Guest blogger, Vicki L. VanArsdale is a freelance writer, certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. By adopting a healthy and active lifestyle, she has lost 100 pounds. Her mission is to motivate and inspire people through her actions and words. “Get healthy from the inside out” is her motto. Learn more on Vicki’s blog.
I got really sick July 4 weekend, which prompted me to scrutinize my diet and see how I could make some changes. I reread “Eat Right 4 Your Type” by Peter J. Adamo and realized what he said about my blood type made total sense.
The popularity of Facebook quizzes is a pretty good indication that people enjoy learning about themselves through short descriptions. As a student of psychology, I have studied several personality and psychological tests from the Rorschach to MMPI to Myers Briggs Type Indicator. I have spent a lot of time learning about the MBTI and find it very helpful in understanding communication and relationships. Many people take the MBTI during college at some point. The MMPI is one of the tests most often used when evaluating for the courts. Less scientific tests are often used for Human Resources departments. In Japan, the most popular personality measure is blood type; they use it for everything from employment to dating to marketing. (more…)