Which Killer Beast Reflects Your Dark Side?

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Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Your id - your dark side - is a complex aspect of your personality that you are likely unaware of. Your motives may seem clear to you, but on a subconscious level your decisions are made by components of your mind that you are ignorant of, by definition if not by design.

If the human mind could comprehend itself, it would most likely turn inward. Humans seek perfection, and a mind that knows how imperfect it is would not be able to move on. You would get stuck, totally focused on the personality aspects you find abhorrent.

This is where poetry comes in. Humans have sought symbols for the hidden parts of the mind and found them in myth. Creatures of the deep often symbolize fears of the subconscious, as do creatures of the darkness, the jungle and sometimes the sky.

This all begs the question: How can anyone know their dark side? We have devised a test that will tease out which killer beast symbolizes your dark side. We can reverse engineer what lurks beneath the surface by asking you questions that can be answered with your conscious mind. From these answers, we will determine what killer beast reflects your dark side! Ready to give it a shot?

How likely are you to draw in others when your dark side emerges?

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How emotional do you get when your dark side is triggered?

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How willing are you to be vicious when you are truly enraged?

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What would it take to get you to explode at your own parents?

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How do you pick the object of your ire when your id takes over?

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How long is your fuse?

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What special occasion is most likely to see your dark side emerge?

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How driven to succeed are you?

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When your dark side is triggered but the other party walks away in peace, what are you likely to do?

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If you did something destructive to someone else, would you gloat?

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How protective are you of your worldly possessions?

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How do you react when someone unexpectedly changes an evening's plans on you?

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What are you willing to do to yourself to survive adversity?

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How much do you value your alone time?

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When your dark side emerges, how likely are you to get cold and cruel, rather than hot and passionate?

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If a family member was cruel to you at a holiday dinner, how would you respond?

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If a colleague stepped on your toes at work, what would you do?

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Do you care if you indirectly hurt other people, if you get yours in the end?

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When your fuse finally burns down, how cruel will you be?

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What activity brings you the most joy?

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Do you get off on sadism when you really hate someone or something?

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When you are angry at yourself, how do you handle it?

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If another person triggered your dark side, how many ways would you consider before indulging your id?

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How often does your dark side emerge?

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When someone stokes a passionate argument with you, what are you likely to do?

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How likely is it that your dark side would be triggered if you saw a rival with something you wanted?

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If a close friend enacted a terrible betrayal, how would you handle it?

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How readily would you steal something you needed?

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How quickly is your dark side triggered when you're doing something you love?

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How well can you predict what you will do when your rage explodes?

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