What’s Your Open Enrollment Alter Ego? (An ALEX Personality Quiz)

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Every good superhero needs an alter ego: Superman has Clark Kent, Spider-Man has Peter Parker, and Drake has Aubrey Graham.

HR heroes are no different, especially when faced with their biggest challenge: open enrollment. This quiz will reveal your OE alter ego, and what it says about you!

1. During breakfast on the morning of the enrollment deadline, IT sends an email informing you that your benefits portal is down, and will likely stay down for the rest of the day. What do you do?

A. Retrieve your “Benefits Portal Down and/or Company WiFi Disabled by Sentient Roombas” folder from your kitchen safe. You prepared for this.
B. Make a new pot of coffee, chug the whole thing, and then smash the pot on the table.
C. Finish up your normal getting-ready routine. You can figure it out at work!
D. Email IT back and tell them to figure it out. This is their issue.

2. You decide you want some retro tunes to help get you through a big stack of paperwork. What’s your go-to OE jam?

A. “Takin’ Care of Business” — Bachman-Turner Overdrive
B. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” — Wham!
C. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” — Bobby McFerrin
D. “With a Little Help from My Friends” — The Beatles

3. Every hero needs a sidekick! Who’s the Robin to your Batman during OE?

A. Paul the Office Administrator, who gets you the good paper clips, best pens, and brightest highlighters. Bless you, Paul.
B. Aaliyah from Accounting, the office’s coffee machine whisperer who knows what button to push when it starts making that weird grindy noise.
C. LJ, your meditation coach.
D. Your whole team! It’s a Mighty Ducks situation.

4. What’s your greatest fear?

A. This image. *eye twitch*
B. Decaf anything.
C. Unnecessary stress.
D. Sad, lonely cubicles.

5. Open enrollment is over. You find yourself with a few hours of precious, precious free time. How do you spend it?

A. Preparing for next year’s OE, of course!
B. Sleeping through all of those hours.
C. Pondering life’s grand questions over a green smoothie.
D. Getting celebratory drinks with your team!

Time for the results! If you answered…

Mostly A’s: You’re the Extreme Organizer. Your color-coded planner and alphabetized to-do lists will guide you through OE without a single missed deadline. You’re neat, sharp, great at your job, and likely to wander through office supply stores to unwind.

Mostly B’s: You’re the Caffeine Fiend. Every barista within a five-mile radius of your office starts making your coffee before you even walk into the shop. Dedicated, energetic, and fun, your Open Enrollment is powered by espresso.

Mostly C’s: You’re the Calm Before, During, and After the Storm. Oh, is Open Enrollment happening now? You hardly noticed. You’re unflappable, amiable, and a rock for anyone on your team who’s completely freaking out.

Mostly D’s: You’re the Social Butterfly. Your coworkers are the wind beneath your wings during OE, and you’re the same for them. You’re super friendly, an awesome collaborator, a master motivator, and you always bring in the best snacks.