Are You Good at Adulting?

By: Talin Vartanian
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
Are You Good at Adulting?
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About This Quiz

We get it: adulting can be a tough hill to climb! But don't worry, because we're here to gauge how much of a master you are with the rules of adulthood. We know that you're not a kid anymore, and it's time for you to prove to us how much you've matured with this lifestyle quiz!

If you're not familiar with the concept of adulting, let us break this down for you. Being an adult comes with many responsibilities, such as being on time for work and prioritizing work-related tasks over leisurely activities. Such responsibilities are known as "adulting," which can be quite tiring for some people. Those who can multitask errands, chores and deadlines are typically able to handle adult life a little better. 

If you want to become better at adulting, we've got a few tips for you. For starters, there are many types of productivity apps that you can download on your smartphone to help you out. These include financial planners, sleep timers and calendars, but the possibilities are endless. But most importantly, always ask for some guidance from other adulting gurus if you feel too stressed out with the adult world. Tell us about how you handle your mature life with this adulting quiz!

When you come home from work, do you cook a big meal for yourself or do you prefer to order takeout?
Forget takeout; I'll cook a nice big meal for myself.
I cook a meal for myself most nights of the week.
It depends on how late I come home from work.
I can't cook to save my life, so I'll order takeout.

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Let's say that you're at a restaurant with a friend. Are you going to pick up the tab or let them pay for it?
I'll pay for both of our meals.
I'll pay for just my meal.
I'll ask the server to split the bill down the middle for us.
I'll gladly let my friend pay for our meals.

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Do you use any financial planners to track your finances or does this sound like way too much work?
I always use financial planners.
I have a financial planner that I occasionally use.
I only use planners when I'm on a strict budget.
That sounds like too much work.

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Morning routines are essential for starting your day off on the right foot. Which of the following do you incorporate during the early morning hours?
Working out
Reading a book
Eating breakfast
I just sleep as long as possible.

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Would you describe yourself as more of a night owl or an early bird?
Early bird
A bit of both
I'm more of an afternoon person.
Night owl

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During the winter months, do you lower the heat in your home to save on gas or electricity costs?
Absolutely!
I lower the heat a little bit.
It depends on how cold it is.
Nope, I need heat to survive.

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If you won $1,000 in the lottery right now, what would you do with your earnings?
Put it all in the bank.
Invest some of it.
Give some of the money to friends and family.
Spend it all.

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Do you currently live with your parents or guardians, with a roommate, or by yourself?
By myself
With a roommate
With several roommates
With my parents or guardians

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Is it better to make some morning coffee at home or grab a tasty latte from a coffee shop?
It's always better to make coffee at home.
I don't drink coffee.
It depends on how much extra money I have.
I prefer coffee from actual coffee shops.

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It's 7 p.m. on a Friday night, but you're behind on some work. Should you go out with friends or stay at home to play catch-up?
It's more responsible to catch up on some work.
I'll split the time between doing some work and hanging out with friends.
That depends on when the work is due.
Go out with friends!

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On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the highest), how much of a tidy and clean person are you?
9-10
7-8
4-6
1-3

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Your best friend's birthday is coming up, which means it's time to buy them which of the following presents?
I prefer to make them a gift instead of buying one.
An item that they really want
A gift card
Just a card

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It's 1 a.m., and you just got home from a big party. Should you shower and brush your teeth or go straight to bed?
Hygiene is important to me, so I'll definitely shower and brush my teeth before bed.
Maybe I'll do just one, but not the other.
It depends on how tired I am.
I'm going straight to bed!

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When it comes to paying off financial debts in life, do you have any plans or are you just going with the flow?
I have a concrete plan.
I'm currently figuring out a plan.
Lucky me, I have no debts!
I'm just going with the flow for now.

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Are you the type of person who is well-versed when it comes to technology, or is this something that you know nothing about?
I'm pretty well-versed with technology.
I'm just good with my computer and my smartphone.
It depends on what kind of technology we're talking about.
What do you mean by "technology?"

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If you had one extra hour per day for yourself, which of the following would you do to "spend" that hour?
I would use that extra hour for productivity purposes.
I would use that extra hour for leisurely activities.
I'm not sure what I would do with an extra hour.
I would use that extra hour for sleep.

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Let's say that you see a super cute shirt at the store for $20. Are you going to buy it now or later?
I probably won't buy the shirt at all since I don't need it.
I'll buy it later.
I'll ask a friend or family member to buy it for me.
I'll buy the shirt the moment I see it.

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Do you do laundry once per week or only when you run out of clothes to wear?
I consistently do laundry once per week.
I do my laundry every other week.
I do my laundry once per month.
I only do laundry when I run out of clothes to wear.

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Pretend that you're on a vacation with some friends and family members. How often are you going to check your email?
A few times per day
Once per day
Every other day
I'm not checking any emails when I'm on vacation.

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Is it better to work at a job you hate for more money or work at a job you love for little money?
It's always better to work at a job you hate for more money.
Can't I have money and a job I love?
It depends on the job.
I'd much rather work at a job I love for little money.

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Does the concept of ageing terrify you or are you at peace with growing older?
I'm at peace with it.
I've never really thought about it.
It scares me a little bit, but there's nothing I can do about it.
It completely terrifies me.

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Let's say that you just moved into a new home. Are you buying brand new or used furniture?
I'll just use the furniture from my previous home.
Used furniture
I'll buy some new and some used furniture.
Brand new furniture

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You probably have pulled an all-nighter when you were younger, but could you do it again as an adult?
Absolutely not
Does half of an all-nighter count?
Yes, but I would need to take a nap at some point.
Of course!

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On the spectrum of tired to energetic, where does your mood fall on a normal day?
Exhausted
Tired
That depends on whether or not it's my day off.
Energetic

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Today is your day off! Are you sleeping in or waking up early to do some chores and/or errands?
Waking up early to do some chores/errands
I'll sleep in a little bit.
It depends on what I have to do for the day.
I'll definitely sleep in.

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Which of the following beverages do you drink for a much-needed caffeine boost during sluggish days?
Lots of coffee
Hot tea
Soda
Energy drinks

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Do you secretly wish that you were a kid again or are you happy with your adult life?
I would give up everything to be a kid again.
Sometimes I wish I was a kid again.
I like being an adult, but I miss some things about being a kid.
I love being an adult!

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There are lots of great perks about being an adult! What's the best perk for you?
Being responsible for my life
Having my own money
Driving a car
Eating whatever I want

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What is more valuable to you in life: sleep or finding true love?
Sleep!
Both are equally important to me.
Neither one is that important.
Finding true love

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Does adulting get easier as you get older or do you think that it will always be an uphill battle?
It will always be an uphill battle.
Only time will tell.
Adulting isn't that bad to begin with.
I think it will get easier as I get older.

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