Which Predator Matches Your Myers-Briggs Type?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been with us since the 1950s. Fairly or not, it has been used as a window into how people work, employed by human resources departments in recruitment, advancement and firing since the middle of the 20th century. The 16 "types" focus on Jungian psychology as a foundation for understanding the "parts" of one's mind. Once these parts are classified as having specific characteristics, a four-letter acronym is used to categorize the types. 

While the methods used by Myers-Briggs analysis have their detractors and competitors, they endure, with uses not only in the corporate world. Myers-Briggs types are used by some online dating sites, matchmakers and as part of membership exams by private clubs.

While the types were designed around how the human mind works, animal minds are not that different from human minds, in key ways. What if we used the methods of Myers-Briggs to classify you, and then run that classification through the available literature comparing the human mind to the "reptile brain" of the lower species? What predatory animal would result from a comparison of your Myers-Briggs type with our neighbors at the top of the food chain? Take this quiz to find out!

How often do others influence your actions?

How difficult do you find it to introduce yourself to other people?

Does a walk in the park make you daydream?

Is your natural proclivity more planning oriented, or improvisational?

Do you like dressing up to go out?

Would you rather stay home and chill out, or go out to see other people at a party?

Would you rather come up with a comprehensive plan, or wing it?

How much do you envy others?

How difficult would it be to fire a friend who worked for you, but did a bad job?

How often is the truth more important than others' feelings?

Do you favor your heart or your head when it comes to making major life decisions?

How quickly can your mood shift?

When confronted by a friend in trouble, would you be more likely to offer solutions, or just a shoulder to cry on?

How much planning goes into your travel plans?

How difficult do you find it to follow a timetable?

Would you say you are more creative, or more practical?

Should you be respectful of people, regardless of if they are spewing lies?

How clean do you keep your home/den/etc?

Does being with others energize you?

Do you think of yourself as emotionally stable?

Do you consider yourself a dreamer?

Do you feel planning is an important element of any project?

How energetic are you, usually?

Which do you rely on more, your creativity, or your hard-earned experience?

How much of the time do you feel superior to others?

How much do you procrastinate?

How often do you initiate conversations?

Which is better: to be loved, or to be feared?

How often do you try to respond to your emails?

How often do you take control when out with friends?

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