How Big Is the Gap Between Your Real Age and Your Mental Age?

Bri O.

How do you identify?

Has anyone ever told you that you're mature for your age?

Are/were you a good student?

Do you enjoy playing pranks on your friends?

Has anyone ever trusted you to babysit their kids?

You hear that your coworker is spreading a wildly untrue rumor about you, how do you respond?

How old are you?

How old do you feel?

How old are most of your friends?

How would your friends describe you?

Has anyone ever told you to "act your age"?

How would you'd describe your conflict resolution skills?

Are you open about your thoughts, feelings, and emotions with others?

Have you ever broken up with someone using text message?

Who takes care of your cooking and cleaning needs?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

What time do you usually go to bed?

How do you feel about your current responsibilities in life?

Who pays your bills?

If someone angrily confronts you, how do you respond?

How would your exes describe you?

Which is a bigger priority in your life?

How do you usually spend your Friday nights?

Do you ever get into fights, arguments, or debates on social media?

Who are you in your friend group?

Does your impulsivity ever lead you to make regrettable decisions?

When is lying okay?

How often do you fight with close friends or other loved ones?

What time do you usually wake up?

Do you take care of any pets or animals?

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About This Quiz

A lot of people say that age is just a number, and for some of them, it actually is true. There are certain expectations people around you have about how you are supposed to act. This starts up when you are a little kid, and goes on until you are a senior citizen, but not everyone acts their age.  

What about you?  Are you one of those teenagers who is incredibly mature and acts like you are 50, or are you one of those 50-year-olds that acts like they are still in their 20s? Whatever your age is, you always expect to feel entirely different as the years go on. When you are 21, you can't imagine being 30, but then when you hit 30, sometimes people realize they don't feel different at all from when they were 21. 

We all know that kid in college who never goes out and parties, and we all know that 25-year-old that is saving for retirement. already. And a lot of us know people that are 35 and party regularly, and 50-year-olds who haven't saved a dime and aren't even worried about it. Is your real age the same as your mental age? Take this quiz to find out.

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