Is Your Personality More Suited for a Creative or Analytical Job?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Is Your Personality More Suited for a Creative or Analytical Job?
Image: andresr/E+/Getty Images

About This Quiz

Whether you are questioning your current career path or considering something new, you can think of this quiz as your own personal career consultant. We are so confident that your personality will tell us the direction your career should take, we feel comfortable saying that we can save you thousands of dollars of headhunter's fees. All you have to do it tell us about your work personality!

While there are some people who can handle both a creative and analytical job, those who focus on their specific skills tend to climb the corporate ladder faster than the others. After all, who doesn't want to employ an expert? Beneath the veneer of your resume or your portfolio, there's a person who is prone to following their passion. 

As we try to get to know what type of job is best for you, we need to know what gets you up and moving toward the office in the mornings. The answers you give us will help us read your traits and place you in the correct field. Even if you are the analytical type, try not to think too much. 

We're not a job interview, and we don't need you to impress us. We're simply here to make suggestions. Should you work in a creative or an analytical field? Let's go forward and find out!


What do you like most about your current job?
I enjoy the work I do.
My benefits are great.
I like my paycheck most.
My coworkers are great.

Advertisement

Do you do a lot of daydreaming when you are at work?
Every few minutes!
I stick to the task at hand.
When things are slow, I fantasize about retiring.
I sort of live in a daydream.

Advertisement

If your boss asked you to fire someone, how would you do it?
I would ask for someone else to do it.
I would rip off the Band-Aid and get it done.
I would think of the best way to say it.
I would leave a note on their desk.

Advertisement

Do you ever take a sick day when you are not sick?
Everyone does that.
I wouldn't dream of it.
I'm always sick when I take a sick day.
What my boss doesn't know won't hurt them.

Advertisement

How are your computer skills?
They could be better.
I'm great with computers.
I'm better with my phone and a calculator.
I'm good with my phone.

Advertisement

How much of your work day do you spend on your feet?
I'm always sitting.
I make myself get up and move around sometimes.
I'm on my feet about half the day.
I'm always on my feet.

Advertisement

If we asked your coworkers about you, which word would they use to describe you?
Unique
Serious
Skillful
Fun

Advertisement

Do you have a current resume?
I have a current portfolio.
It could use an update.
All of my employment information is up-to-date.
I need to get a new resume.

Advertisement

To further yourself in your career, would you go back to school?
I'm all done with school.
I could use a refresher course.
I would love to go back to school.
I'm still in school.

Advertisement

How would you describe your work attire?
I wear whatever I want.
I think it's called business casual.
I wear a lot of professional clothing.
I wear T-shirts and jeans.

Advertisement

Do you doodle with a pen when you are on hold?
I draw entire portraits.
Sometimes, I draw stick men.
No, I don't do that.
I don't have enough patience to hold.

Advertisement

Are you handy around the house?
I have a lot of handy skills.
I prefer to pay the professionals.
I don't mind taking on small jobs.
I should be a handyman.

Advertisement

Can you name at least five famous artists?
I can name more than that.
I can name a couple.
I'm sure I could name five.
I can name more musicians.

Advertisement

Would you rather work alone or on a team?
I can go either way.
I prefer working alone.
I need a good balance of both.
I am a big fan of working with others.

Advertisement

Do you tend to take your job home with you?
It's all I think about.
I wake up with the answer sometimes.
I leave work at work.
I am never off the clock.

Advertisement

Where do you usually take your lunch break?
I like to try out new restaurants.
I bring a paper bag lunch and eat in the lunchroom.
I eat in my office.
I like to go for a walk at lunchtime.

Advertisement

Would you prefer to work with animals or with children?
I would rather work with adults.
I would rather be unemployed.
Animals are more my thing.
Sign me up for the children.

Advertisement

Which area of your life needs the most attention right now?
Career
Housing
Finances
Relationships

Advertisement

If you worked in a hospital, which job would you have?
Florist
Surgeon
Administrator
Nurse

Advertisement

Do you need to be motivated or do you work better at your own pace?
I need to do things on my own time.
In my field, I have to roll with it.
I need to be motivated sometimes.
It depends what I'm going during any given day.

Advertisement

Which of these subjects did you hate in high school?
Algebra
Art
Gym
History

Advertisement

Are you self-disciplined enough to work from home?
Absolutely not!
I think I could do it.
I do manage my time well.
I actually prefer working from home.

Advertisement

Do you break a lot of rules at work?
I learn them so I can break them.
I can't break rules at my job.
I don't break rules as a matter of principle.
Everyone breaks rules at work.

Advertisement

How would you handle walking into a meeting with toilet paper stuck to your shoe?
I would make it a joke.
I would excuse myself and remove it.
I would go home and never come back.
I would save it for later.

Advertisement

What do you usually talk about around the water cooler?
My dates
My family
My plans for the next work project
My aching bones

Advertisement

Which of the following things would your dream job have in the break room?
An air hockey table
WiFi
Free food
A first aid kit

Advertisement

Do you tend to approach problems with logic or with your heart?
I'm all heart.
I approach my personal life with my heart.
I'm 100% logic.
I try to use both.

Advertisement

How do you relieve job-related stress?
I go on vacation.
I turn off my phone.
I work out a little more.
Naps are my savior.

Advertisement

Could you handle running your own company?
I already do!
I would like the chance to try.
It's easier to work for someone else.
It depends on the job I'm doing.

Advertisement

How would you rate your level of job satisfaction?
Outstanding
Normal
Better than average
It's a means to an end.

Advertisement

You Got:

Featured