You probably already know how much the weather impacts your mood. Generally speaking, if it’s pleasantly warm and sunny out, you are probably in a better mood than if it’s dreary and cloudy or scorching hot. Light, warmth, and the overall climate play considerable roles in psychological science, which makes season preference an incredibly interesting topic.
Though there isn’t a large body of evidence to explain why certain people enjoy particular seasons more than others, psychologists believe that it could have something to do with your birth month and your early development. Whatever the reason, people who love a certain season often embody aspects of that season that explain a lot of their personality quirks and could help you get to know someone. The next time you meet somebody, ask them about their favorite season. You may be surprised at how much it tells you.
Though there is no hard research to back up these ideas, your personal season preference could say a few things about your underlying personality. Here are just a few things your favorite season may reveal about you.
If you love chilly, snowy days, and snuggling up next to a roaring fire with a good book and a cup of tea, you are likely more introverted and don’t mind spending time doing your own thing indoors. You probably enjoy making your house a cozy home and shopping online to avoid crowds and all of the hustle. Winter is also often a time for quiet contemplation and self-reflection, which means that you may be more inner-focused and a person who strives to better themselves. Winter lovers also tend to be generous and willing to participate in the spirit of giving.
Note: Don’t forget to enjoy the wonderful things that winter has to offer, like skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking in the snow. You may want to cuddle up indoors, but be sure to take some time to get out as well. Fresh air and exercise are just as crucial in the wintertime.
Spring is often seen as a time of new growth and rebirth. If seeing sprouts pop up in the garden and buds blooming on trees brings you joy, then you are likely an optimist who is always searching for the silver lining. Spring is a chance for renewal and a time to pursue new opportunities and embrace change after a potentially stagnant winter. You probably love to keep things interesting and are always looking for little ways to improve and stay organized.
Note: Change is lovely, but just sure that you are content when things are staying the same. Sometimes routine is really healthy, and as long as you aren’t in a negative rut, a routine can help keep you on track with health, lifestyle, and diet goals.
The love of summer has long been connected to an outgoing, adventurous personality that is willing to take risks, wander freely without a destination in mind, and spend time under the sun and stars. If you’re more of warm weather, long day-loving type of person, you might be described as upbeat and easygoing with an active “put yourself out there” personality.
Note: Summer can go by so fast. With vacations, weekend trips, beautiful weather, and fun activities, it is easy to let it fly by without taking time to really appreciate it. Be sure to set aside a few moments each day to write down what you are grateful for and truly live in the moment. It isn’t all about the pictures you can get or the trips you take. It’s about the beauty of the present and finding joy in the little moments.
Though it is often sad to see summer fade away, there’s something uniquely beautiful in the stunning changing of the seasons. As the leaves change to vibrant hues and collect on the ground in crunchy piles, you may enjoy slowing down, catching your breath, and smelling the fresh scent of autumn on the air. Lovers of fall are often more laid back and are often seen as dreamers and deep thinkers, happy to wander tree-lined stress in their favorite sweaters while still pursuing productivity and organization.
Note: It is easy to get caught up in the “mood” of fall without actually striving towards something helpful. Use this season of rest between summer and the holidays to check off some of your long term goals and prepare for the winter ahead. Mimic the hibernation patterns of bears but instead of storing of fat for the winter (nobody wants that) store up plans and get organized to fend off the cold-weather blues when they hit you.