Would You Be an Apprentice, Journeyman, or Master Electrician?

By: Brian Whitney

Would You Be an Apprentice, Journeyman, or Master Electrician?
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About This Quiz

To be a good electrician, you don't just need to have the knowledge and technical skills to do the job, you also need to have the right personality. A lot of people might think that any sort of personality type could be an electrician, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Just like any other job, certain personalities succeed more as electricians than others. Some of these things just come naturally to electricians, while others are things that take them a bit of time to learn and adjust to. 

Now, there are all sorts of technical skills that an electrician needs to do a good job, in fact, we HIGHLY suggest that even if you score well on this personality test, you don't start doing all sorts of dangerous electrical repairs around your house. 

An electrician is usually smart of course. They also understand the business well and get along with all sorts of different types of people. They're good talkers as well as listeners. They are empathetic to customers when things go wrong and they're dependable honest and patient. Do you have the personality to be an apprentice, journeyman or a master electrician? Take this quiz and we'll let you know. Just make sure your answers are current. 


Do you enjoy a good math problem?
Are you kidding me?
It's OK.
Yes, I love math.
I don't get math at all.

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How good of a gamer are you?
I don't game at all.
I am pretty good.
I am awesome at just about all of that stuff.
I stink at gaming.

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When was the last time you read a book you really enjoyed?
Years ago
It's been a month or two.
It's been a week.
I just read one over the last few days.

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Do people tell you that you are a good story teller?
No, I am pretty quiet.
I do OK.
I am amazing at telling stories.
I always mess them up.

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What sounds good for lunch today?
A salad
A burrito
A slice of pizza
A sandwich

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What artistic thing would you be best at doing?
Singing onstage
Acting
Writing a poem
Writing a memoir

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What sounds most fun to do on a boring rainy day?
Watch TV
Work on a projec
Solve a puzzle.
Take a nap

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What time do you normally get up on the weekend if you have nothing to do?
10 or later
9
8
7

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If you take a long hike, do you usually know what time you'll return?
No, I am not a wizard.
I am usually pretty close.
Yes, pretty much
No, I am way off.

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If you weren't an electrician, what other trade would you be good at?
Landscaping
Painting
Carpentry
Sheetrocking

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Where would you most like to do electrical work?
A cabin in the woods
A house in the country
A big office building
A condo n the city

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For the most part, do you like to work as part of a team?
No, I do my own thing.
No, but I can deal with it.
Yes, I like having people to talk to.
Yes, I like working with people I can depend on.

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What do you do if you know someone you work with is slacking off?
Tell the boss on them.
Try to lead by example.
Pull him aside and talk to them.
Yell at him in front of everyone.

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Which of the following jobs would you be best at?
Dishwasher
Bartender
Waiter or waitress
Host

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How long would you last at telemarketing?
About an hou
Maybe a day.
For at least a month
A long time if they paid me enough

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What would be your group type when you were in high school?
Preppie
Jock
Nerd
Partier

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How soon do you respond to texts from your friends?
It depends, sometimes I don't respond at all.
Within a day
Within a few minutes
Within an hour

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Do you friends come to you for advice when they have a problem?
Not more than once. I am not that good at it.
Not usually
Sure, most of them do.
Pretty much all of them do.

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Do you remember people's names when you only meet them once?
No, I can barely remember the name of people I know well.
If I work hard at it
Sure, that is easy for me.
No, but I fake it.

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How often do you lose your keys at home?
I lose them all the time.
I lose time often.
I always know where they are.
I do lose them every once in a while.

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How often have you helped your friends move in the last 10 years?
I haven't done it once.
1
2-5
More than 5

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Do you tend to cheat on people you're going out with?
Well yeah, it gets boring being with one person.
I have, but I am not proud of it.
I would never do that.
Why, do you know someone?

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If you got too much change back, would you return it?
Heck no!
I might.
For sure
Probably

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You went out to get lunch for the crew and dented the truck in a minor accident. What do you do?
Blame it on someone else.
Hope no one notices.
Tell your boss the truth immediately.
Offer to pay for the damage.

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What type of race would you like to run?
100-meter dash
A 5k
A 10k
100-meter hurdles

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How long can a movie be before you get bored?
An hour
An hour and a half
Two hours and a half
Two hours

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Do you like to go fishing?
Ugh, that is so boring.
I would rather do a lot of other things.
Sure, I find it entertaining.
Yes, it is totally zen for me.

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When was the last time you totally freaked out in traffic because of road rage?
Today
This year sometime
It's been a long time.
I never have.

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What would you do if lost in the woods?
Cry
Try and find my way out
Make shelter and wait for help
Panic

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How long would you work outside in the pouring rain?
I wouldn't.
An hour
All day if I had the right gear.
A few hours

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