Which Canadian City Matches Your Personality?
By: Ashley Linkletter
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About This Quiz
Just as Canadian citizens each have their own personality, so do the cities they live in. Toronto is world-famous for its fashion and for always being ahead of trends — traits that are inherent in the people who inhabit the city, as well. Vancouver is laid-back, fitness-obsessed with a just a hint of visible wealth, it's not uncommon to see joggers with messy hairstyles wearing $700 athleisure running outfits. Montreal is brimming with artistic talent and incredible food, traits which are reflected in the bohemian lifestyle of its residents. These are just a handful of examples using Canada's largest cities — for this quiz we want to know which slightly smaller city (with its own big personality!) you match closest with.
These questions will ask about many facets of your personality, some of which you might never have thought about before. We'll dig deep into your passions, your strengths, your fears and yes, your weaknesses. Keep your answers as honest as possible, and by the time you're finished we'll be able to tell you the exact Canadian city that shares your unique personality. If you don't live there already, you'll certainly want to visit after taking this quiz — you may even find others who are just like you as you explore what the city has to offer.
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Do you feel intimidated when faced with a brand new experience?
Yes, I find new experiences very stressful.
I find them a lot easier when I'm with friends.
No, as long as I go into it with a plan.
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You're finished work for the week and are more than ready for some TLC-time. How do you like to decompress?
I go for a long run before meeting up with friends.
I like to go out with my co-workers to catch up on office gossip.
I order my favourite takeout and watch a movie in bed.
I play a game of dodgeball with an intramural team.
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When you're visiting a city for the first time, how do you like to take in the sights?
I like to take a tandem bicycle tour.
I pick the most important site I want to see and start there.
I'm all about a Segway adventure!
I enjoy self-guided walking tours.
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If you had to make a choice between a lifetime of routine or a lifetime of variety, which one would you choose?
I feel best when I have a routine.
The more variety the better!
I love having variety in my life (as long as I have a few moments of routine every now and then.)
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Which of the following self-help books are you most likely to have on your bookshelf?
"The Book of Self-Care" by Mary Beth Janssen
"Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis
"Best Self: Be You, Only Better" by Mike Bayer
"The Highly Sensitive" by Judy Dyer
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You're asked to go to an opening at an art gallery. What is your response?
Yes, I love to get out and see new things.
I'll go if I can fit it into my calendar.
I'd love to attend with a group of friends.
I'd like to see the art on a less-crowded occasion.
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Are you someone who would rather attend a large party or do you prefer intimate gatherings?
I love parties—the bigger the better!
I like to attend parties when I know most of the people on the guest list.
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You and your significant other are trying to decide on a movie to watch together. What genre of movie are you most likely to settle on?
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Would you describe yourself as someone who worries a lot?
No, I tend to take things one moment at a time.
No way, life's too short to worry.
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Pets make the best companions, no matter where you are or what kind of personality you have. What kind of pet do you own?
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Some people believe personality and colour are closely intertwined. In your opinion, which of the following colours matches your personality the closest?
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Do you agree or disagree that cheating is wrong — no matter what the circumstances are?
I think cheating is wrong unless there are mitigating circumstances.
Cheating is always wrong.
I believe that cheating is sometimes necessary.
I don't have a problem with cheating if it helps me get ahead.
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Would you describe yourself as being a neat and tidy person?
Yes, I'm generally a very fastidious person.
Not really; I know where everything is but others might describe me as messy.
My personal motto is: "a place for everything and everything in its place."
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When you show up at a party alone and don't know anyone, what is the first thing you do?
I would head straight to the kitchen to see if the host needs any help.
I would strategically seek out the friendliest-looking guest.
I would strike up a conversation with the first person I saw.
This would never happen, I would never go to a party alone.
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What kind of music do you like to listen to when you're cleaning the house?
I prefer listening to audiobooks.
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Getting in regular exercise is all about finding something that you enjoy doing — how do you like to work up a sweat?
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You're considered a good friend because you possess one of the following personality traits — which one is it?
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You're going on a major grocery shopping trip to stock up before the weekend — what's your strategy once you're in the store?
This would never happen to me, I go grocery shopping every two days.
I use a grocery checklist app.
I have a meticulously planned, handwritten list with check mark boxes beside each item.
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If you're asked to make a speech, how do you cope?
I get excited. Public speaking is my jam!
I feel anxious, but I make sure I'm well-prepared and that helps.
I was born to be a public speaker.
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Everyone needs a hobby! What do you like to work on in your spare time?
I'm into Confederation LARPing.
I'm in a pickup hockey league.
I make handmade jewellery and sell it online.
I'm an amateur birdwatcher.
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If someone described you as being "aggressive," would you consider it a compliment or an insult?
Insulting — I'm only aggressive when I need to be.
Complimentary (but only when the situation calls for aggressive behaviour)
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When it comes to your friends group, do you prefer being the centre of attention or do you like watching from the outside?
I love being the centre of attention.
I feel like my friends group doesn't have a centre of attention.
I like people watching from the outside.
Being the centre of attention is fun, but it isn't necessary.
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You're unexpectedly assigned a major project that's due one week from now — how do you handle the extra work?
I get organized and get working.
I procrastinate a little bit, but give myself at least three days to complete the task.
I start and finish the project in a single day.
I begin working on the project four hours before it's due.
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You accidentally bought the wrong size at a clothing store and the store clerk won't let you return the item. What do you do in this situation?
I would loudly demand a refund.
I would leave the store but give them a bad review on Yelp.
I wouldn't be trying to return the item, I should have been paying more attention.
I would print out the store's return policy and show it to the store manager.
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Out of the following options, which dream are you most likely to have more than once a week?
All my teeth are falling out.
I have a math test I forgot about.
I went to work and forgot to put on pants.
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You just found out your best friend's long-term partner broke up with them. What do you do to show your support?
I bring them chocolate and give them a list of reasons why they weren't meant to be together in the first place.
I take them to a loud concert.
We go get tea and take a long walk.
I go over to their house with ice cream and a sad movie.
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You've promised yourself a workout this afternoon, but the weather is horrible and you're in your pajamas. How do you deal with this scenario?
I do a HIIT workout — in my pajamas.
I put on some yoga pants and practice my Sun Salutations.
I decide to watch a movie instead.
I get on my running shorts and get outside!
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The credit card company makes an error on your bill — not in your favour. How do you proceed after finding the mistake?
I call the credit card company and yell at someone in customer service.
I call the credit card company and ask them for some kind of compensation.
I call the credit card company and politely inform them of the error.
I call the credit card company but procrastinate for a week before doing so.
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In you were starting school at Hogwarts which House would you be sorted into?
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When tasked with making decisions, do you find it difficult or fairly easy?
Easy! I just weigh the pros and cons and make the right call.
Difficult. I know what I believe to be the right choice but I question myself all the time.
Easy! I always make the right decision.
Pretty hard, I want to make sure I make the right decision.
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