One of my favorite questions to ask people is, "If you were a mythological creature, what would you be?" Some people might think it's a little weird at first, but it always ends in a really lively and interesting conversation. It may provide a glimpse into a person's personality, or it could just be a fun ice-breaker.
My answer is always a dragon. In the Western view, they are evil (I thought The Boss might like that) and generally guard some kind of treasure. In Eastern philosophy they are seen more as good luck. Or so I understand it. Plus, who wouldn't want to breathe fire and fly?