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You're a Seahorse!

Motto: Let's think about it

2 percent of the UK population are Seahorses.
Seahorses have been credited with deep, magical qualities, and can also be deep, quiet and imaginative. Seahorses tend to live in warm waters and care for their young. The head shape of a Seahorse is as unique as a human fingerprint and they also value their own and others' uniqueness.
Seahorse strengths

Patient Seahorses are great with complicated situations, often using their imagination to solve problems. They are natural listeners but can also use their skills to be very persuasive. Seahorses are interested in the idea behind what they're doing, especially how it affects people.

As children

Seahorses are emotional dreamers that can be clingy toddlers, needing a parent to reassure and support. Often sweet and affectionate, they like to look after younger children around them. Mostly easy-going and good-natured, Seahorses see people as more important than rules and tend to have a few good friends.

As young people

At their best they can inspire others! They can be perfectionists and they like to please.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually romantic and caring and like the same from their partner. They often come across as deep and intense but can be very funny when they want to be.

As a boss

Caring, quiet, personal, inclusive, value harmony, expect deadlines to be met. Sometimes their desire to please people and follow the rules can cause personal stress.

Tips for Seahorses

Don't just live inside your head - talk to others, share your ideas.

Famous Seahorses
Derren Brown
Derren Brown
Emeli Sande
Emeli Sande
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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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