Which Animal Predator Describes Your Dark Side?

Emily Maggrett

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About This Quiz

We don't like to admit it, but we each have a dark side or negative aspect of our personalities that comes out under stress. 

Depending on the issues with which you struggle, your dark side may be ruthless, gossipy, selfish or avoidant.

While you may not like your dark side, that's no reason to reject it, especially since our greatest weaknesses are often rooted in our greatest strengths. 

For instance, a person who is very responsible at work can be very irresponsible about taking care of their physical health, because they're so dedicated to their career that they forget to take care of themselves. Another person might be a gym rat with a very healthy body, but they might use physical activity as a way of avoiding thinking about their problems. 

The key to being happier is accepting your dark side, which you might find easier if you give it an animal symbol. Many of our bad habits correspond to the behavior of predators from the natural world. In this quiz, we're going to ask you a series of questions about your personality in order to determine which predator matches your dark side best. 

At the end of the quiz, we'll tell you which predator embodies your dark side and offer you a little friendly advice for getting more comfortable with that facet of yourself. 

Ready to take a walk on the wild side? Let's get started!

Let's get real. Do you ever lie?

Which of these negative adjectives would your coworkers use to describe you?

Pick the answer that corresponds best with your most common recurring nightmare.

How often are you late and how late are you?

Have you ever stolen someone else's boyfriend or girlfriend?

How many credit cards do you have?

If you had to eat one of these proteins, which one would it be?

Which evil techniques do you use to get your own way?

Which fairy tale creature fits your personality best?

Which of these cliques did you belong to in high school?

Which of these Alan Rickman villains do you relate to the most?

How do you feel about gossip?

Which of these statements best describes most people's morality?

Do you ever think about revenge?

Are you good at asking for help?

Are you socially anxious?

You're in Venice. A colorful gang of thieves approaches and starts beating you up. How do you defend yourself?

Which of these flavors is the tastiest?

Which of these descriptions matches you physically?

Are you still mad about stuff that happened 10 years ago?

When do you pay your taxes?

Do you justify yourself to others, even when no one has actually questioned you?

Which of these Aubrey Plaza villains do you relate to the most?

Do you feel like people really listen to what you have to say?

Do you ever make to-do lists and then not actually do any of the items you put on the list?

How do you handle it when someone hurts your feelings?

How would you describe your temperament?

Which of these cute animals are you most willing to eat?

How similar are you to others?

Which of these situations scares you the most?

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