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You're a Seahorse!

Motto: Let's think about it

Two percent of the UK population are Seahorses.

Seahorses can be deep, quiet and imaginative. Each Seahorse has a unique head-shape. Seahorses 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 others.

Seahorses:
  • Emotional daydreamers who sometimes need reassurance and support
  • Often calm and affectionate and like to look after people
  • Mostly easy-going, patient and good-natured
  • See people as more important than rules and tend to have a few good friends
  • At their best they can inspire others
  • Can be perfectionists and like to please
  • Often come across as intense but can be very funny
As a leader

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.

Seahorses at work and school

Lots of Seahorses like helping people develop their talents.

Sam is a recruitment advisor:

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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.