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You're a Panther!

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Six 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, Panthers find it easy to adapt to change.

Panthers like to stand up for what they believe in even if others disagree – qualities which make them good at selling ideas and products to others.

Panthers:
  • Curious about the world around them and experiencing as much of it as possible
  • Often the first to volunteer and take on a challenge
  • Likely to be risk-takers so need to learn to think through the consequences of their actions before jumping straight in
  • Enjoy freedom and adventure, which can result in clashes with authority
  • Full of energy and ideas
  • Can be determined and easily bored
As a leader

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. 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.

Panthers at work and school

Lots of Panthers enjoy work that is challenging.

Eva is a train driver:

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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.