What's Your Power Animal?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What's Your Power Animal?
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About This Quiz

Power animals aren't literal animals. They are archetypes of creatures associated with specific traits they hold unfettered by the constraints of human constraints. Power animals are used in tribal cultures as a way of connecting to a broad and powerful part of the animal inside the human soul to accomplish certain tasks. 

Knowing and being able to use your power animal is said to allow you to accomplish tasks mere humans are incapable of. Power animals are said to be able to confer upon humans the endurance, grace, and power of the animal kingdom.

Even today, people invoke power animals. Sports teams use animals as mascots because their home states have totemic animals (state birds, for example). Car brands name their models for animals (the Ford Mustang for example). Even software companies name their software things like OSX Lion and Firefox.

Finding your power animal is something usually done by going on a spiritual journey. This usually involves living for an extended period alone in the woods or going on some psycho-chemical trip. In this case, we've worked out how to suss out this deeply personal information without having to set foot outside your home. Simply take this test, and we will name your power animal!

How do you protect your family?
With my fists
Keeping them away from danger
By keeping them away from my work
By having them by my side

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How creative are you?
Not at all
Somewhat
Not very
Very

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How observant are you?
I don't see well.
I'm shortsighted.
I'm very observant.
I pay close attention to things.

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How social are you?
Not very
Not at all
Somewhat
Very

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How territorial are you?
Immensely
Not very
Not at all
I'm pretty territorial.

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How subdued are you?
I am known for my outbursts.
I'm subdued, dude.
I swing from stoic to extreme.
I'm laid back most of the time.

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How focused are you?
I'm easily distracted.
I'm 100% focused.
My whole life is spent in focus and concentration.
I've got too many things going on to be focused on one.

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How well traveled are you?
Not at all
Not very
A bit
Very well traveled

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How deeply do you sleep?
Like the dead
Lightly
Like normal I guess
I sleep deeply

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How "big picture" oriented are you?
Not at all
Not much
Very much
Somewhat

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How adaptable are you?
Only slightly
Not at all
Within narrow parameters
I'm very adaptable.

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How imposing are you?
I'm very imposing.
I'm very slight.
No one sees me until it's too late.
I cut a mean profile.

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Do you ever freak people out?
If they see me in the morning.
If they don't expect me.
If they hear me first.
Yes, all the time.

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How admirable are you?
Not very
Not at all
Very much so
A bit

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How hard working are you?
I'm a part-timer.
I take my time.
I work all day long.
I work odd hours.

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How patient are you?
Not very
Very patient
I have the patience of a stone.
I have my limits.

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How crafty are you?
I keep it simple.
I rely on speed.
I rely on force.
I rely on teamwork.

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How hard-headed are you?
I'm stubborn.
I fight dirty.
I am literally hard headed.
I am willing to change things up.

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How would you describe your brand of cool?
Lumberjack
Biker
Cop
Myth

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How do you dress for work?
Overalls
Jeans
A uniform
A suit

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What is your preferred sport?
Football
MMA
Motorsport
Baseball

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How large is your group of friends?
Small
Nonexistent
Average
Huge

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What industry are you in?
Raw materials
Law
VC
Tech

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How technologically adept are you?
Not at all
A bit, in my niche
I know a few things well.
I know it all.

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How do you dress on your day off?
Casually
I want to look good.
Comfort is number one.
I change it up every day.

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What foreign culture do you admire the most?
Canada
Argentina
Japan
Germany

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What do you do to keep fit?
I lift.
I run.
I have a trainer.
I play sports.

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What is your home like?
Cozy
Cool
It has a great view.
It's an RV.

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What sort of environment do you live in?
Very rural
Just outside the city
In the heart of the city
I travel a lot.

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What is your personal philosophy?
Keep what's yours
Speak softly and carry a big stick
Know, then act
Keep moving

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