Which Region of the UK Do Your Mannerisms Belong In?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
Business professionals during a coffee break in auditorium At the beginning of the conversation, how much time do you take for small talk?
A minute or so
As much time as possible
Only a moment
None

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Three bored-looking young people sitting on a sofa Can you sit quietly with other people without feeling the need to talk?
Not for very long, I'm afraid, unless it's on public transport.
I can do this for a few minutes, until it gets awkward.
Of course
I can do it for days if necessary.

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Friends celebrating a party in a cafe When you arrive at a party, what is the first thing you do?
I seek out the host to give them a gift.
I look for my name on the table so I know where to sit.
I greet the dog and the host's spouse.
I bellow my greetings to the party.

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Meeting new people What would you do if you met someone new, but could not discern their gender?
Politely ask which pronouns they prefer.
I would ask someone else what they think.
I would wait until they use a public toilet, and watch which one they go to.
I would just ask them which gender they are.

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Family playing musical instruments at home When is it appropriate to play loud music at home?
Only before 9 o'clock at night
Only until 11 o'clock at night
Mostly during the day, but the night is fine if you don't live beside a body of water.
Any time, day or night

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Rustic wedding You've been invited to a rustic wedding in the countryside. What shoes do you wear?
High heels
Waterproof shoes
Waterproof hiking boots
Wellies

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A woman giving a speech in front of an audience How does it make you feel when politicians decry immigrants?
It bothers me to the depths of my soul.
It doesn't bother me at all.
It bothers me considerably.
It's what I asked for.

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Summer dinner party How would you feel about someone introducing their partner as "trouble"?
It's fine, and an old piece of perfectly acceptable, if dated vocabulary, meant without insult.
It's a bit low class, isn't it?
I would assume their marriage was in trouble.
I would be completely confused.

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Man Excluded from Group of Women How would you feel when left alone at a party?
Snubbed
As though I were a pariah
Comfortable to approach others
Relieved

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Young woman holding railing on bus What do you always do when on public transportation?
Avoid eye contact
Put my bag on the floor
Find a seat
Make sure to know when to get off

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Crowd watching Buckingham Palace guardians How comfortable are you with sudden crowds?
I'm fine with them.
I accept them when I expect to come upon them.
I am comfortable with them for part of the year.
I do not like them at all.

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Neighbor visiting residence How do you feel when your neighbours come to your home unexpectedly?
As though there must be some sort of emergency
As though I'm under attack
Delighted to have the company
Annoyed to be disturbed

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Red fox in garden How do you react when an animal appears outside of your home?
I call the council!
I ask someone why it is there.
I call for my dog.
I shrug.

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People having drinks during dinner party If you showed up to an event for which you were clearly under-dressed, how would you react?
I would try to make some small adaptation.
I would immediately go home and change.
I would ask the host if I could borrow an item to smarten up my outfit.
I would just get on with it.

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Man and woman petting dog in the park What is your first instinct upon meeting a new dog?
Ask the owner if I can say hello
Ask the owner if the dog is safe
Offer my hand for the dog to smell
Speak gently to the dog

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Construction workers adjusting house frame Would you apply to build a new part of your home if you knew your neighbours objected to it?
Maybe. With so many neighbours, why would they be so worried?
I would go ahead only if they had already built something similar.
I would try to work something out with my neighbours.
I would just do it.

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Woman asking questions About what do you worry when you have to ask a question the answer to which you seem to be alone in not knowing?
I don't "worry," I'm only concerned with getting the right answer.
I don't want to look like a fool.
I worry about making a misstep as a result of not knowing.
I worry that I've already made missteps as a result of not knowing.

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Woman in front of a keyboard What would you do if you lost internet access while having to stay inside due to the weather?
I don't know!
I suppose I would do some household chores.
I would play with my dog.
I would catch up on reading.

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Two friends gossiping How would you follow up if you heard a rumour about your neighbour?
I would approach my neighbour about the rumour.
I would ask all my other neighbours about it, discreetly.
I would wait and watch for any changes.
I would just ignore it.

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Making household planning How much are your household decisions driven by those of your community?
Almost none, save those having to do with the community I've chosen.
Almost all of them!
None are made because of the community, but all are guided by it.
I don't know. I just sort of make decisions and I suppose I do it the way people do it where I'm from.

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Woman shouting When is it appropriate to raise your voice?
It's appropriate when you're in a loud space.
Only raise your voice when you are enraged.
One can raise one's voice to call for one's dog, of course.
Danger is the only reason to raise one's voice.

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Woman relaxing on deck chair in backyard, reading on digital tablet What would you do to relax after a stressful day at work?
I'd go on social media and find out what my friends are doing.
I would go to my local pub.
I'd chop firewood.
I'd watch the sunset.

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Businessmen greeting How do you react to pressure to conform to others' idea of politeness?
I think it's the kind thing to do.
I fold like origami.
I shrug off the suggestion if I don't like it.
I don't know.

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Parked cars Which of the following do you consider a car no-no?
A car that runs on petrol or diesel
A car without a muffler
A car that doesn't have four wheel drive
A car that doesn't have a cargo bed

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Businesspeople reading newspapers on crowded train At what point do you become uncomfortable with the amount of personal space you are provided?
I don't mind people standing very close by, so long as it's not for too long.
I don't mind having only a few feet around me.
I prefer having enough space to reach out and touch no one.
I would like at least a meter of space around me.

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Oxford Street during rush hour What is the single most important rule when in a crowd in the street?
Know where you are going.
Don't touch anyone.
Stay to one side.
Try to keep up.

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Woman sightseeing in London holding a map How do you react to tourists?
I don't.
I react with amusement.
I react with delight!
I react with shock.

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Sorry on computer keyboard The British are noted for constantly apologising. How many times a day do you find yourself apologising?
I'm sorry! Oh, sorry, I find I do it constantly. Sorry!
I'm terribly sorry but I don't really keep track.
I'm sorry, but I only have the opportunity to do that a few times a day.
My apologies, but I don't think I do it very often at all.

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I speak very quickly.
I would consider my rate of speech normal, but then, I am rather quick thinking.
I speak slowly enough that people who don't speak English as a native language can keep up, but not so slowly as to annoy native English speakers.
I speak quickly if I hear someone else with the same accent, and very slowly otherwise.

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Business man covering his ears Which of the following noises do you find intolerable?
Crickets
Muntjac
Car horns
Sirens

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