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I felt like I fit both personalities pretty well – – on a continuum.  The younger I was, the closer to Bette – – and as I age, I have noticed that I am more and more like Marilyn.  It’s pretty cool!!  🙂

You Are a Bette!

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You are a Bette — “I must be strong”

Bettes are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Stand up for yourself… and me.
  • * Be confident, strong, and direct.
  • * Don’t gossip about me or betray my trust.
  • * Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
  • * Give me space to be alone.
  • * Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don’t flatter me.
  • * I often speak in an assertive way. Don’t automatically assume it’s a personal attack.
  • * When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that’s just the way I am.

What I Like About Being a Bette

  • * being independent and self-reliant
  • * being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
  • * being courageous, straightforward, and honest
  • * getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
  • * supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
  • * upholding just causes

What’s Hard About Being a Bette

  • * overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don’t intend to
  • * being restless and impatient with others’ incompetence
  • * sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
  • * never forgetting injuries or injustices
  • * putting too much pressure on myself
  • * getting high blood pressure when people don’t obey the rules or when things don’t go right

Bettes as Children Often

  • * are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
  • * are sometimes loners
  • * seize control so they won’t be controlled
  • * figure out others’ weaknesses
  • * attack verbally or physically when provoked
  • * take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

Bettes as Parents

  • * are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
  • * are sometimes overprotective
  • * can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

You Are a Marilyn!

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You are a Marilyn — “I am affectionate and skeptical.”

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Be direct and clear
  • * Listen to me carefully
  • * Don’t judge me for my anxiety
  • * Work things through with me
  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
  • * Laugh and make jokes with me
  • * Gently push me toward new experiences
  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

What I Like About Being a Marilyn

  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends
  • * being responsible and hardworking
  • * being compassionate toward others
  • * having intellect and wit
  • * being a nonconformist
  • * confronting danger bravely
  • * being direct and assertive

What’s Hard About Being a Marilyn

  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
  • * being too critical of myself when I haven’t lived up to my expectations

Marilyns as Children Often

  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
  • * form a team of “us against them” with a best friend or parent
  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

Marilyns as Parents

  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

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Are YOU having a hard time deciding which person to vote for in November?

Fear no more, my fine, fine Americans. ABC has decided to assist each of us in our hunt for the perfect President (LMAO) by providing the Match-O-Matic, a tool whereby you, the voter decides which statement most matches your political views. Then, when you have answered all the questions….the Match-O-Matic tallies your “score” and declares YOUR Presidential Choice.

How much easier can it get?

http://abcnews.go.com/politics/MatchoMatic/fullpage?id=5542139

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“A new flock of creatures has been spotted in the vicinity of Boston’s Charles River. But these are not Robert McCloskey’s beloved children’s-book ducklings, and adorable is not the word that comes to mind when you look at them. Creepy? Yes. Bizarre? Definitely. Awe-inspiring? Maybe. But certainly not cute.

The beasts are part of the Student Origami Competition, which is held each year at MIT and challenges undergrads to fashion the most whacked-out animals imaginable. It’s all in keeping with MIT’s illustrious history of fielding highly competitive tiddlywinks teams. (No, really!) Parents will just have to assume that this extracurricular activity is in no way interfering with their child’s studies. Otherwise, that $36,390 tuition check could be folded rather nicely into swans, dragons, or paper tigers of their own.” – – VSL

http://www.influks.com/post862.html

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“In the fjords of western Norway, an extremely cool telecommunications-themed art project has been taking place for the past few weeks. The Telemegaphone is a 23-foot loudspeaker, erected on top of a mountain, that receives phone calls and then projects the voices (your voice when you call) out over the lovely and remote village of Dale. So, feel like no one will listen to you? A Norwegian would — isn’t it good? Get the phone number and learn more at the website. But you’d better hurry — on September 6, all goes silent. The reason: Deer season begins, and they don’t want to scare the animals.” – – From Very Short List

http://www.unsworn.org/telemegaphone/

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Jessica, at Trivium Academy, had the results of this neat survey on her blog.  So, I thought I would take it – – and share my results, too! 
Thanks, Jessica!!  : )


You Should Live in a Small Town


You prefer a close knit community to the bustle of the city.

You like locally owned businesses, local flavor, and friendly neighbors.

There’s nothing boring about a small town!

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Tina at JETIHOJA Academy had this great little quiz….of course I had to see what kind of shoe **I** was…..Thanks Tina!

 


You Are Bare Feet


You are a true free spirit, and you can’t be tied down.

Even wearing shoes can be a little too constraining for you at times!You are very comfortable in your own skin.

You are one of the most real people around. You don’t have anything to hide.

Open and accepting, you are willing to discuss or entertain almost any topic.

You are a very tolerant person. You are accepting and not judgmental.

You should live: Somewhere warm

You should work: At your own business, where you can set the rules

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“The Chicago-based design and advertising studio Coudal Partners has gathered the most offbeat and whimsical of these collections on its website the Museum of Online Museums.

Sure, the site features links to the online homes of traditional institutions such as MoMA and the Smithsonian, but the exquisite only-on-
the-Interwebs joy comes from the curators’ selection of such wacky finds as
Airline Spoons of the World, the Cereal Box Archive, and the Gallery of Generic Mac and Cheese Packaging. The site makes almost anything — including condiment packets — feel a little worthier. After all, be it a Nebraska pay phone or a Mao suit, somebody somewhere has probably made a museum for it.” – – VSL 

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