Are You a Unicorn or a Pegasus, Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?

By: Zoe Samuel

Are You a Unicorn or a Pegasus, Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?
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About This Quiz

Mythic horses exist in every culture that had contact with the real-world animal. The ancient Greeks included the Pegasus among the mythic animals who served the ancient heroes. Pegasus wasn't a type of mythic horse, but the proper name of a specific mythic winged stallion who allied himself with Perseus. He is part of a race of winged horses called pterippus, though he has close family who, weirdly, are humanoid in shape, like the giant Geryon and the demigod Chrysaor, who was born after his mother, Medusa, was decapitated. Pegasus was the son of the god of the seas and of earthquakes, Poseidon, making him not just a winged magic horse, but a kind of demigod. Pegasus was seen as the embodiment of just power, since he was embraced by poets in the Middle Ages.

Unicorns, on the other hand, are not winged but do have magic horns, and (generally) are invulnerable to most. Often used as a symbol for the nature of traditional masculinity, their horns are said to have magic properties that vary culture to culture. 

Strangely, despite both magical horses' associations with masculinity, neither seem to be used very often as masculine symbols in the 21st century, but who knows? Things change quickly these days. So are you more unicorn or Pegasus? It's time to find out, with the Myers-Briggs Personality Test!

When you're approached by a friend in trouble, would you be more likely to offer solutions or just a shoulder to cry on?
I'd definitely stick with solutions.
Solutions seem likely.
I'm leaning toward a shoulder to cry on.
I'm completely going with a shoulder to cry on.

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How quickly can your mood shift?
I'm going to say I'm sure it's pretty fast.
Fairly fast, I think.
A little slow, if I'm honest
I've settled on slowly.

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Do you favor your heart or your head when it comes to making major life decisions?
Definitely my head
Probably my head
I think it's my heart.
My heart, 100%

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How often is the truth more important than others' feelings?
All the time!
Most of the time
Some of the time
Never

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How difficult would it be to fire a friend who worked for you but did a bad job?
So easy
Pretty easy
Pretty hard!
Impossible

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How much do you envy others?
I'm going to say I'm sure I do it a lot.
I'd say a lot seems likely.
Not often, I should think.
I've settled on not very much at all.

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Would you rather stay home and chill out, or go see other people at a party?
I'd definitely stick with partying!
I think I'd rather kick it at a party.
I'm leaning toward chilling out, you know?
I'm going to Netflix and chill, even if I mean it literally.

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Do you like dressing up to go out?
Of course! I love to show off.
A bit, for special occasions
Not really. It's just a pain.
I'm going to say no, I hate it.

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You've stepped on a stranger's foot in public, but they don't react. What do you do?
Apologize! Obviously!
Say I'm sorry under my breath and see if they react.
Probably play dumb and say nothing.
Definitely pretend ignorance!

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How often do you take control when out with friends?
All the time
Usually!
Not very often
I don't like doing that. Too much responsibility!

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How often do try to respond to your emails?
Almost never. If they want to talk, they can WhatsApp me, like a grownup.
Not often. I get a lot of junk.
Most of the time, since it's polite
Always! It's the right thing to do.

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Which is better: to be loved or to be feared?
I'm completely going with feared.
Probably feared - "Godfather Part II" style
Loved, I think - most of the time, anyway.
Loved, 100%

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How often do you initiate conversations?
Always, of course!
Usually; I'm loquacious.
Not usually; I'm not talkative.
Never; I'm antisocial sometimes.

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How much do you procrastinate?
I've settled on... no. Wait. Can I have some more time?
A lot
A bit, but not too much
Never. Next question!

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How much of the time do you feel superior to others?
I'd definitely stick with always and forever! I'm the best!
Usually. I am pretty awesome.
Not most of the time. I guess I might have a peculiar view of these things.
Never, really

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Which do you rely on more, your creativity or your hard-earned experience?
Experience, 100%
Probably experience
Usually creativity
I'm completely going with creativity, all day, every day!

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How energetic are you, usually?
I'm pretty relaxed.
I'm fairly sedate.
I'm somewhat energetic.
I'm downright hyper!

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Do you feel planning is an important element of any project?
Nah. Who needs a plan?
Not most of the time
Usually, yeah
Of course it is!

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Do you consider yourself a dreamer?
Some say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
A bit, yeah
No, I'm rooted in reality.
I'd definitely stick with no.

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Do you think of yourself as emotionally stable?
I'm completely going with... no.
Not all the time, no
Yes, usually
Yes, definitely

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Does being with others energize you?
You bet, 100%!
Usually
Not all the time, no
I find it draining.

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How clean do you keep your home/den/etc.?
Oh, snap! Was I supposed to do that at all?
A little. I don't have a lot of guests.
Fairly clean, actually - above average
Very clean

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Should you be respectful of people, even if they are spewing lies?
I'd definitely stick with no.
I don't think so. Liars? No.
Yeah, you should, probably.
You can be polite and not sink to their level.

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Would you say you are more creative or more practical?
I'm more practical, by far.
I'm a bit more practical.
I'm a little more creative.
I'm completely going with creative. Totally.

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How difficult do you find it to follow a timetable?
I find it impossible!
It's difficult, I won't lie.
It's not too hard.
It's not hard at all. I love timetables.

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How often do you misplace things?
What? I think I just lost my phone. Give me a minute...
More often than I'd like
Not too often
Never. I know where all my stuff is.

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Which do you value more, having a set plan or not being tied down by commitments?
I'd definitely stick with no commitments.
I'd rather not be tied down.
I think I'd rather have a plan.
Obviously a plan is better!

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How often do you get so lost in thoughts that you ignore your surroundings?
I'm completely going with frequently.
Fairly often. Wait, where am I?
Not very often
Never! Ugh!

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Are you in control of your emotions, or are they in control of you?
I am in control. Total control. Total. Control.
I'm usually in control of them.
I'm not totally in control, and that's okay.
I've got no control. They have the wheel and they aren't giving it back to me.

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Would you rather come up with a comprehensive plan or wing it?
Definitely wing it
Probably wing it
I dunno, I think I'd like a plan.
I'd plan things to a T, 100%.

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