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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!


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

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

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

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

Are you good at minding your own business?
No
Yes

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

Word that describes you best?
Happy
Successful
Helpful
Understanding

Word that best describes you
Nerdy
Organized
Adventurous
Practical
Ambitious

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Meat thermometer
Microwave
Spatula
Wire whisk
Blender

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

What do people like about you?
I'm very supportive and loyal
I'm relaxed and easy to get along with
I'm convincing, opinionated, and fresh

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