# Who is this mysterious friend?

I am a keeper when I have a sibling,

I am a friend to a decision maker,

I am annoying at work,

I am scary in the forest.

Who am I?

HINT:

Me and my sibling are 75% same

HINT 2:

I like boxes

HINT 3:

I am popular on Wall Street

HINT 4:

I can be found in a travel document

HINT 5:

I bite

HINT 6:

In Russian, they call me 'little bird'

HINT 7:

I can be found in all kinds of phallic objects

HINT 8:

I am a comics superhero

HINT 9:

BOOM

HINT 10:

Check

FINAL HINT:

Yes

• I have modified the wording a bit, as the illiterate part was hijacking the focus (and could in fact be a subjective thing). – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 7:15
• Perhaps it is time to add another hint or answer your own question. – A J May 27 '16 at 10:54
• I am running out of hints :) I will post an answer in an hour or so if nobody gets it – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 11:01

You are Tick.

I am scary in forest.

Tick is a kind of insect found in forests. If it bites someone, he will die.

Sibling

Right. Also Added by OP The sibling is tack or tock (3 of 4 letters are same). Tick-tack and tick-tock both refer to clocks which keep time. Also on the tick means being punctual.

Friend

It is also friend of decision maker. As you take right decision, it will always be useful. Added by OP: Tick mark is a check mark. You put it in a box to say Yes (or no) to a decision.

At Work

Added by OP: Nerve tick! Happens to the eye and causes it to twitch. Very annoying. Had it today ;) Usually sign of stress and looking at the computer too much

• You are being too philosophical :) The answer is simple. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 9:10
• Nerve tick! Happens to the eye and causes it to twitch. Very annoying. Had it today ;) Usually sign of stress and looking at the computer too much. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 11:33
• The sibling is tack or tock (3 of 4 letters are same). Tick-tack and tick-tock both refer to clocks which keep time. Also on the tick means being punctual. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 11:35
• Tick mark is a check mark. You put it in a box to say Yes (or no) to a decision. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 11:36
• tick(et) and (s)tick are answers to two of the hints. Tick, tick... BOOM is a musical. Russian for tick is птичка - literally little bird – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 11:38

Sounds are annoying at the work place, scary in the forest, friends with the illiterate and a sibling to light. I do not know what it keeps, though

• Nice guess, but not the answer I am looking for – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 6:34
• I have edited the riddle a little to make it simpler. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 7:16
• Keeper couild be an echo, his siblings are the sound over and over. – Decypher May 27 '16 at 7:35
• Now that I think about it, you are very close. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 11:07

I think you are

doubt

fear

You are always with illiterates and decision makers.

At work, you are annoying.

In the forest, you are scary.

You usually protect your owner against dangers. You are usually a safekeeping.

• That's a logical answer but not what I am after. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 7:16

Are you

Time

I am a keeper when I have a sibling,

Timekeeper, if your sibling is running?

I am a friend to a decision maker,

Time is needed to make decisions

I am annoying at work,

You can't wait for work to end, right?

I am scary in the forest.

Time spent in a dark forest can be scary

• >! Quite warm on the keeper part. But not there yet on all others. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 8:56
• Meh, meta people, how do I create a spoiler in a comment? – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 8:57
• Apparently, you can't. It's up to you to tell everyone, or no one if some hints are getting warm, because teamwork – Anton May 27 '16 at 9:20
• Well, there you have it, world wide web ! :) – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 9:26

Are you:

Thoughts?

I am a keeper when I have a sibling,

Thoughs always have a bit of the same objects in your mind.

I am a friend to a decision maker,

Thoughts make decisions

I am annoying at work,

Multiple thoughts can give you a hard time ( for example on some design)

I am scary in the forest.

Thoughts of a murderer or bear walking around!

Hint 1:

See, I am a keeper line

Hint 2:

Thought boxes, thinking outside the box

Hint 3:

Hint 4:

Not sure yet...

Hint 5:

Thought bites

Hint 6:

Little bird thoughs?

Hint 7:

People's dirty mind and thoughs about phallic objects ;)

• Only hint 4 I didn't get ... – Decypher May 27 '16 at 11:15
• Nice line of thinking. Got me chuckling. But no. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 11:15
• @hypeJunction damn :( close or not? :D – Decypher May 27 '16 at 11:16
• No, not even close. – hypeJunction May 27 '16 at 11:17
• Not what I wanted to hear :D I'll keep searching then ;) – Decypher May 27 '16 at 11:18