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You're a Black bear!

Motto: I'll be the boss

10 percent of the UK population are Black bears.

The bear is a symbol of strength and power, and can be strong, organising and taking charge of situations so that things get done.

The Black bear is found in the USA, and share the no-nonsense, go-for-it qualities often linked with Americans.
Black bear strengths

Reliable and realistic, bears love action, often focusing on outcomes and results to get things done.

They are natural organisers that are great at acting and communicating quickly.

As children

Black bears are mature, natural leaders who are always on the go and full of energy. They enjoy routine and order, and take pride in their honesty and reliability.

Black bears prefer real feedback to false comments but can sometimes need reminding that this approach isn't for everyone, and often need to learn more about being tactful and considering other people's feelings.

As young people

They're normally in control and in charge. They work out what needs to be done, how it should be done, and then do it.

However, a bored bear can become rebellious and restless, they need a channel for their energy and go-for-it, problem-solving attitude.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually quite independent but can appear tougher than they really are. They usually like to share their passions, ideas and beliefs.

As a boss

Direct, decisive and fair, Black bears respect and follow procedures and expect deadlines to be met. They tend to focus on achieving or completing tasks.

Tips for Black bears

You don't need to take charge all of the time. Look after yourself and ask people to help you out. Try not to get cross with people for not achieving your own very high standards unless it's really necessary.

Famous Black bears
Emma Watson
Emma Watson
Alan Sugar
Alan Sugar
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham
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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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