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What Your Favorite Season Says About Your Personality

Your seasonal preference is deeply telling, psychology experts say.

With every trip we make around the sun, we get to experience the changing seasons in all of their glory. And while every time of year has its distinct virtues and flaws, some of us have a clear favorite—and this may be more significant than you think. Psychology experts say that having a penchant for a certain season may run deeper than whether you prefer iced coffee or hot, the beach or skiing. There are deeper explanations for feeling happiest or most aligned with our surroundings at a certain time of year, they say. Wondering what your personal preference for winter, spring, summer, or fall says about you? Read on to learn what your favorite season reveals about your personality and disposition.

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What Your Favorite Season Says About Your Personality


Cheerful multiracial couple in winterwear laughing while girl embracing her boyfriend during snowfall
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Cold and often quiet, winter may appeal to those who find comfort in stillness and appreciate the beauty of a tranquil environment, explains Marissa Moore, MA, LPC, a licensed professional counselor, therapist, and mental health writer at Mentalyc.

"The symbolism of winter as a time of rest, hibernation, and renewal can resonate with individuals who seek periods of rejuvenation and inner reflection," she explains. "Winter enthusiasts may also exhibit resilience and adaptability, as they embrace the changes that come with the season."

Veronica Hlivnenko, a certified psychologist and holistic health counselor at InPulse, agrees that since winter brings most activities indoors to the comfort of our homes, winter lovers are more likely to be introverts who appreciate spending time alone or in their most intimate social circles.

"These people are goal-oriented, patiently pursuing their aims step by step. They are also rather conservative, taking their time to overthink and weigh any life changes before accepting them," Hlivnenko says.

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As Moore points out, spring represents new beginnings, growth, and the awakening of nature after the winter slumber. Those who favor spring over other seasons may identify with its symbolism of fresh starts and the potential for growth and positive transformations, she says.

"People who love spring might be characterized by optimism, enthusiasm, and a sense of renewal," Moore tells Best Life. "They tend to be open-minded, curious, and adaptable to change. Spring enthusiasts often have a vibrant and energetic approach to life."

Bayu Prihandito, MS, a certified psychology expert, life coach, and the founder of Life Architekture, agrees that those who love spring most are more likely than others to continuously reinvent themselves.

"This season signifies rebirth, which aligns with forward-thinking, hopeful personalities who are always ready for a fresh start," he explains.

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Bringing brighter, warmer, and longer days, summer is associated with positivity and a sunny mood, says Hlivnenko, adding that people who prefer this season are often viewed as optimistic, extroverted, and expressive.

Most people would characterize summer lovers as "easy-going, cheerful, and upbeat companions who strive to be the center of attention," she notes.

Moore agrees that lovers of summer are often outgoing, social, and adventurous and that this may be why they're attracted to summer's sense of freedom. "People drawn to summer may find joy in the vibrant atmosphere, the opportunity to travel, and the chance to connect with others during this lively season," she says.

However, Hlivnenko adds that even those who love summer have their dark days. She says that while they often "look at life through rose-colored glasses, they are more prone to sudden mood shifts."

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Finally, fall is known for the stunning colors of falling leaves—a visceral reminder of the cyclical nature of life and the acceptance of change, Moore says.

"People who love fall may appreciate the opportunity for self-reflection and the chance to find beauty in both the fading and emerging aspects of life," she tells Best Life. "They might be introspective, artistic, and value intellectual pursuits. Fall enthusiasts are often mindful of life's impermanence and find beauty in transitions."

Hlivnenko adds that the season may also be associated with a nostalgic and sometimes melancholic temperament. "Such people are quiet contemplators, balancing between the present moment and the memories from the past. They like to collect things, preferring the long-forgotten old to the new," she notes.

"If you enjoy fall rather than feeling autumn blues, seeing the beauty in yellowish and reddish foliage, enjoying the soothing sound of the raindrops, and getting excited about the morning mist, you can be described as a romantic soul, poetic, and sensitive personality striving to creativity and spiritual growth," Hlivnenko adds.

Lauren Gray
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