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Quiz: Which Mindy Kaling Are You?

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Northwestern chapter.

I think we can all agree that Mindy Kaling is near the top of the “Best Humans” list (that’s a thing, right?). Seriously, I’m obsessed with her and her book and The Mindy Project and her Instagram and her Twitter and basically just everything about her, and if you aren’t already, you should be as well. Besides being a generally perfect person, Mindy has also played some hilarious characters on TV. Take this quiz to see which Mindy you’re most like!

1. Who is your best friend?

A. Best friend isn’t a person, it’s a tier!

B. Me, myself and I

C. A former coworker who also happens to be my ex-boyfriend

D. The ditzy but sweet secretary at work


2. Describe your personal style.

A. Clashing prints and SPARKLES

B. Whatever I want—it’s not like anybody will notice

C. Playfully sophisticated

D. Cardigans and pantsuits


3. How’s your love life going?

A. I’ve dated like 12 guys in the past two years: doctors, lawyers, professional skateboarders, priests…

B. I’d love to make out with Matt Damon but he doesn’t even know I exist

C. I’m currently single but on the market for a monogamous, committed relationship

D. The cute guy in the next cubicle keeps playing hard-to-get, but that’s nothing a fake pregnancy can’t solve!


4. What are you like at parties?

A. Glued to my phone—what’s the wifi password?

B. Nobody ever pays attention to me so I use parties as opportunities to go through other people’s homes

C. If (more like when) I get bored, I’ll stuff some cookies in my pocket and leave without saying goodbye

D. The center of attention


5. What can instantly brighten your day?

A. McDonald’s

B. When somebody notices me

C. Getting dressed up for a fancy event

D. The color pink (or snowcones, or basically anything that’s awesome)


6. Who is your role model?

A. Myself (it’s weird sometimes, but I recommend it!)

B. Boo Radley

C. Nora Ephron

D. Julia Roberts


7. What’s your dream job?

A. Doctor

B. Mime

C. Comedian/actress/TV writer/author/producer/director

D. Business betch


8. What kind of music are you into?

A. I believe all songs should be three minutes long and have a Nicki Minaj verse in the middle

B. My favorite songs are “Invisible” by Taylor Swift and “Invisible” by Jennifer Hudson

C. Simon & Garfunkel is my all-time favorite

D. Anything by my girl group, Subtle Sexuality


9. Describe your fitness routine.

A. Sometimes I take the escalator instead of the elevator #babysteps

B. I walk a lot (because cabs never stop for me)

C. I work out regularly and have tried every fad diet

D. Who needs exercise when you have a tapeworm inside your stomach?


10. What did you do last night?

A. Fell asleep watching a movie and when I woke up I had spilled so much red wine on myself that for a second I thought I’d been shot

B. Walked through a grocery store while eating ice cream straight from the tub and nobody even noticed

C. Caught up on my TV shows and then spent all night reading other fans’ analyses of each episode

D. Started drama (my New Year’s resolution was to get more attention)


If you chose…

Mostly A’s: Dr. Mindy Lahiri

Who says workaholics have to be boring? You’re sassy, fun, celebrity-obsessed and still the ultimate #girlboss. Sometimes your love life is confusing and all over the place, but you’re loyal, generous and a great friend. When you make mistakes (tbh kind of a common occurrence), you’re stubborn at first but always end up owning up to them. Keep on rewatching When Harry Met Sally…, your happily ever after is right around the corner!


Mostly B’s: Invisible Mindy 

Sometimes taxi drivers speed right by you even though you’re clearly trying to flag them down (and wearing a super cute outfit) and sometimes nobody pays attention to your tanning fully nude in the middle of Central Park. Invisibility has its perks, though: you can eat off strangers’ plates and walk through a car wash if you want! And I promise, someday somebody will finally notice you as you sniff their hair in a completely non-creepy way.


Mostly C’s: Mindy Kaling

Congratulations, you’re basically the greatest person ever! You’re incredibly smart, hilarious, inspiring and hard-working, and you consistently drop the most on-point pop culture references in casual conversation. Pretty much everybody likes you and you have an amazing sense of style. Also, remember that time you wrote a bestselling novel? That was a fun time. You’re comfortable in your own skin and you don’t let anybody push you around. You’re living the dream—can I be you?


Mostly D’s: Kelly Kapoor

You’re often described as a drama queen and you know all the latest Suri Cruise gossip. You put the crazy in boy crazy and you talk so much that you’ve learned to tune yourself out. But you’re also intelligent, creative and driven, and you’re one of the few people who looks hot eating a cupcake. Keep doin’ you and forget the haters—sometimes people are just really mean to the hot, popular girl. And don’t worry, you are way prettier than Hilary Swank.

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Andrea Park


Andrea Park is a southern girl making her way in the freezing midwest, with the help of her trusty North Face parka, multiple layers of colorful socks and an obscene amount of salted caramel mochas.