Isn’t it weird how children can say with such certainty what they’re going to be when they grow up? If you ask any child “what are you going to be when you’re an adult?”, they’ll reply, with unshakable confidence, “a fireman”, or “a doctor”, or, with increasing frequency, “a YouTuber”. As human beings grow older, however, they become less sure of just what they want to do with their life. Many are forced to dedicate themselves to one subject or career when they’re 18 and fresh out of high school, with virtually zero familiarity with themselves or the world around them. This, of course, leads to people working jobs that give them little more than just enough money to pay their rent and get a little drunk every second weekend.
If it’s a challenge for you to get up and go to work in the mornings, it’s safe to say you’re not working the job the universe intended you to have. When you’re not suited to your job, it isn’t just you that suffers. Your employer and your co-workers are worse off thanks to your inability to give 110 percent.
If the time has come for you to toss your current job aside and enter into a profession more suited to your personality and skills, you’ve come to the right place. No, we’re not hiring, but we do have this comprehensive aptitude quiz to help you discover what job you should actually have.
You have a date with your latest tinder match tonight, where do you take them?
Tinder has made dating easier than ever before. No more do you have to approach people at bars and in coffee shops to nervously ask for their number. Simply keep swiping left until you see somebody you like. However, you still have to decide where you’re taking your date and the place you choose says a lot about you!
You stub your toe in public and you want to swear, but there are children around. do you…
Kids are everywhere. Whether you have children yourself or simply have friends who do, you can expect to see them on a daily basis. Interacting with children isn’t always easy, but it’s an unavoidable part of life and, as a consequence, an unavoidable part of many jobs. How you feel about kids will likely influence how employers feel about you.
There’s a spider in your bathroom and you really have to go. What do you do?
Loving animals is easy, but loving - or even liking - insects can be a bit of a challenge. Deep down, we all know spiders mean us no harm, but few of us are thinking rationally when we find ourselves face to face with an eight-legged, multi-eyed monster. How you react in the heat of the moment will determine how you should be earning a living.
You’ve lost all your money during a trip to Vegas. How do you get home?
Vegas is great, but I can tell you from personal experience that it can get quite pricey. How you find your way home from Sin City with no money in your wallet and even less food in your belly will give employers a good idea of your ability to confront and solve problems.
A boy shows up at your door claiming to be your illegitimate son. What do you do?
It’s great to go out and have some fun, but it is possible to lose the run of yourself for just long enough to screw up your life forever. In order to find the job that was meant for you, you need to find out how you would react to receiving startling news.
You have been called upon for jury duty. How do you react?
When accused of a crime serious enough to warrant it, we all have the right to be brought before a jury of our peers. Of course, that means we occasionally have the unenviable task of actually serving on a jury. It isn’t fun, but it’s crucial to the continued growth of society.
You are awoken in the middle of the night by the voice of God. What do you do?
Every so often, you read about somebody somewhere - usually Texas - hearing the voice of The Almighty and dropping everything to dedicate themselves to His (or Her) cause. But how would you react in just such a situation? Would you become a Saint in the making or would you be a little more skeptical? It’s difficult to say when it hasn’t happened, but try to put yourself in the shoes of somebody awoken by the voice of God at three in the morning.
What is the first thing you do when your alarm clock goes off?
For most of us, our days start with our dreams being rudely interrupted by the sound of whatever music we set as our alarm clock sound the night before. It’s a pain in the neck, that’s for sure, but how you react to the ringing of the alarm clock often symbolizes how you will perform for the rest of the day.
You just found out your little brother is being bullied at school. What do you do?
Bullying is something every child has to deal with during their schooling, but it’s not easy to see somebody you love being put through such an ordeal. You’ll likely have to handle bullies in your working life, so it’s important to figure out how you deal with them on the playground.
Complete the following sentence: the earth revolves around…
There has been a lot of talk about the solar system over the past couple of years. Just how does it work? Why does it work that way? What role does our beloved little planet play? The battle between science and religion rages on, but just what do you believe the world revolves around?
You have reason to believe your partner is cheating on you. How do you confirm or alleviate your suspicions?
Being in love, as anybody who is in love will tell you, is great. There’s nothing like it. It brings a kind of happiness most people don’t believe is possible until they experience it. But what happens when love fails? What happens when love crashes and burns? What do you do?
You wake up with a headache and somebody you don’t recognize lying next to you. What is your first thought?
I’m pretty certain we’ve all been there. I certainly have. It’s the morning after a particularly messy night on the town. You have been awoken by the snoring of an unfamiliar throat. Who are they? What did you do with them? What did you do to them? It’s anybody’s guess. What’s yours?
You have one day to live, how do you spend it?
The only thing people dread more than dying is being told they’re going to die. Of course, we all - or, at least, most of us - must learn of our impending doom sooner or later. Put yourself in the shoes of somebody who has just been told they’re about to kick the bucket. How do you react? What do you do with your final day?
Your former elementary school has invited you to be a guest speaker. What do you talk about?
Nothing confirms your success more than being asked to return to your former elementary school to give a talk to the school’s current students. But just what do you talk to them about? The choice is yours. You have a live mic and the freedom to say literally anything that comes to your mind. What do you talk about?
Your dog just had an operation and requires constant supervision. What do you do to handle such a situation?
We all love our pets, but sometimes they can fall ill, which puts us in a spot of bother. Let’s say your beloved dog has just come out of a serious operation. I know it’s a horrible thought, but try to imagine it for the sake of this question. How do you go about looking after them while you work?
Your doctor tells you that you need to stay awake for 48 hours or you’ll die. How do you keep from falling asleep?
Sleep is great. There are times when my alarm goes off and I feel like I would rather die than drag myself from the coziness of my duvet. But what about when sleeping is actually a matter of life and death? Or, more correctly, what about when not sleeping is actually a matter of life and death? How do you keep your eyes open?
You have just learned of a plot to assassinate you. What do you do?
Like it or not, human beings are, at heart, wild animals. It is in the nature of all wild animals to survive and avoid predators at all costs. With that in mind, let’s say that you have just learned that a group of people have been plotting to take your life. Terrifying, right? What is your first move?
If you could have one trait of any historical figure, what would you choose?
History is full of wacky, eccentric, and downright interesting characters. From Henry VIII and his many wives to Barack Obama and his unwavering charm, there is no shortage of famous figures with enviable qualities and traits. But if you could choose one trait of any historical figure, what would it be?
Which of the following do you wish you had been taught in school?
We learn a whole lot of things in school. With long division and various grammatical rules firmly drilled into our heads by the time we graduate, you’d think we’d be set for life. Of course, there are plenty of things we weren’t taught at any point throughout elementary, middle, and high school. What do you wish you had learned the most?
You have just dropped a bowl of your favorite food. How do you react?
Few things can beat sitting down with a big bowl of your favorite food. That being said, there are few things as devastating as dropping said big bowl and seeing your favorite food become inedible in a matter of seconds. How you react in such a situation says a lot about your ability to handle stress and pressure.
Your partner has been gaining a lot of weight. Do you tell them?
You never want to hurt somebody’s feelings, but sometimes it seems like doing so is unavoidable. Let’s say your partner - the person you love more than anybody else on this planet - has been putting on a worrying amount of weight. What do you do? Is it okay to tell them or should you avoid it at all costs?
You need to return a pair of sweatpants but you lost the receipt. What do you do?
It’s safe to say that most of us have had to return something at some point or another. Unfortunately, returning an item isn’t always that easy, especially when you don’t have a receipt to prove you purchased the product in the first place. How would you approach returning something without proof of purchase?
You have just won $2 million in the lottery. What’s the first thing you buy?
Everybody dreams about buying a lottery ticket and becoming a millionaire. We all fantasize about the great things we’d do and buy after winning the lottery. Personally, I dream of buying a tiger and making him guard my house to protect the money I have left. What about you? What would you buy?
You see a homeless man stealing food from a supermarket. Do you call the police?
What do you do when you see somebody breaking the law? Not just a regular person, but somebody who could perish if they didn’t bend the rules to get the food that they need to live? It’s a tough decision to make, but your immediate reaction is a reflection of your true personality.
You’re driving home late at night and there is nobody on the road. Do you break the speed limit?
Nobody knows how they would react in certain situations until they find themselves in them. When faced with the opportunity to break the law without fear of being punished, you learn a lot about your true self. What would you do? How would you react? Who are you?