The Hush Quiz
Are you an introvert, an extrovert or a little of both?
What sounds like more fun to you on a Saturday night?
Putting on a fabulous dress or suit, driving downtown, entering a chic venue with 500 people early enough to socialize for the full cocktail hour, then sitting at your assigned table with nine people you’ve never met before for three hours.
Dimming the lights at home, putting on your robe or sweatpants, ordering pizza, pouring yourself a glass of wine, Bailey’s or your favorite libation, nibbling on chips, turning on the tv to watch a movie, or pulling out a book to read for three hours?
Putting on your jeans or leisure wear, driving five minutes to your favorite “hole in the wall” bar or restaurant, meeting your friend, eating Chinese food and sipping cocktails for three hours?
If you work in an office, what’s the optimal environment for you to create, produce, focus?
Feeding off the energy of co-workers for most of the day, walking around chatting about the game or hottest reality show last night, asking people about their weekend plans and sharing yours, going out for lunch at noon with five others (during the busiest lunchtime hour), and returning to the office with all the shades up, lights on and music playing at your desk.
Being in the pseudo cocoon of an office or cubicle with little or no music, door three-quarters of the way open, minimal to no lighting, walking out alone or with one other person for lunch at either 11 or 1 to deliberately avoid crowds, or eating at your desk alone while reading, working or listening to music.
A mix of both A & B, depending on my mood that day.
When you shop for clothing, groceries, and other stuff you need, you prefer…
To be out there in the crowds with everyone else, asking strangers for their opinions on what you’re trying on, engaging with the sales people about finding other options for you because you’re going to a big gala next Saturday night, rummaging through racks grabbing everything that has the potential to look great on you, then trying it all on once you get a fitting room.
To order online, or if you have to go to a store, you go as soon as store opens (or right before closing) so you have time to leisurely move through the racks or shelves.
It depends. I like a little of both A & B.
When you get a chance to go out to see a movie that’s been heavily promoted for weeks…
You and a few friends plan to go opening weekend to the biggest, newest movie theater, see the first screening on Friday night before everyone else you know, then go out for dinner and drinks afterwards.
You wait a few weeks, then decide one Saturday or Sunday morning to go alone to the first showing before noon, or the last showing on a Tuesday or Wednesday night when you’re in the theater with maybe 10 people.
You can do both, and have no preference. You like the hype of going the first day the movie is released, but you can also go a month later by yourself.
When you go to the hair salon, nail salon or for a haircut…
You make your appointment on Saturday at 2 p.m. when every chair is filled, music is playing, tvs are on, and it’s a hustling, bustling place full of activity and fun.
You ask to be the first appointment, even if it’s at 6 a.m. on a Saturday when only a couple people are there, light music is playing (MAYBE), no tvs are on yet, and it’s calm, quiet and serene.
You go whenever you get an appointment. The environment on a given day doesn’t matter to you.
Preferences for your mobile device are…
Your ringer is always on and you receive alerts for every phone call, text message, email, social media platform and nudges from apps.
Your ringer and all alerts are silenced most, if not all, of the time. When you glance or pick up your phone you notice that you’ve missed a call or text message, and may or may not return the call later.
Your ringer and text message alerts are on most of the time, but you’re ok silencing them for dinner, a movie and spending time with friends.
When your phone rings…
You revel in the wonder of who is calling, and you answer 60-80% of your calls. You answer text messages promptly and enjoy engaging that way.
You are irritated that someone (with the exception of the two people in your life that you enjoy receiving calls from) is calling you; otherwise, you never answer your phone, even if it’s family or someone that you like. Instead, you make plans to return their call later or text and ask them what they want.
You do answer your phone when available, but if unavailable, you make an effort to return the call promptly.
When you walk, your stride is…
Fast and full of zest because you’re on the move, making things happen and getting things done. During your walk, you’re multi-tasking by checking your email and text messages, or making calls.
Slow as you look at the sidewalk, notice the grass and flowers, daydream about driving a Tesla, thinking about what you’ll do when you get to your favorite place on earth, home.
Moderate as you’re aware of your surroundings, noticing the beautiful weather and environment, while remaining focused on getting to your destination.
Your personality is…
Always “on”, the life of the party, a “mover and a shaker”, meeting new people, doing new things, socializing and talking about what’s new, what’s hot and what’s not. You’re often looking for something to fill your free time, whether it’s going out to a busy bar or coffee shop, having dinner or lunch with friends, or shopping
Reserved, calm, laid back, often seen as less social, in the background as a supporter, fixer, companion. You’re never looking for anything to do with your free time because you enjoy having the opportunity to just be still. You do activities when you feel like it, or you do nothing. You entertain yourself and are rarely bored.
Easy going temperament, social, not the center of attention, but not in the background either.
When you go to a party or any kind of social event, you…
Are pumped about going and excited about meeting new people, hearing from them and sharing your latest happenings while figuring out how new connections can benefit you and them. You’re excited to exchange information and set up future calls or lunch dates to continue building the synergy.
Don’t necessarily always want to go, but you do because you are obligated for work, or you really want to support your friend who invited you, so you find someone you know and go talk to them, or you stand somewhat away from the center of all the action and observe, enjoying the music and food, possibly talking to 1 or 2 strangers who appear to be doing the same thing you are;
Are looking forward to attending the event where you walk around the room, size people up and determine who you’d like to start a conversation with, then casually walk over, introduce yourself and make the connection.