What Type of Redhead Are You?

By: Ian Fortey

What Type of Redhead Are You?
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About This Quiz

Only a very small fraction of the world's population have red hair, somewhere between 1% and 2%. No other hair color is quite as rare so you should feel pretty special to be sporting such unique locks when everyone else is generally saddled with the same old same old. Red hair has always been a little exotic and a little mysterious.

What makes a redhead a redhead? Well, in scientific terms, it's a mutation. On your 16th chromosome, you have something called the MC1R gene, or melanocortin 1 receptor. A mutation of that gene is what leads to red hair and it's also what you have to thank for a pale complexion and freckles. Call it the Ginger Gene if you like, but it's where everything gets started. That may be the source of your ginger powers on a genetic level, but there's more to being a redhead than simple genes. For a lot of people, it's an attitude. It's part of your identity, how you're seen by the world and how you want to present yourself to the world. So what kind of redhead are? What's going on beyond your fiery roots? Take the quiz and let's find out!

Orange Which beverage is closest in color to your hair?
Orange juice
Cherry Coke
Carrot Juice
Blood orange juice

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Aging Has your hair darkened or lightened as you've gotten older?
It got lighter
It got darker
It stayed the same
It does what I want it to do

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4 High Pressure Do you consider yourself to be pretty calm under pressure?
Not really
What kind of pressure?
I'm always chill.
Usually, sure

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Social media Have you ever gotten into a war of words with a total stranger on social media?
Well, yeah
Only with someone who really, really deserved it.
I don't have time for that.
I say my piece and end it.

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Woman smiling If you catch a stranger smiling at you are you likely to smile back?
A stranger? Nope
Maybe!
Well, that depends on what this stranger looks like.
Anything's possible.

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cherry Everyone likes a tasty piece of ripe, red fruit, right? What's your favorite?
Cherry
Apple
Strawberry
Raspberry

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Bee Redheads are more attractive to bees than other people. Do you get stung often?
A few times
Yes! I hate it.
Not often, but it's happened before.
Never

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26 pastel colored hair Are you proud of your hair color?
Heck yeah
Never really thought of it that way
When I'm having a good hair day
I'm happy with it.

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Temper issues Redheads are known for their tempers. Would you say you have one?
Oh yeah
Barely at all
When I need to
No more thana anyone else

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Red Red is a musical color there's no doubt about it. What's the best red song?
"Red Lipstick" by Rihanna
"99 Red Balloons" by Nena
"Little Red Corvette" by Prince
"Red" by Taylor Swift

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Red There's red and then there's red. What's your favorite shade?
Fire engine red
Crimson
Scarlet
Fuschia

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Color What other hair color would you be willing to try out for a week or so?
Purple
Blue
White Blonde
Green

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What % Outgoing Are You? 3 Do you ever feel like you're a bit too over the top or intense for people?
Yeah, some people can't handle me.
Not really
Just the weak ones
Hmm. I don't think so.

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Can We Guess What Spirit Animal You Draw Your Strength From? Do people underestimate you a lot?
Not anymore
All the time
I imagine some people do
I don't think so

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Dye hair How often do you dye your hair?
Once in a while
Never
I give it highlights now and then
All the time

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Beach Sun tanning water swimming Do you tan or burn?
I try to avoid the sun.
I burn like nobody's business.
I have about a ten-minute window before a tan becomes a burn.
I tan very nicely.

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Shampoo Do you need to avoid harsh chemicals?
I avoid that stuff but not because I'm sensitive.
I haven't noticed.
Yes
Not really

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What Hair Transformation Should You Try2 Does your hair color match your temperament or does your temperament match your hair color?
Oh, it's all me, and the hair color just followed along.
Um. Yes?
I think my temperament matches my hair color.
Say what now?

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Feisty Has the word feisty ever crossed anyone's lips when they described you?
I've heard that before.
Nope
Once or twice
Not that I can recall.

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Tell Us About Your Morning Routine and We'll Guess Your Life Expectancy 2 Do you spend a lot of time on your hair in the morning?
A reasonable amount
Not at all
I need it to look perfect, so yes.
Depends on the day

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Winter Are you more sensitive to cold than others?
Not at all
I'm always freezing.
Not that I know of.
Nope

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25 Crime Scene Have you ever been accused of being nefarious in any way?
More than once
Not really
Naughty, but not nefarious
I'm sure it's come up before.

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The Celtic Cross Do you have Celtish ancestry?
I'm not sure.
A bit
Yes!
No

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Faux freckles How many freckles do you have?
Well, I've never counted.
A ton
A few
None

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Family How many gingers are in your family?
Tons
Just me
There are a few of us.
None

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1 - Pet Peeve Which nickname annoys you the most?
Carrot Top
Little Orphan Annie
Ginger
Freckles

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Relationship Have you ever dated a redhead?
A couple
No
Yes!
Once

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You're an 8 What color are your eyes?
Blue
Brown
Green
Other

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Auburn Do people ever try to touch your hair?
Sometimes, and it's weird.
No
Yes, they do.
Once in a while

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Blonde Do blondes really have more fun or do you?
No clue
I think everyone deserves to have fun!
Definitely me
Depends on the day

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