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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!


Word that best describes you
Adventurous
Practical
Ambitious
Organized
Nerdy

Word that describes you best?
Successful
Helpful
Happy
Understanding

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

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

What would you rather do?
Invent cool gadgets
Make the world a better place
Break stuff
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 are you most likely to doodle on the side of a paper when you're bored?
Lines
Arrows
Clouds, airplanes, rockets, other things in the sky
Squares
Circles
Cars, buildings, trees... other things you see around you

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

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

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

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

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Spatula
Wire whisk
Blender
Microwave
Meat thermometer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
Yes
No