I Am A Katharine

By Alison December 17, 2008 5 Min Read


Tis the season to be silly (Tra la la la la- la la la). So I took a quiz.

And after answering just two questions, I have been analysed to the nth degree and the survey says I am a Katherine… and really rather spookily attributes personality traits to me that I really cannot argue with….

You are a Katharine — "I am happy and open to new things" (Though not bungee jumping, thank you very kindly)

Katharines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.
(But only when I feel like it. Understood?)

How to Get Along with Me   

  • * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom. (But text me more than twice in one day and there will be trouble)   
  • * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.(Or tickle my elbows.)   
  • * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories. (I’m all about me, me, me…)   
  • * Don’t try to change my style. Accept me the way I am. (But pinch me hard if I get out of control) 
  • * Be responsible for yourself. I dislike clingy or needy people.(I get claustrophobic and bite you)
  • * Don’t tell me what to do.(Like you’d even dare)

What I Like About Being a Katharine   

  • * being optimistic and not letting life’s troubles get me down  (I live in a red wine haze. It’s beautiful)
  • * being spontaneous and free-spirited  (And saying hello to passing dogs) 
  • * being outspoken and outrageous. It’s part of the fun. (Trouble on a butty I am)   
  • * being generous and trying to make the world a better place (But leave my chocolate alone)    
  • * having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures (Which is the kind of thing that can get a person into trouble) 
  • * having such varied interests and abilities (That nothing ever gets done)

What’s Hard About Being a Katharine   

  • * not having enough time to do all the things I want (It’s mostly the shaving of my legs that has to be abandoned)   
  • * not completing things I start (Well yes. But I get worried. And scared and a teensy bit bored) 
  • * not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career (It is my very own cardinal sin) 
  • * having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies  (Bless me and my high faluting ways)
  • * feeling confined when I’m in a one-to-one relationship (Yup)

Katharines as Children Often

  • * are action oriented and adventuresome (Ermmmmm…no. Give me a pencil and I was happy)
  • * drum up excitement (and then abandon it ) 
  • * prefer being with other children to being alone (So I could pinch them)   
  • * finesse their way around adults (A skill I remain excessively proud of) 
  • * dream of the freedom they’ll have when they grow up (and then spend the rest of my life feeling terrified by it and wanting my mum)

Katharines as Parents   

  • * are often enthusiastic and generous (But putting jam on everything does not a healthy kid make…)    
  • * want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life (As long as it doesn’t involve climbing. Or jumping. Or leaving my side for more than four hours.) 
  • * may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive (God bless you my Darling Finn. Please don’t tell my blog readers that yesterday I forgot to pick you up from school because I was busy doing other things. Blame Kath. It was her duty to remind me that pick up time was half an hour earlier than usual…)

Ok Housekeepers, your turn… Are you a Katherine, A Bette, A Doris, An Ingrid, A Jackie or a Marilyn?

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