Quiz: What Is Your Dominant Archetype?

The 12 Common Archetypes: What Do They Mean

After studying different time periods and cultures, psychologist Dr Carl Jung wrote about common archetypes – Character Representations which serve as ideal models for us to strive towards. These models also influence our behavior and thinking.

There are an unlimited amount of archetypes but nowadays, most people tend to focus on the 12 archetypal figures such as the Hero or the Rebel for example.

Take the quiz below to learn which archetype you predominantly identify with. Try to move through the quiz instinctually and not overthink your answers.

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    If you’re playing a game do you care more about –

    • Winning
    • Taking part and having fun
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    Once you make an important decision do you –

    • Continue to second guess yourself
    • Clear your mind and move forward
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    If you disagree with something someone says do you –

    • Bite your tongue and let it go
    • Tell them what’s on your mind
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    If you’re deciding between two choices do you –

    • Ultimately go with your gut feeling
    • Look at the facts and decide based on logic
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    Do you prefer to –

    • Meet new people and grow your social circle
    • Stick with your close group of friends
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    If you’re meeting up with people do you prefer to –

    • Make plans in advance and stick to them
    • Go with the flow and see where the night takes you
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    If you had to choose your best quality it would be your –

    • Patience
    • Humor
    • Determination
    • Bravery
    • Leadership skills
    • Wisdom
    • Imagination
    • Passion
    • Optimism
    • Curiosity
    • Commitment
    • Intuition
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    Do you prefer to –

    • Be in control of a task
    • Let someone else take the lead and only do what you need to
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    Would you rather –

    • Tell a funny joke
    • Hear a funny joke
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    Do you believe rules are –

    • Meant to be broken
    • Meant to be followed
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    If you have to solve a hard problem do you –

    • Come up with a new, creative solution which takes longer
    • Spend as little time as possible to solve the task
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    Do you prefer thinking about –

    • The bigger picture
    • The here and now
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    Would you rather go –

    • Hiking
    • Yoga
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    Do you think of –

    • Others first
    • Yourself first
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    What is most important to you –

    • Being in control
    • Living in the moment
    • Helping others
    • Learn something new each and every day
    • Traveling and exploring new places

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