Is this thing on? Is anyone listening to me?
Is this thing on? Is anyone listening to me?

I’m highly critical of dumb Buzzfeed quizzes. I can see from a mile away that choosing a city to live in based on a quiz that asks you to select the cutest kitten picture isn’t an accurate way to plan your life. I took a quiz this weekend that is better.

The Rhys Method (still under construction) makes a lot of sense to me. It’s long. Carve out a good hour to go through it, but it’s intelligent, and I found the description of me quite accurate and useful.

My results were very close, but “knowledgeable achiever” came out on top.

Knowledgeable achievers:

  • Are driven to study. (Uh, yeah, I might be addicted to continuing education classes.)
  • Are people who see the big picture. You walk in a room and you can see what works and what will not work. (Now I’m getting chills.)
  • Are grounded and balanced body. Make great athletes: (Meh, grounded and balanced, yes. And, um, I do show up to soccer on time every week.)
  • Push themselves beyond their limits. Decide, “I have to achieve this!” They will do it. (I will do it!)
  • Hold back on feelings. (Not so much.)
  • Don’t notice they’re pushing themselves too far. Deny internal exhaustion to keep going because the future is more important than the present. (Guilty.)
  • Are highly critical of “poor me” types. (Get it together!)
  • Get 8 hours of sleep. (7.5 actually.)
  • Goal-setters who know to separate what’s possible from what’s pie-in-the-sky. (I like to think so.)
  • Help, support, guide people into getting into the right place for them. (Push, more like.)
  • Often say, “I’m not mad, I’m frustrated.” (Every day.)
  • Don’t need anyone else. I can do it myself. (“Candace do it!”)
  • Are giving and caring. (Yeah.)
  • Resort to playing by the rules when life gets out of hand. (I hadn’t noticed.)
  • Love to learn something, develop skills, then share it. (What do you think I’m doing right now?)
  • Are more self-critical than externally motivated. (Amen, brothah!)
  • Can be incredibly hard on themselves and critical of others who aren’t getting the job done. (But I still love you.)

Go take the quiz! And find the place that’s right for you. I’m helping, supporting and guiding, not pushing. I’m also keeping this in mind as I look into my next career move without being too self-critical and exhausting myself.

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