Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Big Surprise....

As usual with this type of quiz, there's a lot of "Yes, but...."  I've actually thought of myself (in idealized form) as more of a Katharine Hepburn, but that's because my mother was a Katharine Hepburn type (that's why my parents' favorite movie was The African Queen). 

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

You Are an Audrey!


You are an Audrey -- "I am at peace"

Audreys are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union with others and the world around them.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially don't like expectations or pressure

  • * I like to listen and to be of service, but don't take advantage of this

  • * Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit  This is certainly true!

  • * Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It's OK to nudge me gently and nonjudgmentally

  • * Ask me questions to help me get clear

  • * Tell me when you like how I look. I'm not averse to flattery

  • * Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings

  • * I like a good discussion but not a confrontation

  • * Let me know you like what I've done or said

  • * Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life

What I Like About Being an Audrey

  • * being nonjudgmental and accepting

  • * caring for and being concerned about others

  • * being able to relax and have a good time

  • * knowing that most people enjoy my company; I'm easy to be around

  • * my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator

  • * my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now

  • * being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe

What's Hard About Being an Audrey

  • * being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive

  • * being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline  So true!

  • * being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally  Not so much in my later years

  • * being confused about what I really want

  • * caring too much about what others will think of me  Again, this has gone with age. Thank goodness!

  • * not being listened to or taken seriously  I don't recall this being a big problem, and I think Audrey was taken quite seriously in later life in her work with UNICEF.

Audreys as Children Often

  • * feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant  Don't recall feeling this way.

  • * tune out a lot, especially when others argue  This would probably be true of any kid with four younger siblings!

  • * are "good" children: deny anger or keep it to themselves

Audreys as Parents

  • * are supportive, kind, and warm

  • * are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective  Maybe so, I got better kids than I deserved!

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


Sisterfilms said...

Mine was a bit of a surprise too! You can look at my blog to see who I am.

I agree with a lot of those character traits, especially the parenting ones...of course, I don't think you got lucky, I think the combination of all your traits led to a desire among your children to retain your trust.

Barbara B. said...

That was fun! As it turns out I am a Katharine Hepburn, which works for me since I've always admired her! :)

Singing Owl said...

AH has to be one of the most beautiufl woman ever! As for Doris (who I was) she was cute, and I liked her, but the only thing about her that looks like me is her overbite! LOL!