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You're a Teddy bear!

Motto: Let's all get along

Myers-Briggs personality type: ESFJ
13 percent of the UK population are Teddy bears.

Teddy bears are warm, friendly, loyal and popular, all qualities usually found in ESFJs.
Teddy bear strengths

Friendly Teddy bears are great at communiCating, often acting quickly and without a fuss. They are popular team members that always know what's going on and are great at keeping everyone else involved.

As children

Friendly and cheerful, Teddy bears have bundles of energy and warmth. They are confident and love trying out new things. Sociable and party-loving, they enjoy seeing friends and often put their friends' feelings ahead of their own.

Teddy bears love cuddles and wear their hearts on their sleeves; they are at their best when they feel liked by teachers and other adults. They usually enjoy discussing opinions, values and views, especially about people.

As young people

They can be modest about their achievements and be surprised at how well they're liked by friends.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually very loyal, loving, supportive and protective. They provide stability and structure and are friendly and sociable. They like to spend time with groups of friends and family, not just their boyfriend or girlfriend.

As a boss

Sociable, caring, decisive, respect and follow procedures and rules, expect deadlines to be met. Sometimes their desire to please people and also follow the rules can cause personal stress.

Tips for Teddy bears

Don't try and be perfect all of the time.

Famous Teddy bears
  • Mary Poppins
    Mary Poppins
  • Tyra Banks
    Tyra Banks
  • Jason Segel
    Jason Segel
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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