Which Apex Predator Are You When You're Mad?

ANIMALS

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By: Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Emotions are the nemesis of reason. Our highly evolved reasoning ability is what sets humans apart from all other life on Earth. Animals are ruled by instincts, base drives rooted in emotion, that guide their activities. Humans are at our best when we can have full access to our reasoning faculties, but animals are at their best when their highly developed instincts are put on full display.

When we become emotional, we become more like animals. Sometimes this makes us playful, like puppies or bear cubs, but other times it turns us into frenzied animals capable of clawing someone's face off, or at least yelling the truth of their humiliating off-key Cher singing habit within earshot of everyone at the office Christmas party.

Humans have compared ourselves to animals since we lived in caves. Shamanic traditions hold that humans can, psychologically if not physically transform into animal forms, temporarily. This is perhaps a useful metaphor for the affect of being truly pissed off. What is your behavior like when you are upset? Do you immediately to straight to the red mist or is it more complex? We offer you a quiz aimed and parsing out the components of your psyche so we can say definitively which apex predator you are when you are enraged. Take the quiz and find out!

How much do you like to drink when you go to parties?

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Do you get mad about politics?

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Do you get mad at the people close to you?

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How much do you overshare with work colleagues?

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Do you get mad about what happens in fictional movies or TV shows?

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How much do you like to get into political discussions with family?

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How much do you like to get into political discussions with work colleagues?

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Do you get mad about sports?

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How much do you talk about religion in the workplace?

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What do you find becomes very easy when you get really angry?

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How often did you get into fights as a kid?

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What do you find becomes difficult when you get really angry?

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How often do you get into physical fights as an adult?

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How quickly does your rage boil up?

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When someone angers you with words, how often do you lash out physically?

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How much time passes between when something gets you mad, and when you act on your rage?

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When someone angers you with words, how often do you try to find the most personally hurtful thing to say, even if it offends everyone?

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When someone angers you with words, how often do you betray their trust to cause lasting harm to them?

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How often do you feel it is warranted to "go to the mattresses"?

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Do you hold a grudge?

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Do you have "enemies"?

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When someone upsets you, who has your back?

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Do people generally stay out of your way?

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Are you often underestimated as a threat?

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How willing are you to hit below the belt?

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How do you react to being upstaged?

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How do you react to being directly insulted?

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How do you react to backhanded compliments?

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How do you react to your friends being humiliated or insulted?

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Of the following people, who would you get most upset on behalf of?

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