Which Jane Austen Heroine Are You Most Like?
As with my two other quizzes (P&P Misses and Emma Ladies), comment with your answers, and I will respond with your result. Someday I might put these onto a website... but for now, figuring out your results is rather fun for me and I don't trust them quiz-making sites... (Yes, the grammatical error was intentional.)
The only thing different this time is that for your result, I'll link to a picture that will say "You are most like... [heroine's name and picture]".
1. Which best describes your feelings about attending social functions?
a) How exciting!!!
b) It depends on who else is going. If there is no one interesting there, I will sit in a corner lost in my own thoughts, reading a book, or playing the piano if there happens to be one.
c) In such cases the company is, I must admit, often undesirable, but I try to make the best of it, converse with anyone who wants to talk to me, and hope for an intelligent conversation or two.
d) I greatly enjoy being out in company. An opportunity to laugh and converse with people I like is always very welcome, and observing people is a hobby of mine. I like to talk to many people, but a tete-a-tete with a good friend is most desirable.
e) I do not often go to social functions—but when I do have the rare opportunity, I prefer to be little noticed, and to listen rather than talk.
f) I am almost sure to enjoy myself, especially since what events I do attend (or host) are with intimate friends. I am often sought after outside of my set, but I prefer to be selective. Some people’s houses, you know, I would rather not be seen at…
g) It depends on the guests. I like to be in the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; their popularity or social status is less important.
2. How are you viewed by others in a crowd?
a) The shy one over in the corner who doesn’t speak unless spoken to.
b) The witty girl who gets along with mostly everybody—everybody who wants to be gotten along with, anyways.
c) Someone who is not much noticed besides for the people who already know her.
d) The girl who can be (and lets herself be) read like a book—if she’s upset, you’ll know it; if she’s happy, you’ll know it; if she likes you, you’ll know it; if she doesn’t like you, oh yes, you’ll know that too.
e) A sweet girl, not of much consequence; she will always be polite, and her conversation can be amusing, though she probably doesn’t mean it to be.
f) A nice young lady—slightly reserved and always in control of herself, always courteous and graceful, capable of good conversation.
g) She can tend to be a little snobbish and a bit too aware of her high social consequence, but still tries to acts respectful and good-natured to everyone.
3. In your family, you are closest to…
a) Your father. He dotes on you, and you dote on him.
b) Your mother in that she understands you best; but you and your sister are quite close, inseparable, and loyal at all times.
c) Your sister. She is your sole confidante and best friend.
d) You’re not at all close with anybody in your immediate family, but the one you get along with best is a younger sister; she looks up to you, and you do your best to guide her.
e) You and your family are just not on the same page—you can’t be close to any of them. You don’t fit in with them—much to their irritation.
f) Rather a combination between your mother and your sister—you love them very much and get along well, even though you don’t see eye-to-eye on all subjects.
g) You don’t really have a family member you’re closest to; you dearly love them all.
4. Do you like reading?
a) Oh, yes! Well novels, anyway. Especially suspenseful ones. Reading is one of my favorite things to do in my spare time, and I love discussing books.
b) Reading is one of my passions; especially romance, tragedy… things with emotional depth. You will always find me with a book.
c) I do enjoy a novel now and then, but I have little patience for deep, educational sorts of literature.
d) Oh, yes. I find reading an excellent way to improve my mind, and when reading, I can feel a sort of independence I seldom experience.
e) Yes, I do enjoy reading, when I have the time.
f) Very much; though I do enjoy a variety of pastimes.
g) I find reading most enjoyable and worthwhile. Discussing books & poetry with others can also be quite pleasant and interesting.
5. What are your thoughts on music? Can you play?
a) I am very interested in music and have a great love for it. People seem to think me a great proficient at the piano, and I am often sought after to play.
b) I play and sing a little, but very ill indeed. I have always supposed that to be my own fault, though, because I would not take the trouble of practicing.
c) I like music and enjoy concerts and such, but never had the patience to learn to play, I’m afraid.
d) I am a great admirer, but unfortunately not a musician.
e) I play well enough to get by – I tend to feel unpleasantly inferior when I see a true proficient play.
f) Oh! I could not live without music! If you have never seen me at the pianoforte, I must wonder at your ever having seen me at all. Pray do not ask me about music unless you desire me to go on all day.
g) I have never had the opportunity to learn, but music is delightful.
6. Which most accurately describes your looks?
a) Dark coloring, on the shorter side; people say you are very pretty.
b) Your figure is not perfect, but it is light and pleasing; your dark, merry eyes have been especially admired.
c) Pretty in a quiet sort of way—not always noticed at first.
d) Your height and figure are to much advantage, as is your complexion.
e) You are rather past your bloom, but in your best looks you have been much admired.
f) You never were a pretty child, but as you got older, your looks have blossomed enough so that you are sometimes called pretty.
g) Your looks are charming—such good health and bloom, and a true hazel eye!
7. Choose the group of virtues most applicable to yourself. You are…
a) Practical, cautious, unselfish
b) Gentle, modest, discerning
c) Witty, bright, very loyal
d) Intelligent, patient, sensitive
e) Passionate, talented, devoted
f) Cheerful, clever, amusing
g) Imaginative, candid, innocent
8. You can tend to be…
a) Too easily influenced
g) Shy and timid