Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Eyes Have It

Like Kasia, I am languishing under the covers...another kid-inflicted cold seems to be creeping in, darn it. I also seem to be posting more substantive things in others' comboxes, so I'm too worn out to be interesting here. So until I get the grey matter back on task, here's another goofy quiz, but oddly, it's not too far off the real "moi":

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

You Are a Bette!

You are a Bette -- "I must be strong"

Bettes are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Stand up for yourself... and me.

  • * Be confident, strong, and direct.

  • * Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.

  • * Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.

  • * Give me space to be alone.

  • * Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.

  • * I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.

  • * When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.

What I Like About Being a Bette

  • * being independent and self-reliant

  • * being able to take charge and meet challenges head on

  • * being courageous, straightforward, and honest

  • * getting all the enjoyment I can out of life

  • * supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me

  • * upholding just causes

What's Hard About Being a Bette

  • * overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to

  • * being restless and impatient with others' incompetence

  • * sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it

  • * never forgetting injuries or injustices

  • * putting too much pressure on myself

  • * getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right

Bettes as Children Often

  • * are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit

  • * are sometimes loners

  • * seize control so they won't be controlled

  • * figure out others' weaknesses

  • * attack verbally or physically when provoked

  • * take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

Bettes as Parents

  • * are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted

  • * are sometimes overprotective

  • * can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

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

It's only a 2-question quiz - try it out and have a little fun!


Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I hope that you get better soon. :) The joys of kids. I always use my sick moments as teaching moments.

Kasia said...

Yeah, I was surprised at how close the description was to my basic personality. I mean, I guess it's like a horoscope - you can find things to agree with - but really, probably 80% of it was spot on. Eerie.

Hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!
We too are surviving the Rivers of Snot. There's a knack in catching a fast 18mth old with a tissue before she uses me as a hanky; and I haven't quite got it yet!!