If you got the AIR personality type on the What’s Your Element? quiz, you value the intellectual, the mental, and the logical. You love the big picture—the concept, the philosophy, the idea—more than you love the details.
You approach your life more in terms of thinking rather than feeling, and you value that trait in others. You tend to be disdainful of those who don’t operate by reason, because you can elaborate on the reasons behind everything you think or do or believe. You love knowledge, you probably took/are taking school very seriously, and you enjoy learning. And you usually don’t mind being asked to explain the reasoning behind anything you’re doing.
You’re an idea person. You’re often inspired, and you like consuming and generating content in your areas of expertise. You don’t believe in doing things the way they’ve always been done just because they’re traditional; you believe in examining the “why,” and you don’t fear change if all signs point to change making sense.
You’re great to have around if a problem needs to be solved. You can think things through. You’re probably intelligent. You are probably a good communicator and language person. You’re fairly emotionally independent and don’t need heavy doses of reassurance or support, and you’d never be described as clingy. You have the capacity to be charming because you are sincere without flattery.
Though you think deeply, you don’t have a lot of “down” days where you need others to cheer you up, and you tend to be open to considering others’ opinions if they’re presented in an accessible way. You have a good work ethic when it comes to solving problems, and leaving them unsolved would bother you. You might come off as reserved sometimes, but you’re actually really easy to talk to. You’re good at balancing projects and not getting overwhelmed if you have lots to do; you switch gears readily.
Sometimes your tendency toward fantasy and “big picture” thoughts can make you a daydreamer to your own detriment; you may be disconnected or so caught up in your own world that you aren’t able to keep appointments or complete tasks unrelated to your passion. You may have difficulty connecting emotionally with others and may be regarded as too stiff or overly analytical, which could lead to relationship issues.
Your tendency to value ideas above technique could be responsible for an inability to appreciate some forms of art. You may alienate some people who expect personal testimonials to affect you if you respond by emphasizing the importance of “the needs of the many.” You may have a tendency to get distracted too easily. You may be a poor housekeeper and a poor dresser because you don’t care much about appearances, and manners sometimes escape you.
Your Roles and Careers:
Scholar, teacher, student, communicator, writer, philosopher, theorist, economist, strategist.
Symbols Associated With Air (these are not supposed to be “your favorites”—they are traditionally used to represent this element):
Time of Day: Dawn
Animals: Birds, flying creatures
Foods: Light, minty, fizzy, fluffy: salads, light and sweet fruits, foods with air in them like carbonated sodas (ginger ale or carbonated waters), fluffy cakes, biscuits, rice cakes
Music: Flute and pipes, chimes, calm Far East music, unaccompanied vocals, most New Age music, uplifting songs
Clothes: Light-colored, loose-fitting, ignoring of fashion, clever or indicative of intelligence, natural fabrics, meaningful but sparse jewelry
Comment if you’re an Air person!