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Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else?


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. (But compliments are okay.)
  • * 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 (Wow. I do that all day long.)
  • * 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

Geez. That was PRETTY accurate. (Especially the parts that are italizised)

Please tell me in the comments…WHO ARE YOU?

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  • Damn… those Bette Davis Eyes! πŸ™‚

  • 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. – I sound crazy! LOL

    I lied about my age though, I don’t normally, most times I forget how old I am, I just didn’t feel like looking for the year I was born and checking my license to make sure it was right.

  • Me = Jackie. Posted the results on my blog too. Thanks for the idea πŸ˜‰

  • Ha – I’m a Doris Day

  • I like being Beat, too.




  • Wow, I am a Marilyn. I never would have thought, but when I read the description, it fits.

    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

    Marilyns as Children Often
    * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
    * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
    * form a team of “us against them” with a best friend or parent
    * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
    * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

    Marilyns as Parents
    * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
    * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
    * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
    * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

  • I’m Doris Day. I knew it was right when the description said something about being a clown.

  • I am a Marilyn. Wow just wish I had her curves lol!
    Fun post! πŸ™‚

  • I am an Ingrid..

    Just had to add it on my blog as it’s pretty accurate..

  • This is going on my blog now. It turns out I’m a Marilyn. The description fits me perfectly. That’s scary.

  • I started but didn’t want to sign up for ANOTHER thing.

    I’m Oscar. LOL

  • i’m a marilyn…..never would’ve guessed …. but yet, fairly accurate. that was soooooooooooooo much fun.

  • This was fun, I did one of myself-I’m Marilyn all the way…omg!

  • cmk

    Another Ingrid here!! I guess that’s appropriate, as SHE was Scandinavian, as well. VERY accurate, I might add.

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog! I see you’ve got quite your own following here as well!

  • I am an alley CAT

  • ps … just noticed the Flickr picha down there in the smoke free area.
    ha haaaaaaaa!!
    – yoos naughty! πŸ˜‰

  • The last one – I need to add that you’re a great mom. Your love to JCH is shown here often.

  • dcr

    I’m not a woman, so I can skip this one, right? πŸ˜‰

  • You are an Ingrid — “I am unique”
    a whole bunch of unique ladies hang out over here i guess……

  • I’m a Marilyn. I wouldn’t have thought so but since she is a natural brunette it makes more sense to me. LOL.

  • That was my grandmothers favorite actress BTW.

  • Wow! I didn’t know I was such a Bette – or such a Meleah! Your italicized listings matched me well.

  • I am Ingrid Bergman – sensitive, warm and dreamy. Oh, and unique. Cool!!!

  • I am an Ingrid darlin. Now if I only looked like her. ;o)

  • Tom

    Huge Marilyn fan. I think she isgorgeous

  • Meleah

    Thanks for playing everyone!!

  • Someone has to mention the movie Mommy Dearest. Sorry, it just had to be said.

  • Oh my gosh! I’m a Bette too!! πŸ˜€

  • Meleah

    Richard W:
    Great Movie.

    and THAT is why we connected Right Off The Bat (2 years go!)

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