What the way you sleep says about you...

Good morning everyone,

Today should start out not too bad, but they are calling for rain overnight with a 50% chance of rain this evening. The good news is that they are no longer calling for rain tomorrow. The bad news is they are now saying it's going to snow tomorrow, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Really?! I find that hard to believe, seeing as it only snows in Hiroshima City 2 or 3 times an entire winter. But who knows? Stranger things have happened, so you'd better be prepared for snow the rest of the week, just in case.

In its attempts to gain insights into how someone’s mind operates, Internet users in Japan have discussed looking at how people cross their arms, make a fist, or even eat ice cream. However, as waking actions, one could argue that all of those can be influenced by conscious thought, thus diminishing their effectiveness as indicators of pure, subconscious psyche.

On the other hand, this new personality test examines only the unconscious action of examining how a person sleeps.

Let’s take a look at each, starting with number one...

1. The King
Individualistic, confident

2. The Hug
Frustrated, idealistic

3. The Fetus
Pampered, clingy

4. The Half-Fetus
Balanced, indecisive yet rational

5. The Prone Position
Nervous and sensitive, but a capable worker

6. The Sphynx
Common among kids, rare among adults

7. The Prisoner
Crosses ankles, unsuccessful in career and interpersonal relationships

8. The Raised Legs
Nervous, sensitive, and short-tempered, but has a strong memory

Some of these sound pretty reasonable. For example, the body language of the King, with legs and arms spread wide, implies the sleeper feels no fear even when exposed, meaning they probably do have a lot of self-confidence. Likewise, one could interpret the Hug’s embracing of a pillow, as an unfulfilled yearning for more companionship and support in day-to-day life, which could lead to increased feelings of frustration.

However, some of the other connections are harder to imagine. What makes someone who sleeps on his stomach more likely to be good at his job than anyone else? Why should people who sleep with their legs raised have short tempers, unless perhaps because they’re irritated by sore knee joints and tired leg muscles?

Which one are you? I'm naturally #1, but I've had to train myself to be #4 over the years, because if I sleep in the 'King' style, I snore...really, really loud...ha ha! What does that say about me?

I can't say I'm completely convinced by this test. Still, if nothing else, at least sleeping position seems like a more reasonable test for determining someone's personality than blood type.

Have a great day!

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