Look, it’s Doris Day!

9 Feb

I haven’t taken an online survey like this in months, quite possibly a year. Hoping that I would have been a Jackie O., I took the test and now declare myself a Doris Day!

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You are a Doris — “I must help others.”

Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people’s needs.

 

 

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.
  • * Share fun times with me.
  • * Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.
  • * Let me know that I am important and special to you.
  • * Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.

 

 

In Intimate Relationships

  • * Reassure me that I am interesting to you.
  • * Reassure me often that you love me.
  • * Tell me I’m attractive and that you’re glad to be seen with me.

 

 

What I Like About Being a Doris

  • * being able to relate easily to people and to make friends
  • * knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better
  • * being generous, caring, and warm
  • * being sensitive to and perceptive about others’ feelings
  • * being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor

 

 

What’s Hard About Being a Doris

  • * not being able to say no
  • * having low self-esteem
  • * feeling drained from overdoing for others
  • * not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish
  • * criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should
  • * being upset that others don’t tune in to me as much as I tume in to them
  • * working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

 

 

Dorises as Children Often

  • * are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism
  • * try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding
  • * are outwardly compliant
  • * are popular or try to be popular with other children
  • * act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention
  • * are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Dorises), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Dorises)

 

 

Dorises as Parents

  • * are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren’t)
  • * are often playful with their children
  • * wonder: “Am I doing it right?” “Am I giving enough?” “Have I caused irreparable damage?”
  • * can become fiercely protective

 

 

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2 Responses to “Look, it’s Doris Day!”

  1. E.P. February 9, 2009 at 8:34 am #

    Huh. Interesting. Where’d you find this quiz? I’m interested to see who I would be!

  2. Cassie February 9, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    hi doris :)

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