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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 describes you best?
Helpful
Understanding
Successful
Happy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Word that best describes you
Adventurous
Ambitious
Nerdy
Practical
Organized

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Microwave
Wire whisk
Blender
Meat thermometer
Spatula

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.

Are you good at minding your own business?
Yes
No

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

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

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

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