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What Does Your Bookmark Say About You?

What Does Your Bookmark Say About You?

By Jennifer Grudziecki

If you're reading this post, there's an approximately 87.5% chance you like to read, and a 96.2% that you've read at least one book in your entire life. However often you read, though, you're probably familiar with the struggle of deciding how to mark your spot in a book when you put it down. What you may not know is that that teensy habit reveals some major personality traits. What are they? Read on to find out!


The Post-it Note. You are organized and simple. You like your life like you like your  bookmarks: clean-cut, and brightly colored. You're practical and not easily distracted, and you never turn in an assignment late (unless, of course, you lose the post-it note with the due date). You wish you were a better artist.

Popular Novel-themed. You are an enthusiast. You're easily-excited and get emotionally attached to just about anything, including the watermelon that your mom brought home last week (you named it Walter). You don't actually believe that hobbits and fairies exist, but you also don't want to hurt their feelings by saying so out loud.

The Piece of Homework. You are a multitasker. You can never decide what you want to do, so you wind up doing everything at once—something your math teacher fails to appreciate after that one time you accidentally worked the Deathly Hallows symbol into every trig problem you were assigned.

Fancy-Schmancy Metal Clip. You are classy. You like to dress your best, and you want to do the same for your books. Your library mostly consists of leather-bound classics, and you tend to be a bit pretentious about what you read. You're proud but generous, and you have a secret desire to have a portrait of Shakespeare tattooed on your thigh.

The "Keep Calm and __." You are easy-going. You go with the flow, and you like to stay on top of the latest styles. Your biggest dream is to open a cupcake shop, but you wouldn't mind running an ice cream parlor or a gift shop instead. You love parties, but you are also afraid of coffee mugs. Go figure.

Dog-eared Page/Spine-cracker. We can't tell if you're extremely resourceful or just plain forgetful, but either way, you do your best under pressure. You're constantly being told by your parents to clean up your room, but hey, it's easier to find things when it's messy—"organized chaos," you call it. You once ate a jar of paste as a child, and you can't help but wonder if it's altered your perception of space and time.

Who Needs a Bookmark? You are a genius. You're top in your class, and you don't need frilly reminders like bookmarks to keep you on top of your game. You're often bored, but you make the most of it by drawing maps of fictional places to pass the time. Your parents often worried that you weren't making friends at school, but hey, the emotional divide will make it easier for you to rule over them with an iron fist someday.

What type of bookmark do you use?

Topics: Life
Tags: books, reading, personality types, what your __ says about you, bookmarks

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About the Author
Jennifer Grudziecki

Jennifer Grudziecki is a writer, intern, and soon-to-be college graduate living in New York City. Her life goal is to be a space pirate, and maybe to write a book along the way. Follow her on Twitter @JennyGrudzy or on Tumblr at www.jennigrudzi.tumblr.com/

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