I have been convinced for some time that just about every person I know can be placed in one of four personality categories - based on the classic characters from A.A. Milne's beloved children's story Winnie The Pooh. This is personality test is based strictly on my own personal observations and although I think it's spot on, you may think it's crazy.
If you think this is ridiculous, you should stop reading right now. It gets worse.
Here's how it works. I'm going to tell you a story that will end with "what would you do?" I want you to think about your answer before scrolling down to see which character you are most like. Go with your first instinct. The first thing that pops into your head. Got it?
The Rock in Your Path
Imagine yourself hiking in the woods. The birds are singing, the air is fresh and feels good to breath. You're walking. You're patting yourself on the back for getting some exercise. You've been hiking along for sometime now and the path is heavily wooded all around you. You see something up ahead. As you get closer you realize that there, in the middle of the path is a boulder. Not just a rock, but a boulder.
What is your first thought?
What will you do? What is the first thing that comes to mind?
Scroll down past the video and answer the question in the poll.
Poetry, Music and Famous Pooh Bear Quotes
Who Are You Anyway?
When I first heard this story, I immediately thought I would like to sit down and have a snack, drink some water and think about the situation. If that was your answer, you are a cuddly Pooh Bear. You like sweets, warm fires and good chatting. You also come up with ideas easily, at odd moments and they are not always all that useful. You stumble into your own brilliance from time to time. You don't care for rushing, schedules and rules. Blue is your color.
If you didn't miss a step and just started climbing straight up over it, you are most like Rabbit. You don't waste time, you have a schedule to keep and things to do. You don't have time for boulders in your path because you have a garden that needs tending to or a conference call to make from your cell phone on the other side of the mountain. You are a highly motivated leader and enjoy being in charge and telling everyone around you how to do everything . The world would not exist without you, because you are busy spinning it! The color red suits you jus tfine.
Did you bounce, run or skip around that boulder? You know who you are! You are fun loving Tigger! An eternal optimist, that boulder didn't bother you at all. You knew you could get around it somehow. A super-social animal, you love to know what everyone is up too and you are always there to cheer up a friend and make people laugh. You are a ray of light where ever you go. Yellow is your color.
Woe is me. Did you get mad at that boulder? Did you say oh, man, why does this always happen to me? Now you are really going to be upset. You are most like Eeyore. You can be just a tad pessimistic. You love the rain. You write poetry. You are as deep as your friend Tigger is light. You bring logic and balance to those around you.You don't mind being alone, but a few close friends around you make you feel completely content. You love the intense colors of the autumn leaves.
The Winnie the Pooh Ride at The Magic Kingdom
For Winnie the Pooh Fans of All Personality Types
This is completely off the topic, for Pooh Bear fans only! As for the Winnie the Pooh ride at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, I just had to include it here. I am not a lifelong fan of these characters but have been enjoying them with my children. This ride is pretty simple - but I just love it! I was not prepared for the bouncing tigger part. Yes, you feel like you are bouncing along Tigger style in your little cart. Silly fun. The kids love it and my sister (a very serious lawyer most of the time) and I had a blast. So much so, that when the ride was over and we were herded out into the strategically placed gift shop, we just had to buy something. I guess I am just a kid at heart.
Robert Burroughs on June 17, 2012:
"The best thing about Tiggers, is I'm the only one." Obviously not here though. Another lifelong Pooh fan.
Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 03, 2012:
Pretty sure I am Tiger! Great Hub!
bruzzbuzz from Texas , USA on February 13, 2012:
This was a very good hub and the quiz and explanation was spot on. Thanks for making me think a little.
Jackie on September 16, 2011:
I have said this for the longest time. This is awesome :D
Lenny on March 27, 2011:
I was Pooh Guilty as charged!
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on October 05, 2010:
Lol, Eeyore types know these things!
BJ on August 15, 2010:
I knew I was and Eyeore before I took this. And this just confirms it. LOL
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on March 20, 2010:
You're welcome Anolinde! It's fairly accurate I think!
Jane Simmons from Niigata on March 07, 2010:
Wow .. pretty spot on. I'm an Eyeore .. says so in my own profile that I consider myself a pessimist! :P Thanks, Amy Jane :)
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on February 25, 2010:
Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for reading. :)
samboiam from Texas on February 23, 2010:
Excellent. Thanks for allowing us a humorous but insightful look into ourselves.
marisela on February 17, 2010:
I love tigger his so funny.oH and Piglet to. there should be a tigger test TO.
marisela on February 17, 2010:
up around here~ the 100 acre wood is busy.
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on October 04, 2009:
Thanks Mighty Mom, I haven't had as much time as usual to keep up around here...the 100 acre wood is busy. :)
Piglet is so extreme - and doesn't really fit a category. I think he (poor little guy) has an anxiety disorder!
Susan Reid from Where Left is Right, CA on September 18, 2009:
Hello Amy Jane -- good to see you back here. Haven't seen any writing or comments from you in awhile. Hope all's well in the 100 Acre Wood. LOL.
P.S. Whatever happened to Piglet? Shouldn't there be a Piglet option on this test???!!!
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on September 18, 2009:
Glad you liked this! Tigger's are great fun to be with, though I know nothing about being so bouncy. :)
love my yorkies from way out west on September 16, 2009:
Really liked this hub. A lot of fun. Have always been a big fan of the funny little bear, but my favorite is deff Tigger. Guess I know why now, I'm a Tigger too.
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on September 13, 2009:
LOL Diane! My daughter worries that she is a pessimist too. :)
Diane on September 11, 2009:
I'm glad to have it confirmed that I'm a pessimist. I always worried that I was...
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on May 13, 2009:
Hi Shibashake! Thank you for admitting your Eeyore personality! I have several Eeyore types in my life and I wouldn't change them even a little. Eeyore's can be very cool!
Glad you had fun with this Equusport!
equusport from Horse Captial of the World on May 12, 2009:
I was "Rabbit." Too crazy-buzy!
Fun Hub, thx!
shibashake on May 12, 2009:
Loved it! My favorite Pooh character has always been Tigger, but my own character is really more of an Eeyore. There I am the first to admit it! :D
I like it that you made Eeyore sound pretty cool in the section afterwards. Go Eeyore! :)
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on May 12, 2009:
I'm thrilled you guys are having fun with this! No Eeyore's yet? Hmm...I admit to having an Eeyore side...I'm primarily a bear though. :)
Kari Poulsen from Ohio on May 11, 2009:
That was fun! I have always loved Winnie the Pooh, and guess who may favorite character was? Tigger...now guess who am? LOL!
mamacoots from Louisiana on May 11, 2009:
Another Tigger here! lol This was very interesting. A totally different way of looking at personalities.
Susan Reid from Where Left is Right, CA on May 11, 2009:
Way fun! I wanted more scenarios, but the one you presented was perfect! Love your description of the ride, too!
P.S. I'm a tigger but I prefer red to yellow.
C. C. Riter on May 11, 2009:
Now this was fun. I'm a cuddly Pooh bear according to my vote. haha
amy jane (author) from Connecticut on May 11, 2009:
Thank you for all the comments! It's so much fun to see the personality test results...some were predictable. :) Yes, Michelle, I think it is possible to be a combination of two. I would have guess you were Tiggerish because you are always spreading happiness!
John, I agree, optimistic is the way to go - and far more fun.
So glad everyone is enjoying this!
James A Watkins from Chicago on May 11, 2009:
Interesting idea here. Tigger I am.
Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 11, 2009:
I had fun with this Amy! I am Pooh at certain times and Tigger on other times. Is that possible? Hahahaha
Jeanine on May 11, 2009:
This was a joy to read and consider myself as one of the animated characters! I chose to sit down, have a snack and think about it!
megs78 from quebec on May 11, 2009:
Never someone to pass up the opportunity to take a break, I definitely fit into the Pooh Bear category. Very cute.
John Chancellor from Tennessee on May 11, 2009:
I had the same reaction as Wendy ... why climb over it when you could walk around it. Interesting. I have to say I am very optimistic. I could not/would not want to be any other way. I believe that being optimistic is more healthy and we get better results in life.
Interesting test. I will have to come back and see the results when more people have taken the test. I also wonder if the results will be skewed because some personality types won't read the article and/or take the test.
Bob Ewing from New Brunswick on May 11, 2009:
i have always admired Rabbit, that was fun.
Wendy Malowany from Wainfleet, ON, Canada on May 11, 2009:
Hi Amy Jane,
I love the personality test. When I read option number two I was leaning toward it, but as I continued reading my other options I thought, now why would I climb over it, when I can bounce over or walk around? So perhaps I am somewhere between a Rabbit and a Tiger, lol.
Unfortunately I have also known my share of Eeyores. Eeyore is cute and funny, but human Eeyores are not much fun to be around!
AmandaB from Middletown on May 11, 2009:
This Hub was a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing. I took your quiz, I was Tigger :) My mom is a total Eeyore. Thanks again!