Who Are You?

Taken from Xposé Special #14,
Yearbook 2000-01, available now

The reason many of us relate to Buffy The Vampire Slayer is because we can recognize our own personalities in the characters. But are you dangerously close to being the next Angelus? Kate Anderson helps you find out...

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Physically strong but not as emotionally tough as others perceive, you are more popular than you imagine. Very few people know the real you because you seem so confident and sure of yourself, when in fact underneath that hardened exterior lies insecurity, particularly when it comes to love and relationships. Although not always respectful of authority, you have a good sense of right and wrong. It’s important to you to be liked and accepted and you can always be counted on to act in a crisis. You prefer to lead with the heart rather than the head and, on occasions, it has gotten you into quite a bit of trouble. You’ve still got a lot of growing up to do and you continue to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Besides, you feel you’ve been forced to grow up way too quickly. But you’re not quite as resentful about what life’s thrown at you as you used to be. Maybe you have grown up after all.

Buffy Summers

Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar)

You’ve got that butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth thing going on. But like Jekyll and Hyde, you have two sides to your personality. There’s a conflict of good versus bad raging beneath that strong but sensitive veneer. When you’re good, you’re very good. But when you’re bad, boy, do you know how to be naughty. It’s almost as if you’ve got an angel on one shoulder and the Devil on the other. You’re very confused and conflicted. One moment you can be kind, gentle and understanding, and the next brooding, moody and aggressive even. Very much a loner, you find it virtually impossible to open up and let anyone get close. Perhaps you’ve been hurt badly in the past and you’re just trying to protect yourself from any more pain. You definitely don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. You do, however, seem to be carrying a tremendous amount of guilt and regret around with you. Whatever it is you’ve done, don’t you think it’s about time you forgave yourself and moved on? After all, you can’t live in the past forever.

Angel

Angel (David Boreanaz)

Trouble with a capital ‘T’, that’s you. Boy, do you like to shake things up. You cross so many lines and have hardly any regard for anyone else’s feelings. You use people, then cast them aside when you’ve had your fun. In fact, it’s very difficult to find anything nice to say about you. If you do have any good qualities, you certainly keep them very well hidden. Volatile, moody and rebellious, you’re totally out of control. You think you’re untouchable and definitely talk your own talk, walk your own walk. Basically, you just do your own thing, what you want, when you want, regardless of the consequences. But deep down, you want love, friendship, and, above all, acceptance, just like the rest of us. Still, if you’re not careful, all that bitterness and hatred you carry inside you will just eat you up and lead you further down that road to self-destruction. Believe me, it’s never too late to redeem yourself and fulfil your true potential. Not if you really want to. The question is, do you? And are you willing to relocate to another city to do it?

Faith

Faith (Eliza Dushku)

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Taken from Xposé Special #14,
Yearbook 2000-01, out now