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You're a Clownfish!

Motto: Hey, I've had another idea!

Six percent of the UK population are Clownfish.

Clownfish are energetic, creative and busy fish. They often find new and clever ways of doing things, preferring variety and action to peace and quiet.
Clownfish strengths

Enthusiastic Clownfish are imaginative problem-solvers. They are always happy to improvise and are great at getting things done last minute.

Naturally creative, Clownfish strive to be different and develop a unique style.

They are often risk-takers who prefer original thinking rather than playing by the rules - this is when their persuasiveness comes in handy.

Clownfish:
  • Like moving onto new things, novelty and surprise, as easily bored and distracted
  • Imaginative with a great sense of humour
  • Often popular at school but can be a threat to some teachers and adults who don't appreciate their point of view!
  • Drawn to express themselves through drama, words or art
  • Dislike being told what to do - they'd rather work things out for themselves
  • Usually fun to be with
As a leader

Visionary Clownfish value harmony and tend to nurture their team. Sometimes their desire to create a meaningful impact in the world whilst working in organisations with strict targets or objectives can cause personal stress.

Tips for Clownfish

Prioritize, focus and complete the important stuff.

Clownfish at work and school

Lots of Clownfish enjoy working with people in a fast-paced environment.

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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.