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You're a Lion!

Motto: Let's try this!

Myers-Briggs personality type: ESFP
8 percent of the UK population are Lions.

Lions are very sociable cats. They enjoy being with their families and relatives. ESFPs share this interest in socialising and having fun as a way to be close to their loved ones. Lions are graceful and skillful when hunting and ESFPs are often the same in sport or leisure activities that interest them.
Lion strengths

Lions are generous, friendly and great communicators so they are pretty good at knowing what's going on.

As natural performers, they like to join in with people and have bundles of enthusiasm, making them popular team members.

As children

Often active and energetic, Lions enjoy activities and are usually the life and soul of a party, and if there isn't a party, they'll create one!

Lions love the outdoors, puddles, forests, you name it! They see life as full of adventures and experiences to try out and enjoy. Fun-loving Lions respond well to playing and surprises but they may need to be encouraged to rest and recharge their batteries from time to time!

As young people

They're usually popular and enthusiastic with a zest for life. They dislike routine and conflict - they may try to please everyone, which is difficult all of the time.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually great fun to be with. They enjoy being with groups of people, not just as a couple.

As a boss

Energetic, caring and flexible. People-focused. Can be risk takers. Generally keen to share their thoughts and create a fast-paced and fun environment. Tend to like and offer freedom and independence to their team members.

Tips for Lions

Don't play all of the time - recharge your batteries.

Famous Lions
  • Katy Perry
    Katy Perry
  • Justin Bieber
    Justin Bieber
  • Ant and Dec
    Ant and Dec
Find out more

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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