Exactly How Old Is Your Soul?

Zoe Samuel

Do you often get deja vu?

Do you feel a strong sense of attachment to a particular place?

Have you ever met someone and felt like you knew them already?

Do you feel like a lucky person?

Do you ever feel jaded?

Were you a precocious child?

Do you love period dramas and historical fiction?

What style do you decorate your home?

Do you wish the modern world would just slow the heck down for a minute?

Are you prone to bouts of nostalgia?

Do you love older music?

Did you always know what you wanted to do when you grew up?

Do you have any friends from different generations?

What sort of building would you like to live in?

Which old "tradition" are you happiest to see go the way of the dodo?

What tradition from the days of yore do you actually miss?

How optimistic are you about the direction of the planet?

Do you like to make things by hand?

How much do you prefer natural light over electric?

Does the idea of a major realignment of power in the world give you the heebie-jeebies?

Do you long for the simple life?

How often do you feel thankful for being born when you were?

Do you sometimes hear the voices of people who are no longer with us?

Do you ever have dreams where you're back in ye olden days?

Do you have any phobias you just can't explain?

Have you ever gotten the sense that you're being punished for something you did in a past life?

How well do you get on with your family?

Do you believe in reincarnation?

Do you believe in The One?

Do you dwell on your regrets?

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About This Quiz

Some people are old souls, and other people are brand new. You can usually tell which you are by a number of factors. Some of them relate to your tastes: whether you prefer a simpler life, whether you feel at home with modern technology, architecture, and decor, whether you get stressed out by all the noise out there.

Some of them relate to your politics, though those are harder to pin down. Sometimes, old souls lament the passing of older traditions and forms of thinking, while sometimes they're just so darn relieved to be living in an age when women are considered equal humans and slavery is are illegal that they believe changes to be a very good thing indeed.

Some of the factors in knowing whether you're an old soul, however, are more amorphous. Older souls feel more in the way of nostalgia, and they often get the sense that they've been someplace before. They're more likely to meet someone and feel like they've known them forever, usually because, in one sense, they have. Plus, they tend to feel the weight of karma and notice that their dreams often retain traces of past lives. If all that sounds like you, then perhaps you are an old soul indeed - and if not, then you might be fresh from the soul factory. Let's find out!

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