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You're a Cat!

Motto: Can I play by myself for a while?

Myers-Briggs personality type: ISFP
5 percent of the UK population are Cats.

Cats, like ISFPs, are popular and friendly, despite spending a lot of time on their own. They also tend to like exploring the outdoors.
Cat strengths

Cats like to enjoy the here and now. Living in the moment, they find it easy to adapt and change their plans.

They are popular team members but rarely push their views forward unless asked and like to be aware of people's strengths and beliefs.

As children

Cats are strongest in music or art and crafts, and often like solitary activities. They also love the outdoors and see life packed with adventures and experiences to try out and enjoy.

Cats may sometimes need to be encouraged to ask for help when they need it, rather than always trying to find their own solution.

As young people

They have an eye for quality and often have collections. They're often very close to their family and can feel nervous about leaving home. They're loyal friends, good at solving problems.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually good fun to be with, though often like time on their own to recharge their batteries.

As a boss

Caring, quiet, personal, democratic and flexible. Quite rare as leaders (because they are usually task-focused) and therefore can bring in original perspectives and approaches to their role. Tend to like and offer freedom and independence to their team members.

Tips for Cats

Try finishing the important things before starting new projects.

Famous Cats
  • Brad Pitt
    Brad Pitt
  • Beyonce
  • Lady Gaga
    Lady Gaga
Find out more

The Buzz Quiz is based on an approach to personality developed by Carl Jung and popularised by Myers-Briggs around sixty years ago, which recognises that people have preferred ways of behaving using their personality. Some people prefer to be quiet and others prefer to be chatty - both are equally good but different. Knowing your own style of behaving can help you make better decisions in life.

See our interview with Buzz Quiz creator David Hodgson to find out more about personality and careers.

The book The Buzz explains the ideas further and applies these to the lives and choices facing young people.

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