Can We Guess If You're a Goose, Swan or Flamingo?

Emily Maggrett

While dancing at a party, you spot your ex across the room. How do you react?

You're meeting your boyfriend's mother for the first time. She makes it clear she's not impressed by you. What do you do?

In high school, were you a goth, a punk or a prep?

On your way to a job interview, someone bumps into you, spilling your latte all over your shirt. There's no time to change. How do you handle it?

Have you ever tripped while entering a crowded room?

While riding the bus, an acquaintance sits down next to you. You have little in common with them. What do you talk about?

In line at the grocery store, your debit card is rejected and you realize your bank account must be overdrawn. What do you tell the clerk?

During a meeting, your manager loudly farts. How do you keep things professional?

As a child, did you ever try to stop your parents from fighting? How?

You're on a date with someone you met through an app. They comment that you look older in person. What do you say?

After dinner at your mom's house, she proposes watching a movie. You choose an independent film, which you soon realize is full of racy scenes. How do you deal?

When you were little, did you ever call your teacher "mommy" by accident? What did you do next?

Your hairstylist accidentally gives you super-weird baby bangs. How do you survive the growing-out period?

You wave at a handsome man you think is your crush, only to realize he's actually someone else. How do you recover your dignity?

It's a windy day, you're wearing a short skirt and you have a wardrobe malfunction. Do you go change?

You run into a friend from high school, who is carrying new weight in her midsection. You ask her when she's due and she says she's not pregnant. What's your response?

One day at work, you accidentally knock over your purse and it spills all over the floor. Several tampons roll out and are picked up by your male coworker. How do you react?

The dinner party you've thrown is not going well: No one is talking and one couple seems to be feuding. How do you repair the situation?

You've got front row tickets to a play. Intermission is in 30 minutes but you need to pee now. You can't leave without disrupting the performance. What do you do?

Have you ever worn a shirt to school or work that you didn't realize was transparent under certain lighting?

A friend dreams of starting a pizza business, but she's terrible at making pizza. She asks your opinion of her dream. What do you say?

While chatting with a neighbor at a block party, you make fun of Christians. Her face falls and she reveals she's very devout. Do you apologize?

Let's say you asked your crush to go see a movie and they said no, so you get your BFF to go with you instead. At the theater, you run into your crush and an attractive stranger, there to see the same film. What do you do?

You come home early from a vacation and discover your cat sitter reading your diary. How do you deal with her?

During a job interview, you're asked how well you get along with others. Nervous, you launch into a rambling story that has nothing to do with the question. The interviewer says your answer is bad. What do you do next?

While talking to a new person, you realize you're accidentally copying their accent. They notice and ask why you're making fun of them. What's your reply?

At a big New Year's Eve party, you eagerly await your date. But soon, it's clear you've been stood up. Your friends look sorry for you. How do you act?

Have you ever been in the middle of telling what you thought was an interesting story when you realize that everyone you're talking to is bored by it?

Your best friend is wonderful but couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. Unfortunately, he's drunk and doing karaoke in front of 150 people. Do you help him?

You're making an important presentation at work. Your PowerPoint is killer, your delivery is strong, but people are still smirking. You realize your fly is down. How do you cover up your gaffe?

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About This Quiz

If you were a bird, would you be an elegant swan, a goofy goose or a vivacious flamingo? The answer lies in how you usually react when you're caught in an awkward moment. 

Cool, pretentious swans like to cover their uneasiness by pretending like nothing is wrong, while warm-hearted geese tend to squawk and bustle about, striving to make everyone else feel better and inadvertently making fools of themselves in the process. Conversely, outgoing flamingos attempt to restore harmony by calling attention to their own appearance and accomplishments: they're the comedians of the bird world, which is why their pink silhouettes are synonymous with fun.

Curious which one you are, or do you already have a good guess? Either way, this quiz can help. Tell us about how you'd react to a series of embarrassing hypothetical situations and we'll guess what your secret bird identity is. By confessing the truth about how you'd handle such scenarios as impulsively hitting "send" on an irate email to your boss or being overheard calling your teacher "mommy", you'll help us to determine just how much of a goose, flamingo or swan you actually are. So, what are you waiting for? Quoth the raven, "Take this quiz!"

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