Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sex and the City & My Career

This post is a little behind in the times since the Sex and the City 2 movie came out...what 3 months ago? But I think I was still reeling from the horror that I witnessed in the movie theaters and up until now have been too scarred to speak about it. I think you can guess that I hated the sequel, and while I would love to tell you all the reasons I think that movie should be banned from ever being released on DVD, that isn't what my post is intended to be about.

So let's pretend that SATC 2 was never made and go back to the good old days of SATC where everyone sat around with their girlfriends playing the game of, "Are you a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, or a Charlotte?"

I recently came upon this blog post on Forbes Woman that analyzed each character and their working personalities and then gave some key takeaways that all business women can learn from their different business personalities.

Let me break down the blog post real quick for you:
  • Carrie is neurotic and self-involved (read: crazy into herself). She stresses out frequently, but uses her humor and her girlfriends to keep her grounded.

  • Samantha, while promiscious, has an open mind and a take-the-bull-by-the-horns outlook on life which lends itself well to her ballsy PR job. Samantha shows us to have fun while still having a go-getter attitude about our professional lives.

  • Miranda is the workaholic. She is smart and ambitious, but feels that to be successful in her career as a lawyer she has to act more masculine.

  • Charlotte has a tendency to be more traditional and conservative in her mind-set (fun sidenote: after Samantha, she had the most sexual partners on the show!). And while she quits her job to take on motherhood, we have to remember that Charlotte is someone who goes above and beyond for anything - a good takeaway for our professional lives.

  • To get the full gist, I suggest reading the blog post. The author makes some good points and some that I don't fully agree with.

    So here comes the million dollar question: am I a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda? Based on the above, I would hope that I was Samantha with a twinge of Miranda. But my friends might say I have a few splashes of Carrie's self-involvement in me (don't judge!).

    Are you a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda in your professional life?


    eemusings said...

    Hmmm. I'm probably a Carrie with hints of Miranda (workaholic). Then again, personal relationships are really important to me (ala Charlotte).

    dating diva said...

    I'm all Miranda, which I guess is a little sad. I think I need to add some Samantha in.


    Auburn Kat said...

    I would have to say that I'm probably Miranda when it comes to my professional life. Although, with my current job I'm not a workaholic like I used to be, so I guess that's good!

    Pretty Unfamous said...

    There's also a little list about the girls' money personalities.

    Whodathunk Charlotte was as much of a harlot as she was!! I knew I liked her, lol

    Hotcakes said...

    funny, i just had the same picture in my last 3rd blog. anyway, isn't sex in the city a simple of the 4 kinds of girl in each of us?

    so hard to think about the professional life. hmmm... i think i need to know myself more .. lol

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    Pammy pam said...

    oooh i love this question!! work wise, i guess i am a miranda: know what i want and i dont want any man keeping me from getting there.

    Legyviel said...

    I am Carrie. Wish I had some Samantha in me too!

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