When we were young, we would buy all the girly teen magazines and take personality quizzes with more seriousness than end of year exams. I’m not sure the psychology behind taking online quizzes (as an adult) but it’s a little bit of fun.
I saw this career quiz posted on a designer friend’s Facebook page. Going by the comments under his post, I thought I would get designer for sure. For sure! I mean, what have I been doing for the past 10++ years?
You’re extremely creative, profoundly imaginative, and an original thinker. You see something in your head, and your brain has a way of figuring out how it should come into existence. You see something in the world, and you already know how to improve it tenfold. You have the power to affect people’s emotions and the ability to truly change how people perceive things.
I’ve always considered myself lucky because I knew I wanted. I was 15 when I realised I wanted a career in design. I’m 30 now, meaning I have been on this path for half my life. Through my teenage years, I did some work shadowing and experience in graphic design, took design and art subjects at school which this led to a full scholarship and acceptance to the design programme at AUT. Since graduating I have been working full time in print and freelancing on the side ever since.
I’m a designer.
Well, I didn’t get designer in the quiz.
I got chef.
You’re naturally creative, imaginative, and you can instantly come up with new ideas in your head. More than anything you want to create something beautiful and enjoyable that will satisfy and make people happy. You have an uncanny ability to make masterpieces out of sheer nothingness.
To be fair, the descriptions are similar and could even be interchangeable. A designer also has to make their client happy and a chef also can affect people’s emotions. I guess that is why there are so many foodie designers? While I love cooking and food, I don’t think I’m about to retrain as a chef.
I know this is just a silly quiz but it got me thinking. I’m not sure exactly what I want but I think it’s a step closer to food, while not taking my foot off graphic design either. I love design. I love food. Can’t I do both? Universe do you hear me? Can you send something my way?
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I got therapist which made me smile given that the thing I enjoyed most about teaching was coaching students to complete projects.
I think the best teachers have a lot of therapist qualities. Being naturally good at and enjoying people is a great skill to have.
There’s an NPR show (do you have that in Australia?) called Two Guys on Your Head – they talked about these kinds of quizzes in one of their shows. Anyway, I have fun with them. I got “writer” but suspect choosing to “tell a story with words” forced that answer. Back to my non-writer job now.
I’m sure a few of the answers would have forced one way or the other. Some I could easily picked one or the other. I follow NPR music here in NZ but haven’t hard the Two Guys show.
Oh no, I replaced New Zealand with Australia. Sorry ’bout that.
Designer! Ha! Not chef. Interesting.
I loved this. We know you’re not a one trick pony so thank god the quiz knows too. I’m thrilled you got chef
because professional eater probably isn’t on there. Off to do it now just in case it is.
I would love to be a professional eater 🙂
Sometimes I wonder if I am.
Ha, writer. Word.
Obviously it’s an oracle.
Sounds good to me.
I got designer, which I wanted to be when I left school and even applied for multiple graphic designer courses but missed out on a place. Working in sales now but I still feel the burn for being creative every day 🙂
The good thing with design is if you are still interested in it, it can be a hobby.
Haha. I got chef. Nice career choice me! 🙂
I took this quiz, I got writer for my result. But, I am not sure what I want to be when I grow up but being a writer does sound like fun, you get to make your own schedule but it like acting, or teaching is not exactly an easy field to get into.
I got chef too. Adorable celebrity bunny.
I guess “food stylist” wasn’t on there 🙂
I’m happy with chef. I’ve had a lot of different roles throughout my career and each one has been great fun.
I got the chef as well. I think these things are bogus but if I get onto one I get addicted doing online personality quizzes.. why! Why! Anyway, this was fun. Genie, what about.. food stylist? Play with your food and make it look pretty too! Your pictures are gorgeous and you always know what to show in your photos to make the viewer feel like they can taste it right through their screen. Something not everyone is capable of doing…
Yep, that would be fun.
Also, I gotta know.. IS TOFU SINGLE? OMG!
Tofu is indeed single. He’s not ready to settle down. Still finding the right lady…by way of many ladies.
I’m actually training to be a psych therapist, but I got Writer. Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved writing stories! I still wish to publish a novel someday… but that’s not to say I don’t love Psychology. I do, but sometimes I wonder how life would have turned out if I chose the more artsy and creative career pathway. oh life! 🙂
Who knows, you might travel down one path and then another path.
Well I got writer and it ain’t a writer in my current career ..but strangely I feel so good when I write on my blog that someday will make it full time – it feels so fulfilling and interesting to me 😃
Oh, if only we could all blog full time. They say the activities you do in your spare time, are what you should do for a career.
My ‘Day Job” is Telecommunications Analyst…. mmmmm… In my spare time I make my own cards 🙂
Sounds like a good mix. Designing is a lot of communicating.
I won’t lie; I did it twice! There were a few answers I couldn’t decide between. I got chef first, then therapist. Think I’ll stick with teaching English!
I got Writer lol 🙂
Fun quiz, thanks!