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You're a Clownfish!

Motto: Hey, I've had another idea!

6 percent of the UK population are Clownfish.

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

Enthusiastic clownfish are imaginative problem solvers who are always happy to improvise and are great at getting things done last minute.

Naturally creative, they strive to be different and own their style. They are often risk- takers who prefer original thinking rather than playing by the rules - this is when their persuasiveness comes in handy.

As children

Clownfish children enjoy variety and action, often getting bored easily and moving onto something new. They love taking risks and usually leave things until last minute. Imaginative and creative with a great sense of humour, at school they are often popular but can be a threat to some teachers and adults who don't appreciate their original thinking!

As young people

They're searching for their individual identity, drawn to express themselves through drama, words or art. They don't like being told what to do - they'd rather work things out for themselves.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually fun to be with. They're romantic and also like their partners to be romantic. Because they're easily bored and distracted, novelty and surprise are welcomed.

As a boss

Visionary Clownfish value harmony and tend to nurture their staff. 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.

Famous Clownfish
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe
Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
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Personality-type theory has roots in the work of Carl Jung. It was further developed as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator©.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and MBTI are registered trademarks. It has been researched and applied across many areas including conflict resolution, business (team building and leadership), course/careers choice and communication. The breadth and depth of this work make personality type a very useful approach for young people and their advisers.

The Buzz quiz was developed by icould partner David Hodgson to help teenagers make more informed course and career decisions, boost self-awareness and help us better understand each other.

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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