What Apex Predator Are You Like When You're Angry?

ANIMALS

By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Calling someone an animal can be an insult or a compliment. If one calls a pugilist "an animal," then it is generally taken as a compliment because aggression in the ring is the highest virtue a boxer can espouse. On the other hand, if you were to tell your date that they eat spaghetti like an animal, it would likely be the last date you'd have with this person.

People say "men behave like dogs" or "you look like the cat that caught the canary". Even William Shakespeare likened people to animals in "The Taming of The Shrew." Perhaps this attitude toward human and animal behavior reaches back to our time as ancient humans, with totemic animal religions and a healthy fear of the things howling in the night. Whatever the source, the appellation is accurate: sometimes, especially when we get mad, we behave in animalistic ways.

Your behavior when enraged may be deeply rooted in what sets you off. Do you remember any particular moments you are ashamed of when you really flew off the handle? Do you remember what you did, or did it all disappear in the red mist of rage? We've got the method to figure all of this out. Take this quiz and we'll tell you which apex predator you are like when you're enraged!

How often do you get really mad?

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How long does your rage tend to last?

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How quickly does your anger morph into behavior?

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How specific does the shape of your fury become?

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From what part of your personality does your angry behavior come?

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Is your anger a display for the benefit of third parties?

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Is your anger aimed at controlling the object of your rage?

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How calculating are you when you get mad?

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How much do people fear your rage?

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How likely are people to stop and watch when you get really mad?

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How quickly do you revert to normal after flying into a rage?

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How would someone describe the look in your eyes when you get mad?

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When you lash out, how to do you strike?

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How much are you built for your preferred expression of rage?

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When you're not mad, what's your baseline emotional state?

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Who do you tend to pick on when you're really mad?

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Relative to you, how powerful are the objects of your rage?

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When you get mad, do you go it alone?

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When you're done with your anger, what's your next act?

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How do you calculate the revelation of your anger?

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How much of a mess do you leave behind after you cool off?

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Does your fit of anger usually produce anything useful?

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Of these stimuli, what sets you off the most?

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Where are you most likely to fly into a rage?

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What do you say when someone offers that you should seek help for your anger issues?

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Did you tend to get mad more when you were a certain age?

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Is your hot temper a familial trait?

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How much do you get mad about things in the outer world?

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How often are you enraged by personal attacks?

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How often are you enraged by the normal tribulations of life?

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