Everyone Has a College Major That Matches Their Personality — Here's Yours

By: Steven Miller

Everyone Has a College Major That Matches Their Personality — Here's Yours
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About This Quiz

You could go through countless aptitude tests and do hours and hours of research on which major truly speaks to you, or you could just answer a few short questions, and we'll present you with the major where your personality would truly shine.

For example, maybe you're someone who is meticulous and shows great attention to detail in all that you do. If you enjoy mathematics and anything else that follows logical principles, then it's possible that a degree in Engineering might be the answer we're looking for. If you've ever taken something apart and put it back together again, just to see how it works, it seems even more clear that this is the right choice for you.

On the other hand, maybe you're someone who has a flair for the dramatic and enjoys being in the spotlight. If you have an amazing voice and you are drawn to living an alternative lifestyle, perhaps you're someone who would be happiest majoring in Theater. If you've never missed a Tony Awards broadcast, we're nearly convinced that this is the path for you.

The semester is about to start. Let's get you registered for the classes that are absolutely right for you.

Which make-believe role would you have most enjoyed playing as a kid?
Doctor or nurse.
Store owner.
Builder.
Putting on a show.

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Do you enjoy being in school?
No, I can't stand school.
I don't mind it.
It's just a means to an end.
Yes, I love learning.

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How wealthy would you like to be?
I'm all about becoming one of the richest people in the world.
As long as I can pay the bills, I'm fine.
I'd like to be comfortable.
Money isn't important to me at all.

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Would you consider yourself to be a caretaker?
Yes, I love helping people to heal.
No, I'm not that great with people.
I'll provide the entertainment and laughter, which can be very healing.
No, but I'll pay someone to do that kind of work on my behalf.

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How do you react to seeing blood and guts?
I try not to look at it.
It's unsettling, but I gut it out.
I'm likely to pass out or something dramatic like that.
It doesn't bother me at all.

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How do you generally handle emergencies?
I tend to fall apart during emergencies.
I keep a very cool and calm demeanor.
That would not be my strong suit.
I thrive in difficult moments. Those are the times filled with the most opportunity for me.

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Are you able to deliver bad news with compassion?
I'm very skilled at breaking bad news gently.
No, I just get right to the point.
This wouldn't be my greatest strength, for sure.
I tend to get a little emotional with stuff like that.

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Would you rather work for yourself or someone else?
I'm going my own way.
I prefer to work for someone else, but I don't want to deal with other people too much.
I'm only interested in working for myself.
I'm happiest when working as part of a team, but I do want to be in charge.

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Are you someone who enjoys working long hours?
I really do enjoy working. I hardly ever get tired of it.
Not really. I prefer to keep things in balance in my life.
I don't mind working some long hours once in a while, if that's what needs to be done.
Of course not. Who likes working?

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How open to taking risks are you?
I'm generally very cautious, but I do like to mix things up once in a while.
I'm allergic to taking risks.
I live my life a bit on the edge.
I enjoy taking calculated risks.

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Would you consider yourself to be an innovator?
No, I like to stick to the tried and true path.
Yes, I'm all about seeing new possibilities.
I definitely like to go in a unique direction.
I suppose I am in some ways.

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How good are you with managing money?
I'm a total mess when it comes to finances.
I have someone who does that for me.
I'm very detailed and meticulous with my money.
I'm very good at creating lots of money, but maybe not the best at managing it.

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Are you skilled at picking a solid investment?
No, but I pay someone to be good at that for me.
Yep, I can smell a winner from a mile away.
I'm usually very cautious with my investments.
Nope, that's not interesting to me at all.

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How would you feel about having to be the one to fire someone?
I'm not doing it.
I suppose I could do it, but I'm not looking forward to it.
That's just part of life. It's not that big of a deal.
That would really put a damper on things.

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Are you more driven my emotion or logic?
I lean slightly more logical.
I'm totally logical.
I lean slightly more emotional.
I'm totally emotional.

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How detail-oriented are you?
It's not unusual for me to double-check my work.
I'm a perfectionist, for sure.
That would be the exact opposite of me.
I can become very focused on the details when they really matter, but they generally bore me.

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Are you better with numbers or words?
I'm way better with numbers.
I'm equally good with both.
I'm definitely more of a poet.
I'm not really all that good with either.

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

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How fascinated are you by the way that mechanical things work?
I'm more fascinated by the way the body works.
I'm not the kind of person that will take something apart and study it.
That will totally captivate my attention.
I couldn't care any less.

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Which high school class is most appealing to you?
Language Arts.
Math.
Foreign language.
Biology.

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Do you tend to follow your head, heart or gut more?
My gut.
My head.
I really have to take all of them into consideration.
My heart.

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How strong are your people skills?
I have a very relaxed and engaging personality.
I tend to be pretty awkward around people.
My relationships tend to have a lot of drama in them.
I have an amazing ability to connect with people.

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How would you do up on stage in front of thousands of people?
I would pass out.
I think I'd do alright, but I'm better in smaller groups.
I was born for that. Put the spotlight on me.
I would be very nervous, let's put it that way.

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Are you a dreamer?
Yes, I imagine a whole new world.
I can be, but I have a lot of real-life stuff to take care of.
Not at all. I'm very practical in every way.
I am, but I'm happiest when I'm taking actions to make those dreams a reality.

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How strong are your acting skills?
They aren't very strong. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve.
I can pretend to be interested in something to get what I want.
I don't have any acting skills.
I can play any role.

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How good of a singer are you?
I'll blow you away with my pipes.
I'm a terrible singer.
I sing with enthusiasm, but I'm not that good.
I only sing in the shower.

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How big is your circle of friends?
I know a lot of people, but I only let a select few into my inner circle.
I'm more of a loner.
I'm mostly just friends with the people I work with.
I have a huge circle of close friends.

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Are you more laid-back or uptight?
I'm a very laid-back and easy-going person.
I suppose I tend to be more uptight.
It really just depends on my mood.
I can get uptight if I feel like I'm being taken advantage of, but I'm generally pretty laid-back.

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Would you say that you live an alternative lifestyle?
No, I'm about as normal as they come.
I do tend to go a little crazy once in a while, but I mostly follow the norms.
Yes, I'm totally out there doing my own thing.
I dream about living an alternative lifestyle.

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Would you say that you can be dramatic?
I'm a total ham.
I try not to be, but life can sure get pretty intense.
No, I'm never like that.
Yeah, but it's usually just an act to get a certain result.

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