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{June 11, 2011}   Quiz me and I’ll Quiz you

I found an interesting quiz site the other day called TestQ. It’s reputed to be the Best Career Quiz site, period but it also has some other quizzes on there as well. I decided to play around on there, take some quizzes and post my results.

The first quiz I took was “What should you be when you grow up?” At 27, I  already consider myself “grown up” but I figured I would just see what the quiz had to say.

You should work with Knowledge


Creative, outgoing, and driven, you’d succeed best in a career that’s all about knowledge, whether it’s creating works of art, inventing new concepts, or sharing what you know with the whole wide world. If life is a learning process, you’re determined to stay at the head of the class, the place where you really shine. We’re not calling you a bookworm or anything, you’re just probably more interested than the average person in the world of ideas, learning, and connecting the dots.

While you can learn a lot (and make a lot of connections) in college and beyond, not everything you need to know comes out of books. There are definitely places in this field for you to get your hands dirty. We could see you being a success in a field like writing, teaching, or the sciences. Anywhere where you can exercise your mind, really.

(I really like this result and I don’t mind being called a bookworm, I claim that title and love it! I also love the fact that it says it sees me as having success in writing)

After this quiz, it prompts me to take another quiz to find out which knowledge job is perfect for me. Of course I would LOVE to see what this one has to say so I took it and here are the results for that one:

You should be Making Knowledge


While you might not be the next Da Vinci (but of course you could be!), you are definitely a good example of the creative type. You’re probably better at the conceptual part of life in the workplace than the boring day-to-day routine, and more likely than not you are usually on the lookout for new and clever ways to get things done. We think that careers like artist, writer, or graphic designer might be a perfect fit for you, allowing you to make a living expressing yourself and creating innovative material objects, words, images, and more.

So good thing there are lots of rewarding and well-paid jobs out there for people with a creative streak. We’re not saying you need to head right art school tomorrow, but you might want to consider checking it out!

(Cool, another quiz points toward my creative side!)

So out of the 3 mentioned, which were Artist, Writer and Graphic Designer…to me, the most likely is writer. I can’t draw to save my self, never been good at painting or sketching so Artist and graphic designer are 2 things I could never picture myself doing. But wait! There’s yet another quiz to tell me What my Knowledge Making Career is!

You should be an Editor


While you’re creative, you’re not some head-in-the-clouds dreamer. More of a stickler for detail than someone who would let errors slide, you probably get satisfaction when everything is as close to perfect as humanly possible. Editors have to have an eagle eye and a true love of grammar, style, and usage, and are rewarded to find those talents are always in demand in a variety of fields. From magazines to books to brochures to websites like this one, every time you read a word in print, an editor has checked to make sure it’s just the right one.

Editors definitely need a solid background in the English language, something that a college degree is just one part of. Freelance work and editing classes are both a great way to get started on the ladder to the top. So what are you waiting for? Get started!

(Hmmm, very interesting! I don’t consider myself perfect with grammar, style and usage at all times but I HAVE always been the one to point out typos in every single thing I read! Maybe this is an avenue I should do more looking into perhaps?)

At the end of the quiz, it offers a link where it goes in depth about what an editor does. I think this site could be very productive for people clueless as to what they want to do with their lives. I love how it provides links on more information as to the careers it leads you towards.

As well as telling more about what an editor does(which by the way, was much more than even I realized they do!) it also shows the median salary for an editor, education requirements and the job outlook for the future. According to the job outlook for an editor, it seems THIS job is one that will be around for quite awhile. In fact, job prospects within this field are expected to grow 29% between 2006 and 2016.

But enough of the job quizzes….How about a more fun quiz…like, What’s your true color?

You’re blue — the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you’d rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances.Luckily, making close friends isn’t that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you — they’re soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue — and patently you!

Who were you in a past life?



Marilyn Monroe? Veronica Lake? Humphrey Bogart? A scene-stealer like you could have been any one of these legendary entertainers. Like Hollywood’s acting elite, you’ve got loads of charisma and charm, and you know how to use it.

Whether you’re turning heads on the way to work or making the rounds at a party, you’re a people person who loves basking in the spotlight. With your bold spirit and magnetic aura, you’re sure to brighten up any room and leave your adoring fans spellbound and begging for more.

(Very cool….wouldn’t mind being that now! 🙂 )

And I could regale you with lots more, but I will leave you with just ONE more. You may choose to take them on your own or many others the site has to offer, if you like. I would love to hear any interesting results you would like to share!

For my last quiz….I took What’s your Weird Vocabulary IQ?

Your weird vocabulary IQ is Medium


While you might not be writing a brand new dictionary any time soon, you’ve definitely got a good handle on the more obscure corners of the English language. Congratulations!

(That was a hard quiz…I had to guess on quite a few of them. Looks like if I ever want to be an editor, I will need to carry a dictionary around and learn more words, huh?…I got half of them right, though! Yay me! 🙂 How many did you get right? )

If you went and checked out this site, what did you think about it? Love it or hate it? What did you think of my results?

Do you have any quiz sites that you love that you would like to share? I would love to hear about them!

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