Are you a rebel or a conformist? Personality quiz shows how much risk taker you really are (and why it’s GOOD to break the rules!)
- London-based entrepreneur Jackie Fast says being rebellious is the key to success
- Shared her personality quiz to show if you are a rule breaker or a conformist
- The author’s insightful test is based on your answers to a range of different scenarios
A personality quiz that determines whether you are a rebel or a conformist will challenge you to break the rules.
London-based award-winning entrepreneur and author Jackie Fast says in her book Rule Breaker: Rebellious Leadership for the Future of Work that those who take more risks are more likely to get promoted, achieve their goals and be happy.
The former The Apprentice candidate shared her seven-question test designed to analyze your character traits and reveal how likely you are to stick to the rules, as well as advice on how to become more rebellious.
Entrepreneur Jackie Fast shared her personality quiz to find out if you’re a rule breaker or a conformist, revealing how to become more rebellious in everyday life. Stock image
She asks, ‘If 9-to-5 no longer exists, how do you climb the ladder? How do you live a fulfilled life? The simple answer is to be more rebellious. Play by your own rules and see how quickly new opportunities arise.
A race of rule breakers and rebels have discovered this secret and are following their passion, proving that cutting your own path is the only way forward in times of radical change.
‘They take the necessary leap of faith and create new opportunities instead of waiting for someone else to offer them. They don’t ask questions, they always move forward – always. This kind of rebellion is now a requirement for progress. ‘
Jackie admits it’s ‘guts’ to break the rules – so, are you a rebel or a conformist? Take the quiz below to find out …
ARE YOU A REBEL OR A CONFORMIST?
1. How long did it take to switch from flare jeans to skinny jeans?
a) I had to cut triangles from the bottoms and sew them back together because you couldn’t get skinny jeans at my local store.
b) What are skinny jeans?
c) I waited for my friends to have them and felt it wasn’t going to be just any fad.
2. You’re in a Zoom group, but haven’t had time to make up. Do you:
a) Join video, I mean this is you!
b) Don’t turn on your video.
c) Don’t join in until after you’ve put on some mascara and lipstick.
3. It is Monday evening and you have had a particularly rough day; do you:
a) Break open a bottle of wine.
b) Watch the news and go to bed early, it is Monday after all.
c) Complain to anyone who will listen.
4. You’re out of town at night, do you:
a) Make a reservation for one at a restaurant.
b) Order room service.
c) Eat the sandwich you made earlier.
5. The year is 2050, you see yourself:
a) Leading a new revolution with a network of people who support you?
b) Finally do the same things you’ve always done, if it ain’t broke …
c) Do you feel left behind?
6. Which woman do you admire the most?
a) Greta Thunberg
b) Meghan Markle
c) Kate Middleton
7. In my group of friends I am best known as the:
b) Mother of the group
How to be more rebellious
Start breaking a rule: Not just any rule, some stupid rule that doesn’t serve you or makes no sense. Or that means that you don’t have to be first in the morning (every morning) or choose to go out without make-up. Take a small line and break it. Seeing how good it feels will make you rethink what other rules you can break.
Ask habits and rules: Just because it is like it always has been doesn’t mean it has to be like this forever. The world is evolving and so are you. Don’t just do things like that, but really start to wonder if you can do things differently, in the end better.
Say it: If you disagree, say so. We all fear confrontation, which is why we often keep our mouths shut, but the truth can be liberating – and often you’re not alone in thinking it. By giving your opinion, you begin to tune in to others who feel and think the same way. Who knows, you might start a movement!
Usually when – You’re a rebel
A rebel is someone who doesn’t follow the status quo. They are not complacent and spend most of their time pursuing their goals.
They don’t take ‘no’ for an answer and rarely complain when life isn’t going well. They often struggle with the ‘old way’ of doing things and their outspoken nature can sometimes be detrimental if not in the right setting.
But seeing rebellion as negative is no longer. The tides are changing and the future is now in the favor of the daring. So go on, stir up your inner rebel and start making things happen.
Everything else – You are a conformist
A conformist is someone who does not like to rock the boat. They shy away from giving their opinion, especially if it is within the opinion of the minority.
They are often known as the ‘people pleaser’ in their group of friends. While this can be a great way to avoid confrontation, the challenge is never really getting what you really want, not really.
You often settle for other people’s schedules that don’t match yours. Over time, you lose confidence in your own abilities and your own voice. But remember that your opinion and perspective matter – the more you speak out, the more likely you are to join people who share the same values.
By connecting more closely to your network, you can start creating real change – in your family, in your work, in your life, and in the world.
Jackie Fast’s new book, Rule Breaker, is published by Kogan Page, £ 14.99