If you got the WATER personality type on the What’s Your Element? quiz, you value compassion, caring, and deep feeling. Your heart is your guide in everything you do, and you are very tuned in to other people’s experiences.
You approach your life more in terms of intuition rather than reasoning, and you value that trait in others. You tend to be disdainful of those who require a “harsh” list of logical explanations, because you know that your feelings are the most important aspect of everything you think or do or believe. You tend to be very aware of your own emotions and to be strongly affected by them. Noticing others’ needs and responding to them is in your nature.
You’re a romantic person—not necessarily in relationships (though you definitely can be that), but in your whole approach to the world. You see and react to beauty and tragedy, and experiences usually seem more meaningful or poignant to you than they do to others. You have an instinct for caretaking, and love of all kinds—giving and getting—comes easily to you. You tend to go with the flow, deliberately, and the mysterious is often appealing and inspiring to you. You have vivid dreams.
You’re excellent at taking care of other people; if you’re a parent or caretaker, you’re warm and open with your little ones, and in your relationships you’re always the compassionate one that everyone knows will lend a helping hand and a sympathetic ear. You have strikingly accurate intuition, especially about other people, and you almost always know the right thing to do in awkward situations to make everyone feel better.
You’re very good at keeping secrets and you’re completely trustworthy. You tend to be generous—sometimes more generous with others than you are with yourself!—and you may be one of those folks who senses the “vibe” of a room. Your overflowing feeling may contribute to an ability to evoke strong reactions in others if you produce art about your experiences. You’re generally the person anyone can count on for a good hug, and you flourish in being able to be that person.
You may be termed “oversensitive” often by people who don’t feel like you do; this is because when you feel, it can overwhelm you and cause a tearful breakdown or an inability to function. Sometimes you overextend yourself trying to take on too much of everyone else’s problems, and because you put yourself last, you can suffer if you don’t learn to balance yourself. You may come off as clingy in relationships or drive people away by falling too hard too fast. You may be unable to pull through something that’s bothering you and you just let it ruin your week as you brood.
Sometimes you can be moody and not interested in helping other people figure out what interactions from them you’d appreciate in this state—you’re annoyed that they can’t just know, like you do—so sometimes you pull away and isolate yourself, and may have a tendency to engage in addictive behaviors that are detrimental to your health. Sometimes your sensitivity causes you to react to others’ words very strongly, and you find yourself the only offended or hurt person in the room. Because of this some people may think you’re a downer and push you away.
Your Roles and Careers:
Counselor, religious figure, mortician, parent/caretaker, artist/musician, poet, health worker/companion.
Symbols Associated With Water (these are not supposed to be “your favorites”—they are traditionally used to represent this element):
Time of Day: Twilight
Animals: Fish and sea creatures
Foods: Liquid, sweet, syrupy, wet: soups, watermelon, fish, iced cakes, water, honey, lemonade, mushrooms, juicy fruit
Music: Easy listening, harp, trance, dreamy music, flowing music, most classical, emotional music
Clothes: Flowing fabric that swirls, layers, dangly jewelry, costume-ish and romantic, blue (dark or light), silver, velvet, painted fabrics, translucents and meshes, lace, sea creature accessories, flower jewelry, water-oriented gemstones
Comment if you’re a Water person!