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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!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 through art or something I create
Expressing myself directly, like writing my thoughts down or speaking to groups

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

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

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

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

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

Word that describes you best?
Helpful
Happy
Successful
Understanding

Word that best describes you
Ambitious
Organized
Adventurous
Nerdy
Practical

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Wire whisk
Spatula
Meat thermometer
Blender
Microwave

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

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
Yes
No

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