Marilyn or Jackie? (Or Doris, or Katharine, or..)

I found this quiz via Miguelina, and even though I don’t watch Mad Men, this “Mad Men-era female icon” quiz was hard to resist.

It turns out that I am neither a Marilyn (Monroe) nor a Jackie (Kennedy), and that’s fine – I am an Ingrid (Bergman)! The personality characteristics associated with the profile sound quite a lot like me. I can live with that. And I’ll always have Paris. (So, could I at least look like her for a day, please? Or how about her daughter, Isabella Rosselini? My husband’s always had a thing for her…)

You Are an Ingrid!

You are an Ingrid — “I am unique”

Ingrids have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.  
How to Get Along with Me

  • * Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
  • * Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
  • * Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
  • * Though I don’t always want to be cheered up when I’m feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
  • * Don’t tell me I’m too sensitive or that I’m overreacting! 

What I Like About Being an Ingrid

  • * my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
  • * my ability to establish warm connections with people
  • * admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
  • * my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
  • * being unique and being seen as unique by others
  • * having aesthetic sensibilities
  • * being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me 

What’s Hard About Being an Ingrid

  • * experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
  • * feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don’t deserve to be loved
  • * feeling guilty when I disappoint people
  • * feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
  • * expecting too much from myself and life
  • * fearing being abandoned
  • * obsessing over resentments
  • * longing for what I don’t have 

Ingrids as Children Often

  • * have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games
  • * are very sensitive
  • * feel that they don’t fit in
  • * believe they are missing something that other people have
  • * attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
  • * become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
  • * feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents’ divorce)

  Ingrids as Parents

  • * help their children become who they really are
  • * support their children’s creativity and originality
  • * are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
  • * are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
  • * are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed

With only two questions, this is also a very quick quiz, so go take it now and then come back and tell me who you are :-)!

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  1. Michelle – I guess we’re both unique, then, even though that sounds a little bit self-contradictory. We must be differently unique :-).

  2. My post didn’t take! I told you yesterday all about how I’m Jackie. I’m not sure why my response didn’t take. I also responded to your post about crime and have a feeling I’ll have to redo that one too. 🙁 Darn computers.

  3. Wendy (Literary Feline) – I’ve seen a couple of Jackies as this has made the rounds. “I am Jackie. I do everything right.” 🙂

    My sister never leaves comments here, but she is Doris – “I must help others.” That pegs her pretty well.