Seal icon

You're a Seal!

Motto: How will that affect everyone else?

Three percent of the UK population are Seals.

Seals can be imaginative, supportive and playful around their social group. They can also be quiet and careful on land, wondering whether to jump in and trust their instincts or suss out a person or situation first.
Seal strengths

Seals are great at multi-tasking, often working on many things at once and love learning new skills. Full of enthusiasm, they are interested in thinking behind an idea and looking at how things affect people.

  • Seek connection and meaning in life
  • Often sweet and affectionate. Like to look after younger children
  • Mostly easy-going and good-natured
  • See people as more important than rules and tend to have a few good friends
  • Have strong inner values and beliefs that they like to live by - others can sometimes see them as sensitive, complex and deep
  • Spend time trying to work out who they are and want to be
  • Often funny, with a good sense of humour
  • Usually very sensitive to criticism
As a leader

A natural coach, Seals are quiet and caring bosses. They are people-focused, often bringing original approaches to their role.

Tips for Seals

Don't get lost inside your thoughts; involve others.

Seals at work and school

Lots of Seals like working with people to develop their potential.

Victoria is an apprenticeship coach:

Explore more videos connected with Seals
View other animals

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.