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What kind of puzzler are you?

07 October 2014

Are you a logical, abstract, collaborative or practical thinker? Try our light-hearted quiz to find which puzzles suit you best.

Senior woman wathing grandchildren and thinking
Take our lighthearted quiz to determine what sort of thinker you are

1. When making a supermarket shopping list do you.?

A: Write the list in order of where items are located in the shop
B: Consult your partner as you write the list
C: Write ingredients down according to your weekly meal plan
D: You don’t make a list; you’ll decide what you want when you get there

2. How would you explain using a new system to somebody?

A: Break it down into steps
B: Relate it to a system that is already familiar
C: Briefly explain it and then let them try it on their own
D: Explain all of the information, facts and theories

3. After seeing a film with a friend, what do you normally discuss first?

A: The course of the plot
B: Which aspects of the film you most / least enjoyed
C: Whether you anticipated the plot twist
D: The aesthetics: costumes, lighting, set design etc.

4. At a dinner party, do you...?

A: Quietly observe the conversation until somebody speaks to you
B: Join in a conversation that is already going
C: Make time to speak to everyone individually
D: Engage all guests in a lively debate or game

5. What was your favourite subject at school?

A: Maths and Science
B: English
C: Woodwork, Textiles or Home Economics
D: Art

6. When planning a holiday, do you...?

A: Read guide books and consult maps to plan your itinerary
B: You take recommendations from others, whether it is websites, magazines or friends
C: You prepare a full itinerary before you go, booking meals and attractions ahead of travel
D: Go with the flow, you arrive at your destination and go wherever looks the most interesting

7. When choosing your holiday destination, which do you look for...?

A: City breaks with cultural attractions
B: Cruises, adventure, nightlife or fun activities
C: A themed holiday such as a cookery school or language course
D: Anywhere unusual that’s off the beaten track - from an Inca trail to a yurt in a forest

8. How is your wardrobe organised?

A: By colour
B: By occasion – evening wear / day wear
C: By season – winter / summer
D: Grouped together in outfits to suit your mood and style

9. When asked to take notes at a meeting, do you?

A: Detail every point made in chronological order
B: Note down important points based on the subject they relate to
C: List according to the next action that needs to be made
D: Use different colours to denote conversations and topics

10. What do you value most in a relationship?

A: Honesty, you know you can count on each other to do the right thing
B: Adventure, you have a love of trying new things together
C: Reliability, you will be there for each other in difficult situations
D: Intellect, you need interesting conversations that stimulate your mind


Mostly As =

Logical thinker – your ideas are methodical, considered and realistic. To solve problems you like to base your solution on all the data available.

Your favourite type of puzzle is: Logic puzzles. Try online at

Mostly Bs =

Collaborative thinker - you're happy to take on board other people's ideas and suggestions in order to progress.

Your favourite type of puzzle is: Word puzzles such as Crosswords and Arrowords. Try online at

Mostly Cs =

The practical thinker – organised and realistic, you like to plan meticulously in life and are usually at least one step ahead of the game. When faced with a puzzle, you approach it strategically, evaluating and perfecting solutions as you go, you prefer to anticipate how the problem will unfold before it happens.

Your favourite type of puzzle is: Numerical puzzles such as Sudoku and Suguru. Try online at

Mostly Ds =

The abstract thinker – playful and creative, your strength is coming up with big fun ideas. You approach situations with fresh ideas and are great at pulling together last-minute ideas. You like to solve problems using your instincts and information you have memorised, applying original thinking to find the solution.

Your favourite type of puzzle is: Cryptic Crosswords, Mazes. Try online at

A mixture =

You are an all-rounder. Some people have a defined way of thinking, you, however, have a flexible approach to any scenario.

Your favourite type of puzzle is: All of them! From a simple Wordsearch to a mind-bending Logic puzzle – you’ll give anything a go. Try online at

Produced by Puzzler Media.


The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated. The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.

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