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You're a Panther!

Motto: Let's try this!

6 percent of the UK population are Panthers.

The Panther is a confident, fearless explorer, testing its skills in the jungle. They prefer action and variety. Can be fun to be with, but can bite (usually with a funny comment!), if things get boring.
Panther strengths

On-the-spot problem solvers that can act and communicate quickly and decisively, Panthers find it easy to adapt to change.

Panthers like to stand up for what they believe in even if others disagree - these skills also help them when trying to sell ideas and products to others.

As children

Curious about the world around them and experiencing as much of it as possible.

Often the first to volunteer and take on a challenge, they are likely to be risk-takers so need to learn to think through the consequences of their actions before jumping in at the deep end.

As young people

They enjoy freedom and adventure, which can result in clashes with authority.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually good fun to be with. They're full of energy and ideas.

They can be determined and easily become bored - so variety and action keep them happy.

As a boss

Fun-loving and act on the spur of the moment. They like getting on with what needs to be done now rather than endlessly discussing the options and tend to focus on the excitement of the activity rather than rules and processes.

Tips for Panthers

People can be tired just watching you whiz round. Plan and pick the projects worthy of your energy.

Famous Panthers
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
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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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