As well as inviting some unfavourable comparisons by requiring you to rate your reactions on a scale from sloth to cat, the questionnaire attempts to reveal your hidden inner sporting talent based on your own personal attributes, for example by assess whether you would be more suited to a power or an endurance event.
As well as revealing my hitherto undiscovered talent for wrestling (Gold Coast 2018 - watch this space), the questionnaire got me thinking as to whether there was a similar set of questions which you could answer to assess your suitability for particular areas of the law, or indeed to set out on a career in the law. Could you identify yourself as for example, a litigator as opposed to say a private client solicitor, based on an objective set of skills criteria?
Being in my final seat of traineeship, and having had a seat in every division of the firm - I think I can definitely say that each seat is different and that they all present their own unique challenges. However, unlike being a weightlifter compared to a marathon runner, it's not the case that you need a different set of skills from one area to the other. For a trainee, this is perhaps of particular importance as you may well spend all of your seats in different areas from the area that you ultimately qualify into.
Over each seat you will gain legal knowledge and practice experience of different areas of the law. While the knowledge needed among different seats will inevitably overlap, you may spend time in different departments where the knowledge gained in one area may not be immediately transferrable into the other. As an example, the day-to-day legal knowledge required in my first seat in employment might not be immediately transferrable to that required in my current role in banking.
However, as you move through each department and seat you gain transferrable skills which come in use no matter what role you are in. Competencies such as the ability to communicate well with clients and colleagues, attention to detail, team working, drafting and research skills remain constant across all areas.
(If you're keen, you can take the BBC sports quiz here!)