What is the 5000 character quiz and why is it going viral on TikTok
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What is the 5000 character quiz and why is it going viral on TikTok?

Vincent Ralph January 14, 2022

If you have ever wondered which fictional character best matches your personality, the latest TikTok trend is perfect for you. The 5000 character quiz has gone viral, allowing users to see who, from the world of make-believe, is similar to them.

We all have our favourite TV and movie characters. But what is the chance that you share similar traits with them? If you have a few minutes to spare, you can now find out.

How to do the 5000 character quiz

The latest trend is a character quiz which, on the face of it, is nothing new. But this isn’t a Which Good Place or Yellowjackets character you are. It is considerably bigger than that.

Basically, if you can think of a fictional character, there is a good chance they could end up in your results. It’s not called the 5000 Character Quiz for nothing. In fact, there are even more than that already huge number.

Created by Charactour.com, the process allows you to answer a series of questions that give you four options. At first glance, each answer points to one of two people. But, in reality, the possibilities are endless.

To take the quiz you need to complete sentences such as My typical mood is…

In this instance, the four options are: 1. Complete and utter despair. 2. Ehh. Been better. Been worse. 3. Fairly happy 4. Happy as a clam.

On one side is the uber-grim Sherlock and, on the other, sunshine personified Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec. You get the idea.

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If you have a few minutes to spare, why not create an account and see your results. Some people have already gone online to express their surprise at who they ended up with.

But remember, it’s not rocket science. At the end of the day, you can be anyone you want to be. As long as you are yourself!

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Vincent Ralph is Senior Managing Editor at GRV Media. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Greenwich and later completed his NCTJ in Newspaper and Magazine Journalism while studying in Cornwall. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years. He joined GRV Media in 2014, working his way up from football writer to a senior member of staff. After two years as Managing Editor of Rousing The Kop and The Boot Room he became Senior Managing Editor of new student website Freshered. Vincent is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and his second novel is also a USA Today bestseller and the winner of the Southern Schools Book Award.