How well do you know yourself?
Are you a social butterfly or do you prefer evenings alone? Are you responsible or random and spontaneous? Take our short quiz to see how you rate with your peers socially and professionally.
Question 1: When you find yourself in a large social group, are you:
A. Excited by the prospect of making new friends?
B. Afraid others will judge what you do and say?
C. Content to sit back and watch the activity around you?
D. Making certain that you are the focus of everyone’s attention?
Question 2: It’s Wednesday afternoon and you realize you have nothing scheduled for Saturday night. What do you do?
A. Call your best friend(s) and organize a get together.
B. Sigh with relief and look forward to a quiet evening at home.
C. Nothing. It’s too early in the week to worry about Saturday night.
D. Invite one friend to dinner, another to a movie, and plan on dancing the rest of the night away at the local club.
Question 3: Your significant other invites you to have dinner with his/her family whom you’ve never met. What do you do?
A. Start shopping for a hostess gift.
B. Worry obsessively about what the family will think about you.
C. Mark the evening on your calendar and then don’t give it another thought.
D. Announce that you’d love to go, but that’s the weekend that your sister’s brother-in-law’s nephew is having surgery and you promised to be there.
Question 4: You get stood up by your dinner date. What do you do?
A. Call your best friend to complain while eating a pint of ice cream.
B. Tell no one. This never happened. What dinner date?
C. Good. Now you can watch that program you were going to miss.
D. What’s “stood up?” I’ve never been stood up…
Question 5: It’s your first day at a new job and you’re stuck in traffic on the way to work. What do you do?
A. Call your employer to apologize and beg forgiveness.
B. Turn around and go home. Better to find a new job then start this one out on the wrong foot.
C. Good thing you mapped out your travel plans and knew to leave for work early. You’re still going to make it right on time.
D. Nothing. Your boss is lucky to have you as an employee and will forgive you being late just this once.
Add up you’re A, B, C, and D answers then follow the key below to determine your score and where you rate on our personality scale.
A = 4 points each
B = 2 points each
C = 3 points each
D = 5 points each
10-12 points: You are a fairly introverted individual concerned about what others think about you. Take the time to relax just a little more and realize that life was meant to be lived, not observed.
13-16 points: You have a good grasp on reality and practicality, and you take the time to apply that in your everyday life. You don’t let the little things get to you, and you almost always plan ahead. Though you’re a fairly responsible individual, you might need to remind yourself that a little spontaneity now and then won’t kill you.
17-21 points: You can be responsible or random, depending on the circumstance. You are fun to be around and make friends easily, but family and co-workers can also rely on you to help get the job done. Keep up the good work and you will have success in your personal and professional life.
22-25 points: Whoa, hold up there just a bit! You enjoy being the life of the party and are hardly ever bored, but being a “party animal” doesn’t get you far in the professional world. Your jobs and relationships will last longer when you learn a little more responsibility in things relating to both.