I am a Marilyn!

I don't normally post quiz results on my blog but I found one of these quizzes via Musings of a Housewife and decided to take the test for fun. When I read the result (after answering only two questions), I was shocked—and creeped out—to read how accurately it described me. It's so accurate that I'm debating on creating flyers and distributing them to friends, family, and acquaintances. (Well, maybe not but I thought about it.)

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else?

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

Are you Jackie, Marilyn, or someone else?


  1. Gianna said,

    January 25, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    ha! I knew I was gonna be a Marylin too…and so I was!

  2. Ana said,

    January 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I didn’t get the answer because we have to be a member.
    Perhaps it means something.

  3. Marissa said,

    January 26, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Hmm. You shouldn’t have had a problem taking it, Ana. I didn’t have to sign up as a member to get the answer. It was pretty easy… Sorry. 😦

  4. Stephany said,

    February 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I’m Doris Day LOL
    “You are a Doris — “I must help others.”
    Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people’s needs.”
    Somehow I feel boring!

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