A storyline is an ongoing source of conflict, struggle, or challenge—or just an area that you’ve given a lot of focus to. We have identified five prominent storylines that occur in people’s lives - identity, love, work, body, and beliefs. Please rank these options in order of importance.
ABCs of meaning
People attribute meaning to their lives in vastly different ways. There are 3 broad categories of meaning, which I like to call the ABCs of meaning: agency, belonging, and cause. Please rank these categories in order of importance.
Agency: autonomy, freedom, creativity, mastery; the belief that you can impact the world around you.
Belief: relationships, community, friends, family; the people that surround and nurture you.
Cause: a calling, a mission, a direction, a purpose; a transcendent commitment beyond yourself that makes your life worthwhile.
The Shape of Life
Looking back over your life story in a slightly different way, what shape embodies your life? This could be an object, a geometric shape, or a line.
Why do we ask this question about shape? Because we've found that the way we think about our lives gives us insight into what we value most in our lives. We've analyzed countless shapes and found that they fall into three broad categories: lines, circles, and stars. Examples of lines include a river, a winding road, a zigzag, and a mountain range; examples of circles include a heart, a house, a basket, and a bowl; examples of stars include a globe, a cross, an infinity sign, a butterfly. Please choose the category that best fits your shape and click through to the end to understand what these say about you.