What Kind of Leader Were You in a Past Life?

LIFESTYLE

Emily Maggrett

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Do you think that this is your first time on Planet Earth, or do you suspect that you may have had past lives? If you experience déjà vu when learning about bygone eras, are unexpectedly good at certain old-fashioned skills or find yourself truly inspired by random historical figures, the chances are that your soul has been through several fascinating incarnations.

If you find that idea intriguing and are now desperate to find out who and what you used to be, this quiz can help! We're going to ask you all kinds of questions about your leadership style, approach to difficult challenges, coping skills under pressure and current circle of friends. Each of these queries will reveal another aspect of who you are (as well as who you were). By the end of the quiz, our hyperintelligent quiz supercomputer will have figured out your past nationality, leadership role and even your personality! 💖

Ready to discover something new and exciting about yourself — or at least, the real reason why you got an A in ancient history without trying or feel très sentimental every time you pass a pâtisserie? Then roll up your sleeves, start cranking your favorite classic tune and play this quiz!

When you want to pump yourself up, what kind of music do you listen to?

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Your school's softball team is competing against rival school's softball team. How will you play?

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Who inspires you?

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Can you complete this sentence? "A good leader always ..."?

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You've agreed to run a marathon for charity. Here's the problem: you're not a runner. How will you prepare?

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If you were trying to show a love interest who you really are, what kind of date would you take them on?

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Of all these situations, which one would stress you out the most?

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Which of these dogs would you adopt as your faithful companion?

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In your opinion, who was the best manager on "The Office"?

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How do you make hard decisions?

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Who's your favorite author?

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Let's say your extended family has been feuding for several decades. Recently, your uncle reached out and said he wants to make peace. What do you do?

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When you're having a rough day, how do you cope?

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Can you complete this sentence? "The best leaders are ..."?

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Let's say you're in a band. The lead singer just wrote a spectacularly bad song that he wants you all to learn for an upcoming gig. You're afraid you'll be booed off the stage. What do you do?

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Which of these old-timey hobbies sounds like the most fun to you?

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If you were rich and famous, what's the first thing you'd do?

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Let's say there's a mayoral election in your town or city. Which of these candidates would you vote for?

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You love watching movies that are set in ...?

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Do you believe that it's okay to use violence to achieve a positive outcome?

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Are you inexplicably frightened by any modern inventions?

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If you could be mentored by anyone in the world, who would you choose to be mentored by?

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How would you cope if you suddenly found yourself homeless?

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What's the most extreme revenge you would consider taking on an ex?

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In every class, there are always a few annoying kids. Which one of these obnoxious classmate types do you do you find the most irritating?

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Consider your friends. What kind of people do you surround yourself with?

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In your opinion, what's the best thing about being an adult?

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When you need to tell someone else "no," how do you do it?

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Be honest, not humble, and tell us: What makes you exceptional?

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Which of these quotes about leadership do you relate to the most?

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