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17 January 2005 @ 02:36 pm
Mental age meme  

You Are 23 Years Old


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?
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: KMFDM - Witch Hunt
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.

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".