning.
It's long, but when I go, I really go.
You can get me to melt, but not burn.

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How superficially judged are you?
A lot.
Not very much.
Completely.
Never!

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If you had to live in a European nation, which one would you pick?
Switzerland.
The UK.
Greece.
Germany.

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How energetic are you?
I glow with energy.
I can hold on to energy for a long time.
I burn with energy.
I just sit there.

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How soft is your soft side?
I'm too dignified for that.
I crumble.
I'm as soft as cheese.
I don't have one.

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How well understood is your value?
Pretty well understood.
I'm proving more and more valuable as time passes.
I'm not very useful.
My limits are well known.

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How attractive do people find you?
I'm so attractive, you guys.
I'm pretty attractive, because of what I can do.
I'm only attractive when I'm active.
I guess I look cool, but that's all.

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How flexible are you?
I'll adjust to any vessel.
I'm really inflexible.
I'm soft, but inflexible.
I'm totally inflexible.

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How hot is your temper?
Warm.
Cool.
White hot.
Ice cold.

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When you get into a conversation, how likely is it that conversation will get heavy?
Totally unlikely.
Not very likely.
Somewhat likely.
Very likely.

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How do you get when you're all charged up?
I brighten up.
I don't look any different.
I get warm.
Nothing changes me.

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Are you much involved in fitness?
Not really.
I love to be involved in activities like biking.
I burn enough calories without it.
Sure, I like to pump iron.

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How useful are you in an emergency?
I can be useful in getting attention.
I might be able to help with first aid.
I could establish a boundary.
I couldn't do much.

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How hard are you?
Not at all.
Like a diamond.
Like a pillow.
Like the center of the Earth.

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How snobby are you?
I'm a royal snob. I look down on the royals.
I can code switch.
I don't go that way.
I'm pretty snobby.

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How often can you be spotted at a barbecue?
Frequently
Always
Rarely
It depends on the pit.

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What medical condition might you be able to help with?
I could help in laser surgery.
Surgery, when someone needs an insufflation gas.
Constipation.
I could help someone put on muscle.

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When things are darkest, what brings you the light?
When I'm plugged in.
I like it dark.
A strong motivator.
Anything I can reflect on.

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How supportive are you?
Not at all.
Pretty supportive.
Not very supportive.
Extremely supportive.

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How warm is your personality?
Warm
Cool
Hot
Icy

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How do you react under pressure?
I get out of there!
I harden.
I burn.
I don't flinch.

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How are you at parties?
I'm the life of the party.
I keep things light.
Just don't get me going!
I'm a great host. I can really help the party along.

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What do people turn to you for at work?
How to get attention
Creative ways of buttressing things
How to keep the heat on
To catalyze a deal

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How unique are you?
I'm part of a small group.
I'm one of a kind.
There are many like me, but I'm special.
I'm a rare find.

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How sharp are you?
Not at all.
I can be very sharp, though at times, I'm dull.
I'm as sharp as a pillow.
Razor sharp.

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How easily do you get rusty?
I once had a friend named Rusty.
I don't get rusty, I get even.
It takes work, but it'll happen.
It's hard for me.

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Are you dangerous to be around?
Not at all.
Only if you find me in large quantities in the third world.
Sometimes.
Only if I make contact with your eyes, lungs, or skin.

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How well liked are you?
Everyone likes me.
Most people like me.
Some people like me.
No one even knows who I am.

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