"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I'm a Bette!


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


You Are a Bette!




You are a Bette -- "I must be strong"



Bettes are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.




How to Get Along with Me



  • * Stand up for yourself... and me.


  • * Be confident, strong, and direct.


  • * Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.


  • * Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.


  • * Give me space to be alone.


  • * Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.


  • * I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.


  • * When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.






What I Like About Being a Bette



  • * being independent and self-reliant


  • * being able to take charge and meet challenges head on


  • * being courageous, straightforward, and honest


  • * getting all the enjoyment I can out of life


  • * supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me


  • * upholding just causes






What's Hard About Being a Bette



  • * overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to


  • * being restless and impatient with others' incompetence


  • * sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it


  • * never forgetting injuries or injustices


  • * putting too much pressure on myself


  • * getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right






Bettes as Children Often



  • * are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit


  • * are sometimes loners


  • * seize control so they won't be controlled


  • * figure out others' weaknesses


  • * attack verbally or physically when provoked


  • * take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings






Bettes as Parents



  • * are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted


  • * are sometimes overprotective


  • * can be demanding, controlling, and rigid




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3 comments:

Swirl Girl said...

I am like you in that I am a "bette' also.

and I'll be back at your request.

wink, wink

Gypsy said...

Wow lauren...from the little I know of you this sounds pretty spot on. Amazing from just two questions.

I was Doris Day and embarrassingly enough mine was also very accurate.

Sorry I haven't been commenting but politics just leave me cold I'm afraid but that's just me.

Lauren said...

@swirlgirl - see ya soon fellow Bette.

@Gypsy - Yes I'd have to agree this is pretty dead on.