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Which 'The Newsroom' Character Are You?

Will? Sloan? Charlie? Mac? Jim? Maggie? Oh, the possibilities.

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  1. 1. Drink of choice

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    It's brunch and you're out at a restaurant with a coworker. What do you order to drink?

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    Whiskey.

    Hand over the whiskey.

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    Diet Coke

    Add a lemon, please.

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    Drink? Pass, where's the buffet?

    Waffles, waffles, waffles, waffles.

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    Tea!

    But, make it to-go.

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    Water's fine

    gotta take my meds with water.

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    Coffee, now.

    I've been up for 2 days straight working on this project.

  2. 2. What's your move?

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    Someone comes to you with very sensitive, very private information. What do you do with it?

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    Keep it to yourself

    Try to handle it without involving anyone else. No need to get others into a whole mess if you can do it yourself.

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    Tell one person you can trust

    You aren't entirely sure how to handle the situation, so better see what your trusted friend thinks.

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    Everyone needs to know immediately

    This information is way over my head and it needs to go to someone who can handle it.

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    Get some clarity from the source

    See what his/ her intention is with this information and what you're supposed to do with it. You're a little nervous about it, but you're qualified to handle it before going to someone else.

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    Freak out, then handle it calmly

    This shit is huge. First you freak publicly, then you pull it together and execute the problem.

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    Call a meeting

    Grab a group of your most trusted friends/ senior most coworkers, and lay out the information you have. Offer pros and cons to handling the situation, but definitely express your personal input.

  3. 3. Wronged by your lover

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    You were wronged by your significant other. What do you do/ say to them?

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    Lay a one liner on them and storm out

    Tear into him/her with some short, emotional truth and get the hell out of there. You're pissed and not afraid to let him/her know.

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    Taunt them with it

    You want to make them feel bad for what they did, so you find subtle ways to remind them of your pain every day.

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    Hold it in until you're drunk

    You're pretty good on bottling your emotions until you have a cocktail and it all comes pouring out. Whatever you said drunk, you've been feeling for a while.

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    Get over it.

    Love? Sack up and get back to work.

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    Get physical

    Punch that asshole square in the face and move on.

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    Lash out and apologize later

    You can't help but get a little emotional and lash out beyond reason. But, you'll apologize later and it somehow is your fault again.

  4. 4. What kind of friend are you?

    Your friend is in trouble-- maybe he/she is down because of his/her relationship, maybe he/she's in a tight spot at work and needs someone to lean on. How do you respond?

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    Offer some advice, but not without telling them their mistake first

    You hate seeing your friend hurt, but you've got to set him/her straight for next time. It's all out of love.

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    Drink it out

    Buy them a drink and let your company be the consoler.

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    Be there

    See that they're hurting, and just sit by them. You listen and don't speak. You only give advice when asked.

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    Do something to take away their pain

    Maybe you buy them a vacation to get away, maybe you take the fall for them. Whatever you do, it's all about them and not about you.

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    Give shitty advice, but at least you're trying

    Sometimes you don't know what the answer is, but you want to help anyway. Offer up something that may blow up later, but all with the right intention.

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    Be harsh, offer little comfort

    You've got to be direct with your friend, so you say it how it is and don't consider how it may make them feel. You only do it to help.

  5. 5. How to deal

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    Someone says something totally outrageous and absolutely moronic to you. How do you respond?

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    Freak out

    Scream at them. Real loud. Whatever you say usually doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's all out there.

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    Drop knowledge

    Do whatever you can to make them look like the dumbass that they are.

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    Let it slide

    You know they're completely stupid. But you nod your head and allow them to think otherwise.

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    Get tongue tied

    You want to nail them but can't think of the right thing to say in the moment. You usually think of something better later on.

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    Fight the good fight

    Stand up for what you believe in and speak your mind. Sometimes, it doesn't always work in your favor.

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    Pour a drink and let the alcohol do the talking

    Everyone is ridiculous and you need a shot of something to stay sane.

  6. 6. The meeting

    You're called in for a meeting with your coworkers to brainstorm the layout for the week (assuming your office is ran that way...). What kind of person do you tend to be in the meeting?

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    I run the meeting

    I call everyone together and keep the order.

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    I've got tons of ideas

    Not altogether welcome ideas, but I've got a million of them to share.

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    I've got other meetings to run, probably don't go

    You've got a lot of people under you, so you're not always present for the big meetings.

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    Sit back, wait until I'm needed

    No need to insert myself until I'm needed

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    I'll counter everyone's ideas

    Gotta keep everyone on their toes

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    I'm the boss. I don't need to go to meetings

    Just send me a memo when it's done

  7. 7. School of choice

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    Choose a university

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    UC, Berkeley

    The top public education around

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    Cambridge

    England's elite!

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    Columbia

    All about those ivy leagues

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    Northwestern

    the students are one-of-a-kind

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    College? Psh.

    Try joining the army after high school.

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    Didn't go to college

    I was busy emigrating to the US

  8. 8. Prized possessions

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    What do you always have on you at all times?

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    Internet enabled phone

    Gotta check my emails, gotta stay connected

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    Access to a computer

    My work requires access to a computer 24/7

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    My crush

    It's important I see my crush on a daily basis. One day I'll build the courage to ask him/her out...

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    Whiskey

    Alcohol in arm's reach is essential.

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    Fooooooood

    Give me food.

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    A hiding spot when shit goes wrong

    You never know when you might need a quick escape

  9. 9. Social ability

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    How good are you at speaking and connecting with others?

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    I have absolutely no social skill

    It's like I'm a robot in conversation that doesn't have to do with work.

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    I don't really care

    I don't think I'm the best but I don't give a shit either way. People like me or they don't.

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    So, so

    Sometimes I'm great, other times I'm a wreck. Depends on the day and the person.

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    I have great social ability

    I can manage with every personality type. Just check my dating history.

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    I can function in social settings. But I'd rather finish up some work.

    There's always something else I could be working on instead.

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    I'm very expressive in social settings

    Maybe a little too expressive, but I regularly engage in social situations nonetheless.

  10. 10. Big foot

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    Does Big Foot exists?

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    Yes, obviously

    There's an apex predator out there...his name is Big Foot.

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    Please tell me you're kidding

    I'll pretend like that's a joke and move on

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    Did you really just fucking ask me that?

    Really?

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    *blank stare*

    What did you just say?

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    You've just wasted 5 seconds of my life on that question

    Go away now

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    Ha, you're an idiot

    I'm telling everyone about this

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