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You're a Polar bear!

Motto: I know exactly what I'm doing

14 percent of the UK population are Polar bears.
Polar bears are strong and determined. They are at the top of their food chain and they can enjoy being the boss. To hunt for food, they have to learn and perfect their skills.
They also like to perfect their skills and then use them throughout their life. Polar bears can spend a lot of time on their own and be perfectly happy while in their own company.
Polar bear strengths

Polar bears are quiet and steady workers that pay attention to detail and like to stick to something until they get the job done. They are great at making decisions and following plans or rules, and usually like to be able to use skills that they've already learned.

As children

Intense and serious, Polar bears are trying to make sense of their world. They prefer solitary interests that require precision and skill rather than team games and hobbies.
Polar bears value routine and structure and like to learn by being shown and correcting privately. They are keen to research and gain knowledge on subjects in detail, often becoming an expert in the things that they learn.

As young people

Often more adult than many of the adults around them! They value their independence, privacy and personal space. They're dependable, loyal and responsible.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually more practical, loyal and sensible than romantic and spontaneous.

As a boss

Direct and fair, respect and follow procedures, expect deadlines to be met, task-focused.

Tips for Polar bears

Take a break sometimes and praise people around you.

Famous Polar bears
Kelly Holmes
Kelly Holmes
Chris Hoy
Chris Hoy
Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
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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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