What kind of engineer should you be?

pin it - 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!

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

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

Word that describes you best?
Happy
Understanding
Successful
Helpful

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Meat thermometer
Spatula
Blender
Wire whisk
Microwave

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 best describes you
Organized
Ambitious
Adventurous
Nerdy
Practical

Are you good at minding your own business?
No
Yes

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

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?
Getting messy
Constantly being distracted and having to switch tasks
Sitting at a desk all day
Working in isolation

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

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.

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

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