Can We Guess What Animal You Are When You Are Embarrassed?

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

Embarrassment is one of the worst feelings a person has to endure. A negative emotion like sadness or anger is at least a bit easier to swallow because you often feel like you have a degree of control over the matter. Embarrassment tends to come on very suddenly and in a way that leaves you exposed and vulnerable. It's not something anyone wants to experience.

There are a few lucky people in the world who seem never to be embarrassed, and they probably have no idea how lucky they truly are. The rest of us are just coasting through life, hoping nothing ever happens that puts us on the spot in that embarrassing way again. But try as we might, it's going to happen eventually. It always does.

Knowing that you can't help but be embarrassed sometimes might make you wonder about the way you deal with that embarrassment. There are definitely different ways to approach that feeling. Interestingly enough, the reaction most of us have to embarrassment can be very similar to the way some animals behave in nature. Without even knowing it, your embarrassed self is probably channeling nature. Do you want to know what animal you become when you're embarrassed? Take our quiz and find out!

Let's just jump right into it. What's the most embarrassing thing you can think of?

How do you usually deal with an overwhelming problem?

There's a mysterious thump from the cellar when you're home alone. What do you do?

Overall, would you say you're easily embarrassed or not?

What's a feeling you hate more than embarrassment?

Your best friend is getting married, and you're supposed to get up and give a speech in front of the whole wedding. Can you handle it?

Do you tend to get more embarrassed by things you say or things you do?

What can make an embarrassing situation even more embarrassing for you?

Suppose you slipped on some ice and fell. Then you find out someone filmed it, posted the video, and it went viral. How would you react?

Sometimes you just can't be bothered to cook. What's the best fast food restaurant?

Would you rather go through a whole conversation with someone you're trying to pick up with food on your face or have your pants fall down when you're crossing a street?

Have you ever watched a show or a movie and felt embarrassed for the characters?

Have you ever sent a text to someone by accident when you meant it for someone else?

If someone walked in on you while you were in a public restroom, how would you react?

Do you feel like you get embarrassed more often now or when you were much younger?

In a group setting, are you ever afraid to speak out because you don't want to draw attention to yourself?

Have you ever done something embarrassing and then tried to cover up for it by outright lying about what happened?

What do you do if you run into an old acquaintance and can't remember their name?

Have you ever been so focused on looking cool doing something you ended up having an accident because you weren't paying attention?

This one's the worst. Have you ever been out walking and talking with someone and then noticed the person you're talking to is a total stranger?

This isn't easy to do, but it's not impossible. Have you ever been embarrassed by something you did that no one else saw or heard?

Have you ever said, "you too" after a server at a restaurant said, "enjoy your meal?"

What do you do when you make a Freudian slip and say something very inappropriate in front of others?

If you're out of the house and somehow manage to sit on food that stains your pants, what do you do?

Too many doors look exactly the same. Ever entered the wrong room and had a bunch of people just stare at you?

Have you ever returned someone's wave only to realize they were waving at someone behind you?

Ever been talking to yourself only to realize there's someone around who can hear you?

There's no easy way to ask this one. Have you ever lost control of your bodily functions out in the world?

Have you ever been on social media replying to someone with a super witty or insightful comment and then realized it's riddled with typos after you post it?

The English language can be confusing sometimes. Have you ever found out that a word you thought you were using correctly meant something totally different?

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