Monday, January 26, 2009

I Am Who?

Okay, some of this is true, but some I take exception to. I taught second grade. I dealt with lots of clingy kids and got along with them quite well. They usually had a need that I had to address to help them become more independent.....no, the fact that I tried to help them feel more secure and independent does not prove that I value aloofness and independence. It only proves that I was a good teacher interested in preparing them for their future. Oh well, this is what the quiz I linked to from Steph at the Red Clay Diaries said about me.
***And I love parties and loud music! So there!

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

You Are a Grace!

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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
  • (I actually don't see this in me)
  • * Speak in a straightforward and brief manner
  • (not in a conversation. But in a faculty meeting, yes. yessirree.)
  • * 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
  • (I like parties. I am more Mary than Martha, so I'll sit at your feet and listen rather than hop up and get more appetizers, but I like parties. I like loud music. All kinds. I don't have a problem with people showing emotion. It does make me want to reach out and make it all better, but does not annoy me. And the reason I like people to call first before they come over is so that I can hide the clutter. It has nothing to do with privacy!)



What I Like About Being a Grace
* standing back and viewing life objectively
* coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
* my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
* not being caught up in material possessions and status
* being calm in a crisis (I am calm in a crisis. But after it is over, I shake and cry...)



What's Hard About Being a Grace

  • * being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
  • (Hey, I'm blogging, aren't I?)
  • * feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all

  • * being pressured to be with people when I don't want to be
  • (I am not a loner!)
  • * watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally
  • (okay, I have admitted to being socially unskilled before..)



Graces as Children Often

  • * spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on

  • * have a few special friends rather than many

  • * are very bright and curious and do well in school

  • * have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers

  • * watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information

  • * assume a poker face in order not to look afraid


  • * are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict

  • * feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected




Graces as Parents (I don't have kids, so who am I to argue)

  • * are often kind, perceptive, and devoted

  • * are sometimes authoritarian and demanding

  • * may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate

  • * may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions




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

5 comments:

Gabrielle Eden said...

I'm a Marilyn

katdish said...

Yeah, okay. I can see you being a Grace, with a little bit of kooky sprinkled in.

Pam said...

I'm a Bette and it's actually pretty accurate for me! Which was kinda scary since there were only 2 questions. Thanks for sharing this!

Beth said...

Yeah...I'm not into the two question personality tests so much. I was an Audrey, but I couldn't really pick a strong answer on either question. What's the personality for an indecisive survey taker?

sherri said...

Dory is the new Grace!