Which Dragon From “Dragons’ Den” Are You?

ENTERTAINMENT

Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

How do you behave when a new entrepreneur enters the den?

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How likely are you to invest in a business when you believe the owner is unfit, but the business is sound?

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How often do you invoke your family in explaining why you would or would not invest?

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When you do invest in a breathtakingly inexperienced entrepreneur on your own, how much equity is your minimum bid?

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What is the longest stretch of episodes you would go without making a successful bid for investment?

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Would you invest in an otherwise promising business if the owner had amassed considerable personal debt to keep the business going during the development stage?

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What is the No. 1 characteristic you look for in an investable start-up?

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If you were to leave "Dragons' Den" for another programme, what sort of television programme would that be?

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What industry do you steer clear of at all costs?

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In what niche area would you take extra interest in investing?

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What behaviour really gets under your skin?

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Do you prepare your one-liners in advance, or come up with them on the spot?

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What would motivate your departure from the den?

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What is your view of the other dragons?

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Of the other dragons, who do you think is the best business person?

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What are the odds you would invest in a business when you have tremendous faith in the business owner, but little in the business itself?

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On what detail are you most likely to bear down and come up refusing to invest?

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What personal quality most recommends an entrepreneur to you?

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What does it take for you to make a personal accusation in the den?

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How do you extract the truth from someone in the den who you suspect of being economical with the truth?

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Do you see your presence in the den as a real opportunity to invest in the successful businesses of tomorrow, or something else?

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What are your plans after you make your final departure from the den?

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Do you identify with the entrepreneurs who enter the den?

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What type of connections do you have to offer hopefuls who enter the den?

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What manner of experience do you have that would recommend you as a mentor and not just an investor?

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Are you feared by entrepreneurs in the den?

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How would you suggest that an entrepreneur cease their current behaviour?

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How long do you plan to remain a dragon on "Dragons' Den"?

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Dragons' outfits may only be worn for a day or two, but they appear for an entire season. What would you want your clothes to say about you?

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What do you view as the worst possible outcome of investing in a bad business in the den?

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About This Quiz

"Dragons' Den" was one of the great reality television brainwaves. It was one of the first reality shows intended for an intelligent audience interested in the insights successful businessmen and women have for the budding business barons of tomorrow. This essential pitch for the show was only the beginning. The quintessential element of "Dragons' Den" that makes the show so watchable is its cast — the dragons.

No two dragons are quite alike. Each dragon comes from a unique business background, giving them different instincts borne of coming up through different corporate cultures. The dragons are not all of the same class, ethnic background, or educational background. Some are confrontational, while others are sly, teasing out confessions of vulnerabilities through verbal sleight of hand. Simon Woodroffe did not invest in anything in his stint as a dragon, whereas Peter Jones has remained on the show in part because he makes so many strong agreements to invest. Some dragons are beloved; others are despised.

In the many seasons of "Dragons' Den," many a dragon has passed judgment in the den. Which one are you? Gather your piles of cash, choose your outfit for the season, and make sure you have plenty of room in your notebook because you're about to enter the den as a dragon.

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