Poetry Prompt: Personality Quiz

Poetry Prompt: Personality Quiz

Did you know that you can get to know yourself by writing poetry? In today’s prompt, you’ll be asking yourself some questions, and you might be surprised by the answers!

Here are the rules for the personality quiz. For each of the questions below, come up with your answer and a couple of reasons why you chose that answer. It’s much more fun if you’re specific about why you like what you chose.

These questions might seem ordinary, but don’t worry—once you’ve answered all of them, you can scroll down and find out what they tell you about your personality. Then, you’ll get to transform those answers into a poem!

Without further ado, here are the questions:

  • What is your favorite color? (For example, sunshine yellow, because it’s warm and happy)
  • What animal do you think represents you best? (For example, a grey wolf, because it’s majestic and independent)
  • What is your favorite water feature or type of water (waterfall, stream, ocean, etc.)? (For example, a mountain waterfall, because it’s a small start that grows into something big, and because it’s beautiful)

Now, once you’ve got your answers written, scroll past the picture below for what each of these answers “mean.” Of course, there’s no guarantees that your answers will reflect your personality, but you might be surprised by how often you’ll learn something about yourself by your answers!

  • Favorite color: Your answer to this question shows you how you think about yourself. For example, sunshine yellow is a warm and happy color, and that’s something that you think about yourself.
  • Animal that represents you: This answer shows how you want others to think about you or how you want them to view you. For example, a grey wolf shows that you want others to see you as majestic (which could mean well-respected) and independent.
  • Water feature: This question shows what you think about your future path. Maybe you think about the future as a wide-open ocean, or maybe it’s a mountain waterfall that isn’t always clear in its twists and turns.

Now that you’ve discovered the answers, pick one of the three that surprised you or showed you something new. Start your poem with “I am…” and then the answer you chose. You can use the reasons for your answer on the next lines. Experiment with coming up with more reasons for your choice. You could even analyze your answer in the poem and agree or disagree with what that answer means!


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