Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm a Doris! The Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

Bridget at and Donna at took the Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz and added the link to their blogs. I was curious to see which Icon I would be like and imagine my surprise to discover I'm a Doris Day! I love Doris Day movies - this is just too cool! See Bridget and Donna's blogs to discover which Female Icons they're like.

You Are a Doris!


You are a Doris -- "I must help others."

Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.

How to Get Along with Me
  • * Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.

  • * Share fun times with me.

  • * Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.

  • * Let me know that I am important and special to you.

  • * Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.

In Intimate Relationships
  • * Reassure me that I am interesting to you.

  • * Reassure me often that you love me.

  • * Tell me I'm attractive and that you're glad to be seen with me.

What I Like About Being a Doris
  • * being able to relate easily to people and to make friends

  • * knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better

  • * being generous, caring, and warm

  • * being sensitive to and perceptive about others' feelings

  • * being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor

What's Hard About Being a Doris
  • * not being able to say no

  • * having low self-esteem

  • * feeling drained from overdoing for others

  • * not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish

  • * criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should

  • * being upset that others don't tune in to me as much as I tume in to them

  • * working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

Dorises as Children Often
  • * are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism

  • * try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding

  • * are outwardly compliant

  • * are popular or try to be popular with other children

  • * act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention

  • * are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Dorises), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Dorises)

Dorises as Parents

  • * are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren't)

  • * are often playful with their children

  • * wonder: "Am I doing it right?" "Am I giving enough?" "Have I caused irreparable damage?"

  • * can become fiercely protective

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


Tootsie said...

that is a neat quiz! I am a marilyn! lol

Anonymous said...

Hi Doris,

I am going to take this quiz. It looks like fun!

Merry Christmas to you!!!

Donna Marie

Happy To Be said...

GM Doris oh I mean Diane..I took this along time ago but can't remember who I was..will go to Donna's and find out again..hope you have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

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Truth4thejourney said...

What a fun idea! I'm going to head right over to take the quiz.

You have a lovely blog home!


squawmama said...

What great fun this was... Doris Aren't you lucky... I LOVE her.... Thanks for playing along.... Have a wonderful Doris Day!!!


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Happy To Be said...

GE, Diane...thanks for coming by and for guessing what it was and getting it right..hope you had a great day girl..been cold here they say we may have snow by Sunday..I hope not as Sunday is my second Sunday swap meet that I love to go to..300 dealers YAHOO!! tell me I am not doing my happy dance there..there is always something SCREAMING my name take me home..any hoo better go need to work on PINK saturday post and I have to do it on my laptop my monitor went out on my desktop today and can't get the new one until Wednesday all my pics ondesktop so had to run around and take more PINK stuff pics..just another one of my messes..hugs and smiles Gloria

Lynne said...

Good morning Diane.. thanks for swinging by Pink Saturday.. I always love when you stop are the projects coming? Do you have dh busy this morning already? Don't you love when a plan comes together... I hope you have a super Saturday..hugs ~lynne~

Kristens Creations said...

I'll have to take that quiz! Looks fun!

You asked about the decorations.... They are the client's. When I worked at the shop, Sherry and I went to market and picked everything out for all of the homes I have posted. I do several others that have their own decorations, I just go and help them put everything up. I am going to post another house I just got done with. She had bought all of the stuff, but when I went over to look at it, I told her to go buy alot more! She didn't have near enough.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my work!! Kristen

Catherine Holman said...

I'll have to try this! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH Doris is a good one to be. I always loved her. In fact my Christmas music list has one of her songs! I was Kathryn Hepburn. not as much fun :(

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Diane,

Neat quiz! I must try this.

I have passed on the Christmas Spirit award to you. When you have a moment come by.

~Melissa ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my I am talking to my computer screen!!! ;)

That did come out gorgeous Diane! Love it!

Beautiful Christmas song you have playing as well. One of my all time favorites. Lovely.

Kat said...

Hello Doris!
Doris Day is one of my all time favs too. The quiz was fun and quick!

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