Squirl's Nest

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Que Sera Sera

I found this quiz over at Courtney's. She's a Bette Davis. I thought it would be fun to take it, and wasn't thrilled when I saw Doris Day's picture staring at me over my results.

But, I have to say that it's pretty darned close. I have been working a lot on ridding myself of the "hard to be Doris" traits. Anyway, let me know if you try it.

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

You Are a Doris!


You are a Doris -- "I must help others."

Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.

  • * Share fun times with me.

  • * Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.

  • * Let me know that I am important and special to you.

  • * Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.

In Intimate Relationships

  • * Reassure me that I am interesting to you.

  • * Reassure me often that you love me.

  • * Tell me I'm attractive and that you're glad to be seen with me.

What I Like About Being a Doris

  • * being able to relate easily to people and to make friends

  • * knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better

  • * being generous, caring, and warm

  • * being sensitive to and perceptive about others' feelings

  • * being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor

What's Hard About Being a Doris

  • * not being able to say no

  • * having low self-esteem

  • * feeling drained from overdoing for others

  • * not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish

  • * criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should

  • * being upset that others don't tune in to me as much as I tume in to them

  • * working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

Dorises as Children Often

  • * are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism

  • * try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding

  • * are outwardly compliant

  • * are popular or try to be popular with other children

  • * act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention

  • * are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Dorises), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Dorises)

Dorises as Parents

  • * are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren't)

  • * are often playful with their children

  • * wonder: "Am I doing it right?" "Am I giving enough?" "Have I caused irreparable damage?"

  • * can become fiercely protective

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



Anonymous Susie said...

Doris, here. btw, you are very important and special to me. :)

Tue Mar 17, 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, I should have known you'd be a Doris. And you are very important and special to me, too.

Wed Mar 18, 06:57:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Yup, I'm a Doris too. No big surprise as the profile fits me quite well. I've been trying to cure the "hard to be Doris" stuff too...sometimes I'm even successful. ;)

Wed Mar 18, 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, of course, the description does fit you well. You're always doing for others. I hope they tell you that you're appreciated.

Wed Mar 18, 06:03:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Doris Day? Now, Squirl, all you have to do is find a Rock Hudson--preferably one who isn't gay.

Thu Mar 19, 07:14:00 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

oh I love that sort of thing. aparently in a bird quiz I turned out to be either a golden eagle or a hummingbird, depending on my mood when I did the questionnaire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu Mar 19, 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I'm a Katharine (Hepburn):

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

Katharines as Children Often

* * are action oriented and adventuresome
* * drum up excitement
* * prefer being with other children to being alone
* * finesse their way around adults
* * dream of the freedom they'll have when they grow up

Katharines as Parents

* * are often enthusiastic and generous
* * want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life
* * may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive

Thu Mar 19, 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, yeah, it's the not gay part that I find necessary for my personal preference. :-)

Gledwood, yeah some tests get to the heart of you while others are more of a "what are you feeling right now" kind.

Bucky, yeah, that fits you. I know the Katharine as children fit you perfectly.

Thu Mar 19, 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Maddy said...

Hmm I'll have to check that one out.

Sat Mar 21, 03:13:00 PM  

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