Which Feminine Archetype Am I?
Have you ever wondered what type of character you’d be in a movie, TV show, or book? In the fictional world, there are 7 main types of feminine archetypes, and you may find yourself resonating with more than one.
So, are you a queen, huntress, maiden, or lover? Take our quiz and answer a few questions about your personality to find out!
- Nurturing or wise.
- Independent or confident.
- Innocent or optimistic.
- Creative or passionate.
- A night out with friends. I’m the center of the party or watching over everyone.
- A quiet night in. I don’t really like going out.
- To escape reality with a good book. I love learning new things!
- To spend the night with my partner. They have the comfiest bed.
- My phone. I need to know what’s happening at all times.
- My Choose Your Own Adventure book. It’s always time for magic.
- A notebook. I like to write down my thoughts and ideas.
- My lipstick. I always have to look my best.
- As a hard-working mom or boss.
- Growing my social media presence and making my own schedule.
- Publishing a book of my best poems, laments, or research.
- Married to the love of my life with a job I’m passionate about.
- Mom, political leader, trailblazer. Just let me be in control.
- Either an entrepreneur or coder. Depends if I want to be in the spotlight.
- Being an artist of some kind sounds pretty fun.
- Anything! All that matters is if I’m doing something I love.
- Lean over and talk to the parents. Maybe they need some advice.
- Pretend I don’t hear it. I’d rather not get involved.
- Talk to my date about it—that poor baby!
- Smile at the parents, so they don’t think they’re rude. Life happens!
- Compassionate, loyal, and devoted.
- Quiet, spiritual, and understanding.
- Thoughtful, committed, and protective.
- Passionate, creative, and wildly sexy.
- Trust. I need someone who will always have my back.
- Independence. We should be able to be ourselves.
- Empathy. I want to talk to them about anything.
- Physical intimacy. We’ve got to have the hots for each other!
- Create force fields. Now I can protect everyone I love!
- Fly. I can go anywhere I want, whenever I want.
- Telepathy. I’ll know exactly what someone’s going through.
- Shapeshifting. I’m definitely turning into celebrities.
- My strength. I’m strong inside and out.
- My hair. It’s wild, just like my spirit!
- My eyes. They’re the windows to the soul…
- My beauty! I’m drop dead gorgeous!
- Taylor Swift or Beyoncé.
- Serena Williams or Emma Watson.
- Chloe Moretz or Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Marilyn Monroe or Kim Kardashian.
- Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games) or Princess Leia (Star Wars).
- Bella Swan (Twilight) or Phoebe (Friends).
- Anna (Frozen) or Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter).
- Molly Weasley (Harry Potter) or Juliet (Romeo and Juliet).
- My head. Logic always wins.
- My heart. Anything can be solved with love.
- My gut. I go with my first reaction.
- My inner spirit. I listen to the universe's calling.
What Are Archetypes?
Have you ever wondered why you may act a certain way or why you act similarly to others? Your archetype may be the reason why! Archetypes are groupings or categories of personality traits and behaviors that follow specific patterns. Everyone naturally falls into a category, and, as you grow, you may move between two or more types.
So, what are these categories used for? Archetypes are mostly used in storytelling to establish a character’s personality or purpose. Think about your favorite movie, TV, and book characters. Now, compare them to each other. Do they have things in common? Do they interact with other characters and the plot in similar ways? This may be because they fall under the same archetype.
Carl Jung laid out 12 archetypes and theorized that each represents an aspect of the psyche: The Innocent, The Orphan, The Warrior, The Caregiver, The Seeker, The Lover, The Destroyer, The Creator, The Ruler, The Magician, The Sage, and The Fool.
Over the years, storytellers have narrowed down Jung’s theory to explain the role of female characters. The 7 feminine archetypes embody different aspects of womanhood as described in Greek mythology, and include:
The Lover is a reflection of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. She has an intense connection with her desires and is extremely passionate in all she does. She’s creative, charismatic, free-spirited, and sensual.
The Maiden archetype comes from the tales of Persephone. This woman is thoughtful and empathetic. She has an innocent nature and symbolizes youth, purity, and vulnerability.
The Mother resembles the Greek goddess Demeter. First and foremost, she’s a caretaker. She represents the nurturing instincts of women, symbolizing a motherly figure.
The Queen archetype reflects the Greek goddess Hera. She’s a natural leader who represents womanly strength and courage. Her loyalty, confidence, and determination set her apart from the rest.
The Huntress archetype parallels the stories of Artemis. This archetype is highly independent and has a strong, narrowed focus. She strives to succeed in all she does, and her fearless attitude can often put her in perilous situations.
The Sage is an image of Athena. She values knowledge and discipline and is often seen as a mentor. For her, logic triumphs over love and dreams.
The Mystic archetype stems from the tales of Hestia. She is a spiritual woman with a strong sense of self. She tends to be introverted in large groups but will come out of her shell with time.
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