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The desert

The desert

Determine your personality based on your view of animals!

You have been traveling through the desert for days. You are tired and water is running low. You have with you the following five animals:

A cow

A lion

A monkey

A horse

A goat

You only have a limited amount of water left - not enough for you and all your animals to escape. If you run out of water all of you will die in the desert.

You realize that if you are to make it out of the desert at all, you are going to have to make a tough decision. You are going to have to leave one of the animals behind so that the rest of you may live.

Which animal do you leave behind?

You have four animals left. The desert is burning up! It goes on for miles. Your water supply is running even lower than you first thought. You realize that to get out, you are going to have leave another animal behind.

Which animal do you leave behind?

You have three animals left. You reach the oasis but it has dried up! You have no choice but to leave another animal behind.

Which animal do you leave behind?

You only have two animals left. It's a long hot walk. You can see the edge of the desert on the horizon. Unfortunately, you do not have enough water left for three. You can only leave the desert with one animal.

Which animal do you leave behind?

Congratulations! The two of you made it out of the desert!


Each of the animals represent the following aspects of your life.

  • The cow represents your desire to help and care for others.
  • The lion represents pride and courage.
  • The monkey represents your desire to create harmony in a group.
  • The horse represents something that you are very passionate about.
  • The goat represents wealth and abundance.

The order in which you sacrifice the animals might be said to represent the importance of these things to you. The one that you sacrificed first is the least important. The one that you kept is the most important and represents what you would hold on to at the expense of everything else.

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I don't think this is very accurate. Monkey because he is the least useful in terms of my survival-lion can ward off predators but he's next on the list-then horse because he was providing me passage but I'd have to sacrifice that to the cow and goat that gives milk as well-last, cow with the rationale that he probably drinks more water than a goat and a goat still gives milk. I would be sad to abandon any of them though


this is sooo not true. I left a lion behind first because if he gets hungry he will eat us all and we can't do anything about it.

then I left a cow behind because I can't bond with cows, they don't like strangers.

then I left a goat behind because I like horses and monkeys better.

a horse can carry me and a monkey can be a fun friend.

then I left a horse behind because I would bond with a monkey better, a horse could just get scared and run away, leaving me alone, but monkey would entertain me, make me smile, hug me, be my best friend.

this test is pretty stupid.


But it's not true. I was trying to think rationally. Like what animal could help me along the rode the longest?


So I left behind...basic needs, children, pride, friendship, and left with my passion. I'm upset that I left my children behind so quickly...along with my basic needs. But I feel that in some ways that this text was pretty accurate.


I found this analysis lacking. There are many reasons why a person might leave various animals behind and the results won't match up to the human reasoning. For example, you have a horse and miles to go...right? My mind says ride the horse and have the monkey ride with you. A horse can cover those miles and you would reserve water usage by riding. So much for the tested theories. A lion could go quite a distance with its strength and stamina, I would not worry so much about it. The goat would have enough water to make it by the amount of water spared by the monkey not needing as much because it too is riding on the horse.

Sorry, I just think this test lacks the ability to really classify human reasoning into some fixed equation.

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