The Leadership Quiz: Are You a Natural Leader or Follower?

By: Brian Whitney

The Leadership Quiz: Are You a Natural Leader or Follower?
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About This Quiz

When it comes to leading or following, it's important to follow your true path and your natural urges. Is it in your nature to be a leader? Or are you the type who tends to sit back and follow? To be a follower doesn't mean that you're not going to be a success no matter what, there are plenty of people with high-powered positions who got there by knowing who to follow and when to do it. And if you're a leader it doesn't mean you're the corporate type, you could be a leader as a landscaper or a park ranger. Every group, no matter how big or small, needs leaders and followers.

The only thing for sure is when it comes to leading and following it's best to be yourself and who you truly are.  If you're a natural leader and try to force yourself to follow, you'll never reach your true potential, and if you''re a natural follower and you try to lead you'll probably be stressed out and miserable.

We've put together a quiz that will let you know whether you're a leader or a follower by nature. So hurry up and take it right away. Of you know, take it whenever you're ready, it's totally up to you. 



You were asked to be a part of a movie, what's your role going to be?
I want to be an extra.
I want a supporting role.
I want to be the star.
I want to be the director.

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The grocery store is busy and the lines are long, and a new lane opens up, how do you react?
I stay in my lane.
I stay in my lane for a minute then go over.
I go to the new lane as quickly as I can.
I make sure I get there before anyone else.

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When you and your friends go out to dinner, who chooses where to go?
They do.
They usually do.
I do often.
I always do.

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Do you enjoy speaking in public?
I hate it.
I don't like it much.
I enjoy it at times.
I love it.

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Someone at work has to be chosen to travel and give a presentation, do you want to go?
No, that sounds totally stressful.
I will if there is more money in it.
Sure, I am up for the challenge.
I do for sure.

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When off on a long drive on the highway, how fast do you usually go?
A little under the speed limit
The speed limit
A little over the speed limit
Way over the speed limit

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You and a group are lost in the woods, what do you do?
Cry
Wait for someone to take action
Make a shelter
Find our way out

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When should a leader of a country ever declare war without getting the approval of others?
Never
Sometimes
When they know they have a good reason
When they feel like it

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What is a quality in a person that you truly admire?
Kindness
Intelligence
Bravery
Strength

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What do you look for when choosing a new vehicle?
Safety
Reliability
Economy
Performance

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Would you tell a lie about someone you care about if it meant you rising to the top?
Never
I don't think so.
Sure
Yes, I would tell lots.

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You'e employed by the Boston Celtics, what would your job be?
Cheerleader
Basketball player
General manager
Coach

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Do you sometimes make decisions for others because you don't think they know enough to make them on their own?
No, that's arrogant.
I try not to do that.
Sure, everyone does.
I do that all the time.

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How many kids do you want to have?
0
1
2
3 or more

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Your work is starting a softball team, what do you do on the day of the first game?
Call in sick
Show up for the game but try and hide in left field
Tell them you're a good shortstop
Tell them you want to pitch

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If you were a king with absolute power, how would you use it?
I would share my wealth with the poor.
I would be as nice as I could to my subjects.
I would rule my land with an iron fist.
I would invade other countries.

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How do you think you'd handle being a private in the military?
I would be OK with it.
I wouldn't like it much.
I don't think I would like it.
I would hate it.

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Are you a good team player?
I sure am.
I try.
Not so much
Only if I am the leader of the team

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Would you want a high-paying job as an employee, or to make very little as the boss of your own company?
Show me the money.
I would want the high-paying job.
I guess I would be the boss.
The boss for sure

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What do you usually do when there is a big problem in your life that needs to be solved?
Wait for someone to solve it for me
Try to find someone to solve it for me
Try and solve it myself
Solve it myself.

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Do you believe that "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"?
I sure do.
I don't get what that means.
In some cases that is true.
That is ridiculous.

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What U.S president do you admire the most?
Carter
Obama
Reagan
Trump

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If you could wear anything you want to work, what would it be?
Casual clothes
Business casual
A power suit
A crown

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Who are you in a rock band?
Bass player
Drummer
Guitarist
Lead singer

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If you were to be a cast member on Seinfeld, who would it be?
George
Kramer
Jerry
Elaine

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Do you think power is the source of true happiness?
No, that is ridiculous.
No, I don't so.
It can be.
For sure

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Your food wasn't cooked right at the restaurant, what do you do?
Eat it anyway.
Leave it on my plate.
Send it back.
Eat it and demand it's taken off my bill.

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What Star Wars character is most like you?
Chewbacca
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Luke Skywalker
Darth Vader

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Is there such a thing as being too ambitious?
Of course, there is.
I think so.
In rare instances
Never

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It's your first day in class, where do you sit?
Way in the back
Near the back
Near the middle
Right up front

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