What Is Your Strongest Mental Ability?

Zoe Samuel

How do you envision your career, long term?

What are your friends most comfortable talking about with you?

Which of these tasks do you find the most daunting?

What do you find the most difficult part of dieting?

What drives you crazy about the people you work with?

What normally relaxing activity actually wears you out?

What do you do when you're finished with work for the day, alone, and need to kick back?

Would you consider serving in the military?

With what sort of writing can you read between the lines?

Which of these jobs would you find easiest to do?

How would you fix a broken faucet?

How would you get in shape, if you had to?

What kind of college did you go to?

Which of these living situations would you like to try for a year?

What sort of physical activities do you do on a regular basis?

How do you look before you leap?

How old is your oldest current relationship?

How do you usually go about getting to know someone?

What quality, fairly or not, makes you judge people when you meet them?

What do you admire the most about your role models?

What moral virtues do you feel you meet most strongly?

What item can't you leave home without?

Which of these situations would shame you the most?

How do you usually form an argument?

How would you go about joining an industry you aren't a part of yet?

Which of these jobs would be the hardest for you to do?

What sort of vacations do you like to go on?

How do you keep your home looking nice?

How would you get home if someone dropped you in the middle of nowhere, without any money or a phone?

What are your working hours like?

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About This Quiz

While many animals evolved peculiar traits, like being able to see in infrared or growing claws to scamper up trees, humans grew massive, complex brains. The human brain is such a peculiar thing that in order for a mother to give birth, and unlike most mammals, humans are born in a slightly premature state, unable to take care of ourselves or even walk as most other mammals can. As a result, however, humans develop the most potent weapon in the Earthly food chain arsenal: the human mind.

With our minds, we spread to every corner of the globe. We invented machines that fly. We conceived not only of civilization, but also of many forms of government. Depending on who you ask, we invented dozens of religions. Humans set ourselves apart from the rest of the animal kingdom with a single physical adaptation, but that single adaptation opened the door to a cornucopia of abilities.

So, human: where do your strengths lie? Have you ever soberly considered them? In this quiz, we will parse out your achievements, interests, tastes and what makes you a special human being. From this, we will rank your qualities and determine which of your mental abilities stands apart as your greatest strength. So put down your Sudoku, close up that crossword and get ready to find out if your mental muscle is powerful or pathetic!

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