Gary Smalley Personality Test Classifies You as Otter, Lion, Beaver, or Golden Retriever

Have you ever wondered just what kind of animal you are, on the inside? If so Gary Smalley's personality test is here to help.

Curious about what animal you are on the inside? Dr. Gary Smalley is here to help. (
Developed with Dr. John Trent, Gary Smalley's personality test classifies test takers as a type of animal. Each animal has its strengths, and also it's weaknesses. For instance, someone who is classified as a Lion may be visionary and strong-willed, but at the same time may also be cold and domineering.

If you're interested in taking Gary Smalley's personality test, you can do so over at his website.

And in case you are curious, here are some of the various animals you can test as, with their strength and weaknesses (via

Lion (Choleric/Dominance)

Strengths– Visionary, practical, productive, strong-willed, independent, decisive, leader

Weaknesses– Cold, domineering, unemotional self-sufficient, unforgiving, sarcastic, cruel

Otter (Sanguine/Influence)

Strengths– Outgoing, responsive, warm, friendly, talkative, enthusiastic, compassionate

Weaknesses– Undisciplined, unproductive, exaggerates, egocentric, unstable

Golden Retriever (Phlegmatic/Steadiness)

Strengths– Calm, easy-going, dependable, quiet, objective, diplomatic, humorous

Weaknesses– Selfish, stingy, procrastinator, unmotivated, indecisive, fearful, worrier

Beaver (Melancholy/Compliance)

Strengths– Analytical, self-disciplined, industrious, organized, aesthetic, sacrificing

Weaknesses– Moody, self-centered, touchy, negative, unsociable, critical, revengeful


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