Are You a Dragon (Yin) or a Tiger (Yang)?

The Chinese philosophy of feng shui is over 3,000 years old, but still carries weight to this day. At the core of the feng shui teachings is the belief that everything in the universe is comprised of complementary equals -- the yin representing female qualities and the yang being the male qualities. The Chinese refer to this as the yin-yang theory. We have night, but we also have day. We have work, but we also have play. It is also called the law of the unity of opposites.

Furthermore, if you are able to calculate and discover which personality type you are, (yin or yang) you can enjoy greater success and happiness in everything from your home and family life to your career.

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Take this short quiz below to discover whether you are a dragon (yin) or a tiger (yang) and which careers best suit you.

1. Which season do you prefer?

a. Summer

b. Winter

2. What is your favorite time of day?

a. Morning

b. Evening

3. How do you like to spend your free time?

a. Being active

b. Resting and relaxing

4. How would you describe your personality?

a. Aggressive

b. Passive

5. How do you make decisions?

a. Based on logical, linear thoughts

b. Based on hunches and emotions

6. How are your eyes set on your face?

a. Closely together, deeply set and narrow

b. Wide and far apart

7. How would your cheekbones be described?

a. Strong and pronounced

b. Slight

8. How would you describe your workplace demeanor?

a. Serious and organized

b. Careless of time and cluttered

9. How would you describe your thought process?

a. Rational

b. Use holistic thinking

10. Which is your dominant brain?

a. Left-brain: more structured and logical

b. Right-brain: more creative and free


Give yourself 10 points for every A response and 5 points for every B response.

Are you a Tiger or Dragon?
Tiger40154 (56.2%)
Dragon7602 (10.6%)
A bit of both23701 (33.2%)

If your score is between 70-100, you have more of a yang (masculine) personality.

If your score is between 50-70, you are predominantly a yin (feminine) personality, but have a significant amount of yang traits as well.

If your score is between 0-50, you are a yin personality.

Yang Occupations

Yang occupations tend to be more physical than mental in nature and include occupations such as construction worker, police officer, athlete, engineer, actor or military personnel.

Yin Occupations

Yin occupations focus less on the physical and more on the mental and include occupations such as writer, researcher, artist, librarian, teacher, dancer, fashion designer, or office administrator.

Next: Enneagram Uncovers Nine Personality Types at Work. Which Are You?

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Gwen Parkes

Gwen Parkes


Gwen Parkes is a seasoned writer and editor and a subject matter expert (SME) on healthcare and healthcare reform. She spends her days freelancing for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and various publishing houses. Parkes exercises everyday to cleanse her mind and find her inspiration- running and hot yoga are her current devices of choice- and she is an amateur chef and self-proclaimed foodie; she believes that good supermarkets are happy places, a good Pinot Noir goes with everything and coffee should be served hot, with cream and sugar and as frequently as necessary.

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Rebecca H

I am the tiger! Which is ironic because I just love cats! That reminds me. I need to find a good Castro Valley home care company that can take care of animals too.

January 27 2012 at 12:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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October 11 2011 at 4:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Maybe Abby should have written the article.................................

August 08 2011 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

True, that was the first thing that I noticed about this article. Dargon is Yang and Tiger is Yin.
So the whole thing might work in reverse. It is bizarre that somebody could make such a basic mistake.

June 22 2011 at 8:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Gwen, the Dragon is the Yang element and the Tiger is the Yin element. There are many sources that refer to this, over thousands of years. The title should read "Are You a Dragon (Yang) or a Tiger (Yin)".

April 11 2011 at 5:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to apeterf12's comment

so ae you saying she writes and article without any knowledge of the meanings Figures

April 27 2011 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

im a bit of both, so im a drager? or a tigon? cool:)

March 26 2011 at 9:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

little bit a both, but mostly dragon

March 26 2011 at 5:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I like taking these short quizzes for the fun of it. The answers could go both ways, but for the most they were right on the money!

March 26 2011 at 3:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

just call me grouchy tiger, hidden dragon

March 24 2011 at 2:39 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

I actually enjoy taking short quizes like this, but some of the answers could actually be both A and B answers for me! anybody else feel the same!?

March 24 2011 at 1:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to wesdik's comment

i do feel like some ansers can go both ways

March 26 2011 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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