What Type of Helper Are You?
Discover what kind of helper you'd be in an emergency!
It's 8 p.m. There's a loud clap of thunder, and then the power goes out. I immediately:
rescue the ice cream from the freezer, and watch my favorite downloaded comedy until my laptop dies.
grab a bottle of wine and settle in with my partner/bestie to play cards by candlelight.
light every candle I own, gather my family/roommates, and play board games.
tell everyone near me to come over to my place for an impromptu party.
grab my flashlight and head out to see if my neighbors need anything.
1 / 5
The smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night. I would:
grab my phone, keys, purse, maybe some appropriate clothing, plus my beloved pet(s)--and get out.
grab my partner/bestie/roomie, make sure we have our pet(s) and essentials, and escape together.
round up all the people and pets in the house, herd them outside, and stay together to make sure we remain safe.
jump into my shoes, get everybody out, and start pounding on nearby doors to alert others.
grab my purse, emergency kit, and phone, hit speed dial to call 911, escort everyone outside, and count heads to see who might be missing.
2 / 5
Two cars have just collided ahead. Traffic is stopped, and other drivers are getting out to help. I would:
feel grateful that I am okay, turn on some calming music, and stay in the car.
call 911, and decide which one of us (my partner/buddy or me) will remain in the car while the other goes to help.
pull out my bag of snacks, and load up a video to keep my passengers calm and distracted.
make sure my passengers are safe, then head out to offer first aid and emotional support to those involved in the accident.
pull off to the side of the road to make room for emergency vehicles, call 911 while signaling others to pull over, then grab my first aid kit and help those injured.
3 / 5
I notice that the person sitting at the next table in a restaurant begins choking. He's turning purple. I would:
jump up and yell, "Help! He's choking!"
tell my partner to begin doing the Heimlich maneuver while I call 911 (or vice versa).
call 911, assure my loved ones that they are safe, and then see what I can do to help those who are assisting the choking man.
call 911, ask the crowd if there is someone who can administer the Heimlich maneuver, and then comfort the choking man's partner, guiding her away from the scene while others assist him.
shout, "Call 911!" as I administer the Heimlich maneuver. I quickly dislodge the piece of food that was choking the man, and stay with him, speaking in a soothing voice so that both he and his partner remain calm.
4 / 5
I think of myself as:
an independent woman with a big heart. I care about others, but know I need to look out for myself first.
part of a strong partnership. The two of us can handle anything together.
the backbone of my [chosen] family. I organize our outings, make sure we celebrate everyone's birthday, and always check in on those who are ill or in need of comfort.
a giver. I am happiest when I am devoting my time and energy to others, even when it exhausts me.
a rescuer. I often find myself helping those around me (even strangers), and am the first to jump in when others hesitate.
5 / 5
You're an Angel!
You've got a big heart, and right now, you're directing most of your love and compassion toward yourself. That's some beautiful self-care right there!
Okay, so maybe you're not quite ready to be a rescuer, but that's okay. Your heart is gaining power with every act of kindness you give to yourself.
You're doing exactly what you need to do to become the most loving you possible. We love you for it!
You're a Dynamic Duo!
You focus your attention on your favorite person. You look for ways to strengthen and deepen your bond. Others see you as a powerful unit, and you feel fortunate that you have this beautiful relationship.
Though you are strong in your own right, knowing your bestie is right there with you makes you stand taller and step into the world with even more love and strength.
Together, you two are a powerful force for good!
You're a Mama Bear!
You would do anything to protect your children, your besties, your special ones who spark your most fierce and ferocious love.
Mama Bears embrace others so naturally that they sometimes forget to take time for themselves. You need to be fueled up and feeling powerful to give the kind of love you dish out daily!
We honor your Mama Bear spirit, and thank you for all the love and energy you lavish upon others.
You're a Humanitarian!
You can't rest until you know your people are safe and protected. You give in a full range of ways, providing unshakable support and uplifting everyone around you. You don't hesitate to go out of your way to give someone some special attention when they need it most.
Like all humanitarians, you sometimes forget to take care of yourself. Please don't forget that in order to do your wonderful full-hearted work, you need to be healthy and strong!
We honor you as the big-hearted humanitarian that you are, and thank you for all the time, energy, and love you give to others.
Wow! You are a Superheroine.
You are the one out there saving the day for everyone around you. You care about others so fiercely that you are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure their safety and comfort.
You're special. Not everyone is as brave and strong, or as willing to leap tall buildings to protect those you love.
There's no limit to what you can do with your big, strong heart and your boundless love for others. And we're glad! We need more Superheroines in the world, and we are so grateful that you are one of them.