What Majestic Animal Are You, Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

ANIMALS

By: Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

How long do you take to respond to work emails?

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How organized are you when it comes to finding your physical stuff?

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At what age did you procrastinate the most?

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Would anyone you know call you the life of the party?

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Are you usually the person who starts a conversation with a stranger?

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How often do you find you've been suckered into too much big-picture thinking?

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Channel "The Godfather" for a moment. Would you rather be loved or feared?

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How do you justify yourself when you are challenged?

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When you go out with your pals on a Saturday night, do you follow the crowd, or lead it?

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When you have to make a public address, how do you feel?

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When you see someone slip and fall, how do you feel?

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Which is more important to you: being moral, or being believed to be moral by others?

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When push comes to shove, do you revert to old habits or try to come up with a new idea?

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What do you like to watch to relax?

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How much do you agree with the statement "I'm energetic"?

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When things really go pear-shaped, do you keep your cool?

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How important is it to have a plan when beginning a group project?

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Do you find it hard to introduce yourself to strangers?

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How much of your time do you spend daydreaming?

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Would you rather spend Friday night partying with friends or in the bubble at home with the one you love?

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Do you consider your decision-making process to be more logical or driven by emotion?

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Do you spend a lot of time fretting about what others have that you don't?

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Do you feel recharged when you're around large groups of people?

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Do you care about others' feelings when you know they're just factually wrong?

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How tidy is your residence?

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When it's time to make major decisions with long-term consequences, do you make them solely with your heart or your head?

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What does it take for you to be disrespectful to someone you don't know too well?

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Have you ever been called "mercurial", "protean", or "a card"?

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Do you consider yourself to be very creative?

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Is it hard for you to stick to a schedule?

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About This Quiz

Those familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality test and its resultant "indicators" probably know that, along with a handful of other personality tests, the Myers-Briggs test is used by corporate HR departments the world over to determine who to hire, fire or promote. The test, created in the first half of the 20th century by a couple of in-laws who were big fans of Carl Jung, attempts to distill personality elements into clearly definable criteria that, expressed as a code, could sum up who a person is in a tidy word. What corporate HR department could resist?

The problem with the Myers-Briggs and its attendant cousin tests isn't so much their methodology or outcomes but the way they attempt to describe people. By using an alphabet soup of codes for qualities like imagination, temperament, and socialization, most personality tests spit out codes that read like models of German sedans. PTSE. C300. A6. Which of those are actual codes for personality types and which are models of German luxury cars? Even if you can see the difference, you can see the problem.

We have the solution. Nearly a century after the creation of the Myers-Briggs, we have sharpened it up with animals that embody the personality types, intuitively explaining to everyone what the types are, rather than making people look things up in a codebook. Are you ready to find out what kind of animal you are?

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