Quiz: What Type of Redhead Are You?: HowStuffWorks
What Type of Redhead Are You?
BEAUTY & FASHION
By: Ian Fortey
5 Min Quiz
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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!
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Which beverage is closest in color to your hair?
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Has your hair darkened or lightened as you've gotten older?
Do you consider yourself to be pretty calm under pressure?
Have you ever gotten into a war of words with a total stranger on social media?
If you catch a stranger smiling at you are you likely to smile back?
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Everyone likes a tasty piece of ripe, red fruit, right? What's your favorite?
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Redheads are more attractive to bees than other people. Do you get stung often?
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Are you proud of your hair color?
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Redheads are known for their tempers. Would you say you have one?
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Red is a musical color there's no doubt about it. What's the best red song?
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There's red and then there's red. What's your favorite shade?
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What other hair color would you be willing to try out for a week or so?
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Do you ever feel like you're a bit too over the top or intense for people?
Do people underestimate you a lot?
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How often do you dye your hair?
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Do you tan or burn?
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Do you need to avoid harsh chemicals?
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Does your hair color match your temperament or does your temperament match your hair color?
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Has the word feisty ever crossed anyone's lips when they described you?
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Do you spend a lot of time on your hair in the morning?
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Are you more sensitive to cold than others?
Have you ever been accused of being nefarious in any way?
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