Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm an Ingrid

Mitzi took a quiz called "Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?" and, while I wouldn't particularly care to be either of them, I've been up for 4 1/2 hours already and figured I should do SOMETHING today, and this seemed as good as anything.

I'm surprised at just how much like me this is. If you take it, what did you end up? Is it like you?

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 misunderstands 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 childrens' 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

Take the quiz here.


kimi1 said...

I was a Jackie....

Stephanie said...

Well, I haven't taken this, but this sounds like me!!
Guess I should go take it...

Stephanie said...

Bette Davis! :)
I laughed through it.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

I took this a few weeks ago. I had the hardest time answering the questions -- even though there were only two! I just couldn't make up my mind. Finally, I just picked an answer and hit submit.

Turns out, I'm a Marilyn. Wanna know what one of the hardest things about being a Marilyn is? The constant push and pull of trying to make a decision! Ha! I'd say that was pretty accurate! :)