You know how fun these little online quizzes are. But then you take one or two, and holy hell, you're like damn, how'd they know?
My new blogging friend Char (who is a wonderful photographer, you should check out her photos) had this quiz on her blog today: Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz
I wonder if this explains why I used to be a platinum blonde? And the fascination with fake eyelashes?
ps.: For another fun quiz, if you're a Jane Austen fan, take a peek here.
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
One of my favorite Marilyn roles is one that's very small and at the beginning of her career, as the pampered girlfriend in The Asphalt Jungle. She steals the scenes she's in and you know that girl's on her way to stardom.
The saddest time I ever saw Marilyn was in an interview she did with Edward R. Murrow on a celebrity interview show he had called Person to Person (you can rent the entire series on DVD and it's really interesting). Here's the clip (you can download the entire clip here: www.imarilyn.com). It makes you wonder what would have happened to her if life had treated her a little more gently. I found some wonderful Marilyn quotes, including the title of this post, here.