Friday, January 20, 2006

Who are you?

We feel especially strongly about characters we closely identify with in stories. That’s what makes their journey so dear to our hearts. I’m taking the easy route in my blog today with a simple quiz you may have seen before: What Sex and the City woman do you identify with the most and why? You can also share which one is your favorite if you like, but this ‘test’ is mainly to find out which personality type matches you most closely. I hope a lot of you are viewers of this show but even if you’re not, you can still participate. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of each of the girls:

Carrie is the central character and the glue that holds the four friends together. She is a sex columnist with a bright, bubbly, often ditzy personality. Under her quick sense of humor is a vulnerable, self-doubting person. She is neurotic in her intense scrutiny of her own and others’ motivations. She’s an eccentric dresser and loves shoes.

Charlotte, the idealist, wants a traditional husband, home and children that will fit into her Better Homes and Gardens dream of what life should be. She is the person in the group most likely to display good manners and worry about society’s perception of her. She comes across prim and proper but can be as promiscuous as the rest of the girls.

Miranda is a workaholic lawyer. She is sharp-tongued, brittle and often rudely honest. But her controlling behavior and toughness protect a person afraid to love and be hurt. She is an extremely loyal friend.

Samantha is sex personified. She is brash, opinionated and determined to have what she wants whenever she wants it. Self-indulgence is a way of life for her and she believes she can escape commitment indefinitely. Samantha only rarely shows self-doubt, but, like the others, has her insecurities.

I’m hands-down Miranda, especially the rudely honest part which I’ve had to learn to curb. She is a pragmatist and so am I. She tends to be negative. I am less so, but do get impatient with what I consider peoples’ stupid behavior. Working from a center of logic instead of heart doesn’t make you the most warm, nurturing person in the world. When my daughters and I played the game, they shouted ‘Miranda’ in unison at me when my turn came. They know me well.

As for which character I like the most, I will pick the one few people do—Charlotte. Although she starts out the series with an overly idealized view of life, in the latter half of the final season she goes through some wonderful changes. I love her story and the different but much more “real” home she eventually creates.

Now you. Which Sex and the City girl are you? Winner of the drawing may choose from any e-book release at Liquid Silver Books or any of my current releases .


Anonymous chibi-hentai said...

Well, i'm like Charlotte in the latter half of the series. *grins* i've got some of Sam's fire, but i still have some of Charlotte's idealism. A bit. Though i'm all for breaking traditional.

my favorite scene? The one where she and her husband on the show(the Jewish one *grins*) are talking about hardships, and this little Catholic girl turned Jew goes, "But our people suffered! We can do this." Or something to the same effect. It cracked me up.

Okay, i'm going back to drink some more bubbly Martinelli's Apple Cider from the fridge and think about the food i wish i could have right now, LOL!

many blessings,

10:27 AM  
Blogger Jenna Howard said...

I so wanna be Samantha but, alas, I'm Carrie.

The episode I hated: When Carrie got the Sad Mac on her power book. Dear God! I had a heart attack then promptly went and backed up my writing. I'm deathly afraid of the Sad Mac. Deathly. Afraid.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

hmm, i would say i'm most like charlotte. not the traditional husband part, but the good manners and society perception part. i can be rudely honest, though, if the situation suits, so i guess i'm also a little miranda. i confess i don't watch much of this series, i'm more of a CSI fan *grin*

11:03 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Y. said...

I am probably most like Charlotte.

I do tend to "worry about society’s perception" of me like she does. I am probably an idealist. I want the traditional husband, etc.

She was also probably my favorite.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Dee said...

Yeah, I too see elements I identify with in all the women, but looking at overall personality type is, I guess, what this is about.

I just watched the last episodes of season 6 again recently and I've never watched a series that did a better job at wrapping up and encapsulating what the whole show was about. All the women had wonderful endings that left you feeling warm and glowing about their possibility for future happiness.

11:44 AM  
Blogger J.J. Massa said...

Hi Bonnie! :) I don't watch the show. I just stopped in to say hey and have a GREAT day!


12:10 PM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

I can relate to all but Charlotte. Especially Sam. I love to flirt and I swear I'm a nympho. lol!

12:10 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

I've not watched this series (shocking, I know, but it hasn't reached our shores yet) but from your description, I'm somewhere between Charlotte and Miranda. I care about society perception and good manners but I also have a tendency to speak up if there's something I don't feel right about.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous chibi-hentai said...

*grins* Yeah mel, i have to agree with the Sam part... i'm slightly obsessed with sex and getting it from my Dom as often as i can manage it.

LOL, still, i'm a lot like Charlotte, but with Sam's sex drive. Is that a scary thought or what?

Many blessings,

12:32 PM  
Anonymous yesy rubi said...

I must confess that I would love to be Samantha, and while I'm a romantic at heart like Charlotte, your description of Carrie fits me to a T.
I also thought the series ended on a great note, but I was sad to see it go. I think it told the wonderful stories of true freindship and the ups & downs of relationships.
My favorite episodes were the ones in which Carrie was constantly debating whether she should get back with Mr. Big or not. We all have that guy in our lives that we desperately want, but know is bad for us. I was glad to see them end up together.

1:07 PM  
Blogger April Martinez said...

I'm really a mix of Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda, but if I had to pick one, I'm most like Charlotte.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Paige Burns said...

I'm with Jenny, I think I've only watched one episode and not even in it's entirety. And, how am I supposed to pick just one? I'm a good mix of all, Carrie in that she's the glue for her friends, Charlotte w/ her love for "family", Miranda = workaholoic, and Sam, crazy sex fiend. LOL. No matter how the pieces fit together, I'd love to have their wardrobe and Carrie's shoes!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Amy S. said...

I am more like Charlotte.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Probably Charlotte, but with a blend of Sam that I save only for my husband. Sex is quite important to our marriage :-)

I have the first two seasons of SATC and watch it on occasion with my husband.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Trista Ann Michaels said...

Wow, most everyone picked charlotte. I'm surprised. I think I'm a mixture of Miranda and Sam. I can at times be pesomistic, (spelling?) Like Miranda, I'm a workaholic and can't sit still for more than ten minutes at a time. Even when I'm writing, I continually get up for another cup of coffee or a trip to the bathroom or even a quick step outside to the deck to check out the weather. But when it comes to life, I'm probably Sam, I think.

As she says, "Who we are in bed is who we are in life." I'm adventurous in both.

That was fun...:)

1:44 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Dee said...

I too am surprised there are so many Charlottes.
Nicole, the show only gets better later on. Instead of a lot of stand alone episodes, there are longer story arcs with more growth and soul searching for the women.
Trista, I take a lot of breaks when I write too. It's those walks with the dog or vaccuming the floor or othe distracting projects that actually help me think better than sitting, staring at the screen. I was so in tune with Miranda on her honeymoon when she was bored to tears with lying around the bed and breakfast with Steve but NO TV!!! Argh. There's only so much togetherness you can take.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous annalisa said...

I only watched a couple of episodes the entire time the series ran. (Sarah Jessica Parker is from my hometown, Cincinnati, OH).

If I had to chose a personality type, it would probably be Charlotte; traditional husband, etc. I would like to be more like the others! :)

2:15 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

I'm closest to miranda.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Rae Morgan said...

Sigh, I do not identify with any of them. I never watched the series and blame it for all the chick lit thats out there now. Them and Bridget Jones' Diary -- never read it or saw the movie.

I am an action flick fan and love crime shows. And will choose suspense/thriller/mystery (with paranormal and romance elements allowed) over anything else to read.

Oh and I hate reality shows on TV also. I'll watch CSI reruns all day before I ever would watch a reality show.

Rae Morgan

3:44 PM  
Blogger April Martinez said...

Too right. So many Charlottes in the bunch. Perhaps a lot of us are identifying with Charlotte for different things.

Myself, I don't identify with the part of her that worries so much about what society thinks. No, I identify with the sweet goodie-two-shoes part of her that ends up with the guy who, while he isn't nearly as attractive as her girlhood dream man, is nevertheless unexpectedly great (and passionate and generous and absolutely adoring) in bed and therefore introduces a whole new aspect of love to her.

That's the part of Charlotte with which I most identify. :)

7:32 PM  
Blogger Pamk said...

I've never watched this either but from your descriptions I am sort of like charlotte and MIranda. Have qualities of each.

9:19 PM  
Blogger glenna day said...

Charlotte is who I am most like. Always wanted the June Cleaver home life. Worry about what others are thinking about me and wanted the white picket fence.

9:50 PM  
Blogger KimW said...

I don't know much about that show. Probably cause when I have free time, I have my head buried in a book or my Palm. LOL I'd say I'm both Miranda and Charlotte minus the children.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Kayelle Allen said...

I'm probably Carrie but I'd like to be Samantha ONLY to get my grubby little paws on the Absolut Hunk, Jason Lewis.

Now THAT was an episode to remember.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Miki said...

I'm Miranda, all the way, although I probably don't have her confidence at work.

I got hooked on the show because of Samantha, though. I think one of my favorite scenes was after she'd gone off with Mr. [So Not] Wright, leaving Smith in the hotel lobby, and she was realizing that she'd screwed up SO badly...

Then there was Smith, waiting at the elevator to see her home...

12:56 AM  
Blogger Mahaira said...

Awhile back, I took the Which Sex and the City Character Are You? quiz only to discover that I am most like Miranda.

I had no idea what that meant until now. I was one of the few females on this planet who didn't watch Sex and the City during its original run. I haven't had HBO in years. I watched the re-runs a little while ago.

When I'm Empress, it'll be required viewing for all males between 28 and 35 (well, or whatever my dating range is upon my coronation). ;)

Plus, I tend to think that my almost 28 year old married self can better to relate to the show than a 22 year old unmarried me could.

I think Samantha's a doll. I think they ALL are. I was so bummed when it ended...even more bummed than when Friends ended.

7:33 AM  
Blogger lynangel said...

I'm more of a Charlotte person myself. I believe in the happily ever after and white picket fence but Love a little naughty thrown in for good measure!

9:08 AM  

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