What does your dominant personality trait say about you?

By: Brian Whitney
What does your dominant personality trait say about you?
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About This Quiz

Personalities are a very complex thing. Psychology definitely wouldn't be a hugely popular college major (or field of employment) if people were simple creatures. Every one of us is the sum of many parts. You might be the kind of person who is very serious most of the time, but anyone who knows you well knows you're a goofball at heart. Perhaps people look up to you as someone that is strong and courageous, but deep inside, you often fight insecurity and feelings of worthlessness. None of us is just one thing.

With that said, we all have one piece of our personality that dominates the rest. It might be something that you're proud of and that you nurture, or it might be something that needs to be kept in check. You very well might know what your dominant personality trait is, or it might be a complete mystery to you.

What if you think that you're totally laid back and chill, but everyone around you thinks you're pretty uptight? Not being self-aware isn't a very good look for any of us, so take this quiz to find out what your dominant personality trait is, and what it says about you.

What do you do at the beach?
Read books
Body surf
Surf or swim
Toss a football around

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Are you superior to most people?
I don't think like that.
I'd like to think so.
I am.
I don't know.

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Which of these places makes you happiest?
An art gallery
Anywhere with nice people and views
A gym
A bar

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Do you often get lost in your thoughts?
Yes, quite often.
No, I am pretty much an open book.
I only get lost in my head when I'm doing my favorite thing.
I am way too scattered to stay that focused.

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How often do you cry?
A lot
Not often
When I don't achieve my goals
Never

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How messy is your desk?
It's super messy.
It's pretty clean
It's immaculate.
I don't have a desk.

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When do you talk to strangers?
I say hi whenever I walk somewhere.
I talk to strangers if I need something.
I talk to strangers when I'm canvassing.
I talk to strangers at parties.

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What would you do if you believed strongly in a social justice cause?
I would volunteer my time.
I would help out any way I could.
I would protest and call my legislators.
Life is too short for caring that much.

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What type of books do you like?
Classic literature
Science fiction
Biographies
Graphic novels

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Why would you try something risky?
To help someone
To learn and grow
To succeed
For fun

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What job suits you best?
Social worker
Criminal defense lawyer
Entrepreneur
Pro surfer

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Are you more practical or creative?
Creative
Both
Practical
Neither

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How easy is it for someone to upset you?
Very easy
Not very easy
I don't get upset; I get even.
Almost impossible

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What do you do if you want to date someone new?
I hope they ask me out.
I ask them out.
I flirt with them constantly.
I just go about my day.

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What would you do if you heard one of your friends had been telling lies about you?
I would get really upset.
I would not believe it was true.
I would confront him.
Who cares?

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Why are you important to your friends?
I am always there for them.
I always have a smile on my face.
I am an inspiration to them.
I am fun to hang out with.

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Would you ever give up on an argument if you knew you were right?
Of course! The stress of an argument is not worth it.
No! The person will have to admit I am right eventually.
No way. I need to win.
I'll give up if I'm tired.

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How empathetic are you?
Much too empathetic
Pretty understanding
Not very
I don't understand empathy.

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What would you do if your friend just got dumped?
Be there for them
Talk to them
Tell them to get over it
Take them out partying

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Would you lie to a friend so as not to hurt their feelings?
Definitely
Probably not
Never
Sure

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Are you a good dog owner?
Yes, I love animals.
I have never had one, but I am sure I would be.
Yes, I am really good at training them.
No, I am too irresponsible.

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Who do you admire most?
Martin Luther King
Bob Marley
J.K. Rowling
Amy Schumer

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What bothers you?
Not being able to help people
Nothing
People that give up
People that take things too seriously

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What did you like about school?
Learning about people and cultures
Everything
Being able to push myself
Nothing

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Are you ever rude to people?
I try not to be.
I certainly don't think so.
I'm unpleasant when I need to get things done.
I can be rude accidentally.

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Which politician has a personality most like you?
Elizabeth Warren
John McCain
Donald Trump
Barack Obama

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Who succeeds in life?
Sadly, usually the people who are the most vain and cruel.
People with the right attitude succeed.
People who work hard do well.
What is success? I don't buy into that whole concept.

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What do you want for your birthday?
Books and flowers
Time with loved ones
Cash
A crazy night out

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If at first you don't succeed:
Take a long nap
Try again!
Work harder
Give up

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What do you think when you see someone who's homeless?
I wish I could help them.
I hope things get better for them.
They should get a job.
I am lucky I am not them.

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