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You're a Tiger!

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

Myers-Briggs personality type: ISTP
6 percent of the UK population are Tigers.

Tigers are rare, determined and strong. They are the largest cat and like ISTPS, 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 like to look at situations and make decisions without getting upset and always stand up for what they believe in, even if others don't agree.

As children

Tigers love learning, especially facts that help them understand how the world works. They enjoy competitive games and are very individualistic and determined to do things their way.

They may not seek or need lots of physical attention, it doesn't mean they don't have feelings, they just really like privacy and don't like being fussed over. Keen to question authority, they enjoy testing theories and ideas, including challenging their parents!

As young people

They're honest and realistic with great common sense and a love for life. If someone doesn't make sense, they'll tell them so. This can sometimes make them seem stubborn and strong-willed.

As a boyfriend/girlfriend

They're usually good fun to be with, though may sometimes be too honest with their opinions for their own good.

As a boss

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.

Famous Tigers
  • Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs
  • Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson
  • Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama
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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