Can We Guess Which Classic Character From “Yes Minister” You Are?

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By: Zoe Samuel

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Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's hit show "Yes Minister" may have been off the air for most of the past four decades (despite a short-lived revival), and yet it remains a massively popular hit. It's also very often cited by satirists today as a lodestar by which all subsequent political shows should be measured, and it's an inspiration for shows like "The Thick Of It" and "Veep." Political figures from elected officials to journalists to lobbyists to civil servants continue to admit, sometimes reluctantly, that its insights into the Byzantine world of politics are universal and all too true.

Indeed, the crux of the show's success is that, even though everyone in it is flawed to the point of terrible, the ongoing battle and occasional rapprochements between sometimes-idealistic Jim Hacker and civil servants Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Woolley is one heck a good reflection of human nature. We've all dealt with people who are self-interested, self-justifying, manipulative, and grasping. From time to time, we've all been like that ourselves. We've also all found ourselves on a road to hell that was paved with good intentions or wound up struggling to maintain our sense of self in a working environment that wants us to conform. That's why, even if you're personally a terrific individual of sterling integrity, you have a little glimmer of Sir Humphrey, Hacker, Bernard and their compatriots in you. Let's find out which of them you most resemble!

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