Are you a Radiator or a Drainer?
Some people have the kind of personality and positive outlook that really attracts others while sadly some are negative and have this nasty habit of taking away all your energy. These two personality types are called Radiators and Drainers.
If you really want to see what kind of person you are then click on the "Take Quiz" button below. Don’t take it heart if you don’t like what you read – it is meant to be a fun quiz so just vow to be a different person
When someone makes a suggestion to do something different, what is your first response?
To embrace it enthusiastically
You think it is a good idea but want to know more
You are not sure it’s a good idea
You totally reject the suggestion
1 / 15
When you are working as part of a team do you?
Find it difficult to work with colleagues
Do not always feel part of the team
Frequently criticise colleagues
Work well with colleagues
2 / 15
When you take on a new project what do you think is the most important outcome?
To ensure it is completed quickly and on time
To ensure that it is as detailed as possible
To ensure that it offers best value
To ensure it is interesting and innovative
3 / 15
How do you think your friends and colleagues would describe you?
Firm but quietly spoken
Kind and considerate
4 / 15
How good do you think you are at your job?
Good but need help from time to time
Sometimes struggle but always do my best
I am not that good
5 / 15
When something goes wrong do you...?
Believe it must be somebody else’s fault
Accept that you are human and mistakes happen
Take responsibility for the failure and support your team
Find it difficult to accept
6 / 15
When you deal with other people do you find?
You are always happy and cheerful
You can sometimes be sarcastic
Tend to be impatient
Find it hard to suffer fools
7 / 15
Is it important to you that you are?
More successful than most of your friends
About the same
Not important at all
8 / 15
Which one of these is the most important to you?
My spare time
9 / 15
When you meet strangers for the first time do you?
Engage them in small talk
Ignore them and hope they will not notice you
Try to avoid them completely
10 / 15
Choose a reason for wanting to call someone
You have not seen them for a while and are wondering how they are keeping.
You need a favour
It’s a guilt call you have been pressurised to make
You fancy a good chat
11 / 15
You have been asked to give money to charity. What is your response?
To give as little as possible
To give as much as you can afford
To give too generously to your own detriment
12 / 15
How many real friends would say you had?
More than 5
13 / 15
What sort of attitude do you have?
It is important to be part of a team
It is important to put myself first
It is important to radiate energy and enthusiasm
14 / 15
Do you think life has been fair?
No, I have always faced problems
No, but I have managed to deal with everything
Yes, but it could have been better.
Yes and I have been so lucky
15 / 15
Congratulations – you are one of heck of a radiator. You exude energy and enthusiasm and are the kind of person others gravitate towards. You try to see the best in people at all times but this sometimes comes at a price as you frequently take on too much because you never want to say no to anyone when they have a problem.
Drainer personalities in particular choose you to unload their feelings which means you are always having to dig into your energy reserves. Avoid them as much as you can and save all that energy for like-minded people.
You are a person who can achieve anything you want but you are so big hearted you are always happy to let others have the credit. Be kind to yourself for once and stand in the spotlight – you deserve it.
You are a radiator, but your open personality means sometimes that you do not think about what you are saying to others. You tend to speak what’s on your mind and frequently you wound without realising it. Once this is pointed out you are quick to apologise and your friends are usually equally as quick to forgive.
You are not a bad person, far from it, but you can be a bit of a loose cannon which is one of the main attractions you have for others. They love the idea that you are a bit quirky and are prepared to say what everyone else is thinking.
You exude energy, tend to gossip too much, get jobs done and are the go to person when others are in difficulty.
Border Line Drainer
You are a border line drainer, probably a bit of a split personality. Most of the time you are a decent person, a bit reserved and then suddenly for no reason you can be quick to anger or criticise. You are probably a little impatient with others who fail to see what is clear to you or take longer than you to complete or appreciate a task.
This means that others can be a little wary of you because they are never totally sure how you will react. When you are being negative you are draining the energy of others and have this ability to change a positive into a negative very quickly.
You are by nature a hard worker and can be fiercely driven but being a part time drainer is the price you pay to have this drive and it has probably lost you friends or caused rifts. Only you have the power to make any changes, but do you feel you need to?
Unfortunately, You're a drainer.
Sorry, but you are almost certainly one of life’s drainers. You feel that you have had a bad deal and nothing ever goes right for you. When you have the ear of a sympathetic friend you choose the opportunity to complain and unload your problems and in turn sap all of their energy.
As a result, people try to avoid you. The chances are that you have many failed relationships, financial failures or both. You are however prepared to work hard but when things go wrong it is always someone else’s fault.
You probably have a sarcastic nature and may even be seen as a bully or an embittered person, quick to anger even over trivial matters. Will you change? Only if you look in the mirror and accept that the person looking back is probably responsible for the way things are right now – it’s your choice