What Military Rank Matches Your Personality?

By: Ian Fortey

What Military Rank Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

The history of warfare goes back longer than we have records of history.  People have always gotten into such extreme disagreements that they had to settle it by force.  But at some point, city-states grew large enough that they could organize soldiers and form what was effectively a military.  They may have had only melee weapons and horses initially and then chariots and spears, but as it grew as a concept, it became more organized.  Eventually, nations realized some of these soldiers had more skill and knowledge than others and should be in charge of leading and training the other soldiers.  If you proved your worth, you earned rank.  The more knowledge, the more skill, the more accomplished you could be, the higher you would rise in the ranks.  That's the theory, anyway.

Fast forward to the present and there are literally hundreds of ranks in militaries around the world. Each rank has a specific set of jobs that it entails, and that means each rank has its own unique flavor and personality. They're kind of like people that way. And just as different people excel at different ranks, those ranks really seem to fit people as well. We can tell you which rank fits your personality too, all you need to do is take the quiz!

How likely are you to take charge of making plans with your friends?
I'm usually running the show.
Depends on the friends
I just go with the flow.
I make all the decisions!

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Who would you say is the greatest movie star of all time?
John Wayne
The Rock
Tom Hanks
Laurence Olivier

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If you're going to listen to a song to get yourself jazzed up, what song will it be?
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
"Turn Down for What" by Lil Jon
"Flight of the Valkyries" by Wagner

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What's your ideal way to travel if you going a great distance?
I'll take a plane.
Driving
I could hike.
Put me on my ship!

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How do you go about making really important decisions?
I consider every side of the situation.
I go with my gut.
I usually let someone else decide.
Instinct and experience

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If you just show up at a party, what's the first thing you do?
Greet my friends
Find a beer
Find a place I can post up.
Make my presence known

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What's your drink of choice when you need something to relax?
Whiskey
Beer
Whatever's handy
Guinness

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If you're taking a trip to the beach, what kind of activity are you most likely to be doing?
Beach BBQ
Surfing
Just grabbing some sun
Sailing

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How do you approach someone you find attractive if you have an interest in dating?
I'll clearly state my intentions.
I'll offer to buy them a drink.
I'll get a friend to put in a good word.
I'll make myself pretty much irresistible.

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If you could drive any kind of car, what would it be?
Hummer
Mustang
Audi
Aston Martin

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Being an outdoorsman is always good. Do you go camping often?
Not for me
Yeah, once in a while is fun.
I'll hit up the woods a few times a year.
In the woods? No!

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If you're home watching some Netflix, what genre are you scrolling through?
Western
Action
Comedy
Adventure!

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Sports are a good way to learn some discipline. What sport is your favorite?
Golf
Football
Basketball
Soccer

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How are you at tying knots?
I can tie a knot if I need to.
If it ever comes up, I'm just fine
Why would I need to tie a knot?
I'm amazing!

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You need to follow orders if you're going to succeed in the military. How are you at following orders?
I'll take orders from someone who has earned the right to give me orders.
I understand the chain of command.
You say "jump," I say "how high?"
I'm more of an order giver.

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Have you ever shaved your head just for kicks?
Maybe in my teens
I keep it trimmed.
Definitely
What? No!

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Do people in your life ever come to you for advice?
Yeah, people ask me about serious stuff.
Some folks do
Not really, no
Of course. I'm full of good advice.

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What's the greatest war movie ever made?
"Apocalypse Now"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Saving Private Ryan"
"Pacific Rim"

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If you were going to spend some time touring another country, where would you go?
England
Thailand
Switzerland
Australia

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Have you ever had to settle an argument with your fists?
Not often, but it's happened.
You know it.
Not really
I've tossed out a sound drubbing or two in my day.

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Who's the greatest fictional hero in history?
Yoda
Superman
Batman
James Bond

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How are you when it comes to handling repairs around the house?
I get the job done well.
Pretty handy
Not the best
I get other people to do that sort of thing.

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Would you say you're pretty successful when it comes to romance?
I've done pretty well.
Definitely!
I do OK, I guess.
Of course, I'm very debonair.

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If you mess up during basic, you're going to be doing push-ups. How many push-ups could you do right at this minute?
As many as I need to
100
Like...10?
I haven't had to do a push-up in ages.

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How important is diplomacy to the overall function of the military?
It should be the first option, and then force when diplomacy fails.
It's as important as force.
I have no idea.
Diplomats have their place, as long as they know what they're doing.

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Thinking back to ancient military techniques, what were the most valuable units in war?
Cavalry
Infantry
Archers
Naval officers

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Do you have a regular workout routine right now?
I just live a disciplined life.
I stay in shape, yeah.
I go to the gym.
I live life on the edge!

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When the pressure is on, how do you react?
Pressure? No problem at all.
I hold my own.
I'll probably need some guidance.
I eat pressure for breakfast.

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Which board game do you absolutely dominate?
Risk
Monopoly
Scrabble
Battleship

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What's the gameplan when you have a day off?
Who has days off?
Party with friends
Loaf around the house
Something awesome

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