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What Your Favorite “Mad Men” Character Really Says About You

Choose your ’60s icon wisely, because you will be judged. And harshly.

1. Betty Draper

What you think of yourself: Pretty, polite, and modest

What people really think of you: Impeccable, self-absorbed, and childish

In your defense: Haters gonna hate, but if you’re a Betty fan, there’s more to you than meets the eye. Because underneath her pretty exterior, Betty’s a total badass. She speaks her mind (even if what she says is awful), successfully escaped her cheating ex for a wealthier model, and wears red lipstick flawlessly. You, my friend, are fierce.

2. Don Draper

What you think of yourself: Magnetic, strong, and selfless

What people really think of you: Enigmatic, brooding, and selfish

In your defense: You aren’t afraid of a little mystery. OK, a lot of mystery. In fact, you only have a few close friends, and even they’re not getting every personal detail out of you. Because you prioritize work over family, you’re incredibly successful. And even though you put up a tough front, the truth is that you just want someone to come home to. And a mistress you can keep on the side. And the occasional fling with a client.

You don’t ask for much, really…

3. Megan Draper

What you think of yourself: Mesmerizing and ambitious

What people really think of you: Oversexed, cheeky, and entitled

In your defense: Were you a theater geek too?! Even if you weren’t, chances are that you’re extremely confident and not afraid of being the center of attention. You also probably love French music, manipulating people with your sexuality, and mastered the art of bitchface.

4. Pete Campbell

What you think of yourself: Misunderstood, extraordinary, and powerful

What people really think of you: Egotistical, curmudgeonly, and sneaky

In your defense: You know what it’s like to have to climb your way to the top. In fact, no one’s ever helped you, because, let’s face it, you’re not particularly friendly. It’s you against the world! And even though you’ve learned how to play the game, you’re still a total loner trying to find your soulmate.

5. Peggy Olson

What you think of yourself: Fearless, innovative, and caustic

What people really think of you: Favored and snarky

In your defense: You’ve seen enough of the world to know that the only person who’s going to help you succeed is yourself. At the same time, you’re also extremely loyal to those who’ve helped you along the way. Some might say you’re even loyal to a fault. But the truth is, you keep everyone on their toes. You are your own strong person, and no one knows what you’re going to do next.

6. Roger Sterling

What you think of yourself: Courageous, polished, and alluring

What people really think of you: Frivolous, entitled, and brazen

In your defense: Sure, on paper it looks like you have everything you could ever want, but you’ve also got a wandering eye. Hey, who doesn’t want more, right? The world is your potential oyster, and if the opportunity arises you will crack it open. Consequences be darned!

7. Ken Cosgrove

What you think of yourself: Virtuous, likable, and hard working

What people really think of you: Trusting, honorable, and naive

In your defense: Even when everyone else is doing the wrong thing, you’re always going to do the right thing. You’re a goody two-shoes and proud of it. Let your honesty flag fly, boo!

8. Harry Crane

What you think of yourself: Elegant, shrewd, gregarious

What people really think of you: Ineffective, smarmy, and smug

In your defense: People may not always take you seriously, but someday they’re going to see what a valuable asset you are. Someday…

9. Paul Kinsey

What you think of yourself: Handsome, gentle, and insecure

What people really think of you: Adrift, strange, and opportunistic

In your defense: You’re willing to try anything once. Especially if it’s something slightly taboo. Because, really, all you’ve ever wanted was to fit in.

10. Salvatore Romano

What you think of yourself: Artistic, devoted, and stylish

What people really think of you: Distressed, confused, and sweet

In your defense: Let’s be honest: What’s not to love about Sal? He’s creative, a suave Italian, and has wooed many a lady…and man. If you’re a Sal fan, it means that you have an extremely strong work ethic. So strong, in fact, that you’re willing to set aside your own human needs for the greater good of the company. Sigh, good luck with that.

11. Duck Phillips

What you think of yourself: Dynamic, loving, and genuine

What people really think of you: Alcoholic, alcoholic, and alcoholic

In your defense: Duck’s a functioning alcoholic with extremely bad luck. Be honest: this was a pity like, wasn’t it?

12. Trudy Campbell

What you think of yourself: Adoring, romantic, and happy

What people really think of you: Proper, gullible, and demanding

In your defense: Sure, you’re a conventional thinker, but what’s so wrong with that…?

13. Joan Holloway

What you think of yourself: Influential, bewitching, and charismatic

What people really think of you: Sex, sex, and sex

In your defense: On the outside, it may look like you only have one thing to offer, but you’re one of the savviest people in the room. Sure, you take pride in your appearance and occasionally use it to get what you want, but you pick and choose your battles. Which is why you’ve been winning the game for as long as you have. Well played, Joan lover.

14. Bert Cooper

What you think of yourself: Spiritual, polished, and sophisticated

What people really think of you: Odd and wise.

In your defense: Like Bert, you’re cultured, a capitalist, and have your own way of doing things. In your ideal world, shoes are forbidden, epic chin beards are next to godliness, and Atlas Shrugged is the bible.

15. Lane Pryce

What you think of yourself: Reasonable and discreet

What people really think of you: Accommodating, dishonest, and formal

In your defense: If you’re a Lane fan, then you know what it means to feel under appreciated. You work diligently to keep everyone around you happy, and sometimes to your detriment. There’s no harm in asking for help, so try it out sometime!

16. Sally Draper

What you think of yourself: Totally grown-up

What people really think of you: Alienated, surly, and immature

In your defense: You know what the rules are, they just shouldn’t apply to you. In general, you’re not afraid of questioning authority and confidently play the role of rebel. Luckily, people love you in spite of your combattive facade.

17. Glen Bishop

What you think of yourself: Cosmopolitan and complex

What people really think of you: Can “eeeeeee” be a new adjective?

In your defense: Sorry, but you’re a total creep-o. Period.

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