Who are you anyhow? We’re all trying to figure out who we are - or so Facebook seems to believe. And they’re doing their best to help us answer the Big Question.
Almost every day there’s a new quiz, designed to help us puzzle out our identity. There’s usually an attractive graphic and a provocative question that begs to be answered. You click on the graphic and are taken to a page where you answer a series of queries that supposedly will tell you where you fit in the grand scheme of things. More often than not, I can’t resist. Here are some of my results:
What color is your mind?Blue - I don’t remember exactly what this signifies, but I think it’s that I’m calm and reasonable. Am I? Depends on who you ask - and what day you ask them.
you live in? US
What type of woman are you really?
The mother - I was hoping for something a bit more exciting, but no one can deny the importance of mothers. Of course, the quiz didn’t say if I’d make a good or a bad mother, so I’m not sure that this tells me anything. However, since I really am a mother and my kids turned out pretty good, I’ll count this a positive.
What will you be remembered for?
Your amazing empathy - Empathy is a great quality but, again, I was hoping for something more exciting.
What kind of imagination do you have?
Dreamer - Spot on. I am a dreamer, but isn’t everyone?
are you? US
George Washington - From all accounts, I think he was a pretty good guy. No complaints about this. I have to tell you, though. I CAN tell a lie.
A damsel, unmarried and living near the King and Queen’s castle - I’d really rather be the Queen, but at least I’m not living in a hut in the middle of the deep, dark forest, surrounded by packs of wolves. I do like castles. There’s a castle-turned-museum in my town and ... forgive me for mentioning it ... I set a book there.
Which Downton Abbey character are you?
- I have mixed feelings about this one. In case you’ve forgotten, Sybil is the
sister who died in childbirth a couple of seasons ago. I really, really liked
Sybil, but I’d rather be someone who lived.
Which classic novel are you?
Call of the Wild - Totally off base. I don’t know how they came up this. I didn’t even particularly like the book. By the way, I've nothing against wolves, even though, as I've already said, I don't want to be surrounded by them.
Who were you during the Renaissance?
William Shakespeare - Ah, yes. This one, I like - and I think I’ll quit while I’m ahead.
How about you? Do you ever succumb to those quizzes? If so, how close do they come to what you think you are?
One last thought (and probably the important question): How many words could I add to my WIP if I stayed off Facebook?