Discovering WHO we are and our life’s PURPOSE is a major preoccupation of the culture I live in. The idea that we must determine our identify seems strongest when we are graduating high school and embarking on the next stage of life, but this continues to follow us throughout our lives.
I took a career test in high school that said I should probably be a pilot. I likely took any number of Teen magazine quizzes to see what kind of person I was. In college, I took the Myers-Briggs and Strengths Finder 2.0 in pursuit of further self-knowledge.
( By the by--If I were a character on Downtown Abbey, I would be . . . Mary! )