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17 January 2005 @ 02:36 pm
Mental age meme  


You Are 23 Years Old



23





Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.



Not bad. Only a couple of years off from my real age.

A couple of questions were left blank because none of the options applied. Strangely, if I also leave the TV question blank (since I don't really watch TV), it gives me 19. WTF? Why would not watching TV make you mentally younger?
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Alun Clewealun_clewe on January 17th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hm...I assumed the quiz wouldn't work if questions were left blank, so when I tried taking the quiz I answered all the questions, even those that didn't really apply (I just chose the answer that seemed least objectionable)...and got an answer of 19.

I just tried it again now, leaving blank some questions that really didn't apply, or to which none of the answers sounded good...and got a 10.

My guess is that the way it works is by starting at zero and adding a number to the age for each answer; the more "childish" answers add a smaller number, but even they add at least one or two. Leaving a question blank adds zero by default, and therefore always yields a smaller final result than would have been the case had any of the answers been chosen.

I am now going to test this hypothesis by simply hitting "Submit" without selecting any of the answers. If I'm right, this should yield an age of zero.

Yup.
Alun Clewealun_clewe on January 18th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
Okay, a slight amendment: It turns out the most "childish" answer to each question does, indeed, add zero to the age; it's not true that even the "childish" answers add at least one or two. Still, that means that leaving a question blank has the same result as choosing the most "childish" answer...so, for example, leaving the TV question blank is the same as choosing "SpongeBob SquarePants".
russgoulo on January 18th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
Second time I've done this quiz, and I think I got 27 both times. I am young at heart!