What Is Your Psychological Age?

Steven Miller

Would you consider yourself more of an optimist or a pessimist?

How strong is your memory?

How habitual are you in how you do things?

Are things better now or in the past?

Are your thoughts more focused on the past, present or future?

How prone are you to depression?

How good are you at remembering people's names?

How much do you enjoy playing games?

Would you say you're a dreamer?

Which description sounds most like your main focus in life right now?

How open to new ideas are you?

What speed does your mind move at?

Do you enjoy solving puzzles?

Do you prefer fact or fiction?

How would you describe your level of life experience?

How creative are you?

How often do you struggle to remember things that you feel like you should know?

What do you think of today's popular music?

Which genre is most interesting to you?

Would you describe yourself as a student of life?

How hard is it for you to focus?

When was the last time you lost an important item and had no idea where you left it?

When was the last time you took up a new hobby?

Do you enjoy traveling?

How curious are you about how things work?

What time of the day is your mind the clearest?

When was the last time you ate a new food?

How do you feel about modern technology?

At what volume do you like to play your music?

How likely are you to start a new project or career?

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About This Quiz

Have you ever been told that you act older or younger than you are? For some of us, the number of candles on our last birthday cake is irrelevant. Sometimes, our actual age doesn’t match how old we really feel.

While society places certain expected behaviors on different age groups, it’s always measured in a number of years. Whether you feel your age or not depends on your true psychological age. Your behaviors, actions and emotional responses can be older or younger than those expected from your age group. The way you’ve lived your life, your attitude and your chosen activities can greatly affect your mental age.

Perhaps you’ve been told that you have a lot of energy for someone your age. Maybe you’ve been told to stop acting like you’re old. Either way, it’s time you know how old you are mentally, not physically! This psychological age quiz is designed to peer into your behaviors. Depending on how you handle yourself and the choices you make, we’ll help you find the age you are inside. Your birth certificate may tell you that you are aging, but your psychological age may let you live forever! Take the quiz to find out if you are a wise old soul, a sprightly young adventurer or something else!


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