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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!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
No
Yes

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

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

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

Word that describes you best?
Helpful
Happy
Successful
Understanding

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

Word that best describes you
Nerdy
Ambitious
Practical
Organized
Adventurous

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

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Microwave
Blender
Meat thermometer
Spatula
Wire whisk

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

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

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

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