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You're an Eagle!

Motto: I'll be in charge

Myers-Briggs personality type:
3 percent of the UK population are Eagles.

Eagles are symbols of power, leadership and strength. ENTJs can share these qualities, often soaring high to generate new ideas and new ways to do things. Others are often willing to follow ENTJs due to their good ideas and their determination to make them happen.

Eagles are natural entrepreneurs, using their imaginative and creative problem-solving skills to take charge of situations and people easily. They enjoy action and variety and are often the ones with the big ideas who suggest better ways of doing things.

High-energy Eagles are natural leaders. Always on the go, they are usually ingenious and creative entrepreneurs. Eagles like to work with facts and focus on getting a task done.

They take great pride in their honesty and reliability, and in return prefer honest feedback to false compliments. Eagles sometimes need to be reminded that this approach isn't for everyone, often needing help to learn more about tact and other people's feelings.

Eagles are confident and often more mature than other people their age which can be seen by some as big-headed, but it isn't: it's being able to stick up for what they believe in. They can become rebellious and restless when bored and need a channel for their energy and go-for-it, problem-solving attitude.

They can be great fun to be with, though exhausting due to their drive and determination to lead and achieve things.

Energetic, visionary, direct and organised. Task-focused. Can be risk-takers.

Strategic and challenging with a desire to stretch themselves and their teams. Tend to like and offer independence to their team members but will expect results in return. Most likely animal to lead from the front.

Take charge of the things you do best but do include ideas from others, especially when working in groups.

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The Buzz Quiz is based on an approach to personality developed by Carl Jung and popularised by Myers-Briggs around sixty years ago, which recognises that people have preferred ways of behaving using their personality. Some people prefer to be quiet and others prefer to be chatty - both are equally good but different. Knowing your own style of behaving can help you make better decisions in life.

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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