Friday, November 7, 2008


You Are a Marilyn!


You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Be direct and clear

  • * Listen to me carefully

  • * Don't judge me for my anxiety

  • * Work things through with me

  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us

  • * Laugh and make jokes with me

  • * Gently push me toward new experiences

  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

What I Like About Being a Marilyn

  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends

  • * being responsible and hardworking

  • * being compassionate toward others

  • * having intellect and wit

  • * being a nonconformist

  • * confronting danger bravely

  • * being direct and assertive

What's Hard About Being a Marilyn

  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind

  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself

  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of

  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger

  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right

  • * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations

Marilyns as Children Often

  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn

  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger

  • * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent

  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel

  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

Marilyns as Parents

  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty

  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence

  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt

  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

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


I never would have guessed this result! However, its creepily on point! I thought maybe Grace Kelly? I knew I wouldn't be a Jackie. Sadly, after all the research and reading I've done about her, I've come to the conclusion that we are a bit different. I think that's why I love her so much. Most of her experiences in her childhood and her relationship with her sister are things I can really relate to and my experiences are very similar. How we dealt with things are much different. I'm more emotional than Jackie. Sometimes I wish I could control such things a bit more.I considered myself to be more like Jackie in terms of style and standards.

I'm glad I took this, because the explanation is so right on! And I suppose I'm glad to be a Marilyn! I answered honestly.


The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I completely agree! I was a Marilyn, too. And, that's because I even cheated and took the quiz twice to make sure! Both times, Marilyn! I so wanted to be a Jackie!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

My answers were pretty right on too.

Molly said...

Oh my gosh this is amazing. haha

R.E.II™ said...

interesting game