Quiz Time: What MadMen-Era Female Icon Are You?


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

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One response to “Quiz Time: What MadMen-Era Female Icon Are You?

  1. Audrey Hepburn of course. I could have told you that before I took the test. I’m always Audrey Hepburn.