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You're a Dolphin!

Motto: I need to feel loved

Four percent of the UK population are Dolphins.

Many people say the Dolphin is their favourite animal. They are intelligent, warm, have great vision and charisma. Dolphins move fast to fit everything in, often enjoying busy and complicated social lives.
Dolphin strengths

Friendly, cheerful Dolphins have bundles of energy. They are usually very popular, love a good party and spending time with family and friends.

Dolphins are natural performers and are always looking to try out new things. They are enthusiastic and love variety and action.

They are often imaginative and creative problem solvers, who focus on getting the job done. Emotionally, Dolphins are very warm. They are usually the ones deep in discussion, talking about their views and values, especially about people.

Dolphins:
  • Work best when feel liked by their teachers and tend to enjoy going to school to make friends
  • Usually compassionate, caring and loving. Tend to get along well with others
  • Open about how they feel but often put others' feelings and needs ahead of their own
  • Work hard at making their relationships strong, deep and meaningful
As a leader

Visionary, personal, democratic, value and seek harmony, organised. Sometimes their desire to please people and follow the rules can cause personal stress.

Tips for Dolphins

Take some time out for yourself. Don't spend all of your time solving other people's problems.

Dolphins at work and school

Lots of Dolphins enjoy supporting or mentoring people.

Claire is a clinical psychologist:

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Find out more about the Buzz Quiz

The Buzz Quiz was developed by Education and Employers' partner David Hodgson to help young people make more informed course and career decisions, boost self-awareness, and better understand others.

Find out more about personality and careers in our interview with Buzz Quiz creator David Hodgson.

Explore these ideas in more detail and see how they apply to young people's lives and choices with David's book The Buzz.

Personality-type theory has roots in the work of Carl Jung, the founder of analytic psychology. It was later developed by Isabel Briggs Myers, as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator©, and David Keirsey's Temperament Sorter. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and MBTI are registered trademarks.

The theory has been researched and applied across many areas including conflict resolution, team-building, leadership, career choices and communication.

Our animal type describes our preferred behaviour. We can all learn to adapt and change our behaviour to suit the circumstances and challenges we face.