You Are a Marilyn!
Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.
How to Get Along with Me
- Be direct and clear But gentle. I have a tendency to take everything personally.
- Listen to me carefully
- Don't judge me for my anxiety
- Work things through with me But don't tell me what to do. I hate being told what to do.
- Reassure me that everything is OK between us
- Laugh and make jokes with me
- Gently push me toward new experiences Anything new is instantly impossible or bad for at least an hour. Give me a little time, though, and I'll be the spokesperson for said new idea.
- Try not to overreact to my overreacting
- being committed and faithful to family and friends
- being responsible and hardworking
- being compassionate toward others
- having intellect and wit
- being a nonconformist Well, as long as it doesn't draw too much attention to me. I'm the girl in the corner wearing neon green ankle socks. Rebellious, but only if you look closely.
- confronting danger bravely
- being direct and assertive Okay, so this is totally not me. I am the poster child for passiveaggressivenotes.com. One day you'll see my work there, you mark my words.
- the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind Do not, I repeat, do not take me to dinner. You will starve.
- procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
- fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
- exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger I am the Queen of the contingency plan
- wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
- being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations
I'd argue that it doesn't stop with childhood...
- are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn Yes, both. They may seem diametrically opposed, but that's what makes life with me so much fun!
- are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
- form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
- look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
- are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent