What Kind of Natural Beauty Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What Kind of Natural Beauty Are You?
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About This Quiz

Society, culture, media, a mean aunt, the school bullies - call it whatever you like, but you know there is a force out there that wants us all to conform to a very narrow and actually physically impossible version of beauty: plastic skin with no blemishes or even pores; dimensions that you can only get through surgery or spending literally all day on it; hair that is never out of place and shines with health even though it has been dyed and styled half to death on a daily basis; eyes that are cartoonishly large; teeth that are no color ever to be found in nature, and so on.

To that force, this quiz says: bog off, and stay gone! We know that there are many kinds of beauty. There are larger and smaller bodies, rounder and squarer bodies, stronger and frailer bodies. There are bodies that can punch holes in walls and bodies that most of us could carry without breaking a sweat. There is hair that is gloriously curly and uncontrollable, and hair that is naturally stick-straight. There are eyes in all shapes, colors, and sizes. All of these things are naturally beautiful. With which of them are you blessed? Let's find out!

Do you ever wear makeup?
Sometimes.
Most days.
Yes, quite a lot.
Only when I feel like it.
How tall are you?
6 feet tall.
About average.
Just over 5 feet.
5 foot 10 inches.
How much space do you take up in a room?
Not too much, but I'm a big presence.
About the average of what you'd expect.
Very little.
Quite a lot.

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Can you bench more than your own weight?
Yes, easily.
I have no idea!
No way.
Not quite.
Do you dye your hair?
Sometimes.
No need.
All the time.
For special occasions.
How long does your skincare regime take?
Seconds.
Minutes.
Hours.
It depends on how much I want to impress people.

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Do people ever barge you because they didn't see you?
Rarely.
Sometimes.
Frequently.
Never.
Do you feel like a fraud when you dress up very smartly?
Not really.
Not usually.
Yes.
Never!
Are you afraid to stand out?
Not if I can be me.
Yes, a little.
Yes, a lot.
No, I'm irrepressible.

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How much does modern culture validate that your look is "right"?
Most of it.
Some of it.
Less than it used to.
Almost none of it.
What did bullies call you?
Sasquatch.
Mom jeans.
String bean.
Big Bertha.
What do you like best about how you look?
I look healthy.
I look feminine.
I look photogenic.
I look ready for a good time.

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What feature do people compliment the most?
My muscles.
My hair.
My waist.
My eyes.
What sort of workout do you do?
I hit the gym every day.
I run.
I do nothing.
I go for walks.
Do you find that what you eat affects how you look very quickly, or is it a fairly incremental effect?
It doesn't take long for me to see the effects.
It takes a long time for me.
I see it immediately.
It can take me until I try on old clothes.

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What role model is there for your body type on TV?
Melissa Benoist
SofĂ­a Vergara
Krysten Ritter
Christina Hendricks
What do you know is wonderful about your body, that "society" wrongly believes is not wonderful?
I can run, jump, and climb easily.
I look great in clothes that make a lot of people look less than wonderful.
A lot of clothing fits me.
If I eat something decadent, no one will know!
What superpower would people not expect you to have?
Mind control.
Technomancy.
Super strength.
Super speed.

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What superpower do you wish you could have?
Flight.
Teleportation.
Shape shifting.
Healing powers (for myself).
Do people look at you and decide not to mess with you?
Usually.
Sometimes.
Never.
Always.
What job do people assume you have?
Actor.
Stay at home parent.
Waitress.
Chef.

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What job do you actually have?
IT.
Manager.
HR.
Other.
What's the most important factor for you in buying a shirt?
Broad shoulders.
Tailoring around the waist.
It has to be very slim.
It needs lots of room all around.
Do you spend a lot on yourself?
If the gym counts.
I like to take long baths.
No.
I like to take my time dolling myself up.

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Do people generally assume you are a parent?
No.
Yes, usually.
Not even if I'm with a child that could plausibly be mine.
Only if I'm with a child.
Do you like being in large crowds?
No, bumping into people is annoying.
Yes, I love the ebb and flow of humanity.
No, I get pushed around too much.
I like it if it's a concert or the like.
Do you ever get called "spunky" or "feisty"?
Feisty maybe, but not spunky.
No, neither.
Yes, both.
Spunky, yes.

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Do you have to use techniques to be heard, like breath control?
No, my voice booms.
Sometimes.
Always.
Rarely.
How often do people tell you they're surprised by some facet of your personality?
Only when the person in question is a stranger.
Occasionally.
All the time.
Never.
Are people ever scared of you who haven't even spoken to you?
Frequently.
Never.
Sometimes.
Always.

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