What’s Your Crystal Type?

By: Marie Hullett
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
What’s Your Crystal Type?
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About This Quiz

Although indigenous communities like the Hawaiian Islanders and Hopi Native Americans have utilized crystal healing in their ceremonial practices for generations, many others in the U.S. didn't adopt such practices until the onset of New Age spiritual movements. Such spiritual followers often view crystals as vessels of creative expression and individuation; they also believe these stones can heal the body, mind and spirit. 

Whether or not you believe in the healing powers of crystals, learning your particular type may help you become more connected to yourself. Sure, many feel skeptical as to the magical properties of a hunk of mineral — but perhaps you can imbue it with a bit of "magic" of your own. Just as every person has a birthstone, everyone also possesses a unique crystal type that reflects their special place in the world. 

Let's face it: everyone's a little lost, but perhaps your crystal can show you the light. If you want to learn which stone reflects your soul, simply answer the following questions. Are you a powerful, jet-black chunk of obsidian or a clear-as-glass piece of quartz? Do you love and nurture like the verdant jasper or burn with passion like a bloodstone? The answers very well may rock your socks off ... 

Let's visualize your "happy place." Where is it?
Cuddling with my loved one on a weekend morning
Climbing, bungee jumping — anywhere high up with an adrenaline rush
Reading my book somewhere cozy
Swimming in the ocean

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Which of these inspirational quotes do you totally need to hear right now?
"Happiness never decreases by being shared." -Buddha
"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars." -Og Mandino
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." -Francis of Assisi
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou

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Imagine that some Girl Scouts just rang your doorbell. Do you buy a box?
OMG, I'll have all the Thin Mints.
Sorry, not right now! I'm on a budget.
Sure, I would feel bad not buying one!
It just depends on my mood.

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Everyone feels pressure at some point or another. Which one of these stressors are you most likely to suffer from, though?
Relationship drama
An overwhelming work schedule
Anxiety that prevents me from sleeping soundly
Social schedule burnout

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Do you work to live or live to work?
Work to live
Live to work
I like to maintain a balance.
I'm not even really sure.

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Pretend that your boss just called and said that you don't need to come in until after lunch. Don't worry, you'll still be paid. So, how will you spend your spare time?
I'll fit in some extra time for my loved ones.
I'll probably enjoy a long run or hit the gym.
I'll cuddle up with my book.
I'll call a friend and enjoy a nice brunch with them.

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Hopefully, you already know that someone out there loves you. But do you love yourself?
Of course. Who doesn't?
Sure, I'm all right.
Sometimes I struggle with self-love and acceptance, but I try really hard.
Honestly, no

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Oops, you're running a bit late. Quick, which item (other than the essentials) do you never leave the house without?
Beauty items, like a comb and lipstick
Pepper spray
Notebook and pen
Headphones

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Someone you care about is feeling down. Though you may offer support in many ways, what is your strongest suit?
I'll listen with love and without judgment for as long as necessary.
I'll help do dishes, prepare meals, provide transportation — any practical support I possibly can give.
I'll write a thoughtful card, bring flowers and maybe even create a little piece of handmade art.
I'll try to make them smile with their favorite treats and a little bit of laughter.

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One of your friends wants to help you in your time of need. She plans to prepare you a meal at home. What do you hope she's cooking up?
A beet, walnut and arugula salad and a light soup
A rich, comforting casserole
Gnocchi with basil, marinara and goat cheese
Salmon and sweet potatoes

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Yum, it's time to indulge in a dessert of your choosing. What would you enjoy the most?
Angel food cake with strawberries
Chocolate mud pie
Caramel and hazelnut ice cream sundae
Crème brûlée

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The way you present to the world doesn't always align with what you know about the "true you." What do you wish others understood about you?
Though I give myself completely in relationships, I often feel insecure in them.
I may seem tough, but I'm afraid of a lot of things.
I might not show it, but I'm super sensitive.
I'm actually quite shy, and it takes a lot of energy for me to be so outgoing.

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Pretend you're gazing up at the clouds. What type of shapes will you find in them?
Hearts and stars
None. I'll probably just see the clouds for what they are: clouds.
Mythological creatures like dragons and unicorns
Kind and silly faces

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There are some foods that almost everyone seems to enjoy, like pizza. Other foods, however, are more controversial. Which of these much-disputed eats do you like most?
Cilantro
Black licorice
Raw oysters
Brussels sprouts

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Time to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. Which treatment would you like to indulge in?
Couples massage
Hot stone massage
Aromatherapy
Oxygen facial

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Sometimes, perceived "flaws" also serve as pools of strength. What's one of your "negative" traits?
I'm a people-pleaser.
I always keep my guard up.
I overanalyze everything.
I'm a perfectionist.

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Let's head to the jewelry store. Which piece do you find most stunning?
A pink pearl necklace
Black diamond earrings
A platinum wrist cuff
An emerald ring

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A lot of adolescents roll their eyes when their parents brag about them. In retrospect, though, it's pretty sweet. What did your parents or guardians rave about when you were a child?
"[Your name]'s teachers and peers all adore them!"
"[Your name] is scoring all the points/goals in [sport you played]!"
"[Your name] is really excelling in school!"
"[Your name] was the star of the talent show, again!"

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Pretend you can snap your fingers and suddenly appear anywhere in the world. Which of these natural landscapes sounds most appealing to you?
An aquamarine glacial lake nestled in the mountains
A tropical black sand beach
A lush forest blanketed in snow
A vast desert with orange and gold rock formations

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As you attempt to drift off, some worries continue to dance around in your head. What type of anxiety ails you?
I'm most likely thinking about my relationship woes.
I'm probably worried about work, again.
It's probably just a nightly dose of existential dread.
I'm stressing about not being "enough."

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Which popular "dream career" is actually your nightmare?
Astronaut. The thought of traveling in space really frightens me.
Secret agent. I definitely don't want to have to carry a gun.
Famous actor. I'm terrified of the spotlight!
Doctor or veterinarian. I cannot handle blood, guts and organs, thanks.

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If you could accomplish anything in your work, what would it be?
Have fun and live fully
Contribute significantly to my area of expertise on a broad scale
Create something that moves people
Help those in need

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Your loved one walks in the door carrying something you think you shouldn't have, but simply can't say no to. What is it?
Another house plant for my ever-growing "jungle." I guess one more succulent couldn't hurt, right?
Chocolate cupcakes. I can never have just one!
A stack of books — the shelves are already overflowing!
A puppy. Her little face! Her fluffy ears! Maybe I can find the time ...

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Let's say that you're feeling a little irritable and impulsive. Which of these things are you most likely to do?
Lash out at the first person who comes my way
Drive for hours, going nowhere, honking at cars along the way
Book a one-way ticket to Thailand
Post a bunch on social media about everything and everyone that gets on my nerves

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Like it or not, you have to dye your hair. Which color will you choose?
Light bubblegum pink
Black, duh
Silver
Golden blonde

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Metaphorically speaking, how would you describe your heart?
Big
Hard and opaque
Obscured
Translucent

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Everyone suffers from illnesses and ailments sometimes. Which part of your body tends to give you trouble?
My head and neck
My back
My stomach
My sinuses

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Everyone has that one random thing that grinds their gears. What's yours?
When people are distracted while I'm talking to them
When people chew loudly
Having to repeat myself
People who walk too slowly and don't realize they're in the way

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Sometimes it's nice to tackle your favorite items on your to-do list first. What chore do you actually kind of enjoy?
Going grocery shopping
Hitting the gym
Cleaning the house
Scheduling appointments and making plans

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Let's listen to a podcast. Which topic do you want to hear about right now?
Intimacy and relationships
Politics
Literature
Pop culture

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