I Never Thought I’d Say This, But…

I am a Marilyn!

According to this fabulous quiz anyway, and I have to say after reading the results, I do agree. I don’t know much about the woman but she sure sounds like me!

Okay so there are only two questions with three possible responses for each question – but they are thorough and seem very well thought out. And that meant it was quick to take! A plus in a busy woman’s life! And I got…


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

Click here to take the test yourself, and let me know what results you get!

4 responses to “I Never Thought I’d Say This, But…”

  1. Sues2u2 Avatar

    Okay, I’m a little slow but I did it! Yipee!! Although apparently I’m very moody & don’t feel like I’m loved. Um, okay. I don’t quite agree w/ that part but the rest of it I do.

    Oh! I’m an Ingrid!!


  2. Sues2u2 Avatar

    Click where? I can’t get it to go.


  3. Jen @ stuff jen says Avatar

    I’m an Ingrid. Sounds about right.


  4. Mama Zen Avatar

    Cool quiz! I’m a Grace.