While you may tend to think that the destination you pick is based on your current mood, the reality can be deeper.
Your personality can be defined by the choices you make in life, the things and people who attract you, the colors you find pretty, etc. It is not a coincidence that you like the color you do or end up ordering the same dish most of the time.
In fact, according to the Journal of Research in Personality, your preference for a certain kind of geographical location/holiday destination reveals if you are an introvert or an extrovert. The University of Virginia psychologists Shigehiro Oishi, Thomas Talhelm and Minha Lee found that extroverts prefer the beach to the mountains, while introverts prefer the opposite, reports Business Insider.
”We argue that beaches are typically noisier, with more people to watch, talk to, and hang out with than mountains,” they write. “In contrast, mountains offer many secluded places, which facilitate isolation,” the psychologists wrote. So, we now know that the destination we like to holiday in is actually an extension of our personality. Therefore, let's look at some of the different holiday types and what your favorite kind says about you as a person.
When you close your eyes to picture a perfect holiday destination do you always see snow-capped mountains, driving through clean, narrow roads, a huge fireplace with cozy armchairs on either side? Then you are probably a reserved and deep soul who does not want to open up to the world full of stress and noise. You strive to be at peace and do not allow anyone to disturb that. You have an imaginative mind and an empathetic heart. In a relationship, you are gentle and generous. You like spending quiet time with your partner or all by yourself to enjoy the nuances of life.
If you like frolicking in water, soaking sun rays and shaking a leg in the beach parties you are most likely a free-spirit with the zeal to enjoy every moment in life. You are a social person who loves to be out there making new friends and knowing more about the world you live in. You have a thirst for experiences and a desire to taste life from your own cup. You are supportive and never let a friend down when they need you. In a relationship, you are the fun one who keeps the spark alive and communicates without hesitation.
You could be a mix of the beach and mountain personality types. While you like being outdoors, noisy locales and humdrum do not excite you. Being under the sky stargazing, grilling food, or treading the lesser trodden path indicates a curious soul that wants to find a deeper meaning in life. You are an observer and do not believe in face-value. You are a good judge of people and like to be around a genuine crowd. In a relationship, you like to talk the talk and clear out misunderstandings. Also, you love spending time with your partner doing what you both like.
If you like crazy adventures, sports, trekking, backpacking, etc., you are a wild-child and you cannot remain caged ever in your life. You need to break free from your mundane lifestyle and schedule and get in touch with the real world. That could also mean that you are an enthusiastic person who cannot be beaten down by the challenges life throws at you. You are ready to give life another try every time you fall down. You are a hard-worker and quitting is not your style. In a relationship, you are the effort-maker; with your liberated soul and mind, you want your partner to see the good in life too.
If your ultimate desire is to disconnect from the world and get in touch with your own soul through a meditation or spa trip it could mean that you are a mindful person who ponders upon the little things in life. You like to make well-thought life choices and decisions. You are a thinker who will not make a rash statement and an impulsive decision when in a relationship.