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You're a Koala bear!

Motto: I get on with it quietly

14 percent of the UK population are Koalas.
Koalas are popular and warm animals. They like the safety of their eucalyptus trees and the security and safety of their families, being loyal and caring to those around them. Koalas have strong muscles around their pouch to protect their young, and can also be strong and determined to protect what they believe in.
Koala bear strengths

Koalas are patient with people and details, usually bringing up relevant facts but as natural carers like to keep in mind other people's beliefs, values and strengths. They are popular team members but rarely push their views forward unless asked.

As children

Koalas are usually gentle, quiet and careful. They enjoy routine and structure, and value their personal space. They like to watch what's going on and try things out first before they feel confident that they understand.
Cool koalas like to be fashionable and are often talented in crafts, arts and music. They get on with everyone, and are often drawn towards animals and nature.

As young people

They can be seen as kind and quiet and are popular because they're sensitive to others' needs. They're realistic, down to earth and respect tradition and authority.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually loyal, loving and reliable. They go out of their way to support their partner.

As a boss

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

Tips for Koala bears

Can you be too nice? Learn to stick up for yourself.

Famous Koala bears
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
David Beckham
David Beckham
Will Young
Will Young
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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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