What Animal Matches Your Primal Instincts?

By: Talin Vartanian

What Animal Matches Your Primal Instincts?
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About This Quiz

Can we guess what animal matches your primal instincts? Well, that's exactly what we're going to do in this quiz! We're about to ask you 30 questions about your personality traits and primal instincts to determine which animal you really are! Whether you're curious like a cat, or protective like a wolf, take this quiz now to find out more! Primal instincts are fundamental to both humans and animals. We use this instincts in a variety of ways for survival purposes, as well as for forming friendships with others. Primal instincts can also be utilized to protect ourselves and our vulnerable feelings. For example, if someone is using your friendship for money, you can usually tell with your gut instincts!

One way to heighten your primal instincts is by observing others more carefully. Listen to the way they talk, their speech patterns and observe their body language. A conversation is about more than just talking, as listening is usually even more important. This will help you to tell what other people are like, as well as their own personality traits and motives. But enough talk about primal instincts, it's time for you to take this quiz to find out what animal you're really like right now!

How protective are you of others?
I'm extremely protective about the ones I love.
I'm somewhat protective.
It depends on the type of day I'm having.
I could care less about others.

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Can you sense when something is wrong?
Absolutely!
No, not really
Only if I've had my coffee
Yes, but I'm too lazy to do something about it.

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How often do you become angry at someone?
All the time
Occasionally
Very rarely
I get annoyed, but not really angry.

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Are you more of an early bird or a night owl?
I'm more of a night owl.
I'm an afternoon person.
I'm an early bird!
I just want to sleep all day.

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You just saw someone steal your lunch! What are you going to do about it?
I'm going to hunt them down!
I'll just steal their lunch for myself.
I'm going to politely talk to them about their actions.
I'm going to do absolutely nothing about it.

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How often do you groom yourself?
When I feel gross
Very rarely
About once a day
Way too often

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Do you think you could survive in the wild?
Absolutely!
If I had some supplies, yes
Maybe with some help
Nope, I'll pass.

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Which of these environments would you want to live in?
On a mountain
In a tundra
In a rain forest
Within a desert

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What are you confident about in your life?
My survival instincts
My intellect
My determination
Myself, of course

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Are you able to tell when someone is lying to you?
Of course!
Somewhat, yes.
Not really
Yes, but I don't really care.

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Who or what influences your decisions in life?
My gut instincts
Statistics and probability
My friends and family
My laziness

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Have you ever taken any risks in your life?
Yes, I take risks almost every day.
A few times
Yes, but they didn't involve anything major.
No, not really

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Do you have a fiery and sarcastic personality?
Only when I'm upset
Sometimes, yes
Nope!
Oh yes, I do.

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What do you feel the most lazy about?
Waking up in the morning
Cleaning my house
Doing homework
Everything

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How do you act when things don't go your way?
I show passive-aggressive behavior.
I throw a temper tantrum.
I leave the scene.
I take a nap.

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What are your instincts like with regards to money?
I like to invest my money.
I like to spend all the money I have!
I prefer to save my money.
I let someone else deal with my finances.

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Do you tend to trust others easily?
No, not at all
It depends how well I know them.
For the most part, yes
Only if they bring me food

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How do you find peace in your life?
By walking outside
By meditating
By traveling
By sleeping a lot

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Are you afraid of standing up for what's right?
No, not at all
A little bit
Yes, I get quite nervous about these things.
The better question is, "Do I care?"

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Can you admit when you're wrong about something?
Nope, I would never admit when I'm wrong.
It depends how wrong I am.
Sure, I'm pretty humble about that stuff.
The thing is, I'm never wrong.

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What do you tend to brag about?
My gorgeous looks
My intelligence
Nothing, because I don't brag about myself.
Everything, because I'm awesome.

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Which of your five senses could you not live without?
My hearing
My sense of smell
My sight
Taste, because I love food!

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Are you shy around a crowd of people?
No, not really
It depends who is in the crowd.
Somewhat, yes
Yes, because I hate people.

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Do you often show sympathy to others?
No, I never do that.
Only if someone seems to be really hurt
All the time!
Sometimes, yes

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What do you get jealous about in your life?
People who look better than me
People who are smarter than me
Everything, I'm a pretty jealous person.
I'm not a jealous person.

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Are you a competitive type of person?
Yes, very much so
Only if there is money involved
Only if it's something I'm really passionate about
Nope, because I don't care about competition.

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What scares you the most in life?
Failure
Being laughed at
The well-being of my friends and family
Not getting enough sleep

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Where does your sense of security come from?
My finances
My independence
The love and support from loved ones
My fuzzy blanket

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Can people rely on you for support?
I only give support to close friends and family.
Only if I'm having a good day
Of course!
Nope, I'm not very reliable.

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How do you cheer up someone who is sad?
I make them laugh.
I give them advice.
I listen to their problems.
I don't.

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