There are all different ways we describe ourselves. I'm a Cancer, so I'm sensitive. If I went to Hogwarts, I'd be in Gryffindor. I always choose Mario when I play "Super Smash Brothers." I'm an extrovert and love to keep a busy social calendar. I couldn't be any more like Chandler from "Friends." According to this quiz, if I were a sandwich, I would be a BLT.
Personality indicators are actually all around us. Recently, as a part of the Great American Personality Test, INSIDER conducted a nationwide survey along with Morning Consult, looking to better understand the labels and designations people assign to themselves or figure out through taking quizzes. As it turns out, people have surprisingly strong allegiances to these self-designations — and not just the obvious stuff like Hogwarts Houses and "Friends" characters.
Ultimately, pop culture-based labels assigned from online quizzes can be vague, and they often rely on stereotypes. But they do serve a purpose. They give us a way to talk honestly and earnestly about ourselves, using a common cultural vocabulary. In assigning us labels, online quizzes allow us to easily relate to each other.
For Gen Z-ers and millennials, it can be difficult and, at times, overwhelming, to make sense of where you are in life. Taking a quiz can be a shortcut to finding out who you are and what you like, David Watson, a professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, told INSIDER.