What Spirit Animal Is Your Keeper?

By: Ian Fortey

What Spirit Animal Is Your Keeper?
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About This Quiz

The concept of a spirit animal is a very old and sacred one to many Native American and First Nations peoples. A spirit animal is a guiding spirit, almost like a piece of nature itself, that has a connection to you on a spiritual level. It can help guide you through life, to navigate difficult paths and situations, and perhaps bring clarity in times of confusion about what path you should be taking. You and your spirit animal share certain traits and characteristics and perhaps it is something you already feel an affinity for without even realizing it.

Not everyone knows what their spirit animal is, so don't feel bad if you've never had a moment of inspiration when it seemed clear to you. Sometimes we just don't feel that connection or we feel so connected to every animal that it's hard to determine which is the one meant to guide us on our journey. There are many ways to learn which spirit animal is there to guide you if you feel so inclined to seek one out, and there is much you could learn about native cultures if the topic is something you feel a connection with. As a starting point, why not tell us a bit about yourself and see if we can figure out what spirit animal is serving as your keeper? Take the quiz and see!

If you have a very important decision to make, what are you going to rely on to help you decide?
I'll carefully consider all the info I have.
My friends and family will help.
I might just flip a coin.
I'll go with my gut.

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If you get lost on the way somewhere, what are you most likely to do?
Follow my instincts
Ask someone for help
Just keep going and see what happens.
Check Google Maps

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If you and some friends want to order a pizza, can you decide what you want right away or does it take forever?
I'm good with whatever.
I know what I want right away.
This could take a while.
I'll probably go with whatever everyone else is having.

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So do you feel like destiny is a real thing or does life just unfold randomly?
I very much believe in destiny.
Some days I think I must have a destiny and others I don't know.
I think it's all pretty random.
I have no idea at all.

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Are you big on traveling or do you prefer to stay put?
I love traveling!
I'm happy in my own territory.
I don't travel far, usually.
I would travel, but I haven't had much chance.

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Would you rather BBQ your own dinner or go out for fast food?
I can do other things while I'm out so maybe I'll do that.
Gimme that BBQ!
I think I'd rather go out.
I like making my own food.

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Do friends ever call you up for advice on things like relationships?
All the time!
My close friends do.
Not really
Sometimes!

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Some people definitely seem luckier than others. How's your luck?
Pretty great
I don't believe in luck.
Not the best
Average, I guess

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If you're gearing up for a night of Netflix by yourself, what genre of movies are you probably going to be looking for?
Sci-fi
Horror
Comedy
Action

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Have you ever told someone that you love them and then they didn't say it back?
Oof. Thankfully not.
Yup
I got a "thank you" once. Is that the same?
Once, and it sucked.

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Would you walk to work or school every day if the weather was nice?
I think so.
Not at all
Depends on if I'm in a hurry
Not every day, but some days

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Given the choice, would you rather host a party at your house or attend at someone else's?
I'd rather go to someone else's place.
I'm happy being the host.
Either way is fine by me.
I'm not much of a party person.

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When the holidays roll around, is it a massive family affair or something smaller?
Usually pretty low key
Big, big family event
Not too big, not too small
Depends on the year

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What's a bad habit you've been having a hard time shaking?
I spend too much time on my phone.
I have unhealthy eating habits.
I don't listen well to others.
I don't get enough sleep.

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How often do you head out to the wilderness to go camping?
Not often, but sometimes
As much as I can
Pretty much never
I try to once a year.

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What do you feel is your strongest personality trait?
My sense of determination
My drive
My sense of humor
My intelligence

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Have you ever tried to do something you were terrified of doing, just to see if you could?
Once or twice but it's hard
Yes, I have.
Not really
I've wanted to, but never really succeeded.

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Some people are their own worst enemy. Are you?
Not at all
No, I'm pretty good overall.
I can be.
Definitely

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What makes you happiest in life right now?
Seeing the world
My friends and family
Just goofing off doing whatever
Accomplishing my goals

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Let's say you found a magic lamp but the genie is a little long in the tooth and only has the power to grant one wish. What are you wishing for?
Fame
Immortality
Money
Superpowers

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When the stress gets to be too much, what do you like to do to relax?
I meditate.
Have a drink
Watch a funny movie
Get away from it all

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Have you ever hit someone else in anger?
Never
Yes, I have.
Not since I was a kid
Only in self-defense

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Where do you feel most at ease in the world?
In the country
Out in the woods
In the water
In my home

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Do you feel like you'd make a good teacher?
I don't think that's my calling.
Yes, I do.
Not really
Depends on the subject, I suppose

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In very simple terms, you can be a leader or a follower. Do you feel like you're more one than the other?
I try to be a leader.
It definitely depends on the situation.
I can be both!
I'm more of a follower.

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How do you handle confusing instructions for assembling or operating something you just bought?
Google!
Ask for a hand
I'll probably figure it out.
Do what I can and hope for the best

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Do you live your life with a lot of regrets?
Some
Not really
Not at all
More than I'd like

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Are you more of a carnivore or a vegetarian?
Vegetarian
I'd eat just meat if I could.
I like a nice balance.
Fully vegan

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Do you think animals understand things the same way humans do?
No
I think they do.
Some animals do.
They understand, but not like us.

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Are you able to share your feelings openly with others?
Sometimes
Yes!
Not really
Only those I'm close to

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