Monday, October 20, 2008

it's all make believe*

I've mentioned before that I'm a total sucker for these internet quizzes. this afternoon e asked if I had read her recent post. at the time I hadn't. she then went on to say that her post concerned one of those quizzes I'm so fond of, the results of which stated that she was an ingrid bergam. last week I took a quiz that blogging bud megan had a post on, and it said I was katharine hepburn - I assumed it was the same quiz, but e's quiz was different. according to this quiz, I am a 'marilyn' - I just noticed that these folks also have a quiz called 'what kind of cat are you' I think I'll go do that now....meow!

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Marilyn!

You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Be direct and clear

  • * Listen to me carefully

  • * Don't judge me for my anxiety

  • * Work things through with me

  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us

  • * Laugh and make jokes with me

  • * Gently push me toward new experiences

  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

What I Like About Being a Marilyn

  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends

  • * being responsible and hardworking

  • * being compassionate toward others

  • * having intellect and wit

  • * being a nonconformist

  • * confronting danger bravely

  • * being direct and assertive

What's Hard About Being a Marilyn

  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind

  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself

  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of

  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger

  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right

  • * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations

Marilyns as Children Often

  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn

  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger

  • * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent

  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel

  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

Marilyns as Parents

  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty

  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence

  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt

  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

*the full marilyn quote is "it's all make believe, isn't it?


Megan said...

Of course I had to do it immediately. I am neither!

tut-tut said...

There are a LOT of tests over there! Any something funky happened when I came back here; I couldn't leave a comment. Couldn't find the right test there, either. I must have gotten into some kind of endless loop. Argh.

Reya Mellicker said...

I do love taking these tests, though ... a test with only 2 questions? Hmmm....I'm supposedly an Ingrid.

You as Marilyn? She always struck me as so wounded and vulnerable. And of course she was no feminist. I like you as Katherine Hepburn, but that's just me!

R.L. Bourges said...

Hi, this is your friend Bette Davis calling (the test does not specify at which point in her career)
What can say, petite souris - sorry, Marylin? there I was thinking I was sweet little Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday - I'm in deep shock...


lettuce said...

ooo kimy, i'd love to know what you think of this as a description of you.

i must find the time to do it too...

WAT said...

I have an endless fascination with Marilyn, but then again who doesn't.

She was a GODDESS.