IQ. Rorschach. Myers-Briggs. Buzzfeed.
You’ve likely taken an introspective online quiz before in an attempt to either make sense of yourself, prove a point, or because you were simply suffering from boredom.
While super-psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s identification of introvert vs. extrovert can appear too elementary and the overlapping combinations of 16 Personalities too complex, it may feel fitting to go back to basics when it comes to understanding your own qualities. Like, way back. Say, around 400 B.C.
Hippocrates may have been onto something. After all, his categorization of human characteristics dictated Western medicine for thousands of years. Granted, he theorized that it was the excess or lack of four distinct bodily fluids that influenced human behavior, but his findings, the “Four Temperaments” (below), don’t sound as batshit—save for their terribly cacophonic names.
Depending on where you fall, here’s some individualistic art to keep you inspired.
Keep encouraged with prints that give nod to your practical nature. You’re both goal- and results-oriented, and likely have no trouble achieving either considering your knacks for logic and analysis. You’re opinionated and independent, and we doubt anyone could tell you different (probably because you dislike small talk anyway).
"The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic" Art Print
by Julia Breckenreid for Nautilus$34.99
Decide Art Print
by Camille Chew$25.99
MY BODY MY RULES Art Print
self obsessive Art Print
by Camelia Pham$18.99
Go Your Own Way Art Print
by black lab studio$18.99
Left Brain - Right Brain Art Print
Zero Fucks Art Print
by Sophie Schultz$23.99
Dragon On Hot Air Balloon Framed Art Print
You’re a planner and a perfectionist who believes in rules and doing right. And as an introvert, you can be equally anxious and self-sacrificingly empathetic towards others. Being both detail- and quality-oriented, surround yourself with works that applaud your order and accuracy.
Do what is right. Not what is easy. Art Print
Shy Art Print
by 83 Oranges®$25.99
"How to Avoid Empathy Burnout" Art Print
by Hanna Barczyk for Nautilus$34.99
Timid Sun Art Print
Thinking of a Master Plan Bawse Poster
by Elisa Michelle Designs$19.99
pencils.jpg Art Print
by Joslyn Empey$18.99
Yin and Yang Art Print
The Upside of Being an Introvert Art Print
by Noelle Stevenson$20.99
You’re carefree and charismatic, active and approachable. With a natural curiosity and need for adventure, you’ll likely combust under the strains of boredom, so stay inspired with art that appreciates your optimism and enthusiasm.
Just Fuckin' Do It Art Print
by Rhianna Marie Chan$22.99
Sweet Freedom Art Print
by Sophie Schultz$23.99
Beach Babe Art Print
by trav-elle by laerta premto$21.99
Carefree Summer of Love Art Print
by Olivia Joy St.Claire$40.99
Vamos a la playa Art Print
by Luli Luciérnaga$18.99
The path leads to forever Art Print
Roll With It Art Print
Everything Will Be Okay Art Print
by Julia Walck$23.99
Pick pieces that embolden your easy-going and accommodating ways. As a people-person who values relationships and harmony, you’re both loyal and peace-keeping. You think calmly and carefully. And as someone sympathetic and service-oriented, you’re happy to lend a hand.