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What your Skyrim Character says about You

by People! Just say Something! 13 days ago in gaming

Skyrim is my all-time favourite game. I have found that every time I restart the game and choose a different race, my personality changes. I have created a list of what your Skyrim race says about you as a person!

On the 11th of November 2011, yes 11.11.11, the world gained one of the best games I have ever played, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game immersed you with immense detail, vast possibilities and multiple storylines that allow some of the best roleplaying out of any games, both then and now. I have restarted the game countless times to try and complete quests that would suit my character. I find that roleplaying makes Skyrim a lot more fun to play, especially when you take certain traits seriously, such as Skooma addiction and the disliking of certain races. To begin your roleplaying adventure, you must first make the most crucial choice in the whole game: choose your character race.

The game gives the choice of ten races: the Altmer (High Elf), Argonian, Bosmer (Wood Elf), Breton, Dunmer (Dark Elf), Imperial, Khajiit, Nord, Orsimer (Orc), and Redguard. Each of these races has its homelands, histories, perks and weaknesses, so choosing the right race is vital depending on what weapons you use, the skill line you upgrade and the perks you wish to gain. I believe that there is more to this choice than just tactics. We all have an unconscious preference that leads to us choose a particular race. Maybe you don't like the look of orcs or want to see yourself with a tail? Whatever the reason, your race is a part of you and has something to say about who you are as a person.

Altmer (High Elf)

If you chose the Altmer race, you probably live in the capital of your country. You enjoy the high-class life, filled with great wines and the most exquisite cuisine. Others re always find you walking down the high streets with bags hung on your arms and sunglasses when it's raining. Its fashion, and you know it. You enjoy playing mind tricks and hate to get your hands dirty. After all, you could pay someone to do it for you. How else is this money going to get spent?


If you chose the Argonian as your character race, you probably do not mind getting yourself dirty. Muddy puddles are a throwback to your childhood and something inside you cannot resist but to jump. You also prefer exotic pets to the traditional dog or house cat. Nothing beats a good day out on the beach, right? The sea is your second home, and you love the outdoors. There is no point spending all day inside when you could be out in the world adventuring!

Bosmer (Wood Elf)

No matter what weather, you always end up climbing some trees in the local woods. In your spare time, you enjoy getting handy with some tools and wood. Maybe you built a treehouse or a bow and arrow to patrol your neighbourhood. You have a more rustic look and enjoy wearing baggy clothing. The wilderness is where you want to be, and camping under the stars is time well spent. You are at one with nature, and you respect it and everything that lives on it. Recycling is your top priority, and you make sure everyone does their part to save the planet.


The crafty Breton. You enjoy finding loose change behind the couch. No matter if it's not your couch, it's still free money at the of the day, and you found it—finders' keepers' losers' weepers. There is nothing more you enjoy doing than having a couple of pints at the pub before heading off to the bookies to place bets on some horses. You love the thrill of gambling and are always on the lookout for that extra piece of coin. You probably enjoyed trading Pokémon cards when you were younger as well.

Dunmer (Dark Elves)

If you chose the Dunmer, better known as the dark elf, as your character race, you most likely like fire a little too much. Some of your friends have to make sure that you do not get your hands on any lighters because whatever you see, you burn! When you are out partying, you always have some crazy drink with liquid fire and sparklers. Just like the Aldmer, you enjoy keeping your hands to yourself. Maybe you even practice some witchcraft behind doors? Whatever you do in your own time, it must be private as the Dunmer are a secretive people. No worries though, there are others like you, so go out and find your clan. They're out there somewhere.


If Imperial is your choice of race, then you surely must love your country. The nationalistic Imperial will do everything for its empire, and your country is your life. You most likely want to join the army and serve your country the best you can—a very admirable mindset. You are not a lawbreaker and always follow instructions. Sometimes, you may not realise that the ones above control your life, so take a step back every once in a while. Like a true soldier, however, you will work well with others to tackle challenges that come your way. An imperial is never far away from another imperial.


The Khajiit are a sneaky type, and it comes to no surprise that you tend to stay to yourself out of harm's way. Somehow, other peoples belonging appear in your pockets. I guess if nobody notices it gone, it's not stolen? You like to wear clothing that blends you into the crowd, and you always seem to be outside every hour of the day. You love the sunshine and can sleep for hours. Daily catnaps are a frequent appearance on your to-do list. Oh, you also love cats, and playing as a giant cat is just too cool not to do!


The traditional Nord speaks for itself. You love your own and will do anything for your friends and family. You are proud of who you are, and nobody can bring you down. You know you are great. Everyone cannot break you as you are incredibly strong-headed. Watch out, as this can come off as a little arrogant at times. There is a fine line between confident and cocky. However, those who truly know you know it's a part of who you are, and there is no hard in it. You love the snow and can be seen outside with your shorts on in winter! You are great at fixing things, and no cold ca simmer your fire! You keep on going no matter what, and life is always your oyster. Your goals may not be significant, but your ambitions for adventure are huge, so enjoy the ride!

Orsimer (Orc)

The orc is a unique creature, and when others see you, you are a beast of a person! The gym is your best friend, and you look great in gym clothes. You may not be the brightest bulb in the box—however, your DIY skills more than redeem for it. You know your way around any mechanism and can fix the most complex of machines. You do not mind looking scruffy as you know it makes you look that much more attractive. You are so vast and robust that even night club security doesn't mess with you. To the ones you love, you are a big teddy bear. To others that hurt you or your clan, you are their worst nightmare.


If you chose the Redguard race, I have a feeling you enjoy martial arts. You come from out of town and always seem to be the odd one out. You love to travel on your own and can out drink anyone you meet. Despite your small body size, even an orc would have trouble taking you down! With incredible speed and power, you go through life without any problems. You may not be the most popular person at the party, but you are the one that resolves all issues if you spot one. The word of justice purely because everyone is secretly scared of you. Maybe its best that way?

That’s all the races! I cannot wait until Elder Scrolls Hammerfell is released. It has been over 10 years since Skyrim was released, so who knows what adventures await us!

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