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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!


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

Word that best describes you
Nerdy
Practical
Organized
Ambitious
Adventurous

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

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

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

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

Word that describes you best?
Successful
Helpful
Understanding
Happy

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

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

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

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.

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
No
Yes

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

Do you like being in charge?
Yes
Doesn't matter
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
Someplace in the middle
A big company, with lots of people to meet and room to move around

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Spatula
Blender
Wire whisk
Microwave
Meat thermometer

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

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