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You're a Panda!

Motto: Let's all get along

13 percent of the UK population are Pandas.

Pandas are warm and friendly. Admired for being loyal and organised, they are often good talkers who love connecting with people. The most sociable of all personalities.

Panda strengths

Pandas are great at communicating, often acting quickly and without a fuss. Popular team members, they always know what's going on and are great at keeping everyone involved.

Pandas:
  • Cheerful, with bundles of energy and warmth
  • Confident and love trying out new things
  • Sociable and party-loving, enjoy seeing friends
  • Show their feelings but often put friends' feelings ahead of their own
  • At their best when feel liked by teachers and other adults
  • Often modest about their achievements and surprised at how well they're liked
  • Usually enjoy discussing opinions, values and views, especially about people
  • Provide stability and structure. Loving, supportive and protective
As a leader

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

Tips for Pandas

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

Pandas at work and school

Pandas love working to connect people.

Jozsef is a conference and banqueting manager:

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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.