Can We Guess If You're More of a Leader or a Follower?

By: Brian Whitney

Can We Guess If You're More of a Leader or a Follower?
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About This Quiz

It takes all types to make the world go around. While a lot of people want to be a leader, it just doesn't work that way. If you've ever heard of the expression "Too many chiefs, not enough Indians," then you know what we mean. Society works better if people understand their role and they stick with it. This is true at jobs, amongst friends, and even in relationships. 

We all know that at a job there is a boss and there are people who work under the boss, and if you aren't in charge, you're supposed to be a good employee and do what the boss says, even if you think it is wrong. In a group of friends there is always one person who likes to take charge and decide what to do, and even in a romantic relationship, there is usually a leader and a follower. 

Do you know which one you are? The results might surprise you. At times people think they're leaders, but when it comes right down to it, they are actually following. Others might think they are just one of the herd of followers, but in reality, they are more leaders than they think. Which are you, a leader or a follower?

Are you ambitious?
No, I could care less about success.
Only if I really am into something.
Sure, you could say that.
I'm very ambitious.

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Would you rather have power or a lot of friends?
Friends for sure
Probably friends
I guess I would take power.
Power for sure

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Do you like to be in control of other people?
No, that is creepy.
I don't think I would enjoy that.
Everyone likes being in power a little bit.
I crave power.

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Do you like to pick what restaurant to go to?
No, I want other people to pick.
Not usually
Sure, sometimes
I insist on it.

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Are you a fan of Macchiavelli?
Who?
He stinks.
He makes some good points.
He is a genius.

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Who would you rather be? Genghis Kahn or Gandhi?
Gandhi, of course
Can I choose both?
I think I would take Kahn with a touch of Gandhi.
Kahn all the way

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What would you do if your partner cheated on you?
Pretend I didn't notice.
Go to counseling.
Cry and scream a lot.
Ghost them.

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Are you willing to tell someone you work with that they are doing a bad job?
Oh my goodness, no.
I would if I had to.
Yeah, I could do it.
I would love to do it.

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Could you make a career out of the Marines?
Are you kidding? No!
I highly doubt it.
Maybe
For sure

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Do you think you would make a good coach?
No, I would be awful.
No, I would be too nervous.
It would be fun to try.
I think I could.

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What kind of predator would you be?
Fox
Coyote
Lion
Wolf

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What kind of parent would you be?
The best friend type
The mom type
The lead by example type
The rule with an iron fist type

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What kind of leader would you like to be?
Mayor of a small town
President of a country
King of a country
Dictator of a country

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What would you do if someone was promoted to a job you thought you deserved?
Nothing
Work harder
Complain to my boss
Quit and start my own business

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How would you play on the reality show "Survivor"?
I would try to blend in and not get noticed.
I would try to make alliances with strong players.
I would try and win challenges.
I would lie, cheat and steal.

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What do you do if you encounter an angry driver on the road?
Pull over and let him pass
Flip him off
Call the police
Chase them down

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Who would you be on Star Trek?
Scottie
Dr. McCoy
Mr. Spock
Captain Kirk

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Do you succumb to peer pressure?
All the time
I try not to, but yes.
No, that isn't me.
No, I am too strong for that.

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Do you make eye contact when talking?
No, that is hard for me.
I try.
Usually
Constantly. I barely blink.

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How many people have you supervised at any one time?
Me? I have never supervised anyone.
Just one
A few, but less than 10
More than 10

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What do you do if your friend talks behind your back?
Cry
Sulk
Confront them
Cut them out of my life

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What would you do if lost with a group of people in the woods?
Panic
Rely on someone else to help me
Try to find my way out
Organize the group into teams

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What would be a good job for you?
Social worker
Teacher
Salesman
Politician

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Do you like to argue?
I hate it.
No, who likes to argue?
I don't mind it.
I kind of love it.

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Have you ever been a president of any organization?
Not ever
No, but I have thought of it.
Sure, a few
Yes, all sort of them

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Do you have any siblings?
No, I am an only child.
I have one.
I have two.
I have more than two.

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Can you be powerful and also ethical?
Sure, why not?
I think so.
It is hard, but yes.
Who cares?

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What do you drive?
A compact car
A regular sized car
An SUV
A truck

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Do you like going to seminars?
I hate them.
I don't mind them.
They are okay.
Yes, I love taking opportunities to learn.

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How many people have you dumped in your life?
0
1-5
6-10
More than 10

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