Which Nation From ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Do You Belong To?

Water, Earth, Fire, Air… which of these nations suit you best? Find out how these tribes from Avatar: The Last Airbender can help you decide which course to study.

Updated 19 Aug 2021

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After its last episode aired 12 years ago, Avatar: The Last Airbender has returned to Netflix and is being met with huge streaming numbers and excitement — both from fans who grew up watching this animated series on Nickelodeon and those who just discovered it. Now, this binge-worthy series is the talk of the town!

While the art of element bending firmly remains in this fictional medieval world, which Avatar nation you identify with can be a fun way to understand your personality. And in true EduAdvisor fashion, we’ll suggest some courses based on these elements too. Let’s get to it!

#1. Water Tribe  

Avatar Personality-Water

"The people of the Water Tribe are capable of adapting to many things. They have a deep sense of community and love that holds them together through anything."

The Water Tribe is primarily known for the ability to practise the art of Waterbending. Noted for their peaceful and harmonious nature, the Water Tribe strives to ensure that other people’s welfare is taken care of. Waterbenders from this tribe are also famously known for their healing abilities. This can be seen among the women in the Northern Water Tribe and Katara.

If you identify with the Water Tribe, you are considered as a sensitive, reliable and genuine person. Not to mention, you prefer to keep things organised and planned out or people won’t hear the end of it (Katara’s constant nag, anyone?). However, while you are an idealist and a visionary, your perfectionist nature can often be at your demise. You can be very self-critical — but this is only because you’ve set an incredibly high standard for yourself! You know what you’re capable of and you try your best to achieve it.

Your empathic, benevolent and intuitive nature will be useful in courses such as Medicine, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Nursing and Teaching.

#2. Earth Kingdom 

Avatar Personality-Earth

"The people of the Earth Kingdom are diverse and strong. They are persistent and enduring."

Associated with Earthbending, people from the Earth Kingdom pride themselves on being dependable, helpful and hardworking. If you fall into this category, you are someone who prioritises good working ethics. And due to your responsible and trustworthy nature, you tend to have a strong sense of duty towards others.

People from the Earth Kingdom seek balance and are often the mediators between nations. While protecting their land is their biggest priority, they try to see different perspectives on things so they can prepare themselves for the worst. With this personality type, you are considered to be diplomatic, easy-going, tolerant and patient.

While your tendency of becoming the middleman is greatly admired, it can also be the bane of your existence. Because of this, you are stuck between conforming to one thing and be ambivalent to another. But you do it all in good faith to restore a peaceful cooperation and coexistence between everyone.

You may find yourself suitable for courses such as Accounting, Psychology (Social Work), Bioscience, Architecture and Medicine 

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#3. Fire Nation 

Avatar Personality-Fire

"The people of the Fire Nation have desire and will, and the energy and drive to achieve what they want."

Notoriously recognised as the fearless and most powerful nation amongst all, the Fire Nation is not one to be messed with. People from this country pride themselves on being ingenious, independent and strong-willed. With their level of competency and productivity, it’s no wonder that they’re the most technologically advanced country in the world.

If you identify with the Fire Nation, you are seen to have the capabilities, skills and creativity to be able to do things well under varying circumstances. This means that working under pressure and solving problems swiftly is no biggie for you! And because you prioritise being in control, you prefer to take matters into your hands.

Your goals in life is to constantly improve and seek knowledge as much as you can but you may find yourself in a catch-22 situation as your assertive and bold personality are occasionally misinterpreted as tyrannical and domineering. Nonetheless, you are a tenacious, no-nonsense person when it comes to handling sticky situations and that’s why you’re in the most productive nation amongst all.

Your pragmatic, analytical and logical skills can be useful in courses such as Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Finance and Real Estate Management.

#4. Air Nomad

Avatar Personality-Air

"The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns and found peace and freedom."

Air Nomads are considered to be the most free-spirited people as compared to their counterparts. Living above the clouds in between mountain nooks alongside their flying Bison, their utmost goal is to be free and not tied-down or confined in life. If you fall into this category, you’re more likely to push yourself out of your comfort zone!

While being cheerful, spontaneous and living life to the fullest is your daily mantra, your impulsive nature can get you into a little bit of a jam. You strive to experience new challenges and excitement that you tend to overlook important details and because of this, you may come off as careless, reckless and even flighty.

However, your jovial and animated personality are winning the hearts of those around you. With your motivational and optimistic outlook on things, being a good host or an entertainer comes easy and your natural abilities in this area will benefit you in the long run.

Your enthusiastic and charming personality will be beneficial for you in the study course of Mass Communication, Marketing, Digital Animation, Culinary Arts, Design, Graphic Design and Hospitality and Tourism.

Not sure which nation you fit best into? Go on and take the quiz here! While leaning into these personality types can be insightful and fun, it’s important to take it with a grain of salt. You should always put your interest and passion into consideration when deciding which course to pursue. But if you’re not sure what course interests you, these wise words from General Iroh might give you a clue.

It’s time for you to look inward, and begin asking yourself the big questions: Who are you, and what do you want?

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