Okay, obviously this is hugely reductive, but I think it's kind of a fun way to get to know people. If you were in "The Breakfast Club" which character would you be? Why?
My guidance counselor in high school asked me this question to help determine where he thought I should apply to college! (He said I should go to Sarah Lawrence incidentally, but the mustards waitlisted me.) He gave the archetypes with particularly negative connotations a positive spin. For instance, the "basket-case" became the "artist." The "criminal" became the "rebel." I know he had another title for the "princess" too, but I can't remember it.
Personally, I think I am about 10 percent rebel/criminal. Maybe 30 percent brain. And then 60 percent basket-case/artist. (probably a little bit more basket-case than artist, sadly). If I had to be just one I'd obviously be the Ally Sheedy character.
So who are you? The criminal/rebel? The jock? The basket-case/artist? The princess? The brain? Why?