Have you ever heard the old adage, "age is just a number?" To most, it's a unique way to validate their decisions. By stating that age is nothing more than a label, they're free to do things that may seem older or younger in the eyes of society. From the outside, it seems like a pretty silly excuse. However, this particular statement holds a lot more merit than most think.
Physical age definitely matters, since our bodies and physiologies change over time. However, our "mental age" can be very different from how old we really are. When it comes to the mind, age really is just another number. You can be 55 and fell like you're 10 years old, or be 15 and feel like you've matured to 30. There are a wide array of personalities in this world, each with their own unique mental age.
Have you ever sat down and thought about how you perceive the world? Have you ever questioned if you're really as "old" as you think you are?
We've pieced together a series of questions that will help test what particular age range you fall into. A lot of the subject matter is silly fun, but some of it will give you a great glimpse into how you interact with the world around you.
If you've ever been curious as to what age range your mind belongs to, then this is the quiz for you!
How do you feel about Fast Food?
Love it or hate it, we all have to deal with the fact that fast food is a multi-billion dollar business in the United States. In short, it's not going anywhere anytime soon. Thankfully, you can make your own informed decisions about whether or not you want to eat at a given fast food place. That said, how do you really feel about purchasing and consuming fast food products?
What do you like to do in your free time?
What you do in your free time says a lot about your mental age. In a world where most of us are working, our free time is incredibly valuable. It's the few fleeting moments in which we can truly relax and allow ourselves to do virtually anything. What do you usually find yourself doing in your free time?
What types of games do you like?
Things aren't like they were in the 1940s. Adults in the new age have an abundance of technology at their fingertips. Whether you like them or not, video games have become a massive part of the interactive entertainment scene. Because of this, we figured we'd question you about the types of games that you enjoy playing most.
You see someone pass by in a cool car, how do you feel?
Ever since the boom of motor vehicles as a primary form of transportation, car companies have been hard at work creating the "next best thing" in automobiles. Sure, you can take the bus, or ride a train, but there is something so much better (and more satisfying) about owning your own vehicle. If you see someone drive by in a particularly expensive car, how does it make you feel?
How good are you with money?
This is a question that most of us dread answering. No one really wants to divulge how they spend their money for fear of judgment and scorn. The truth is, there are an array of personalities out there and how you spend your money is up to you. After all, you're the one working so hard to make it. How good would you say you are when it comes to cash?
How do you feel about birthdays?
There are a lot of amazing things in life that lose their luster. For a while, birthdays are an amazing time of celebration and joy. As time goes on, however, people begin to view them as just another year passing by. This begs the question. How do you really feel about your birthday? Do you think it's a time to celebrate? Or do you wish people would just ignore it?
How important is planning for the future?
None of us have future sight (well, maybe some of us do). It's pretty impossible for any of us to tell what's coming over the horizon. All you can do is plan for the worst, hope for the best, and ride things out. Everyone handles future problems differently. What type of person are you? Do you prefer to tackle problems as they happen, or do you have contingency plans in place?
How do you feel about Halloween?
Holidays are an important part of our culture. During this quiz, you'll see a few questions dedicated to these special days. The first one is Halloween. For some, it's their favorite time of year. Fall is just beginning, the leaves are tumbling from the trees, and the air is getting cooler. Costumes and candy reign supreme for one night of unbridled mischief. How do you feel about Halloween?
What's your favorite candy?
While on the subject of Halloween, we might as well talk about candy. As we age, our flavor palates change. You may grow up loving one candy and then completely crave another when you hit a certain age. Perhaps your candy profiles are tied into how you old you feel from a mental standpoint. What's currently your favorite type of candy?
What's your favorite type of movie?
Movies are a great form of entertainment. They're a multibillion-dollar business for a reason. It's no surprise that movie types can speak volumes about your mental age and overall personality. Think about the last movie you really enjoyed. What type of movie was it? Is there a particular genre that you gravitate towards when selecting a film?
How do you feel about technology?
Think about how far technology has come in recent years. In the last decade, we've seen insane advancements in entertainment, devices, smart objects, and science. It's actually quite alarming how fast technology is growing each year. How does the constant shifting of tech make you feel? Are you happy to learn new things each week, or would you rather stick with the same technology for a while?
How do you view life?
This is a rather open-ended question, we know. We want to know exactly how you view life. We won't go into intense detail here, we're just looking for some generalizations. Are you the type of person that sees the immense joy and opportunity in life? Perhaps you're the type that finds solace in helping others. What matters most to you?
You see someone tumble down a hill, what's your first reaction?
Imagine you're walking through your favorite park. Everything's going well for you and the weather is fantastic. As you're walking, you spot a stranger walking towards a nearby hill. They accidentally trip and end up tumbling down the grassy knoll. What's your first reaction to witnessing this event?
Which of these childhood toys did you love he most?
You most likely had a favorite toy when you were a child. It was most likely dependent on your families income (some of us didn't have a lot of toys) but childhood fun wasn't limited to whatever expensive item your parent pulled from the shelf. Some kids were quite fond of the "pet rock." What did you love to play with?
Politically, how do you see yourself?
Some people don't like to get involved in politics at all, and that's totally okay. For those of us that are involved in the political side of life, there are an abundance of different parties we can join. For this particular question, we want you to point towards which political views you favor.
How much do you like social media?
Whether you love it or hate it, social media has become a massive part of society. People are constantly flooding popular outlets to speak their opinions and market their services. Twitter and Facebook are two of the biggest players in the social media game, but there are tons of new outlets appearing each day. How do you feel about social media?
You find an old article of clothing, what do you do with it?
At some point in your life, you've probably come across something you thought you'd lost. You may even discover something you don't remember owning. For most of us, it's clothing. We go through a lot of clothing articles throughout life so it's no surprise that we may find something we don't remember purchasing. If you found an old piece of clothing today, what would you do with it?
Pick one of the following meal types.
We talked about how you felt about fast food earlier, now we want to know how you feel about a home-cooked meal. Imagine that you had to pick from one of the following food options to eat for dinner. You won't have to cook it, don't worry. We simply want to know what types of food you favor.
How do you feel about Classical music?
We wanted to feature at least one music-based question on this quiz, but we wanted something a bit different than "name your favorite genre." Because of that, we decided to test your feelings towards Classical music. It's rare that someone outwardly states Classical tunes on their list of all-time favorite musical scores. How do you feel when listening to this style of music?
Which of the following board games do you like most?
We talked about video games, we might as well bring board games into this too. Sometimes you crave entertainment that's a little more analog than digital. That's where popular tabletop games come in. These popular titles existed long before the first video games hit store shelves. Which you prefer may say a lot about your mental age. Which of these games do you like most?
Which of the following pets would you own?
If you're like us, then you love animals. At some point throughout your life, you'll either find yourself owning a furry friend or pet-sitting for a buddy. Thankfully, animal companions come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which complement almost every personality. If you had to own one of the following animals, which would it be?
How stressed are you?
Now we're getting into some of the harder questions. We don't usually think to think about it since we're so busy living life, but stress is something that affects virtually everyone. Perhaps you're the type of person that's immune to stressful feelings, or maybe you're stressed right now! How you handle stress will help us tell your mental age.
Which of the following things interests you most?
You can learn a lot about a person based on what drives them. For most people, there are certain things they crave and want during specific parts of their life. You may find yourself longing for companionship or interested solely in self-improvement. Which of the following things are you most interested in?
Which of these things scares you most?
Fears and phobias can actually say a lot about your mental age and your maturity level. Everyone is afraid of something (even people who claim they aren't afraid of anything). Perhaps you have nightmares about the thing in question or find yourself unsettled when facing it. Which of these ideas bothers you the most?
What types of literature do you enjoy?
We'll end on a lighter note since we hit you with all of those existential questions! Even if you aren't an avid reader, chances are you dabble in some form of literature. Take a look at the following choices and pick which one represents your inner-reader the most.