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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 different city every week
My own special cubicle
The great outdoors
A hospital
Outer space
A busy factory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Someplace in the middle
A small company, with a few dedicated people I'm close to
Huge, like the government

Word that describes you best?
Happy
Understanding
Successful
Helpful

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

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

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Blender
Wire whisk
Spatula
Microwave
Meat thermometer

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

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

Word that best describes you
Organized
Nerdy
Ambitious
Practical
Adventurous

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
No
Yes