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You're a Tiger!

Motto: I'll work it out in my own time

Six percent of the UK population are Tigers.

Tigers are rare, determined and strong. They are the largest cat and can be confident and assertive explorers, who enjoy finding out about the world around them.
Tiger strengths

Tigers are natural problem-solvers who like to work quietly and steadily on a number of things at once. They are flexible and like to try new ways to get things done.

Tigers can look at situations and make decisions without getting upset. They always stand up for what they believe in, even if others don't agree.

Tigers:
  • Love learning, especially facts that help them understand how the world works
  • Enjoy competitive games - very individualistic and determined to do things their way
  • May not seek lots of physical attention - they do have feelings but don’t like being fussed over. Like privacy.
  • Keen to question authority and challenge their parents. Enjoy testing theories and ideas.
  • Honest and realistic with great common sense and a love for life
  • Straight-talking - if someone doesn't make sense, they'll tell them so which can make them seem stubborn and strong-willed
  • Usually good fun to be with, but sometimes too honest with their opinions for their own good
As a leader

Quiet and flexible, task-focused, can be risk-takers. Can keep their thoughts to themselves. Tend to like and offer freedom and independence to their team members.

Tips for Tigers

Share your good ideas and humour around. Don't get wrapped up in your own thoughts and think you can't ask for other people's opinions or help.

Tigers at work and school

Lots of Tigers love work which involves solving immediate problems.

Barbara is a civil engineer:

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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.