Who’s who in the Zoo

A fun and easy to understand, yet highly accurate personality type quiz that gives you insights into different human behaviour, offering explanations for why people act and think the way they do

Dolphin

  • NEED APPROVAL & HARMONY TO THRIVE
  • ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT NEW IDEAS & CHANGE
  • SENSITIVE TO CRITICISM OR REJECTION
  • HIGHLY SUPPORTIVE OF OTHERS
  • LIKE STORIES THAT TOUCH THEIR FEELINGS
  • DISLIKE ALL FORMS OF CONFLICT
  • MAY HAVE A TENDENCY TO DAYDREAM
  • CAN BE CREATIVE & HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE
  • SOMETIMES VAGUE ABOUT DETAILS & FACTS
  • MAY FIND IT DIFFICULT TO SAY NO
  • WANT TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
  • PREFER COOPERATION OVER COMPETITION

As a young Dolphin you thrive in a harmonious setting, free from conflict, where you are able to take a sensitive and caring approach to both people and situations, offering others reassurance and acceptance in an attempt to gain the same for yourself. Therefore a supportive environment is important to the Dolphin, in the classroom as well as later on in your work environment.

This is where your best work will be completed, free from negative outside influences. Dolphins often make excellent artists, writers or actors and are usually very good at inspiring the people around them. You can also be very sensitive to the emotional needs of your friends and peers and seem to naturally align yourself with the underdog, even to the point of adopting other people’s problems or concerns as your own.

You live in a world of ethics and values, where doing what is morally right will at times take precedence over what is expected of you. Be careful not to take everything to heart though. Once people, including you, start to understand personality differences and what makes the Dolphin so special, you will begin to understand that you are stronger that what you think.

Eagle

  • TEND TO BE AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT
  • RESPECT PEOPLE FOR THEIR ABILITIES
  • USUALLY HAVE VERY HIGH STANDARDS
  • ENJOY ANALYSIS & COMPLEXITY
  • CAN BE ARGUMENTATIVE
  • OFTEN IMPATIENT WITH DETAILS
  • INDEPENDENT IN THEIR LEARNING
  • SHOWING FEELINGS MAY BE DIFFICULT
  • ASSERTIVE & NATURALLY COMPETITIVE
  • NATURAL PROBLEM SOLVERS
  • MAY TRY TO HIDE ANY INSECURITIES
  • DISLIKE REPETITION OF ANY KIND

At school Eagles tend to find value in a Teacher who is able to provide logic and consistency in the classroom, as well as a sense of fairness where everyone is treated according to their performance or behaviour. Naturally competitive you generally do well in whatever you undertake and when it comes to performance, you want grades.

Anything that is not competency or results based will only cause you to question the whole purpose of any test, project or evaluation process in the first place. While outwardly young Eagles may appear emotionally strong and independent, you are often plagued by self-doubt and sometimes hesitate before trying something new, holding yourself back rather than taking the risk of looking foolish in the eyes of your friends or peers.

Once you begin to master this area of your life, something that may occasionally require the input or assistance of trusted adults, you have the capacity to become the leader or a visionary thinker in the way you approach work and life in general. Eagles like to make up their minds about pretty much everything which makes others sometimes see you as rebellious. This is not necessarily so, and once people, including you, start to understand personality differences and what makes the Eagle so special, you will begin to understand that you were born to think big.

Kangaroo

  • MAY TREAT TEACHERS AS EQUALS
  • GROUNDED & VERY PRACTICAL
  • DISLIKE TOO MANY RULES & REGULATIONS
  • ENJOY BEING FLEXIBLE & SPONTANEOUS
  • EASILY BORED OR DISTRACTED
  • PREFER ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN PROJECTS
  • CAN BECOME VERY RESTLESS IN CLASS
  • SOMETIMES ‘LEAP’ BEFORE THEY LOOK
  • MAY BE IMPATIENT WITH COMPLEXITY
  • TENDENCY TO FOCUS ON THE HERE & NOW
  • FUN LOVING & ENJOY THE USE OF HUMOUR
  • PREFER VARIETY OVER ROUTINE

The young Kangaroo is usually quite playful, friendly and you seem to thrive on regular movement and variety. You enjoy learning through physical experience and the more playful and interactive learning can be made, the better. Just like your animal namesake, you can have a tendency to ‘leap before you look’; a quality that sometimes gets you into trouble but can also make you fun to be around.

There are times when you become easily bored or disinterested in school, which is usually due to your dislike of too many rules and regulations, as well as being forced to sit still for long periods of time. This restlessness in class may sometimes lead others to label you as hyperactive or disruptive, names that are not only misleading at times, but can cause further problems in the future by giving you a title to live up to.

Although you are usually more interested in starting projects than in finishing them, by allowing you greater flexibility towards your work you can become extremely creative, and more responsible. According to the task and the way you are allowed to approach it, others may see you as either the most problematic or the most resourceful of the types. This is not necessarily so, and once people, including you, start to understand personality differences and what makes the Kangaroo so special, you will begin to understand that you were born to take action, doing the things you enjoy.

Wombats

  • USUALLY VERY SENSIBLE & DEPENDABLE
  • GOOD WITH FACTS & DETAILS
  • LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE RULES ARE
  • MAY BECOME UNSETTLED BY CHANGE
  • ENJOY PRAISE FOR WHAT THEY PRODUCE
  • DISLIKE VAGUE OR ABSTRACT STATEMENTS
  • GOOD AT FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS
  • NATURALLY VERY ORGANISED
  • EXPECT THE TEACHER TO BE IN CHARGE
  • LIKE PEOPLE TO BE CLEAR & CONSISTENT
  • ENJOY ESTABLISHING A REGULAR ROUTINE
  • PREFER A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH

Wombats in the wild can be wonderfully predictable little creatures, always returning to the same burrow, using familiar paths to navigate their way around. Children of this type also enjoy having the same sort of stability and adjust well to routines. With a strong desire to be a part of a club, group or team, and to contribute in a useful way, you are someone who tends to thrive on approval and generally respond well to the ‘responsible’ approach that is encouraged in Schools.

While you enjoy awards such as gold stars or ticks, ribbons and badges, you also seem to react positively to criticism or scolding, at times trying even harder in an effort to either please or outdo those around you. You particularly enjoy the teacher taking the lead role in the classroom, especially if they are very knowledgeable about a subject, and expect them to be very clear about letting you know what is happening next, and what expected of you.

While Wombats are very good at following clear instructions, they are not always appreciated by the people around them who see them as inflexible and unwilling to change even when change is what is required. This is not necessarily so, and once people, including you, start to understand personality differences and what makes the Wombat so special, you will begin to understand that you were born to organise and keep people on task, and bring a planned approach to work and school.