Scorpio Risen

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I found this on Liz’s blog, and thought it might be fun to do, rather than actually do any work. 🙂

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz…

You Are a Bette!

You are a Bette — “I must be strong”

Bettes are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Stand up for yourself… and me.
  • * Be confident, strong, and direct.
  • * Don’t gossip about me or betray my trust.
  • * Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
  • * Give me space to be alone.
  • * Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don’t flatter me.
  • * I often speak in an assertive way. Don’t automatically assume it’s a personal attack.
  • * When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that’s just the way I am.

What I Like About Being a Bette

  • * being independent and self-reliant
  • * being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
  • * being courageous, straightforward, and honest
  • * getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
  • * supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
  • * upholding just causes

What’s Hard About Being a Bette

  • * overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don’t intend to
  • * being restless and impatient with others’ incompetence
  • * sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
  • * never forgetting injuries or injustices
  • * putting too much pressure on myself
  • * getting high blood pressure when people don’t obey the rules or when things don’t go right

Bettes as Children Often

  • * are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
  • * are sometimes loners
  • * seize control so they won’t be controlled
  • * figure out others’ weaknesses
  • * attack verbally or physically when provoked
  • * take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

Bettes as Parents

  • * are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
  • * are sometimes overprotective
  • * can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

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Your result for Howard Gardner’s Eight Types of Intelligence Test…


“This area has to do with interaction with others. People in this category are usually extroverts and are characterized by their sensitivity to others’ moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations, and their ability to cooperate in order to work as part of a group. They communicate effectively and empathize easily with others, and may be either leaders or followers. They typically learn best by working with others and often enjoy discussion and debate.

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include politicians, managers, teachers, social workers and diplomats.” (Wikipedia)

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Had my A-level sociology theory and methodology paper today. I was so panicky, and felt I’d forgotten everything before the exam. Last night, I just couldn’t sleep – I couldn’t turn my brain off, especially as I was worried about my English Language coursework deadline, which was technically today, but…

Tomorrow I have my history Mussolini paper. I’ve written fuckloads of notes. I just hope they stick it in my head. Ah well.


Apparently researchers from Sheffield Uni surveyed some kids and found a universal dislike of clowns, and that some kids were even afraid of them.

Well, damn right. What the fuck is up with clowns?! And they were never funny.

Next they’ll be telling us that dolls – particularly China dolls – are creepy. It’s not news, OK.

Puppets, too. Especially after that episode of Goosebumps. I know – I’m really showing myself to be a 90ies kid here 😛

Bill Bailey

Posted on: 18 June, 2007

Bill Bailey is an absolute legend. Plus, the fact that he’s now on the front page of the Fawcett Society proudly wearing one of those “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” Tshirts (I want one!) just makes him, like, an uber-ledge. What is also great is that I am gonna go see him live at Wembley Arena on 30 November! Hell yeah! 🙂

(Bush – smart?!)