People love this 'Tibetan' personality test - but they're also very wrong about it

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Friday 16 December 2016 11:30
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There’s a four-question test that’s been gaining popularity on the internet - it's said to reveal a lot about your personality. According to multiple websites that have published it, it was devised by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

It goes something like this:

1. Put the following five animals in the order of your preference:

a. Cow

b. Tiger

c. Sheep

d. Horse

e. Pig

2. Write one word that describes each one of the following:

a. A dog is...

b. A cat is...

c. A rat is...

d. Coffee is...

e. The sea is...

3. Think of someone (who also knows you and is important to you) that you can relate to each of the following colours:

a. Yellow

b. Orange

c. Red

d. White

e. Green

4. Write down your favorite number and your favorite day of the week.

And the results are:

Cow signifies career

Tiger signifies pride

Sheep signifies love

Horse signifies family

Pig signifies money

Your description of dog implies your personality.

Your description of cat implies the personality of your partner.

Your description of rat implies the personality of your enemies.

Your description of coffee is how you interpret sex.

Your description of the Sea implies your own life.

Yellow: someone that has had a significant impact on your life.

Orange: someone you consider your true friend.

Red: someone that you really love.

White: your twin soul.

Green: someone that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Sadly, His Holiness has nothing to do with the quiz, according to debunking website Snopes.

And when you think about it...

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The idea that the Dalai Lama spends his time writing four-question quizzes about animals and colours is a little laughable.

Picture: Shutterstock / Hung Chung Chih(Shutterstock / Hung Chung Chih)

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