Most Humans Only Use 10% of Their Brain. What Percentage Do You Use?

Zoe Samuel

Do you read nonfiction books for fun?

Do you read fiction books?

Do you look before you leap?

Do you play puzzle games like Sudoku?

Do you play board games?

Do you always have a jigsaw puzzle on the go?

Do you exercise three times a week?

Do you get your five a day?

Do you stretch most days?

Do you go to the doctor for your annual physical?

Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?

Do you follow the news?

There are 196 countries in the world. How many do you think you could find on a map?

How gullible are you?

Do you often say the wrong thing and have to apologize?

Do you improve your living environment for efficiency, e.g. by hanging pegs near your front door so you don't leave your coat on the sofa every day?

Do you ever prepare meals more than one at a time?

Do you check the weather before you leave the house?

Do you let your phobias control your behavior?

Do you know how to debate civilly?

Do you know how to identify common dishonest debating tactics like "ad hominem", strawman, derailing, or "post hoc ergo propter hoc"?

Do you feed the trolls?

Do you listen to or read at least one news source that doesn't share your political worldview?

Do you see different political ideologies as being an identity that you adopt?

Have you ever changed your mind about something big because you heard new evidence?

How much TV do you watch?

Of the TV that you watch, how much is reality TV?

Do you go to the theater?

How about comedy shows?

How funny are you?

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About This Quiz

While it's true that some people aren't especially bright, it's also true that plenty of perfectly intelligent people insist on not fully using their God-given smarts. Are you one of them, or are you firing on all cylinders?

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