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What kind of engineer should you be?

Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already!

You can skip a few questions if you don't like them, but the more you answer the more accurate the test will be. Well, within all the accuracy it's capable of, that is. Which isn't much.

Also - if you're a teacher and want to print this out so a whole class of future engineers can take it, I now have a printable version!


What would you rather do?
Make the world a better place
Invent cool gadgets
Be a mad scientist
Build big impressive things
Break stuff

What are you most likely to doodle on the side of a paper when you're bored?
Squares
Circles
Arrows
Cars, buildings, trees... other things you see around you
Clouds, airplanes, rockets, other things in the sky
Lines

What do people like about you?
I'm relaxed and easy to get along with
I'm very supportive and loyal
I'm convincing, opinionated, and fresh

Word that describes you best?
Understanding
Happy
Helpful
Successful

What's more important?
That everything is done right
That people get along

Favorite way to spend your free time?
Doing puzzles or creating things that involve putting pieces together
Hanging out with friends and family
Expressing myself directly, like writing my thoughts down or speaking to groups
Expressing myself through art or something I create

I'm good at helping people...
Get their head out of the clouds and have a reality check
Understand complex ideas
Understand others and resolve disagreements
Understand themselves and what they're really looking for

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Spatula
Wire whisk
Blender
Meat thermometer
Microwave

Where would you like to go to work?
My own special cubicle
A hospital
The great outdoors
Outer space
A different city every week
A busy factory

My mad scientist laboratory would have...
Colorful liquids in test tubes
Blinky lights
Everything, it'd be a total mess!
A greenhouse full of plants (maybe evil plants?)

Favorite color?
Gray
Black
Green
Pink
Blue
Yellow
White
Purple
Red
Orange

I'd rather work
Alone. I don't care how helpful the group is.
With a group of helpful people.

What's something you'd HATE at work?
Sitting at a desk all day
Getting messy
Working in isolation
Constantly being distracted and having to switch tasks

Do you like being in charge?
No
Yes
Doesn't matter

I'd rather have friends who are...
Not into creating drama
Generous
Unique
Confident
Imaginative

Another possible job for me might be...
Teacher
Veterinarian
Retail
Pilot
Cosmetologist
Politician

What size company do you think you'd want to work at?
A small company, with a few dedicated people I'm close to
Someplace in the middle
A big company, with lots of people to meet and room to move around
Huge, like the government

Word that best describes you
Ambitious
Nerdy
Organized
Adventurous
Practical

Are you good at minding your own business?
No
Yes

If I'm late on a project, it's more likely because it...
Takes me a while to get motivated, I'm a procrastinator
Takes me a while to get done, I'm a perfectionist.