Which Predator Reflects Your Dark Side?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

A personality is a complex thing. We each have a dark side, a place we go in times of stress, but each one of us has a different sort of dark side. When stressed, some people focus on their hated enemies and how to destroy them. Others will turn inward, engaging in self-destructive behavior, including compulsive eating habits. Some people become even more baroque in their behavior, enacting very specific rituals in order to satisfy their dark impulses.

It is easy to compare people to animals, of course. Humans have used animals as a way of characterizing human behavior since ancient times, and many of man's myths about humans who transform into animals are really allegories about human lust, or hatred, or just ego. Describing a person in animal terms is almost universally negative, with very few positive expressions, which makes animals the perfect descriptor of one's dark side.

We devised this quiz to suss out your dark side; to parse your motivations and how you act when you go dark. Once we have a handle on your darkest impulses, we will be able to say among the millions of animals on Earth, which one characterizes your dark side. Care to try it?

How likely are you to go overkill?

Do you sit around expecting people to turn against you?

How decisive are you when you go dark?

Do you have a bit of a reputation for your dark side?

How do you act when you encounter an unwanted disturbance?

How much time do you spend thinking about revenge?

How quickly do you make decisions when your dark side emerges?

When it comes to your dark side, do you leave anything behind when you're done?

How would you react if you saw a threat to your children?

Do you believe in preemptive strikes against those you don't like?

How likely are you to only lash out a little bit?

How many objects of your normal goal setting overlap with those to whom you direct your dark side?

What do you rely on in confrontations?

How much does your dark side engage with the mechanisms of your place in the world?

How likely are you to lash out with everything at your disposal?

How often do you feel that you've had enough of your dark side and try to leave it behind so you can grow as a person?

Does your darkness tend to come out in normal settings?

How hands-on are you when your darkness moves you to strike?

Do you ever believe in half measures?

How does your bark measure up to your bite?

How often does your darkness tend to manifest when you are at home?

How do people react when they see your dark side?

Do you believe in fair play?

Do you like to pick on people your own size?

How likely is it that your relatives will share your specific dark side?

Do you confine your dark side to a specific place?

How high do you set your sights?

How much does your dark side involve specific, ritualized behaviors?

How do you react when someone pulls into the parking spot you had your eye on?

How likely is it that your dark side would leave the objects of your ire broken and psychologically scarred?

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