Quiz: Choose a career using your favorite colors | How About Orange

March 01, 2010

Quiz: Choose a career using your favorite colors

Okay, this is uncanny. Take this color test, and it will tell you what career you're suited for. My result: "You're a CREATOR." Among the suggested career occupations: Web Designer, Creative Director, Fine or Commercial Artist. How can it be? Get out of my head! A note: I couldn't get the quiz to give me the results in Safari, but Firefox worked. And you can click right past the screen asking you to fill out an informational form. Okay, now you try it and tell me if it works.

151 comments:

Brooke said...

That's freaky accurate. Thanks for sharing. :)

mudnessa said...

That's pretty cool. I got organizing first and then researcher. I currently work alone for a research herpetologist. Takes lots of organizing skills and obviously I do research.

anne said...

Yep, this works...I'm an organizer! As a teacher, I have to be organized. Truth be told, I love to organize things. So, I would say this is pretty accurate for me. Thanks for sharing the link. How fun! :)

Adrienne Brown-David said...

I got creator first (quite accurate) and then persuader (which I'm not so sure about)

Melinda said...

That was pretty much right on! It told me I should be in advertising, which I have my degree in!

angela said...

mine was completely off. it told me i'm social and should do social things, like teacher, social worker, etc. absolutely not! haha. i'm a graphic designer.

Mrs. Potts said...

It told me I'm an organizer... haha, apparently they've never been to my house!

Jess said...

I pretty much freaked over mine...the career I got was "RESEARCH"..my current job position? Research Analyst...no lie..and I love my job haha:) Crazy!

Noadi said...

Mine gave me creator first, which makes sense. However it was totally off on the second category. Organizer? Far from it. I HATE accounting and all the other business stuff I have to do.

Alisha said...

It was right. It told me I'm an organizer but I really wanted wanted to be a creator so I took it again and choose different colors and it gave me the same answer... I'm creative!

Brigitte said...

Gave me creator than organizer...too true! I'm a little too obsessed with lists and files to be purely creative. :)

mb_in_dc said...

that was so freaky - organizer. suggested career? financial analyst. You will never guess what I am! Thank you for the link, it was awesome.

Alexson said...

It was off for me, too! I just liked the purple colors best and apparently, that makes me an organizer and a doer. Fun, though!

Meg said...

I'm the creator and then an organizer..well..I'm not organized at all :D

Gwen said...

It was dead on for the emotional qualities, but I am not in any of those careers.Maybe that is my problem, I am in the wrong field!

Laura said...

That was freaky. I got creator too, and then social manager. Hmm, I'm a stay-at-home mom who does crafty stuff for sanity... kinda dead-on, huh. :)

Jennifer said...

Wow, that was interesting! In a previous job, I worked with undecided students and we used to administer the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory to them but I wish I had this to give to them.
I got Creator too, which makes sense for me. I majored in marketing and then took a different path and got my Master's degree in student affairs to work at a college. And it even says "institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools" so maybe it wasn't such a change from my first path.
Crazy!

Sarah O. said...

My boyfriend and I both took it and we both got "Creator" even though we picked different color combinations. That's appropriate, since we're both in creative fields.

Betty Crocker Ass said...

Totally right on for me!

Blue Is Bleu said...

It's insanely accurate! I've had a few of the jobs they listed for me hehe

a Knitting Junkie! said...

Love it! Even my teen boys wanted to take the test!

I got creator first (very accurate!) and organizer second (also very accurate as a second!).

Thanks for sharing with us!

Jan said...

Yep. My job was in the result.
Organiser.

heather said...

creator then researcher...totally accurate to my past jobs and my current loves (even though i'm a sahm). totally posting this tomorrow (linking to your post too of course)...thanks for sharing!!

Erin said...

Creator first, which is good since I'm a jewellery designer, photographer, and graphic designer.

Researcher second, which is good since I'm a PhD student in philosophy.

And I HATE the colour red.

Mrs Soup said...

Pretty good! Creator and then organizer! Woo!

Carrie said...

This is pretty cool! I got creator, which aligns with my actual job as an exhibit curator.

Viiriäinen said...

Hmmh. Dunno. I got creator / organiser like it seems most of us did. And yes, I did find many suitable options in both the professions lists. BUT, I do not consider myself either bursting with ideas or being very organised. I wonder if the other options were very unlike me then, or if everything just seems to fit - like with horoscopes ;)

rmeyfe said...

Crazy how accurate it is!! I really enjoyed that!!

*evhcreative said...

Organizer?!?!? (not even close!!) I'm the most UN-organized person ever! :)

SarahJess said...

Pegged me on the first one (creative - English teacher), but WAY off on the second (I'd give anything to be organized -- perhaps that means it's in there, just latent!)

julia said...

I should be an organizer?! Well, no, unfortunately, this isn’t true at all …

Azúcar said...

It was not even close to being accurate.

I am disorganized, not conservative or plotting, nor precise and details-driven. Yet, apparently, the test suggests I am. I would probably rather be unemployed than in any of the fields (Administrator, Secretary, Computer systems,) that the test suggested.



WRONG!

Azúcar said...

P.s. I'm a creative person in a creative field, and I LOVE what I'm doing. I couldn't organize my way out of a paper bag.

rhomany said...

Freakily accurate! I got Creator first, then social manager.
I'm a freelance artist and I teach adult and community education for a charity that specialises in helping social outcasts and misfits.

Sarah said...

Ha, mine was waaaaay off base. But it was still fun to read. :)

Megan said...

Kind of right. It said Creator first, which seems accurate, but then said that I'm also a Persuader, which is "Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive," most of which I am defintely not!

frou-frou said...

WOW that's frighteningly true! I got an organiser - and that's so true. I'm a planner not a doer! Weird to see it spelt out for me just by picking colours. Well found!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I got creator and organiser. Absolutely spot on. I need to do something creative every day or I get cranky and my spices are alphabetised... hee hee.

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Wow, it totally worked! I got "researcher" and I'm an academic. Crazy!

Grandma G said...

I did this one awhile back, and it couldn't have been any more right on! Amazing!!

Gina said...

Spot on for both first and second: creator and researcher!

Periwinkle Paisley said...

Cool, I was a creator too. It think it was because I can never choose between colors. I like them all.

Deedra said...

Haha...not. even. close. That could probably have described my polar opposite! lol

Bela said...

It is uncanny: I got Creator and Organizer. It told me I could be an author or editor... I am a literary translator and occasionally an editor! I am very organized in my work and my everyday life.

Thanks for the link. :-)

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

It said I was a Doer first and the adjective fit me, but the occupations, um, no thank you. Police officer, engineer?? My runner up was Creator. I like the jobs under that title, but not all the adjectives fit me. Odd, but fun! Thanks!

Raspberry said...

It said Organizer for #1 and Doer for #2 which is technically accurate when you read the descriptions, because I've been a librarian and I'm a Geologist.

Kathy and Bobber-Wobbers said...

I agree - I'm a creator first and an organizer second.....however, my day-job definitely fits into the organizer category and in my "real" life...THAT'S where I'm the creator. Very cool - thanks!

Bek said...

Creator here:)

Then Social Manager

I wondered if we'd get the same results since orange is my favorite color... I always think those things are kind of fun

Maria said...

This is awesome! I was a creator also (:

melissa said...

so, i got my husband to do this first (and it was dead on), but when i tried, it wouldn't let me! it memorized him and won't let me in! i want to know so bad!! oh well...this was fun!

Colleen said...

Wow. that was so on-key!

Tori said...

Hi Jessica,
I stumbled upon your blog a couple of months ago and have really enjoyed your crafting and DIY tips. I'm commenting for the first time on this post because it was...you're right...uncanny! I was Researcher and Organizer. Although I am a writer and that wasn't on the list for Researcher, one thing I just love about writing is the Research...

Rachel said...

wow, I cannot even believe that! Insanely accurate!!

Anonymous said...

huh. i got creator and social manager and i am nowhere near those fields.

Zom said...

WHoa creepy. Another organizer researcher here, which as an accountant and historian pretty much sums it up.

mhkmummy said...

I'm a creator also. I'm a trained MLS librarian (which, BTW, is a "creator" profession). Now a semi-professional designer and SAH mother who reads design blogs and haunts Colourlovers.

megan russell said...

very much fun. and very accurate too. thanks for the fun link :)

carolyn said...

does it only have 4 categories?
creator, organizer, researcher and persuder? hmm...I thought it was right on but unsure after reading the comments.

Kasey said...

Very cool! It said I was a creator and one of the jobs I could/should be doing was an art teacher. That's exactly what I am! It also said the ideal environment was an artistic studio.. and that's where I work... in my own little studio downtown. Thanks for sharing!

April said...

Man, that could not be more off!

sara lee said...

Crazy! Creator and Organizer- dead on! Thank you for posting this! Fun!
slee

Dee said...

I got creator then organiser the first time i did it and then creator, social manager the second time; all of which is accurate.
my hubby did it and he got creator, persuader which is way off for him.

Multiductus said...

So funny! It seems I'm a Doer and Creator... thanks for posting :)

sowandsew said...

Creator - and it listed my occupation in the examples!

baballa said...

Love this!! I got creator and i think that's great... yes i'm.
Thank you for sharing!

Crafter-holic said...

Unbelievably accurate: Creator then organiser. I'm currently running a handmade jewellery shop - coincidence? I think not!

peggy said...

I turned out to be an "organizer", too. And I am. Not officially, but I am always organized at work. Not so much at home, though. Thanks for another fun "timewaster." I still go to the Sporcle site.

Paper Squid said...

Pretty darn accurate: "Creator" first than "social manager". Interesting.

Liz said...

It was right on for me too. I got "creator" and I am a web designer!

Celeste said...

ok freaky...the first was organizer and said i should work at an insurance company. i do. and i love organization and structure. the second was researcher - i'm a librarian and do research all day long!

Milly said...

Mine was totally wrong! It said "do-er" and offered me a career in the army. (I'm a designer) Oh dear!

Heather said...

Wow, it was super accurate for me! I got creator first and then social manager. I was an art major and love to do creative stuff, and for the social manager, all of the descriptions for how I deal with people were spot on! Thanks! That was a fun little link!

kimberj said...

I'm so bummed :( I can't get mine to give me a response even in Firefox. I love your "timewasters".

MelissaF said...

Mine told me I was an organizer, which I think I am, but in no way do I have any interest in mathematics-related fields. I hate math.

JennyW said...

I'm with you Kimberj—maybe I'll try it later.

Norma said...

mine was right on. named a profession i already work in and i love all that it says i would love. freaky!!! thanks for sharing.

Dream on the wave said...

mm, mine is also creator and second is social manager. Gives me something to think about..

Grandma G said...

Courtney took the test (she LOVED picking the colors) and she turned out pretty right on, too! She's an organizer. Yup, she lined up her Little Ponies on my table this morning and wouldn't let me touch them. ;)

mari said...

Even though I kept second guessing my choices because, honestly, the colors they chose bias me in certain directions. I may love blue, but not the blues they chose?!
Anyway, I got creator - thank god, that seems to be the only thing I'm good at.
And second was "social manager", recommended teaching and collaborations - I've done both!
Very very cool!

3 M's said...

holy cow.. I usually don't do these things, but this one was dead on..
called me an organizer.. so couldn't be more accurate than that!
thanks for sharing

Ann said...

Very fun and perfectly affirming. No wonder I did an about face from my original career, although I'll admit I did like parts of it at the time.

Annicka J. said...

Thats weird, I made a mistake and clicked the wrong color but it wont let me retake the test. It's just coming back with the same innacurate job suggestions... I am definitely not an organizer lol.

Prinzessin Erbse said...

It works! I am a creator too!

House-Proud said...

spookily on the mark

Susie said...

Creator and organizer, yep, that's me!

Jennifer said...

Seemed pretty right on to me. I'm an 'Organizer' for sure.

Heidi said...

I got CREATOR... and I'm a photographer and artist! That was fun.

hi-d said...

Interesting...I got the same results as you did...thanks for sharing.

hi-d

thursday said...

I did this twice (and tried different answers, or so I thought) - and came up with the same thing twice. Creator (second organizer???). I am not a creator, and I'm terribly disorganized. So funny! But, it gives me hope that perhaps I really AM creative and have the ability to be organized. So, I'm happy. ;)

Franny Z said...

I'm a Creator through and through! Very cool!

Christy said...

I didn't work on my opera browser but it did work on firefox. I am an organizer! Quite accurate!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful test!

rhiannon said...

crazy accurate, and since all my career/degree choices fell under "creator" - editor, ad executive, public relations, lawyer, then to english teacher - it validates my wish-washiness regarding my career! woo!

Jordana said...

So accurate!
My results:
1. Organizer
2. Researcher
So on target. I'm a PhD student.
I've reposted the info on my blog because it's just too good not to share.

Anonymous said...

i don't know what i'm doing wrong.. i get through it & then instead of giving me my results it makes me take it again! i've taken it a couple of times, but to no avail..

Kari said...

very accurate. Very. A little TOO much. (Insert creepy music)

Thanks for the fun.(ish) quiz!

Condo Blues said...

According to this I must be bi-polar. The first one said I'm a CREATOR (true) who is Nonconforming and Impulsive and the second one was that I was an ORGANIZER (also true) who has Self-Control,Orderly, and Systematic.

Hmmmm...

Phoebe said...

Hells no. It said I was a social manager. I hate working in groups. I would rather be most anything else than a high school counselor, etc. Super wrong!

BTW, if it doesn't work for you, try a different browser. It wasn't working for me in Safari, but Firefox works.

ros said...

#1: Creator
#2: Social Manager

Um, no. Social manager actually scares me. I'm breaking out in a cold sweat having to think about that. And although I think creating would be fun, I can't see it ever being my day job.

But I'm not good at ranking colour. I just love them all...

Sarah B. said...

very cool.
i got creator, then organizer. just right.

Katie said...

Creator/Organizer, and I'm a children's librarian. I sing "I'm a little teapot" and teach kids crafts, but I still make sure all the books get back on the shelves in the right order.

PrincessAmplified said...

Holy smoly! This quiz was spot on!

PrincessAmplified said...

Holy Smoly! This quiz was spot on!

Danielle said...

The quiz has me pegged, Im a creator! I design and create clothing. I'm glad to know I'm doing what I'm supposted to be doing!

Vacuum Queen said...

Hmmmm, I got Creator and Organizer. Sounds totally true. I suppose though, that anyone taking a color test might qualify under those categories! I mean...if they asked, "Which garage tool is your favorite?" in a quiz, they could doctor the results to say, "You like to work with your hands" and someone out there would be saying, "It's like this website knows me so well!"
I'm just sayin.

nath p said...

yeah ! creator too ! it suits me very well ! I'm an architect in real life and enjoy all kind of creative works ! congratulations for your site, it's one of my favourite !

Heather Daigle said...

I'm 1) a creator and then 2) a researcher... wouldn't you know my fabulous new job has me doing both.

Hmm... wondering if I can incorporate this into the new recruiting/hiring strategy I need to develop. Hmm.

Phoebe said...

So far off for me. Said I was a do-er and listed things like "thrifty" as key characteristics--which is sadly not as true as I might wish it to be. Listed careers like engineering and such, which I have zero interest in.

I'm wondering if it has to do with the selection process? There were quite a few times where the choice between colors was a toss up for me--or maybe I just over thought it?

Bruce said...

elf-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate



....yes akurit

Anonymous said...

I got organizer. I could have cried when I saw Store Salesperson as a career. I have a BFA in photography but I have been working at a store since I couldn't find a job near my field. I've been kicking myself for not choosing a more practical degree path. Dead on right.

Grandma G said...

I wonder what a career in elf-control would be like.

Jess said...

Bruce apparently works at the North Pole.

Sue said...

Wow, that was spot on. It said organizer and researcher. As a librarian it is right on.

Ry said...

Holy smokes,that is shockingly accurate! What an interesting test. Thanks for sharing it.

BTW, I also got creator. :)

paperseed said...

Weird. It listed my polar opposites. At least the runner-ups were in the ball-park!

Amber Avenue said...

Okay, I really didn't think it was going to be THAT accurate.
That's ridiculous....and awesome!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Very interesting. I got Researcher followed by Organizer. I would say it is accurate for me as I refer to myself as a digger of information. When I'm interested in something I dig and dig until I get the information I need!

Laura L. said...

Spot on. Creator as well, then social organizer. I am an architect & artist (create) and I teach (social organizer). Very cool.

Emily said...

I got organizer and then doer. I am DEFINITELY an organizer. No doubt. But I kind of wish I got creator? Or artist? Or something? Hm. Doer? That's scary.

Alfred T. Mahan said...

*chortles*

Jess, I'm a Creator/Organizer. Before you laugh, know that the test suggested I become a lawyer, and noted that:

"These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy."

Therefore I can make people cry, and all the number-crunching I've done in my study of naval architecture has *not* been wasted. I'm so proud.

Post-script: the word verification is "caste" How appropriate for a future "Esq.".

Muso said...

Color choice is just one aspect. It is useful to look at other aspects as I found when looking at the careers of amazing people at http://myamazingpeople.com/

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing this!

I was categorized as a "creator" then a "persuader." The creator is accurate as I have been (or am still) a few of the choices listed: reporter, broadcaster, editor, artist. I also seriously considered a few: landscape architect, lawyer and ad executive.

This was a hard test to take because I truly love all colors! I mean all colors!

Line said...

It worked so well for me that... I asked my students to do it! Well, mostly for fun, but it's a way to have them talk about their personality, their ideal jobs & discuss the value of tests of all kinds.
I'll let you know what comes out of it.
Thanks for sharing!

Patricia Torres said...

Thats a truly awesome test... its accurate... Amazing!! You have a lovely DIY blog... and I love the colour orange!!

Anonymous said...

I thought this would be off for me.

Creator, then persuader.

Persuader I am sooooo not.

Creator - well, I thought, sometimes for fun, the emotional qualities fit, but not so much in my field (which is law). THEN I saw that "lawyer" is actually listed among the suggestions for creators. Ah well, guess I do create contracts...

BeachGirl said...

Wow. That was freakishly accurate. Every job it listed was one I have done.

Anonymous said...

It was right on. I got organizing first and one of the sugessted jobs was a bank cashier and I am a bank teller. I also have my BAS degree in Organizational management.

virginia said...

wonder how it compares to the myers-brigg? i'm consistently intj, no matter how it's presented.

my list of top results (organizer)includes every occupation i despise!

working alone, as a researcher, that is accurate - but i also consider myself to be a creative type. perhaps those particular color choices bother me - love aquas and teals but that particular teal hurts my ears, and taste buds.

andrea of ffft said...

Lol... so not. I must not be very good at it because I have a very hard time choosing favourites when it comes to colours. I feel defensive of some of them and truly over analyze each one to see if I reeeeally like the name or the actual colour on the screen... too bad they don't have a category that lists the career choices for "neurotic".

Mysty said...

quite accurate!
I don't know if that is creepy or just cool, but I like it :)
I got the same result as you did ;)

Amber said...

On the dot! Creator, then Persuador. I am currently working a position that allows me to do both. :) I'm also currently thinking about changing my job...and the job I'm contemplating about changing it to is still using BOTH of these categories! :) I love colors! :)

Tina said...

I'm a creator too! Lol my 2nd best occupation would be a social manager. I think this test was cool, thanks for posting!

Em-Jae said...

This was fun -- thanks for the link!

I got "researcher." Interesting bc the reason I'm currently pursuing a career in journalism is bc... I like the research/learning aspect. :)

Haley said...

Weirdly uncanny...1st place is "doer" and place "creator." Nice, I feel validated ;)

Anonymous said...

told me I'm a creator first (which is maybe somewhat right) and then persuader (which is completely off).

Lalipourie said...

Ha! I got creator also!

shelia day said...

Creator. Very accurate. Lists all the things I want to be when I grow up. Now how to actually do that and pay the bills? Haha.

R. said...

didn't work for me!! exactly opposite, but fun!

Lauren said...

wow, that was creepily accurate. I wonder how many career categories there are to choose from, though.

Skooks said...

I got organizing and then researching. Both of these are things I do (well actually), but the careers they listed are NOT at all appealing to me. They're actually the kinds of jobs I'm trying to get OUT of and break more into the creative world.

Eeps.

Lindsey said...

Creator and Social Manager. Yup and yup - I love creating and I love people.

Shannon Echlin said...

Wow, that was so accurate!
I'm a Creator #1 and an Organizer #2, fits very well with me being a self employed child and baby photographer! I love stuff like this, thanks for posting it!

UpsideUp said...

Fantastic find. Thanks for sharing. xo, Creator/Organizer

MEG said...

It´s awesome!!! It was super accuurate!! Goosebumps! Oh my! I´ve been wondering if I chose the correct career... I did! :D ha ha, I´ve a lot of interests but certainly organizer personality is on my veins...and persuader! reaaaally scary! that´s correct two!
Love your findings!

401k plan said...

I never grew tired of taking these quizzes..somewhere in me believes in it..and perhaps, I just enjoyed how the test turns out.

Prom Dresses said...

Thanks for the link! Good speed.

silkcrocs said...

Creator, followed by Persuader.

Pretty darned accurate as I work in IT and design on the side. I also am a union organizer, so the Persuader is covered.

Ashley McCormick Photography said...

Definitely accurate! It says I'm a Creator and that photography is a good fit. And I'm a wedding photographer! Fun :)

Alicia said...

Mine was pretty dead on to the tests the career counselor had me take. And those didn't include colors.

Mandy said...

I'm a creator too... which confused me at first. But the strange thing is, lawyers fall under that category. I'm planning on law school. COINCIDENCE? ...Well, most probably, but still. :)

Shelly Ann said...

This was interesting, considering I am interested in the dental field and it came up as my organizer and doer which does explain somethings that I am going through right now in my life. plus this also matches up with the true colours/personality dimensions testing too.

Thomas Watson said...

It's true. I'm quite organized and systematic.

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