Will This Aptitude Quiz Reveal What Job You Are Destined For?

By: Brian Whitney

Will This Aptitude Quiz Reveal What Job You Are Destined For?
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About This Quiz

If there is one thing that pretty much all of us have to do over this life of ours, is get a job. If you aren't one of those people that have to get a job and figure out how to make a living, please stop reading right now, as the rest of this not only won't apply to you, but it also makes the rest of us that do have to work kind of mad. People usually start thinking about what kind of job they should have when they are just a little kid, but for many of us, it doesn't stop there. A lot of people always wonder whether they picked the right job.

And it isn't all about money. A landscaper might be building a stone wall on a hot day and wishing he had stayed in school and become a lawyer, so he didn't have to work so hard. A lawyer might be driving by in his car wishing that he was working outside on such a beautiful day, instead of having to do something so stressful. What about you? Is your job right for you? Take this quiz and find out. Just make sure you do it at home, or on your lunch break or something, or you might need to find your dream job for real.

Does public relations work appeal to you?
Sure, I would kill at that.
No, that sounds awful.
I wouldn't mind that.
No, I don't think I would like that.

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Are you good at convincing people to do things that you want them to do?
I am really good at that.
Why would I want to do that?
I am okay at it.
I stink at that.

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Would you like to be a TV news anchor?
Sure. I guess.
No, that isn't my style.
That sounds fun.
No way.

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Are you logical?
Very much so.
No, I am ruled by my heart.
Not at all.
For the most part.

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Do you like helping people?
Sure, if I get paid enough.
I live for that.
No, that isn't really my thing.
Not so much.

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Do you like people to pay attention to you?
Sure. Who doesn't?
No, I don't like to be noticed.
I live for it.
Nah, that makes me nervous.

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Are you good at building things?
I stink at that.
Not particularly
I am okay.
Yes, I am great at that.

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Do people say you're artistic?
No, I have never heard that one.
Not particularly
Yes, all the time
I have heard that sometimes.

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Are you interested in criminal justice issues?
I sure am.
Yes, I feel bad for people convicted of crimes.
Boring!
Not so much

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Do you like working with your hands?
No, mostly because I am no good at it.
That isn't really my thing.
Sure, sometimes
I love it.

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Would you mind working outside if it was 35 degrees?
That sounds awful.
I don't think I could handle that.
It sounds okay.
Sure, that sounds fine.

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Are you good with detail work?
Yes, I am pretty solid at that.
I am not so good at that.
I stink at that.
I am really good at that.

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How dependable are you?
Extremely.
I do okay. It depends on the circumstance.
Not so much.
I am pretty dependable.

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Do you feel bad for people in worse positions than you?
Not particularly
Yes, very much so.
Kind of. I guess?
No, they should do something to change their situation.

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Are you good at working with others?
As long as they know I am in charge.
Yes, I am very good at it.
No, I like to do my own thing.
Sure, I can do it.

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Would you feel comfortable speaking in front of others?
Sure, I am fine with that.
No, I am kind of shy.
I live for that.
I hate that kind of thing.

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Could you work with the mentally ill?
If I had to.
Yes, I would love to do that.
I guess.
I would rather not.

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Have you ever played in a band?
No, who has time for that?
Yes, a long time ago.
I am in one now.
No, that isn't my scene.

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Do you like to landscape and garden?
No, that is backbreaking work.
I don't mind it.
No, I sunburn easily.
I love it.

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Which of these movies represents you best?
"Cape Fear"
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"Waiting for Guffman"
"The Grapes of Wrath"

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Are you a natural leader?
I would say so.
I am more of a team player.
No, and I don't want to be.
I like to do my own thing.

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Are you good at managing stress?
I am the best at that.
I am pretty good.
I do okay.
I hate stress.

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What would you least like to do?
Physical labor
Something against my principles
Something boring
Work at a desk all day

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What would you most like to do?
Win a big court case
Help someone in need
Be famous
Build something amazing

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Which one thing would you be worst at?
Shoveling snow
Lying
Math
Selling cars

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What would you be best at?
Making you see things my way
Making you feel better
Making you laugh
Making a piece of furniture

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Do you like to dress up at work?
I love it.
Not really
I can if need be.
I hate dressing up.

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Could you handle working in a homeless shelter?
I would hate that.
Sure, that sounds interesting.
If I had to.
I wouldn't like that much.

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Have you done any theater?
A long time ago
No, but that sounds fun.
Yes, I have done a lot.
No, I would hate that.

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Are you good with tools?
I am okay.
I am awful.
I am pretty good.
I am great with tools.

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