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

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
Expressing myself directly, like writing my thoughts down or speaking to groups
Hanging out with friends and family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
Yes
No

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

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

Word that best describes you
Adventurous
Nerdy
Ambitious
Organized
Practical

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

Word that describes you best?
Helpful
Happy
Understanding
Successful

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

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Microwave
Blender
Meat thermometer
Wire whisk
Spatula

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