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!