According to psychology, every human is either an individualist or a collectivist. Knowing which one you are can help you with work, relationships and love. Not knowing may just be why you often feel lost in all three! Ready to find out if you'e an individualist or a collectivist? Take this quiz and find out!
When speaking to other people, you prefer to be very...
Which sounds more like you?
I like to do one thing at at time.
I like to do many things at once.
I like to be organized.
Who influenced your career choices?
Is winning really everything to you?
Winning is the only thing.
It's not very important.
It's nice, but not everything.
You scored several luxury goody bags from a conference. What do you do with them all?
Give them to family and friends.
Donate the contents to a shelter.
Keep them for myself, I might something in them later on.
How do you feel about competition?
Bring it on, I'm motivated by competition.
I don't really care for competition.
It's okay in certain situations.
Your aging parent can no longer live on their own. Your first thought is to...
Move them into a home.
Have them live at my house.
Hire a live-in nurse.
Do you like being different?
In some ways.
No, not at all.
Did you grow up in a large family?
Yes, very large.
I'd say it was pretty average.
I was the only child or had one sibling.
You prefer to do most things....
On my own, with some help.
You're more of an individualist! In your mind, you're the primary person and unit of reality. You don't really see a need to sacrifice for the sake of another, because you're the top priority. While you'll help a loved one in need, you're not really one to lean into doing something for the sake of the greater good. Most of the time, you don't see eye to eye with society and tend to focus more on your personal goals.
You're more of a collectivist! You believe in the great good of humanity and doing what is right for the collective group. You're willing to sacrifice to help others or even the planet at large. You believe that belonging to a group or feeling connected is the ultimate standard of living. Your identity is determined by your group and your feeling of place in the world, not just by your own standards.
A Bit Of Both
You're both individualist and collectivist at different moments! Sometimes, you are entirely self-focused, worrying not about others or the greater good, but only in furthering your own needs or goals. Other times, you're totally group focused, looking to do what is best for everyone around you and society at large. You change depending on your environment!