What kind of engineer should you be?

pin it - 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!

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

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

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

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.

Word that best describes you
Adventurous
Organized
Ambitious
Nerdy
Practical

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
Yes
No

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

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

Word that describes you best?
Understanding
Successful
Happy
Helpful

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Meat thermometer
Wire whisk
Spatula
Microwave
Blender

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

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 complex ideas
Understand others and resolve disagreements

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

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