Are you bittersweet or sanguine? Take the Bittersweet Quiz to assess your soul’s sensitiveness with just 15 simple personality questions.
What Is the Bittersweet Quiz?
Inspired by the titular book of Susan Cain, the Bittersweet Quiz is a personality test that reveals how artistic you are. It is made up of fifteen emotional questions that determine how sensitive your soul might be.
With the current test, you find out if your soul is bittersweet, meaning it sees the beauty in imperfection.
|State of Mind||Characteristics|
|Bittersweet||Inspired by longing and nostalgia.|
|Sanguine||Energized by cheerfulness and hope.|
|Balanced||Bounces between bittersweetness and sanguinity|
What Does It Mean to Be Bittersweet?
Bittersweetness is the state of appreciating life through longing, grief, and nostalgia. The term was popularized by Susan Cain, the author of Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole.
How to Know if You’re Bittersweet or Sanguine?
If you’re an old soul energized by the beauty in nostalgia, you are bittersweet. But if you’re a young soul motivated by hope, you are sanguine.
Some describe bittersweetness as an artistic melancholy, the shock-receiving capacity vital to create. But it’s also described as the place where light and dark meet—a tranquil state of mind that greets both the positive and negative.
But there’s also an in-between stage, where the bittersweetness and sanguinity are equal. Such a balanced state belongs to people who equally enjoy the beauty in sorrow and the joy in optimism.
Ready to See How Sensitive Your Soul Is?
Everyone has a unique way of taking in the joy of life. While some find happiness in laughter and dance, others look for it in peace of mind, quietness, and even sadness. But the question is, what’s your way?
Are you bittersweet, one who absorbs the painful joy in poignancy, or are you sanguine, one who appreciates the sheer excitement in loving the moment?
Take the Bittersweet Quiz to find out how sensitive you are and how you welcome bliss in your life.
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- Question 1
Pick a quote but make it about a rainy day.
“But she knew that the sun would shine again.”
“And they chanted under the rain, welcoming the blessing.”
“She cried, knowing that the raindrops would hide it.”
- Question 2
What’s so beautiful about love?
It’s a blessing from God.
It’s the fuel we need to carry on.
It’s a fragile emotion, yet a strong bond.
- Question 3
Which one summarizes the beauty of the world?
The joyful sound of kids playing in the park.
The shimmering, warm sunlight on your skin.
The calming sound of the violin under the starry sky.
- Question 4
What are you grateful for?
- Question 5
What makes an artist great?
- Question 6
Which one do you think about the most?
- Question 7
A blessing to apricate loved ones.
A chance to recall who you are.
A self-made cage that feels home.
- Question 8
A healing scar
A hopeless longing for what’s missed
A source of inspiration
- Question 9
How often do you miss something you’ve never experienced?
Once in a while
All the time
- Question 10
Which quote describes nostalgia?
Nostalgia was a string, one that knotted the pinky to the past.
She called it nostalgia; I called it timeworn happiness
Nostalgia is nothing but a joyful pain.
- Question 11
What keeps you awake at night?
- Question 12
Which one could be a spontaneous decision of yours?
A surprise visit to an old friend.
An unplanned trip to a longed destination.
A long walk away from the noisy world.
- Question 13
Which one’s the perfect spot?
A hill looking to a beautiful jungle
A window on a skyscraper looking to a quiet city
A rocky hill looking to a wavy sea
- Question 14
How do you feel when you hear sad music?
Inspired or happy
- Question 15
Do you often think about death? How does it make you feel?
No, I don’t like thinking about it.
Yes, it makes me appreciate life.
Yes, it calms me down.