What Does Your Behavior Say About Your Personality?

LIFESTYLE

By: Elisabeth Henderson

6 Min Quiz

If you wake up at night with anxiety about something you have to do the next day, how do you handle it?

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When there is a full moon out, how do you enjoy it?

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If you had a child who was turning 1, how would you celebrate their birthday?

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What motivation compels you to listen to music?

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Which of these crafting hobbies could you see yourself getting into?

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If your boss confronts you with something you could really be doing better at work, how will you respond to them?

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If your friend had a sudden surgery, how would you try to help them out?

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If you were on a road trip and encountered a family clearly in distress on the side of the road, what would you do?

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When you have a colleague who makes your skin crawl when you see them approaching, how do you interact with them?

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You are at a party with people you don’t know super well, and someone suggests playing a game you really aren’t into. What will you do?

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When a romantic partner brings up a fight you had a long time ago, how do you react?

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When autumn draws to a close, what do you do with your pumpkins?

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When you have a disagreement about what movie to watch, what tactic do you take?

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After an incredibly stressful week, how do you need to decompress?

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If a school teacher called to tell you your child was making trouble in class, how would you respond?

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When life suddenly seems to be going all wrong, what do you turn to?

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You have a terrible cold and your good friend asked if they can come over for a visit. What do you say?

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When you are throwing a party for a big holiday, how do you spend most of the party?

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Your neighbor is out digging up their lawn to fix a leak. How do you interact with them?

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When you go out to your car in the morning and the windshield is covered with ice, how do you react?

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When you’ve had a big fight with your partner, what do you need in order to feel better?

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When walking in the park, you come face to face with a deer. How do you respond?

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What kind of game would you most prefer to play?

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When you are talking to someone and you really lose interest in what they’re saying, how do you continue?

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For what reason might you find yourself at a coffee shop?

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When something happens at home that makes you boil over, how does your anger come out?

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Your neighbor always blows their leaves into your driveway. What do you do about it?

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When the holidays roll around, how do you observe them in your neighborhood?

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How do feel when you’re celebrating your birthday?

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What form of exercise would you be most likely to engage in to blow off steam?

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About This Quiz

Philosophers and psychologists have long studied the differences between people’s personalities, to try to understand what makes people so distinct from one another. By placing people in different social dilemmas and observing how they react to the pressure of decision-making under challenging circumstances, psychologists seek to understand the fundamental differences of personality that lead to strikingly opposed behavioral responses. 

How do you respond to a stressful situation at work? Do you lash out at a co-worker and tell them exactly what you think? Or do you stuff your emotions, only to be passive-aggressively angry at home? Perhaps you’re the type who can take deep breaths and authentically process your anger without serving it up to someone else. Or you could be a person who can rationally think through what has happened and come to a responsible conclusion that will work for all parties.

These different behaviors flow from your personality — that part of you that makes you yourself and determines how you react to the stimuli that the world throws at you. Your personality determines not only how you respond to stress, but also how you live in the day-to-day and how you receive the joy that life offers. Tell us how you’d react in these life circumstances, and we’ll tell you who you are at your core! 

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