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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!


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

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Meat thermometer
Blender
Wire whisk
Spatula
Microwave

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

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

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

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

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

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

Word that best describes you
Ambitious
Adventurous
Practical
Nerdy
Organized

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

What size company do you think you'd want to work at?
Someplace in the middle
Huge, like the government
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

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.

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

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
Yes
No

Favorite way to spend your free time?
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
Doing puzzles or creating things that involve putting pieces together

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

Word that describes you best?
Understanding
Successful
Happy
Helpful

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

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