On a Scale of 1-10, How Much Are You Like Your Parents?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
On a Scale of 1-10, How Much Are You Like Your Parents?
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About This Quiz

Becoming your parents is something with which you are regularly threatened when you are a little girl or boy. People tell you not to be naughty or resentful when you're not thrilled with a decision they've made, warning you that one day you will be like this duo who are driving you so bonkers at the moment. You scoff, but deep down, you know that there is a distinct possibility that you will indeed turn out just like them.

For some people, who are lucky enough to have kind and loving parents, this is a blessing. Indeed, such people get to bring home prospective spouses safe in the knowledge that their boo will meet their mother or father (or if they have two moms or dads, both of them), and say to themselves, "Score!" Other people are not so keen on becoming their parents, though some change their mind later as their perspective shifts. Still, others have parents who are simply awful people, or who are lovely but not the kind of person that their child would like to become. This latter group would likely be horrified to find out they've turned into mom or dad.

Are you turning into your parents - or is the transformation already complete? Let's find out!

Do you worry about kids these days?
No, I just avoid them because they suck.
Constantly!
Not really
They're way better than we were, so no

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Have you apologized to your parents for being such a little brat sometimes?
Constantly!
Just once
Only as a joke
I'd have to call them to do that and I'm not going to do that.

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How do you feel when you hear Oscar Wilde's famous joke: "All women become their mothers. That's their tragedy. No man does. That's his!"
Excited because my mom is the literal best
Worried that it's happening
Indifferent
Laugh at his wrongness

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Do you like hanging out with people who have kids?
Yes, at my age nearly everyone does so it's just easier
Generally, yes
As long as that's not all they talk about
No, they are boring.

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When you get up off the couch, what do you say?
I make a joke about whatever sound my joints made.
Oof!
Who wants a cup of tea?
Is getting off the couch an event that requires one to say something?

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Do you cook most nights?
Yes, unless it's pizza night
5/7, sure
About half
I don't have a kitchen!

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Do you kvetch about property taxes?
They are the worst, let me tell you.
They do suck, but not really.
No, I rent.
I will never own a house so I think they're actually too low.

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Is society going to the dogs?
It already went. Now it's going to the cats and it's gonna be the worst.
Probably, yeah
No, ‚Äčit's fine.
Who doesn't like the dogs?

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Do you know who the coolest young singer is right now?
It's not Madonna anymore; I know that.
It's not Britney any more; I know that.
It's not Rihanna., I think. Or is it?
It's me, duh.

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You look at your calendar for the week and most evenings are empty. How do you feel?
Relieved
Totally fine
Slightly sad
Crushed

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How many days per week do you eat breakfast?
Seven
Five
Three
None

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Do you make a list before you go shopping?
How else would you know what to buy?
Yes, it stops me getting junk.
I shop online so I have a saved list.
I don't have any money so I don't shop.

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Do you have to call someone younger than you to set up the new TV?
Of course. It's all Greek to me.
I give it a go myself.
No, I can do it.
I don't have a TV. I get everything on my laptop.

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How do you consume TV shows?
On TV. How else?
Mostly TV, but using streaming services.
A combination of tablet and TV
Phone!

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Are you getting more conservative as you age?
Yes, sigh
Not really, I haven't got enough money.
I haven't changed much.
On the contrary, I used to not care and now I am the most hardcore progressive ever.

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Do you worry about climate change?
Nah, it's not that big a problem.
Nah, I will be dead before it gets bad.
Yes, it's gonna be bad during my lifetime.
Yes, it's an extinction level event if we don't act.

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Do you have a go-bag ready in case of emergency?
Of course; it has everything.
I suppose I should have one.
No, that's paranoid.
No, I don't intend to survive the apocalypse.

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How many medications do you take per week?
More than 10
Five -10
Three
None

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How many over-the-counter medicines are on your person at any given moment?
An entire pharmacy
Painkiller, antihistamine, diarrhea tablet, antacid, inhaler, Band-Aid. So, not much.
Painkiller
Weed, honestly. It cures most of what ails me.

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If a garment is labeled "dry-clean only," can you tell by feeling it whether it will survive the washer?
I can tell by looking at it.
Yes!
No, but I just wash it anyway.
Why would I own or touch something that costs that much to clean?

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What do you use for entertainment while washing dishes?
Yelling at the kids
Radio
Podcast
I have a dishwasher.

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Do you rather like it when you make a joke and people roll their eyes as they laugh?
People never laugh at my jokes; it's the worst.
That's the best!
I guess that's OK.
No, I want just pure laughter.

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How many flannel shirts do you own?
All of my shirts are flannel.
10
Five
None

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Do you ever your parents' clothing?
I actually just steal it.
Sometimes
Maybe a coat, to pop out quickly with the dog
Ew, no

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Do you sort of hope they'll leave you their car?
I have had my eye on it for years.
Honestly, I'd sell it.
No, thanks, I have a car.
I don't want a car.

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Did you get your mom or dad's haircut without realizing it?
I realized it and I like it.
Yes
Nearly!
Nope!

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Is music from the 1960s actually just better?
Obviously, it is. The Beatles, man!
Kinda, yeah. It kills me to say it.
It's fine, neither better nor worse.
No

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How punctual are you?
I am always 20 minutes early.
I am on time.
It depends
I am always late

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Does your current friend group remind you of your parents' friends at all?
Yes, they are some of the same people.
A little
Not really
God, no

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Do you look forward to seeing your parents at holidays, instead of finding it annoying?
Yes, they are my besties!
I do, yes.
Mostly, though they can be annoying.
I don't see them.

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