8 small habits that reveal a lot about your personality

You know, our everyday habits tell a lot about who we are. They are like small clues that show our true personality.

Even simple things like how we start our day, how we keep our room, or what drinks we like can say a lot about us.

In this article, we will talk about 10 everyday habits. These might seem small, but they can tell a lot about what kind of person you are. Let’s jump in and discover more about ourselves!

1. How You Wake Up

How do you start your day? Are you the kind of person who jumps out of bed as soon as the alarm rings, ready to embrace the day? Or do you press the snooze button more times than you care to admit, holding onto those precious moments of sleep?

Believe it or not, I used to belong to the latter category. Hitting the snooze button was my morning ritual.

But then I realized this habit reflected more than just my love for sleep. It was a sign of procrastination, a trait I was unknowingly carrying into my day.

Those who are quick to wake up tend to be go-getters, proactive, and eager to start their day. They are often organized and disciplined.

On the other hand, serial snoozers might be more laid-back, valuing comfort and taking things at a slower pace.

Both ways are perfectly fine as they tell different stories about our unique personalities.

What does your wake-up habit say about you? Are you an early bird or a serial snoozer like I used to be?

2. Your Listening Skills

Imagine you’re having a conversation with a friend. Are you fully focused on what they’re saying, or do you find your mind wandering? Or perhaps you’re thinking about what to say next?

I remember once when a friend was sharing a problem with me. I was so eager to give advice that I hardly let them finish their story. It was a wake-up call for me. I realized I needed to work on my listening skills.

People who genuinely listen without interrupting or drifting away are often empathetic and patient.

They value relationships and understand the importance of giving and receiving respect.

On the other hand, if you’re more of an eager speaker, you could be enthusiastic, driven, and solution-oriented, but might need to work on your patience a bit.

Think about it, are you more of a listener or a speaker in your conversations?

3. The State of Your Living Space

Be honest now. When was the last time you cleaned your room or house? Is it a well-organized haven, or does it look like a tornado just passed through?

I’ll confess something: my living space isn’t always neat and tidy.

There are days when my desk is littered with random objects, my laundry is piling up, and let’s not even talk about the kitchen.

I’ve come to realize, though, that the state of my living space often mirrors my state of mind.

If you’re someone whose living space is always spotless and everything has its place, you’re likely detail-oriented, disciplined, and value control in your life.

But if your space is usually a bit chaotic, it doesn’t mean you’re a mess. It could just mean you’re creative, free-spirited, and don’t conform to the norm.

So, take a good, hard look at your living space. What does it reveal about your personality?

4. Your Social Media Use

Let’s get real here. How much time do you spend on social media each day? Are you a casual user just checking updates from friends, or are you posting and interacting constantly throughout the day?

Personally, I fall somewhere in the middle. I use social media to keep up with news and friends, but I also find myself mindlessly scrolling more often than I’d like to admit.

This habit reveals a lot about my need to stay connected, yet it also shows that I can be a bit of a procrastinator.

Active social media users are often outgoing, love to share their experiences and are comfortable with technology.

They value connections and staying updated. If you’re a more passive user or barely use social media, you might be more private, independent, or prefer real-life interactions over virtual ones.

So, how does your social media usage reflect on your personality traits?

5. Your Eating Habits

Now, let’s talk about something we all love: food.

How and what you eat can say volumes about you.

Are you someone who savors every bite, or are you always in a rush, eating on the go? Do you stick to a strict diet or are you more of an adventurous eater?

Here’s a peek into my life: I love trying new foods.

For me, food is an adventure, an opportunity to explore different cultures and flavors.

This mirrors my personality as well: open-minded, curious, and always ready for new experiences.

If you’re someone who meticulously follows a diet, you likely have strong willpower, are health-conscious, and like routine.

If you’re an adventurous eater like me, you’re probably open to new experiences, curious, and flexible.

Take a moment to reflect on your eating habits. What do they reveal about your personality?

6. Handling of Criticism

How do you react when someone gives you feedback or criticism? Do you take it to heart and let it upset you, or do you consider it a chance to learn and grow?

I must confess, I wasn’t always good at handling criticism. I used to take things personally and feel attacked.

But over time, I’ve learned to see feedback as a gift, a tool for personal growth and improvement.

If you handle criticism well, you’re likely to be resilient, open-minded, and eager to learn and improve.

But it doesn’t mean you’re weak if you struggle with it.

It might mean that you’re sensitive, deeply invested in your work, or have high standards for yourself.

The key is to remember that everyone, including me and you, can learn to handle criticism better.

So, think about it. How do you handle criticism and what does it say about your personality?

7. Your Shopping Habits

When it comes to shopping, what’s your style? Are you an impulsive buyer, swayed by the latest trends and sales? Or do you meticulously plan your purchases, researching and comparing before making a decision?

I can tell you, I’m a planner. I make lists, compare prices, and ponder before making a purchase.

This shows my careful, considerate nature and my preference for making informed decisions.

Impulsive buyers might be spontaneous, enjoy the thrill of new purchases, and value the present moment.

On the other hand, careful shoppers are likely to be strategic, and practical, and value long-term benefits over short-term satisfaction.

How about you? What do your shopping habits reveal about your personality?

8. Your Exercise Routine

How active are you? Do you have a regular workout routine, or does your exercise consist mostly of walking from the couch to the fridge and back?

I’ll be honest, there was a time when my idea of a workout was channel surfing. But I’ve come to realize that my physical health affects my mood, energy levels, and overall well-being.

People who have a regular exercise routine are typically disciplined, and motivated, and take good care of their health.

Those who don’t exercise regularly might value relaxation more, maybe less concerned with physical fitness, or could be juggling a busy schedule that leaves little time for workouts.

So take a moment to think about your exercise habits. What do they say about your personality?


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Lachlan Brown

I’m Lachlan Brown, the editor of Ideapod and founder of Hack Spirit. I love writing practical articles that help others live a mindful and better life. I have a graduate degree in Psychology and I’ve spent the last 6 years reading and studying all I can about human psychology and practical ways to hack our mindsets. If you to want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

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