But perhaps the most distinctly hobbit-like trait I possess is that of a fierce sense of loyalty. Make good friends with me, and you can pretty much guarantee I'll be the one tagging along on the trip to Mount Doom.
As a wise woman - AKA my mother - once said, 'Some people just have to accept that they'll always be the Samwise Gamgee in life' - yep, we Gardiners love a good Lord of the Rings metaphor. But I'm happy to say that in recent times, I'm pretty sure that I've finally come to terms with my status as such.
As a Samwise, you may be used to playing second fiddle to the more extroverted, natural social-butterflies of your social circle. The Frodos, if you will. If there's a fellowship being drawn up, you're not necessarily in first place for an invite - but that doesn't mean your presence won't be appreciated.
It might, too, take being the victim of a giant spider attack (or you know, your average distressing life event) for others to realise that they won't be destroying any evil rings without some help, and that you'd probably be a good person to have around. Yes, your slightly over earnest and overly cautious nature isn't all bad!
If you don't see yourself as a Samwise, I'm pretty sure that you'll be able to find yourself elsewhere in the fellowship. In fact, I think Tolkien's nine is pretty much the ultimate relationship model. But which one are you..?
It might all seem like fun and games, but you and your best pal are more than just the jokers of the pack. You'd do anything for that fool of a Took.
You're brave and quietly confident, in an unassuming sort of way. You're generally well liked, and most people seem to develop a soft spot for you. You're determined not to bother people, but it's worth remembering that sometimes, a problem shared is a problem halved, or, quite possibly, thrown into the fires of Mount Doom.
You're a little bit intimidating, and as far as first impressions are concerned, yours aren't particularly warm. You can be a bit set on your ways, but with a little time, you'll make the most loyal and funny of friends.