Sunday, October 19, 2008

"That's Me, an Old Kazoo with Some Sparklers"

I stole this little quiz from my friend Alexandra Billings' blog, Stillettos and Sneakers. She's a Katharine Hepburn, I'm a Bette Davis. What a combo, huh?

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

You Are a Bette!

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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

9 comments:

Aaron said...

I was an Ingrid Bergman. I'm a Swede and like starchy things and my eyes water a lot, so I guess it fits...

Java said...

fun quiz! I'm an Ingrid. Pretty close to accurate, actually.

kbronson said...

Wow. I'm a Doris. Interesting

Xico de Cadoro said...

Ohoh ! I'm a Bette too ! love it !

cb said...

Um, are there ever any quizzes which compare a gay guy to, oh, I dunno... a MAN?

Michael said...

I seem to be an Ingrid as well. Which goes along perfectly with my ethnic stew looks.....

Doug said...

I am also an Ingrid. Very much so, in fact. It depressed me to learn this. I waited all evening for someone to feel sorry for me-- cuz that's what Ingrids do, apparently.

Anatomicsd said...

I'm a Joan. I so desperately wanted to be a Bette.

Steve said...

Dorises of the world unite! I just made cookies and I'd love to give you one--it would make me so happy . . .