Last night, as RJ and I were watching the extended edition of The Return of the King from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I came to the realization that I have a type.
You know….a type.
What do I mean by type? Well, everyone has a type, be it a personality type or a “looks” type that they are naturally attracted to. Drawn to, even. In fact, I just helped a buddy of mine come to the realization that all of the women he has been attracted to in the past few years has been a very specific Myers-Briggs type. #besttherapistintheworld
Anyways, as we were watching RotK last night, I couldn’t help but think to myself, “MAN. Aragorn is SOOO cool.” You know, cool in a dark, brooding, lean, rugged, “off the beaten path,” “rogue with a conscience,” fiercely loyal, “will fight to the death for what is right,” protector sort of way.
Mmm..I mean, what???
Which led me to think, “Hey, he kind of reminds me of that Arab guy from The Mummy! That guy was also cool in that dark, brooding, lean, rugged, “off the beaten path,” “rogue with a conscience,” fiercely loyal, “will fight to the death for what is right,” protector sort of way!”
(I actually had to Google “Arab guy from The Mummy” in order to track down the actor, hahaha.)
(Also, RJ just totally walked in on me scanning through a whole computer screen of this actor’s Mummy stills, to which he incredulously asked, “What are you doing???” And I answered quickly, “Uhhh…nothing..I’m..uhh…blogging about my type…?” To which RJ responded, “Oh geez….” and then walked back out of the room. #marriageisawesome)
And then I realized , “Hey! Not only do Aragorn and Ardeth Bay have similar personality traits, but they kind of look alike too!” So I turned to my ruggedly handsome, dark, brooding, lean, “off the beaten path” husb…wait a second…
…And THEEEEN, I realized, O. M. G…
I married my own dark, brooding, lean, rugged, “off the beaten path,” “rogue with a conscience,” fiercely loyal, “will fight to the death for what is right,” protector of a man! Say WHAAAAAT… #mindblown (Okay, okay, I know hashtags only work on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, but I like them anyways, alright??)
I mean, I know most people would prefer Legolas over Aragorn and Rick (Brenden Frasier) over Ardeth Bay and Edward Cullen over RJ (uhh…what??), but to me, there’s just something so intriguing and mysterious about these fellas…something rebellious and naughty, but not too rebellious and naughty…something fierce, determined, and loyal…something in them that will time after time step up to do what no one else wants to do…some underestimated heroic quality that is absolutely jaw-dropping and commands respect when its’ glory is revealed…this “man-of-the-earth” quality of ruggedness…and if you haven’t guessed, of course, dark, handsome, and brooding…and it all comes together in the most attractive (and in the case of RJ, sexiest!!) of a package!
To me, at least.
Because this is my type.
Really, I’m actually more surprised and frankly quite disappointed with myself that despite my high level of self-awareness, I haven’t picked up on this until 4.5 years into marriage.
So I’m curious on behalf of you all…is there a “type” that you are naturally drawn to in movies and in real life, and if so, what’s your “type?” And why?
And is it maybe time to change up your “type” if it’s not healthy or good for you? Or if it’s, say, impossible? (Edward Cullen isn’t real!!)
Who knows, maybe with a bit of introspection, you’ll have your own #mindblown moment this week as you figure out your “type”! (Okay, I’m done with the hashtags now. #sorry #okayreallyimdonenow)