If you’ve been on Facebook at all this weekend, no doubt you have discovered a bunch of your friends changing their profile pics to Giraffes. Most of you will probably know why, but in case you missed it, here’s the reason:
I’ve changed my profile picture to a giraffe. I tried to answer a riddle and got it wrong. Take the challenge!
The deal is I give you a riddle. You get it right you get to keep your profile pic. You get it wrong and you change your profile picture to a giraffe for the next three days. MESSAGE ME ONLY SO YOU DON’T GIVE OUT THE ANSWER.
Here is the riddle: 3:00am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors, it’s your parents and they are here for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?
Remember… Message me only. If you get it right I’ll post your name here. If you get it wrong change your profile pic. (As seen on FB :))
Now I know that some people are a little over the influx of long-necked African beasts in their feed, but I for one am loving the diversity of pictures, and it’s got me thinking, why have people chosen the giraffes they have?
Clearly one’s choice of giraffe is a reflection on their inner character, just like your favourite colour or flavour of ice-cream is an accurately distinct description of who you are. Because of course those things are never wrong! (Apart from half of the diagnosis.) Unfortunately though, there is no accurate descriptor of what your Giraffe Profile Pic says about you, online, so I personally have taken the liberty of creating one myself.
And so, presenting:
What Does Your Giraffe Say About You
as according to Essentially Jess
(and based on absolutely no factual evidence of any kind whatsoever)
The Scaredy Giraffe
You’re a precious soul really. You haven’t quite realised the extent of your awesomeness, and would much prefer to lower your ability to that of a much smaller animal. Don’t feel that being a monkey, or a sloth would be better for you; hold your head high and be the giraffe you were meant to be.
Also yes spiders are scary, but you’re big enough to step on them.
The Giraffe out of Water
You’re a strong independent sort who wants to venture beyond their comfort zones, and see the world a little differently. This is a great aspect of your character, but just remember that if the cobbled streets of the new world are hard on your hooves, it’s ok to return to the Savannah
The Child at Heart Giraffe
You’re a fun-loving, free-spirited soul, who refuses to grow up.” Why take on all the responsibility of feeding the herd when instead you can play?” is your philosophy on life. In the past it has stood you in good stead, and you have avoided the hard work, and only lived the fun. Be careful though. Too much fun and not enough work may one day see you get stuck.
The Not-Giraffe Giraffe
You’ve lost sight of what you’re meant to be. You’re a giraffe, embrace that! Trying to be something different will only have other people walking all over you.
The Social Giraffe
Similar to the social butterfly, you like to leap across the savannah with all your giraffe pals. You believe that life is only lived best when within the herd. There is a lot of truth in that, but just remember it’s ok to find your own tree to eat sometimes.
The Leader Giraffe
You’re a natural leader, and no matter where you go, you will have people following you. You take your responsibility to the herd very seriously and are constantly looking out for great water and tall trees. You do a wonderful job, but just remember that the greatest leaders are also those that know how to follow.
The Serial Relationship Failure Giraffe
You’re a good giraffe; you have a great heart and try to be your best. Your melodramatic ways are more than a little extreme at times, but they are acceptable. Unfortunately your greatest flaws lie in your inability to pick a good life partner. It’s important that you be true to yourself and your heart, but also let’s be reasonable; some relationships are never going to work.
The Dancing Giraffe
You’re a fun-loving giraffe who is constantly the life and soul of the party. Whilst the others are eating leaves, or relaxing under trees, you can be found cavorting by the billabong, unleashing your best moves. It makes you a valuable and popular part of the herd.
Be careful though. Too much dancing will mean you miss out on moving on with the others when the time comes.
The Lonesome Giraffe
You do things better on your own, and enjoy your own company. You’d rather sit alone next to a muddy water hole than be around the herd. And whilst this might mean you have the water all to yourself, you’re missing out on the security healthy relationships bring.
The Mummy Giraffe.
As a devoted parent, there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for your offspring, including eating the bugs out of their hair. You truly are the cornerstone of the herd.
Just remember that the best mums get to run by themselves sometimes too.
The Essential Giraffe
(Which may or may not be the one on my Profile Pic right now)
You’re a good fun giraffe. You look life square in the eye and face it head on, whilst picking on all your flaws at the same time. You write a great blog, even if you do pull a lot of crap about giraffe pictures out of your behind. People should learn to never take you too seriously. 😉
Also, keep on with that hypnotic stare for others whilst chanting: “You shall read Jess’ blog everyday.” It will certainly pay off in due time. 😛
And there you have it folks! My guide to accurately categorising all those people in your news feed. And because I’ve put it on the internet, it now must be true. 😉
Have you played the giraffe riddle game?
Which Giraffe are you?