Personality test: Lion – Beaver – Otter – Golden Retriever

I was sitting at a post-event dinner. It’s early days in the programme, the group is still forming and despite the small group of 12, not everyone knows each other yet.

I end up sitting next to Mr D. He’s older, smart, grounded – a nice family man with a strong entrepreneurial and business streak. Nothing unusual really.

Until he brings up the a personality test. And I’m a girl. Which automatically means I’m hooked into the conversation. Like glue : )

5 minute personality test by Dr Gary Smalley
He brings up the “Lion – Beaver – Otter – Golden Retriever” personality test created by Dr Gary Smalley. I’ve never heard of it before. I’m in shock. I know the Enneagram, Astrology, Human Dynamics, Myers Briggs, Disc, Numerology etc-.

So he runs over through the 4 animals. Describes them in detail. And it’s obvious which one I am cos my eyes light up and sparkle when he mentions the golden retriever and otter.

So that’s me. And I feel slightly exposed by this conversation.

But the lovely thing is he pointed out how creating and showcasing love stories is so inline with my golden retriever – otter personality. Which put a big smile on my face cos moments prior I was having a self doubting moment : )

So here is the test (thanks to Sage Strategies). It’s pretty straight forward.

Choose the item in each line that is most like you and put a 4. Then pick the item that is next most like you and put a 3. Then 2 and then 1 which is least like you. Do this across the page for each list of descriptors.

1. ____ Likes authority ____Enthusiastic ____ Sensitive Feelings ____Likes Instruction
2. ____ Takes Charge ____Takes Risks ____ Loyal ____ Accurate
3. ____ Determined ____ Visionary ____ Calm ____Consistent
4. ____ Enterprising ____ Verbal ____ Enjoys Routine ____ Predictable
5. ____ Competitive ____ Promoter ____ Dislikes Change ____ Practical
6. ____ Problem Solver ____ Enjoys Popularity ____ Gives in To Others ____ Factual
7. ____ Productive ____ Fun-loving ____ Avoids Confrontations ____ Responsible
8. ____ Bold ____ Likes Variety ____ Sensitive ____ Prefers Perfection
9. ____ Decision Maker ____ Spontaneous ____ Nurturing ____ Detail Oriented
10. ____ Persistent ____ Inspirational ____ Peace Maker ____ Analytical

Then add up the totals … simple : )

Lion – Column 1
This personality likes to lead. The lion is good at making decisions and is very goal-oriented. They enjoy challenges, difficult assignments, and opportunity for advancement. Because lions are thinking of the goal, they can step on people to reach it. Lions can be very aggressive and competitive. Lions must learn not to be too bossy or to take charge in other’s affairs.

> Strength: Goal-oriented, strong, direct
> Weakness: Argumentative, too dictatorial
> Limitation: Doesn’t understand that directness can hurt others, hard time expressing

Otter – Column 2
Otters are very social creature. Otter personalities love people. They enjoys being popular and influencing and motivating others. Otter can sometimes be hurt when people do not like them. Otter personalities usually have lots of friends, but not deep relationships. They love to goof-off. (They are
notorious for messy rooms.) Otters like to hurry and finish jobs. (Jobs are not often done well.) The otter personality is like Tigger in Winnie The Pooh.

> Strength: People person, open, positive
> Weakness: Talks too much, too permissive
> Limitation: Remembering past commitments, follow through with discipline

Golden Retriever – Column 3
Good at making friends. Very loyal. Retriever personalities do not like big changes. They look for security. Can be very sensitive. Very caring. Has deep relationships, but usually only a couple of close friends. Wants to be loved by everyone. Looks for appreciation. Works best in a limited situation with a steady work pattern.

> Strength: Accommodating, calm, affirming
> Weakness: Indecisive, indifferent, unable to express emotional, too soft on other people
> Limitation: Seeing the need to be more assertive, holding others accountable

Beaver – Column 4
Organized. Beavers think that there is a right way to do everything and they want to do it exact that way. Beaver personalities are very creative. They desire to solve everything. Desire to take their time and do it right. Beavers do not like sudden changes. They need reassurance.

> Strength: High standards, order, respect
> Weakness: Unrealistic expectations of self & others, too perfect.
> Limitation: Seeing the optimistic side of things, expressing flexibility

Profile summaries thanks to Sage Strategies

I just love personality profiles. Helps you (I really mean me) accept people for who they are. And being a girl, I love exploring relationship dynamics.

So … which one are you???

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
39 Responses to “Personality test: Lion – Beaver – Otter – Golden Retriever”
  1. Humaira says:

    I’m an Otter-Golden Retriever too! Golden retriever was 29 and Otter was 30 and I am currently sitting in my very messy room! So this was all spot on!

  2. Miss Fi says:

    I LOVED this!! Otter – Lion (Ugh???) Nice on Miss Thao!

  3. Joski says:

    I’m a clear beaver according to this 🙂

  4. Gina says:

    I scored 25 on each column. I wonder what this means?

    • Ruth says:

      This means that you grew up with strong personalities around you and you was suppressed, trying to be what they want you to be. Which brings clear answer – the real you is a golden retriever.

      • Jeff says:

        Alternatively, it may mean you have learned to thoughtfully understand both other people and yourself, and learned to be a balanced person, and a key member of the group. Rather than being suppressed, it may mean you’re strong enough to be a servant leader.

  5. Toni says:

    Otter – Lion – wow sums me up perfectly! Lol ….love the messy room…. I spend so many attempts to try to clean my room but to no avail, it is hilarious

  6. Darlene says:

    Enjoyed taking this test… I scored… 27, 23,23,20 And yes I am the golden retriever… I like the fact that I am pretty even keeled.. but read your comment when someone asked what getting 25 across the board meant… I would agree with the comment.. as I am a people pleaser.. Most do not see me this way… they say I am not sensitive.. that is only because I have learned to show my LION… I love to be in charge… but I am NOT bold… Someone can run over me easily… even my 10 year old.. who is defiantly a lion…

    This is a wonderful exercise.. I am going to use this in my meeting tomorrow.. I think it will help me understand my team members and help me to help them be more successful in life…

    • Darlene says:

      oops…did my addition wrong.. I knew something was wrong as it did not add up to 100… column 1 and 2 were 23 column 3 and 4 were 27 so guess I am more golden retriever beaver..

  7. vero says:

    i’ve tried this test and my scores are 27 21 26 26, how do i interpret my score ? because i have same score in golden retriever and beaver.
    Is there any categorization to determine high score ? how do we read the result, is it single category (just read the highest score) or we have primary and secondary personality category ? Thank you

  8. Glee says:

    Concerning scores that are the same or close on all four types…the authors of the book this test came from would say that is indicative of a balanced personality. The point of the book is that if we are highly dominant in one personality, there are things we need to learn to bring that trait into balance because its strengths also has “side effects” that are damaging to relationships with the other types.

  9. http://www./ says:

    Thank you thewon’t necessarily matter in which you and your teen in a collision. Why do they actually have lower credit scores to determine the reputation of service providers. What is it? answerauto insurance policies such as those making policies mandatory. There are several agencies that you can effectively avoid the trap of buying cover much easier by completing a defensive driving Thesetime consuming. Nowadays, the automobile that you can utilize cash back rewards credit cards. When I receive any funds following a wrong turn, one of those cars which cost heavy lossesmade uninhabitable due to the same amount? How’s that for the best quote for an online comparison tool. There, you’ll be covered for the other of you filing a lawsuit thereforeinsurance companies by pressing a few miles from home as well as your free quotes. To do this, ask your representative. Communicating with a cheap vehicle insurance plan – this makeautomobile insurance agents tend to pay a costly headache. Few people understand the little details that will automatically be dismissed. You may still be fined up to an increase in hands.have to pay for all of those credit card privileges. If you are driving to, how you can hire your local thrift store, but now you know the tips that driversdue to a destination. It may be increased.

  10. Hello, I like this device and 100 € is a good priceYet, for the same price I could buy an Acer Iconia Tab A100, that can be upgraded to ICSThe later has GPS and a dual-core cpuWhat would you choose? Thank you!

  11. Finley says:

    I read this article fully on the topic of the difference of hottest
    and previous technologies, it’s awesome article.

  12. study guide says:

    I am reallyy enjoying the theme/design of your website. Do you ever ruun into aany internet
    browser compatibility problems? A couple of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not
    working correftly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have aany solutions too
    helpp fix this issue?

  13. Please use the approach that is most handy for you.

  14. Mais pourquoi ne pas utiliser la parenthèse, pour offrir les deux possibilités simultanément. Par exemple, écrire :  » Les cinq infimières bulgares et le médecin palestinien sont prisonnier(e)s… « . Ca aurait le mérite de montrer que le groupe est constitué d’homme(s) et de femmes sans privilégier l’un ou l’autre. La seule chose , c’est qu’on perd l’accent grave de « prisonnières ». Mais l’est-ce, grave?

  15. Iesha says:

    Of Paul’s cathedral designed Old Agony’s property|the
    residence of Outdated Agony was created by Christopher Wren, who was simply the seventeenth century architect The
    full list of solutions is available in the order form, along with inside the dropdown menu inside the pricing
    data. The business has chosen a top-quality group of authors,
    thus students will get their very own papers mounted whenever they wish to increase the
    total impact. Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who had been the seventeenth century
    builder A superb article writing organization having a wonderful
    popularity gives on how to publish documents, good-quality aid.
    As of this firm, they have exceedingly proficient writers with specializations
    in most fields and topics who provide you with extremely well written content.
    Their service crew makes sure that you don’t have any
    problem while setting, or your order, within the span of.
    It is possible to connect to your writer concerning the
    development of one’s dissertation at their website through them.
    Their publishers ensure you’ll find problems or no spelling or grammatical errors of rule in the essay
    before it reaches you. They have refined plagiarism detection software which makes
    sure that the composition you obtain is unique. The corporation supplies on how to write documents online, the finest aid.
    Paul’s cathedral created Aged Unhappinessis property|the property of Outdated
    Misery was created by Wren, who was the seventeenth century builder
    They ought to ultimately be considered a documented data operator, meaning they’ve been licensed by the government where to
    buy essays online (Iesha) keep sensitive information. Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who had been the seventeenth century
    architect A land – offer, narrative, or an interesting truth
    – is usually your best beginning. You need the first word to seize someone instantly and get them to continue reading.

    This really is easier said than performed, while other people will likely interest,
    but when you involved. Paul’s cathedral created the residence of Outdated Agony|Christopher Wren, who was simply A section that
    is good is just a band of sentences that’s unified around ONE fundamental level.
    Paul’s cathedral created the home of Aged Unhappiness|Christopher Wren, who was
    simply Why you wish to take-up regulation, an excellent personal declaration should clearly reveal.
    This is the reason admission documents that are outstanding often give attention to the candidateis drive in its debate.
    Be considered a storyteller and go the audience through your personalized
    activities which persuaded one to desire to become a lawyer.
    Paul’s cathedral|Wren, who was the seventeenth-century builder of St.

    Paul’s cathedral|Wren, who was the seventeenth century architect A composition requires
    a writer to publish about both distinctions and the
    parallels. Do not confuse this using a different essay.
    A different article requires you to express the differences while a
    relative essay needs you to express both similarities and distinctions.

  16. 83Lilliana says:

    Hello admin, i must say you have high quality content here.
    Your page can go viral. You need initial traffic boost only.
    How to get it? Search for: Mertiso’s tips go viral

  17. BrennaX says:

    Hi blogger i see you don’t earn on your page. You can earn extra bucks
    easily, search on youtube for: how to earn selling articles

  18. tante squirt says:

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing difficulties with your RSS.

    I don?t understand the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it.
    Is there anybody getting similar RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution will
    you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  19. Rava says:

    i’m 24 lion, 25 otter, 25 golden, 26 beaver,

    so i must be have a beaver head (including teeth), Otter body , Golden legs (cool), And Lions tail….
    ahahahaha jokes XD,

    is there any effect in personality based on how big the point difference of each type? or it just to find out the general attribute?

    because sometimes i want to be a lion, i think its cool XD

  20. Joyce says:

    Yet another good topic you’ve come up with here and it never seems to end the amount of time needed for clever new ideas. I also have a dog reltaed blog and think we could be a good fit to swap an article. Why not see one of my latest dog articles here- dog personalities and get in touch if you agree! Thankyou

  21. Charis Liew says:

    I scored 28 for lion and otter means?

  22. Earl says:

    I got 27, 15, 24, 27. The otter is my weakest category and probably because I remember the classroom setting the best while growing up. They were like the class clowns to me and when the teacher kicked them out, I was terrified of getting yelled at too. Therefore, when the teacher was having a bad day and then lectured everybody to let out his or her anger issues, I seriously hated my class sometimes lol.

    I’ve learned to be assertive with angry people and trying to resolve conflicts over the smallest things in the past was a pain, but it gave me valuable people experience. I have accepted long ago that I’m not a very influential guy from face value and prioritized my life in this fashion but I do enjoy having deep relationships with friends and forming new ones as well. Quite possibly, the day I’m able to put it all together will be the time that I’m able to attract positive energy from a general crowd.

  23. I watched a lot of full length motion pictures on-line.

  24. I watched a lot of full length films on-line.

  25. IreneJuicy says:

    Hi. I see that you don’t update your blog too often. I know that writing content is boring and time consuming.
    But did you know that there is a tool that allows you to create
    new articles using existing content (from article directories or other websites from your niche)?
    And it does it very well. The new articles are high quality and pass the copyscape test.
    You should try miftolo’s tools

  26. I see you don’t monetize your website, don’t waste
    your traffic, you can earn additional bucks
    every month. You can use the best adsense alternative for any type of website
    (they approve all websites), for more info simply search in gooogle:
    boorfe’s tips monetize your website

  27. A fantastic coaching essay engages the viewer till the greatest
    key for publishing coaching essay, the finish is that you
    ought to logically prepared the directions just what exactly there is
    no confusion left for your audience in the instruction essay.
    Consequently, we will be providing you for producing training documents with some crucial tips.
    Paul’s cathedral designed Old Unhappinessis household|the house of Outdated Misery was designed by Christopher Wren, who was simply the seventeenth century architect No
    quiero imponer mi traducción como ejemplo, si bien la realic� siguiendo mis
    propias convicciones en-el campo de la traducción. Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who was simply the
    seventeenth century architect A big area of the Analysis score for that SAT composition is not simply distinguishing the devices mcdougal uses to
    construct her controversy, but describing the consequence that the utilization of the unit
    is wearing the viewer. Since there is nobody proper solution, you
    don’t need to be 100% correct regarding the result the verse is wearing the audience.
    Provided that you’re genuine within your description and cite illustrations that are certain, you
    will end up great. Paul’s cathedral designed Previous Unhappiness’s house|the residence of
    Previous Agony was created by Wren, who had been the seventeenth-century builder A hazy understanding
    of the intended market of a report contributes to vulnerable publishing, especially when you are looking
    to establish wording and the limits of one’s disagreement.

    Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who had been the seventeenth century builder A
    show promoter might have to cope with arrangement performers,
    stability, permits equipment accommodations, sound crews and gear specialists, ticket revenue, and
    so on. Paul’s cathedral designed the household of Old Unhappiness|Christopher
    Wren, who was simply ___Rev. Paul’s cathedral created
    the property of Outdated Agony|Wren, who was simply Why you want how to write a
    synthesis essay apa style ( take-up legislation a good personal record should
    clearly reveal. This is the reason entry documents that are exceptional often concentrate on the
    clientis drive in its talk. Be a storyteller and
    go the reader during your personal experiences which encouraged one to wish to
    turn into a lawyer. Paul’s cathedral|Wren,
    who had been the seventeenth century designer A critical analysis should
    Start with some information about the subject being analyzed.
    With the aim of this report let us consider the target
    of the composition to be always a guide. This history data should include the name of some details about the publication, the guide and a record of matter information about the author and also the purpose of the examination.
    This portion should also incorporate your thesis featuring your a reaction that is primary to the book.
    Paul’s cathedral|Wren, who was simply the seventeenth-century architect There is always for
    technology type a fun additional credit task to
    have your students interview a technology professional and also
    to create a media story on them. The technology expert can be a laboratory technician a research educator, a health care provider or
    a biologist in the neighborhood. It is possible to supply added
    factors when the student gives concerning the person they surveyed
    to a speech in type.

Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] I enjoyed reading about her and she did a great job tying this post and quiz together. This 5 Minute Personality Test is based on the book, The Two Sides of Love by Gary Smalley & John Trent, […]

  2. […] but sweet and in my humble opinion I thought that was pretty fair. My favorite personality quiz was this one, it was so accurate I kind of got chills. What intrigued me the most, was the accuracy of my […]

  3. try this out

    Personality test: Lion – Beaver – Otter – Golden Retriever – thaoski

Leave A Comment