What Kind of Magic Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel

How sentimental are you?

How in tune with the natural world are you?

How hot is your temper?

How well informed are you?

If you could talk to anyone for an hour, who would it be?

If you could snap your fingers and fix one global problem, what problem would you fix?

How do you think the U.S. should act, militarily?

How often do your friends call you when they need a shoulder to cry on?

How would you describe your style?

Which of these best resembles your dream job?

How do you feel when you're sitting beside a campfire?

How good are you at chess?

How strong is your stomach?

How do you brave the elements?

How many heated arguments did you engage in, in the last 12 months?

Which of these best resembles your real job?

What freaks you out the most?

How do you deal with professional challenges involving a rival?

Where would you love to go on vacation for a few weeks?

If you had magical powers, how would you use them?

How do you handle emergency situations?

What sort of pet would you have?

How likely are you to use your magic for personal gain?

Do you view religion and magic as totally separate?

How well do you understand the feelings of strangers?

How many physical fights have you gotten into?

How studious are you?

Are you willing to get your hands dirty?

How much do you connect to the past?

Is magic potentially dangerous?

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About This Quiz

Magic is a very loaded term. These days, when most people use the word "magic," they are referring to the sort of sleight of hand magic epitomized by shows like "The Illusionists" or "David Copperfield." This sort of magic is just an artistic homage to the old forms of magic. This older magic reaches back to a time before civilization, when early man grappled with his world, trying to understand what caused storms, or comets, or the movement of the stars. From these needs, early humans devised the earliest magical traditions.

Time changes things, of course. By the time of the Roman Empire, Roman Augurs predicted the future using a special kind of crook and the flight of birds. Greek Oracles would inhale fumes coming from cracks in the ground, and enter a sort of intoxicated fugue. While in this state, they would propose what they saw happening in the future, often in cryptic riddles.

By the Middle Ages, there were stories of witches flying in the night, vampires turning into cats, werewolves eating people, and alchemists who could turn lead into gold or produce an elixir of immortality.

Today, magic is well understood and categorized. Volumes have been written on single magical traditions. Which kind of magic are you? Take this quiz and find out!

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