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

Brian Whitney

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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?

The grocery store is busy and the lines are long, and a new lane opens up, how do you react?

When you and your friends go out to dinner, who chooses where to go?

Do you enjoy speaking in public?

Someone at work has to be chosen to travel and give a presentation, do you want to go?

When off on a long drive on the highway, how fast do you usually go?

You and a group are lost in the woods, what do you do?

When should a leader of a country ever declare war without getting the approval of others?

What is a quality in a person that you truly admire?

What do you look for when choosing a new vehicle?

Would you tell a lie about someone you care about if it meant you rising to the top?

You'e employed by the Boston Celtics, what would your job be?

Do you sometimes make decisions for others because you don't think they know enough to make them on their own?

How many kids do you want to have?

Your work is starting a softball team, what do you do on the day of the first game?

If you were a king with absolute power, how would you use it?

How do you think you'd handle being a private in the military?

Are you a good team player?

Would you want a high-paying job as an employee, or to make very little as the boss of your own company?

What do you usually do when there is a big problem in your life that needs to be solved?

Do you believe that "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"?

What U.S president do you admire the most?

If you could wear anything you want to work, what would it be?

Who are you in a rock band?

If you were to be a cast member on Seinfeld, who would it be?

Do you think power is the source of true happiness?

Your food wasn't cooked right at the restaurant, what do you do?

What Star Wars character is most like you?

Is there such a thing as being too ambitious?

It's your first day in class, where do you sit?

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