Can We Guess What Personality Trait Is Strongest in You?

LIFESTYLE

Emily Maggrett

6 Min Quiz

When you accidentally text a misspelled word, does it haunt you?

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Do you hope to someday visit all seven continents?

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Your partner says something critical about your new shirt. How does this make you feel?

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If you were a Desperate Housewife, which one would you be?

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In the middle of a conversation with your mom, she mentions "that thing Grandma Ellen did in 1974," then pauses, as if she accidentally revealed a secret. Do you push her to tell you more?

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An elderly neighbor asks for your help with her lawn. What do you say?

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Are you always posting selfies, then deleting them?

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Can you handle watching horror movies?

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A local detective agency is hiring a receptionist. Do you apply for the job?

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What's your biggest regret?

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While driving, you see a sick dog stranded by the side of the road. Do you stop?

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Your friends are going to Mexico for spring break. You're kind of broke. Do you borrow money so that you can accompany them?

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On your way to work, you overhear a loud argument between a mother and a child on the subway. How long does it take for you to stop being distressed by it?

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There's a rumor in your workplace that one of your coworkers has a crush on you. Do you try to find out who it is?

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What kind of guilt do you have?

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You're on a diet, but the Girl Scouts are at the door and they have Thin Mints. What do you do?

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At a party, someone suggests skinny-dipping in a nearby lake. Do you go?

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Imagine you have the money to pursue an advanced degree in Neanderthal studies. Are you into it?

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What's your favorite type of water to relax by?

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You discover an acquaintance has committed a minor crime, such as stealing something worth less than $10,000. Do you let others in your community know, or do you stay silent?

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When you wake up in the morning, how do you feel?

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Through a DNA-testing service, you find a long-long cousin. They want to meet you. What do you say?

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What kind of stuff makes you cry?

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An older person you know, who is very successful, offers to mentor you. They'll do it for free, but they will need you to make a substantial time commitment. What do you say?

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How ill do you have to be before you call in sick?

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If you text someone and they don't immediately text you back, what do you do?

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Would you rather spend the night in a haunted house or go bungee-jumping?

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When your friends are out of work, how do you try to help them?

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Do you love to order new foods at restaurants, or do you stick with what you like?

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If an alien beamed down and asked you to travel the galaxy with them, what would you say?

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About This Quiz

No human differs all that radically from another. No matter how weird you think your personality is, it largely consists of traits you share in common with other people, such as conscientiousness, eagerness, passion, curiosity, sensitivity and so on. 

What makes each of us unique is the balance of personality traits we exhibit. For instance, an antiques dealer's conscientiousness may drive him to preserve the past, but his sensitive artistic temperament is what led him to start collecting beautiful objects in the first place. On the other hand, the CEO of a cruise company may have parlayed her curiosity about other countries into a career in the travel industry, but once there, her perfectionist nature is what guaranteed that she'd rise to the top.

In this quiz, we're going to guess what your strongest personality trait is, through questions about your likes and dislikes, as well as through asking what you'd do in various difficult hypothetical situations. If you're truthful with us, our supercomputer should be able to calculate which trait dominates your personality, which we'll reveal to you at the end of the quiz. Are you ready to go on a journey of personal exploration? Drop everything else: It's quiz time!

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