Here’s a facebook type quiz thing for all you facebook type quiz thing nuts out there. Yes, you know who you are. You like to know which Disney Princess you are or what country represents your personality. But have you ever thought what kind of citizen you are? I mean, are you a coasty by nature, a city geek, a country bumpkin or a suburbanite or something altogether different? Take this homemade quiz and find out!


  1. Are you a clean freak, do you like clean feet and a clean house?
  2. Are you an indoors kinda person. On a Saturday morning do you like hanging around in your pjs, watching telly or picking your nose?
  3. Are you a loner? Do you detest community events, especially when it comes to water?
  4. Do you like cold weather, snow, rugging up in front of the fire?
  5. Do you like dressing to impress?

If you answered ‘NO’ to all (or any of these questions) your ideal town would be a coastal town. Think of it, sand between your toes, in your car and through your house! Generally coasties are outdoors kinda people who get up early and jog and beach it til they drop. They loves summer and don’t feel the need to wear fancy clothes as they are just going to come off anyway.


  1. Does the Dungog Film Festival hold more interest for you than the Oscars?
  2. Do you shop at R.M Williams?
  3. Do you like to know what’s going on in other people’s lives?
  4. Do you like open spaces, large animals and beer?
  5. Do you have an unquenchable desire to help out in your community?

If you answered ‘YES’ to these questions, your ideal ‘home’ is in the country. Generally speaking (and aren’t all quizzes general?) country people are the ‘salt of the earth’. Simplicity reigns here. Time moves slowly providing country people a better perspective on life. When times are tough, you know that people here have your back!


  1. Do you enjoy mingling with millions of people on a daily basis?
  2. Do you feel bored without a constant buzz going on around you?
  3. Do you like small apartments and unclean air?
  4. Do you love massive festivals, telecast on all networks, large outdoor screens and street entertainers?
  5. Do you wear the latest clothes and follow fads like it’s nobody’s business?

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these questions, guess what? You are a city slicker, you crazy high heeled wearing, street strutting, ‘too-busy-to-stop-and-smell-the-roses’ type. You love the excitement of the big smoke; the city is your oyster. You don’t mind living in confined spaces as long as you can get a decent coffee and go to a show whenever you like. You love having things at your fingertips and hate travelling too far for work.


  1. Do you like the idea of your kids being able to play cricket on your street?
  2. Do you love malls, shopping and having a quiet coffee or tea with a good friend?
  3. Are your kids into all type of sports?
  4. Do you own a McMansion?
  5. Can you only handle community spirit in small doses?

If you answered ‘YES’ to these questions, then you should be living in the suburbs. Think of it, rows and rows of houses just like in The Truman Show. It is like the city but with bigger houses and quieter nights. In the suburbs those who want to keep to themselves do and those who don’t have many opportunities to assert themselves. It really is a happy medium.


  1. Do you have dreadlocks?
  2. Do you like to sail?
  3. Do you have ants in your pants and do they make you dance?
  4. Do you own a Kombi, boat, swag or a tarpaulin?
  5. Do you hitchhike?

If you answered ‘YEAH’ to those predictable five questions then I don’t know where you want to live? Where on earth would you be happy? Perhaps anywhere. Let me know!

image by Sven Storbeck