Monday, November 06, 2006

Perfectly Pigeon-holed

Well I took the Princeton Review Career Quiz today, and guess what? I'm perfectly suited to be an engineer! Imagine that...I was an engineer for five years (and if I may say so, a pretty darn good one). But then I got the call. To motherhood and then to writing.

It's interesting, because evidently my 'usual style color' is yellow, which is described as such:

"People with yellow styles perform their job responsibilities in a manner that is orderly and planned to meet a known schedule. They prefer to work where things get done with a minimum of interpretation and unexpected change. People with a yellow style tend to be orderly, cautious, structured, loyal, systematic, solitary, methodical, and organized, and usually thrive in a research-oriented, predictable, established, controlled, measurable, orderly environment. You will want to choose a work environment or career path in which your style is welcomed and produces results."

And yet, I've haven't done such a great job of applying all this meticulous organizing to my writing. Wonder what the implication is there...

* As a side note, I'd love it if someone would tell me how to use font colors in Blogger.

6 comments:

Trish Ryan said...

It's funny...I went to law school because everyone said that was THE thing to do if you like debate and public speaking. But the people at the top of my class were all....engineers. I think it's because ya'll are better at working with a pre-determined set of pieces :)

Anyway, if you're ever looking for yet another profession, there's an angle to try!

Amanda Brice said...

Interestingly, the quiz DIDN'T suggest that I be a lawyer...hmmm...

Amanda Brice said...

Oh, and Trish...I found that all the engineers-turned-law students in my class actually sucked their first semester (they're used to questions with actual concrete answers, not the whole arguing part and also not used to all the reading), but then totally rocked the rest of the semesters.

My hubby probably would have been very near the tope of the class if we went off 2L and 3L grades (he has a PhD in Materials Science engineering and is now a patent attorney).

Sara Hantz said...

Hey, that was pretty accurate. My interest colour is Blue and my style is Yellow!

Beck said...

I was a blue/yellow person too, and I was on my way to becoming a preacher for a long time, so there you go.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

What does a 'blue interest color' signify??