Pop Quiz – Finding Your Personal Feng Shui Elements

Just as want to create elemental balance in our home environment, you can assess what your elements are dominant (Yang) or subtle (Yin).

Which of the 5 elements are primary in YOU: Wood, Fire, Water, Metal or Earth.

If you are up for a low tech pop quiz continue reading.

Score each question on a scale of 1 to 5.

  • 1 being the least likely
  • 2 being sometimes likely
  • 3 being occasionally but not characteristic
  • 4 being frequently
  • 5 being most always
Tally up each part at the end, where you will find links to the elements to read more of each one.

Part One:

___Are you a natural born initiator?

___Do you act assertively & confidently?
___Do you resist authority figures?
___Do you find that people and activities move to slowly for you?
___Do you like struggling against all odds, proving yourself to others?
___Are you always doing something or going somewhere?
___Do you have high blood pressure?
___So you strongly resist giving in to a compromise?
___Do you always want to be first and best?
___Does confinement and sitting quietly drive you crazy?
___Do you get frequent muscle cramps?
___Do you like to make all the rules and then break them?
___Do you pioneer new trails wherever you go?
___Do your nails alternate between hard & thick and dry & brittle?
___Are you impatient with people who seem to have no direction in life?
___Do you strongly resist showing vulnerability?
___Do you love speed and adventure?
___Have you ever had tendonitis?
___Do you manipulate situations to get what you want?
___Is it difficult for you to control your anger?
___Do you find any kind of restraint insufferable?
___Do you do your best work under pressure?
___Are you considered moody?
___Is your personal freedom a supreme value in your life?
Part One Total_________

Part Two:

___Are you highly motivated to seek the
___Are you charismatic?
___Do you have heart problems?
___Do you have an extreme aversion to pain?
___Do you love drama, performing and beingin the spotlight?
___Are you often spontaneous?
___Do you get sores on your tongue or around your mouth?
___Can’t say no to anyone?
___Do you tend to be more emotionally intense than your friends?
___Have you ever had a speech impediment?
___Do you love to give your opinion?
___Do you fear separation above all else?
___Are you clever on your feet?
___Do you desire personal fulfillment more than almost anything?
___Do your cheeks turn red easily?
___Could you be described as extravagant?
___Are you bright and scintillating at social gatherings?
___Do you have eczema or other skin eruptions?
___Do you enjoy talking during most activities?
___Do you have trouble with boundaries in relationships?
___Is the need for intimacy and merging a strong motivation for you?
___Do you suffer from anxiety or insomnia?
___Are you mostly optimistic and enthusiastic about life?
___Are you strongly empathetic?
Part Two Total_____

Part Three:

___Do you see yourself as a service oriented person?
___Are you working on being more self-reliant?
___Do your friends often use you as a negotiator?
___Is bloating and water retention a problem?
___Do you struggle with inertia and feel “stuck” sometimes?
___Does nurturing come easy to you?
___Do you like to be in charge but not in the spotlight?
___Does your need to be accommodating sometimes result in conformity?
___Is a need to belong strong in you?
___Do you suffer with muscle tenderness?
___Do you regard loyalty as one of the most important traits in a person?
___Are you conservative in your thinking?
___Are you the family member or friend who knows what’s going on in everyone’s lives?
___Do you suffer with swollen glands and other lymphatic disorders?
___Would you like things to be more predictable?
___Do you tend to be overly protective?
___Do unrealistic expectations leave you disappointed much of the time?
___Do you try to be all things to all people?
___Have you recently gained weight?
___Are you considered a worrier?
___Do you feel you haven’t been recognized for your efforts?
___Are you prone to obsessive thoughts and actions?
___Are you the family member or friend who remembers everyone’s birthday?
___Are you regarded as the peacemaker by friends and family?
Part 3 Total__________

Part Four:

___Do you hold righteousness and virtue in high regard?
___Are rituals important to you?
___Is chaos your enemy?
___Do you have stiff joints and muscles?
___Do you have no time for nonsense?
___Do you hold very precise standards?
___Are you very sensitive to temperature?
___Is clarity and agreement important to you?
___Are you a law and order person?
___Is your skin or hair really dry?
___Are you considered a perfectionist?
___Do you fear intimacy?
___Do you have a strong artistic sense or an eye for good design?
___Does carelessness in others drive you up the wall?
___Are you considered cool, dispassionate and distant?
___Are reason and high principles your guiding light?
___Are you considered a little too strict and nit picky?
___Do you have elegant or refined tastes?
___Is social involvement on the bottom of your list of things to do?
___Do you have sinus problems?
___Does your high level of self control drive your spontaneous friends crazy?
___Do you know best?
___Is it difficult for you to experience or release powerful emotions?
___Are you good at providing structure and boundaries for others?
Part 4 Total__________

Part Five:

___Would you describe yourself as introspective?
___Is the search for truth a prime motivator in your life?
___Do you have a very strong sex drive?
___Are you highly creative, imaginative and original?
___Do you dislike superficiality more than anything?
___Do you pride yourself on being self-contained and self sufficient?
___Is rapid deterioration of teeth or gums a problem?
___Do you seek the deep mystery in everything?
___Do you suffer with frequent backaches?
___Do you occasionally catch yourself being tactless or thoughtless?
___Do you have a very penetrating and critical mind?
___Do you hate waste and conserve everything?
___Is the desire to stick to it one of your strongest virtues?
___Do you have hardening of the arteries?
___Is it difficult for you to share your things with others?
___Do you suffer from a feeling of chronic isolation?
___Are you afraid of losing yourself in others?
___Are you considered enigmatic and eccentric by your friends?
___Do you often feel misunderstood?
___Are you awkward in social situations?
___Do you resist conformity?
___Do you have kidney or bladder problems?
___Are your hands and feet likely to be cold?
___Do you have remarkable powers of concentration?
Part 5 Total__________


Part One is your WOOD Score

Part Two is your FIRE Score
Part Three is your EARTH Score
Part Four is your METAL Score
Part Five is your WATER Score

I invite you to email me your summary with the totals from each part of the quiz, from which I will provide you my observations and interpretations.


Sherry Trentini

As a Life & Grief Coach, I love helping people let go the hard stuff to make room and create the good stuff. I have a healthy respect for the resistance to letting things go, while knowing the liberation that comes from doing just that. I am all about helping you navigate through and towards your future. Additionally, I'm a gratitude junkie, a decluttering advocate and loves to do burpees as exercise!

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