As a child, I was constantly surrounded by pasta. While other kids were eating Gerbers, I was eating baby pastina (or at least that’s what my family calls the pasta used in soup). Every time a family member would ask me what kind of pasta I wanted, I would get confused. Aren’t they all the same? I would ask. Now, I know better. What type of pasta you choose in that situation says a lot about you.

Here’s what each kind of pasta says about you:

1. Spaghetti: Warmhearted


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If spaghetti is your go to pasta, you are warmhearted. You gravitate towards the classic and never fail to help a friend out. Choosing spaghetti means you are sympathetic and kind. You are also open-minded and sensitive, and you always listen when someone needs you.

2. Penne: Easygoing


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If penne pasta floats your boat, you are easygoing. You are relaxed and do not have an anxious bone in your body. Even-tempered and mellow, your day to day life may get hectic but you never let that get in the way of things you truly care about.

3. Rigatoni: Determined


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If you like rigatoni, you are determined. Anything you set your mind to, you accomplish. There is no limit when it comes to what you can achieve. Your resolute outlook on life keeps you focused and gets you places.

4. Farfalle: Energetic


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If farfalle makes your heart soar like the butterflies they are shaped like, you are energetic. Doing nothing all day bores you. You have to get out and experience life! If you like farfalle, you are active, spirited, and have a bubbly personality.

5. Gemelli: Creative


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If you are one with gemelli, you are creative. You have incredible original ideas and are artistic. You are innovative, original, and gifted. Choosers of gemelli are imaginative and resourceful.

6. Elbow: Generous


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If elbow pasta is the one that you want, you are generous. You consistently show kindness towards others. You are always thinking about how you can do more for your loved ones.

7. Rotini: Fearless


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If rotini is your one true love, you are fearless. You are bold, courageous, and brave. Your intrepid outlook on life allows you to live to the fullest. You are lionhearted and not afraid of anything.

Who knew these shapes said so much about personalities? Now that you know more about you, go treat yourself to some pasta.