What Kind of Animal Do You Think Like?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

As many humans are there are in the world--now seven billion and still rising, albeit more slowly than previously--there are many, many more animals. They belong to more species than humans have even counted yet, at an estimated 8.7 million, and that only includes the ones we know about. While humans' large brains tend to make us fairly distinct from one another, animals of the same species are more often quite similar to one another.

That's why it's possible to say that dogs tend to be friendly, intelligent and family oriented but individual, while honeybees are industrious and wider community-oriented. Horses are flighty and collectivist, while snakes are fiercely independent and don't bother you if you don't bother them. Of course, there are always exceptions--there's probably one dog, somewhere out there, that is simply a jerk. Still, generally speaking, when someone says that a person is like a bear, we can all agree roughly with what that means.

The upshot is that whatever personality you have, there is probably a species somewhere out there that would match quite well with your particular way of thinking. Are you independent but familial like a wolf? Are you matriarchal and smart like an elephant? Let's find out!

How close are you with your family?

Do you often reinvent your look?

Do you mind being told what to do?

How hardworking are you?

How easily do you remember dates and locations?

Are you good at improvising?

Do people often underestimate you?

What do you wish people knew about you?

Do you find you usually get on with kids?

What phobia do you have that you know isn't rational?

How do you feel about sunbathing?

How much travel is simply too much?

For whom would you be willing to sacrifice it all?

Would you rather work five days of regular 9-5 hours, or cram it all into 3.5 longer days then enjoy half the week off?

What would you say is your signature look?

Do you like to be the center of attention?

How often is too often to go to a party?

What sort of creative project do you tend to prefer?

How do you relax on weekends?

What is your favorite dinner?

How good are you at picking up new skills?

In an emergency, how good are your reactions?

How much interest do you take in local gossip in your area?

Would you be willing to move countries for the right job?

Do you believe in monogamy?

How many kids is simply too many?

Would you ever start your own business?

What sort of dancing is the most fun?

Do you feel like people appreciate your work?

In a fire, if you knew everyone was safe, what would you save first?

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