What faction would you have chosen at 16?

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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post by Helen_Combe » 21 Mar 2018, 11:36

Probably Candor because they get good food and work indoors and I’m completely unable to tell ,it’s anyway.

I would have preferred Amity, but couldn’t face the cold showers.
I probably wouldn’t get into Erudite
Abnegation, too much like hard work
Dauntless, join a faction that will throw you out to starve once you get above a certain age? No thanks.
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Post by BookishCoffeeBlog » 10 Jun 2018, 03:06

I think I would have been born into Erudite and I would choose Erudite at the ceremony when I was 16. I love to learn new things and expand my knowledge, which is why I feel I would be in this faction. I would be lucky to not have to leave my family, which I appreciate because family is also really important to me.

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Post by teacherjh » 03 Jul 2018, 22:07

I think my family would be Erudite and I would be expected to follow based on my intellect. However, at the core of my being I seek peace so I would choose Amity in my heart. I don't know if I would have the strength to go against my family at age 16 though.

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Post by ArriettyClock » 09 Jul 2018, 10:27

At 16, I am quite sure I would have chosen Dauntless. However as an adult, I associate more with Erudite. This makes me wonder how successful a faction system based on character would be, especially as teenagers are often not the character they become as an adult. Unexpected experiences in their life may alter a character dramatically, and there's no way of changing faction!

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Post by CatlynnHighlights » 03 Aug 2018, 20:30

I would likely have been born into Candor because my family really values telling the truth. I would have chosen Erudite though.

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 13 Aug 2018, 19:12

Both my friends and I agree that I would be dauntless. Either by birth or chosen, I do believe that to be my faction. I am very brave and a daredevil, always taking risks and doing dangerous things just for the thrill. I do, however, think that choosing at 16 seems to be cutting it kind of close. I mean, you would be choosing where it is your life is going and you can’t take it back, allow while trying to find out if David likes you or not.

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Post by AmySmiles » 23 Aug 2018, 12:03

I think Erudite has always suited me, growing up and now. I love reading and learning new things.
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