You're a Cat!
Motto: Can I play by myself for a while?
Cats are popular and friendly, despite spending a lot of time on their own. They also tend to like exploring the outdoors.
Cats like to enjoy living in the moment. They find it easy to adapt and change their plans.
Popular team members, Cats rarely give their views unless asked and like to be aware of people's strengths and beliefs.
- Ingenious, witty and tolerant. Often like solitary activities
- Love the outdoors and see life packed with adventures and experiences to try out and enjoy
- Sometimes need encouraging to ask for help when they need it, rather than always trying to find their own solution
- Often very close to their family and can feel nervous about leaving home
- Loyal friends, good at solving problems
- Usually good fun to be with, though often like time on their own to recharge their batteries
- Have an eye for quality and often like collecting things
Caring, quiet, personal, democratic and flexible. Quite rare as leaders (because they are usually task-focused) and therefore can bring in original perspectives and approaches to their role. Tend to like and offer freedom and independence to their team members.
Try finishing the important things before starting new projects.
Cats at work and school
Lots of cats like working in teams in active and flexible roles.
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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.