While we'd all like to think that we're the coolest person that ever was and ever will be, there's bound to be a handful of awkward moments from your past that you'd gladly pay to have removed from your memory. Luckily, with the internet and popular shows like The Office and Arrested Development, we're slowly being allowed to embrace the cringe and except the fact that everyone can suffer from humiliating moments at one point or another. But just exactly how awkward are you?
Because you live with yourself for literally your entire life, you may begin to lose perspective on your social interactions, and it may take something with an unbiased stance (i.e. this quiz) to clue you into exactly how awkward you've become. It may turn out that you've made some of these embarrassing memories in your head into a much bigger deal than they actually were. Or, even worse, you may have become a walking cringe-fest without even knowing it.
Both lack of self-awareness and over self-awareness can lead to equally awkward situations in their own right. And if you're a person that finds themselves constantly thrust into uncomfortable situations, it may be your own anxiety and self-esteem that may need an adjustment, rather than the people around you.
So let's find out how truly awkward you've become!
What do you do when you have a crush on someone?
Navigating the opposite sex throughout middle and high school can be awkward for us all, especially when it’s someone you’ve been pining over for months. Though everyone should have some initial nerves when talking with their crush, how you chose to proceed will largely set a pattern for all of your future relationships, so it’s important to try not to psych yourself out too much when it comes to trying to break the ice with them.
How do you handle a bully in school or at the workplace?
No one likes a bully, so for the sake of this quiz, we’ll assume that you’re not the one pushing people around. Sometimes these bullies can be a slight nuisance, and other times they can become a daily problem. Since you’re bound to come across these types of people within your life at some point, it’s a good idea to come up with a strategy on how to deal with them.
What is your favorite kind of movie?
You can tell a lot about people by the kinds of movie and TV shows they enjoy. After all, your interests are just an extension of your personality, and if you gave anyone a list of your all-time favorite films, there’s a good chance that they could feel out your personality without ever having actually met you.
What is your ideal after school activity?
While everyone was pretty much stuck with doing the same things from homeroom to eighth period, what you chose to do as soon as the final bell rang was usually up to you (provided you didn’t have detention). So did you lean toward something academic, or something athletic? Or were you just ready to get out of that building as fast as possible?
What was your favorite toy growing up?
It’s probably been a while since you’ve actually played with any toys that didn’t have a screen attached to them. So for this question, you’ll have to think back to your long lost childhood and try to remember how you preferred to pass your free time. And as a kid, all you ever had was free time.
What is your favorite kind of music?
They say they can determine a person’s intelligence simply based off the music they listened to. So we’ll see if that also applies to how awkward of a person you are. Since music is easily one of the easiest ways to tell what kind of person you are, there simply must be a connection between your favorite kind and how much of your life is filled with cringe-worthy encounters.
What kind of kisser are you?
While everyone would like to think that they’re the greatest kisser in the world, it’s time to take a step back and make an honest assessment of your skills. While no one should be judged by their first kiss — which is always almost terrible — if you’ve had a few partners to practice with than you’re very likely locked into your style of kissing for the remainder of existence.
What do you feel when you look at yourself in the mirror?
While some people absolutely love looking at themselves and posing for selfies, there are others who cannot stand the way they look, even when other people may constantly compliment their appearance. For some people, this may just be modesty, while for others it may be a true distaste in one’s own appearance. It’s like hearing your voice on a recording — it didn’t bother you until you had to hear/ see it how the rest of the world does.
What was your favorite subject in school?
While most people hate school, there are probably at least one or two subjects that you found easier to sit through than the rest of them. While classes like health may have been easier to cruise through and algebra may have been a nightmare for most students, which class did you find your self most drawn to? And no, lunch is not a class.
What is your favorite beverage?
Unless you’re the Dude from The Big Lebowski, who has become synonymous with drinking White Russians, there’s a good chance that you don’t just walk around sipping your favorite drink 24/7. Sticking to one beverage for your entire life would be too much of a good thing, but if you had to choose from these four options, which drink would you prefer over the others?
What is your ideal first date?
Let’s assume that you’re not so awkward that you can’t land a first date, and now you have to decide what you actually want to do with your crush for your first outing together. While a daytime coffee may be the normal first date for adult couples, that doesn’t mean it would necessarily be the most comfortable situation for you.
How many close friends would you say your have?
With the invention of social media, the term “friends” has gone through a bit of a change within the last decade. Before, you wouldn’t call someone a friend unless you actually hung out/ talked with them on a pretty regular basis, but not all you need to do is have a connection through Facebook or Instagram. So how many actual close friends do you think you have?
How many one night stands have you had?
While some people consider a one night stand a badge of honor, others consider it a mark of shame and a mistake they regret making. Meanwhile, super awkward people might think of the concept as an absolute abstraction since they can barely speak to someone they’re interested, let along take them home for a no-strings-attached fling. So where do you land on the spectrum?
What is your ideal Friday night?
As soon as the Monday morning alarm goes off, there’s a good chance that you’re already looking forward to Friday night. No matter how awkward you are, no one likes to be tied down by work or school, and Friday marks the beginning of a few days of freedom. So how do you usually mark the occasion?
During prom night, you could be found…
For most high schoolers, prom night was the social event of the year. It was where you finally got to pair up with the person you were pining over for the whole school year and go out in style. But for other people, the event was an anxiety-inducing nightmare, chalk full of expectations and far too much picture posing for those who fall on the awkward side of life.
Which character on Rick & Morty would you be?
Much like South Park and Family Guy before it, Rock & Morty is easily one of the hottest cartoons currently on TV. Even with its relatively small cast of characters, headed off by the audacious mad-scientist, Rick, and his anxiety-ridden grandson, Morty, the show manages to display massively diverse personalities within the confines of this offbeat and often deranged family.
What’s your favorite type of weather?
While you may think that everyone enjoys the warm and sunny weather, there are other that like to have an excuse to stay inside. A winter blizzard or a spring thunderstorm can make for the perfect day to play some video games or read a book, and for those with extreme awkwardness, it can mean a break from having to be outside and social.
What would you do with a week of vacation?
Just like the weekends, everyone looks forward to some much needed time off from school and work. Provided that you don’t need to get work done in other areas of your life, what would you do with an entire week to yourself? Stay in and consume mostly mindless entertainment? Or get our of your hometown and do something you’ve never done before?
What do you do during family gatherings?
While everyone loves when they can get together with a few of their closest friends, most of us do not look forward to extended family gatherings. After all, you can’t pick your family. So when you find the holidays rolling around once again, what’s your game plan when it comes to being forced to attend family gatherings?
What do you like best about yourself?
How you view yourself is usually more important than how others see you, though one will certainly reflect within the other. For instance, if you can’t find one redeeming quality about yourself others will probably see someone that’s lacking in any kind of confidence. Luckily, even people who are super awkward have to have a couple things going for them, even if they’re afraid to share it with the world.
What’s your ideal house?
While the way a person designs their house/apartment can definitely be a window inside their personality, the location that someone decides to settle down in can be just as telling. Unfortunately for many of us, we end up spending a good chunk of our lives dreaming about how we really want to live. So what would be your ideal choice if money and location were no option?
During a job interview, you…
Just as most of the world has a fear of public speaking, the fear of going to a job interview is something that many of us suffer with. If you’re not an inherently awkward person, you could easily overcome this by following some standard interview practices, but for others, following these guidelines may be simply impossible if their nerves get in the way.
What’s your favorite thing to watch on Youtube?
Unfortunately, it’s getting to the point in our culture where sitting through a TV show can be too much of a commitment for some people, which is why many of us will find ourselves on Youtube for a quick entertainment fix. While watching a few Youtube videos here and there isn’t a problem, you have to be careful about not getting sucked into a Youtube rabbit whole and wasting your entire day on 5-minute videos.
How would you deal with a messy roommate?
If you’re one of the few people who has been fortunate enough to only live by yourself or with your family growing up, then you have been spared the struggle of having to adjust to life living with a roommate. Even if the roommate isn’t the messiest person, there’s a good chance that they’ll do something that annoys at some point and you’ll have the awkward task of addressing it without trying to make it weird in the household.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Since kids change their minds every 5 seconds, there’s a good chance that you went through a million career outlooks throughout your childhood, so we’ll just stick to a few of the more prominent ones. So which one of these nearly impossible jobs did you dream about holding as a kid for when you finally did grow up to be an adult?