Do You Know Your Spirit Animal?

By: Steven Miller

Do You Know Your Spirit Animal?
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About This Quiz

Each member of the animal kingdom offers a unique set of characteristics and qualities that can serve as a guide for our lives. Our spirit animal will likely resonate with the way we tend to go about our daily activities, highlighting personality traits that are strengths for us.

For example, if you're someone who flits around from one thing to another, barely ever fully arriving in a place before feeling the need to move on again, the butterfly seems like it might be a good fit for you. When you tell us that you are a very social person and someone who knows everyone's business, we'll be assured of this connection.

Maybe you're someone who tends to take their time and prefers to keep things nice and mellow. If that's the case, but you're likely to get into a frenzy if anyone threatens a loved one in any way, the bear seems like a good match for your energy. If you sleep through most of the winter, then it's a done deal.

If you consider yourself to be an intellectual and someone who generally looks at the big picture, the owl might be a good fit for you. If you're at your best late at night and you enjoy spending time on your own, then this choice is looking very good indeed.

Off we go to find the creature that fits you deep down in your soul.

Do you wear glasses?
Yes, I do.
No, I have amazing vision.
I wear contacts.
I don't, but I probably should. My vision is getting pretty bad.

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What part of the day are you at your best?
Afternoon.
Morning.
Midday.
Night.

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Would you consider yourself to be an intellectual?
I'm definitely interested in some unique topics, but I'm not sure that qualifies me to be an intellectual.
Not really, but I enjoy hanging out with that crowd once in a while.
Yes, I'm drawn to very brainy stuff.
No, I'm focused on more practical stuff.

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How observant are you?
I notice all kinds of small details around me.
I'm so busy with my schedule that I do tend to miss the small stuff.
I'm generally pretty lax with my attention, but that all changes if I feel someone I care about is under attack.
I do notice more than most. My livelihood depends on it.

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How mysterious are you to those around you?
I suppose they might wonder where I get all my energy.
I definitely go my own way, which people can struggle to understand.
What you see is what you get.
I think I'm a total enigma to people in my life.

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Would you consider yourself to be a patient person?
I try not to rush anything I do.
Yes, I'll watch the situation until the right time to act arrives.
Not at all. I'm always flitting off to the next thing.
I can be patient if I have to be, but I do prefer to be on the move.

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Are you wise?
I have to admit that I am.
I might get there someday, but I'm not wise yet.
No, I wouldn't put that label on myself.
I suppose I am in some ways, but I'm foolish in others.

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Do you tend to focus on the details or the big picture?
I can get focused in an emergency, but mostly I'm a big-picture kind of person.
I just take in the big picture as I move all around the map.
I try not to sweat the details too much, but there are times when you need to.
I am very detail-oriented.

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How well do you work with others?
I'm an excellent team-player.
I'll work with others if they can keep up with me, but very few can.
I do much better on my own.
I work fine on my own, but I do enjoy working with others a lot more.

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Which description best matches your body type?
Average.
Thin.
Stout.
Athletic.

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How fast can you run?
I can go fast in short bursts.
I'm extremely fast on my feet.
I'm as slow as molasses in January.
I can get moving if I have to, but I generally prefer to take my time.

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Which setting would you prefer to be in?
Mountains.
Forest.
Tropics.
Plains.

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Are you more of a loner or a people person?
I'm a total loner.
I prefer my time by myself, but I do alright around people in doses.
I'm a social butterfly.
I'm definitely much happier around a small group of people I care about.

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Are you more aggressive or peaceful?
I try to be pretty peaceful, but I can get highly aggressive when I have to.
I'm all about peace.
I am highly aggressive, especially when I see something I want.
I fool people into thinking I'm passive, but I just wait until they let down their guard to strike.

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How would you describe your diet?
I'm a meat-eater.
I'm a vegan or a vegetarian.
I'm very particular about what I eat.
I'll eat pretty much anything.

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How long is your attention span?
I can focus on something for a very long time.
You've got a couple seconds to grab my attention.
I've got a longer attention span than most people around me.
I tend to be pretty focused on the things I care about, and I get bored easily by stuff that doesn't matter.

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Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
I'm a total extrovert. When are we getting together?
I tend to be more of an introvert, but I do enjoy when my tribe gathers.
I prefer to spend time with close family and friends.
I'd much rather stay at home with a good book by myself.

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How well do you adapt to major changes in your life?
I'm not a fan of changes, let's put it that way.
Change isn't easy, but I've gotten a lot better at letting go.
Life is always changing. I adapt to things very well.
I think of it as an opportunity that wasn't there before.

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How well do you keep up with the latest technology and gadgets?
I tend to stick with what I already know.
I'm usually a few years behind the times.
I'm always up on the very latest tech, especially when it has to do with social stuff.
I'm way behind the times with all that stuff.

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What size party is ideal for you?
A house filled with people I care deeply about is ideal for me.
The bigger, the better.
I'd be happy with just hanging with my crew.
One or two close friends is great.

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Which colors are most dominant in your wardrobe?
Khaki.
All kinds of bright colors.
Black and white.
Earth tones.

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What season are you most comfortable in?
Summer.
Fall.
Winter.
Spring.

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How protective are you of people that you love?
I care deeply, but I'm usually the one who needs protection.
They can defend themselves.
You seriously don't want to find out.
I'm always on the lookout for bad behavior.

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What pace do you generally move at in life?
I take my time and I'm in no rush to do anything.
It's most common to find me taking it easy, but I can kick it into high gear at any moment.
I'm always on to the next thing.
I like to keep moving, but I usually conserve my energy.

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Are you a dreamer or do you tend to keep things more practical?
I suppose I lean more towards being practical, but my mind does love to think of possibilities.
I'm a dreamer, but only after all my basic needs are taken care of.
I'm a total dreamer. The sky's the limit.
I'm extremely practical.

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In general, how laid-back are you?
I'm about as chill as you can get.
I'm actually pretty high-strung.
There's a little bit of drama in my life.
I can get geeked about stuff I love, but I'm generally pretty laid-back.

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Would you say that you have an intimidating presence?
Yeah, I could see that as being the case.
No, not at all.
I think my presence is more mysterious than intimidating.
Yeah, but I'm a lot sweeter than I look.

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How much does it take for you to lose your cool?
It takes a lot to get me irritated.
I pretty much never lose my cool.
You'd have to be messing with my family to really see my teeth.
I'll freak out at the drop of a hat.

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How big of an appetite do you have?
I just kind of pick at stuff.
It's pretty rare for anything to be left on my plate.
I have an enormous appetite.
I have an average appetite, I suppose.

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How close to your family are you?
We are extremely tight.
We stay in touch, but we're not that close.
We talk every day.
We rarely talk to each other.

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