December 17, 2008

who are you?

I took this fun quiz this morning at the behest of fellow blogger FiFi. It was a fun little timekiller!

I'm a Bette - who's shocked?? Not me really. But, I swear, I'm only 75% as much of a broad as the original Bette.

Quiz results

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


  1. I am a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

    I can certainly relate to that. Thanks for the quiz...I'll look forward to sharing that too and giving you the credit!


  2. I am a Grace Kelly--and how accurate the definition is (see my blog archives for the post with the details). Everyone wants to be a princess, right? :-D Great blog; will follow!

  3. LOVE this! I also really like your blog header/title! Very nice!

  4. I'm an Ingrid Bergman.

    "What's Hard About Being an Ingrid

    * * experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
    * * feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved
    * * feeling guilty when I disappoint people
    * * feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
    * * expecting too much from myself and life
    * * fearing being abandoned
    * * obsessing over resentments
    * * longing for what I don't have""

    Shock!! It was right.Great. I'm going to go read some Sartre.

  5. Neat quiz. I just took one of these at work, only they used colors. I'm a Grace Kelley apparently. The description is totally me, but I'm no princess!

    You are a Grace -- "I need to understand the world."

    Graces have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

    How to Get Along with Me

    * * Be independent, not clingy
    * * Speak in a straightforward and brief manner
    * * I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts
    * * Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable
    * * Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity
    * * If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place
    * * don't come on like a bulldozer
    * * Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people's loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy

  6. Oohh what a cool little quiz.. quick and easy too... I'm a Bette as well. Thanks for the link!

  7. congratulations on your interview!! I'll be prayin for ya!

    now off to take the quiz!

  8. I'm an ingrid! very accurate!

  9. i love it! my hubby and his parents and i were just talking about her at dinner the other night. they were saying she is sort of scary looking, but i think she is stunningly beautiful—just look at the picture you posted!

    good for you that you are like her. she seems like a confident woman, and that's a great thing to be!

  10. OMG!! Hi Bette!!! This is too fun! I had to go do it!! Thanks for the fun link to this!
    Here I am...
    You are a Katharine -- "I am happy and open to new things"

    Katharines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.

    How to Get Along with Me
    * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.
    * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
    * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
    * Don't try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
    * Be responsible for youself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
    * Don't tell me what to do.

    What I Like About Being a Katharine
    * being optimistic and not letting life's troubles get me down
    * being spontaneous and free-spirited
    * being outspoken and outrageous. It's part of the fun.
    * being generous and trying to make the world a better place
    * having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
    * having such varied interests and abilities

    What's Hard About Being a Katharine
    * not having enough time to do all the things I want
    * not completing things I start
    * not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career
    * having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies
    * feeling confined when I'm in a one-to-one relationship

  11. I'm an Ingrid, which sounds pretty accurate. Thanks for the fun quiz!


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