Can We Guess How Long You Can Keep a Secret?

By: Ian Fortey

Can We Guess How Long You Can Keep a Secret?
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About This Quiz

Is anything in the world more enticing than a juicy secret? Knowing a thing no one else knows can set your pulse racing. You're in an exclusive club, you're unique and special in a way few other people are. But the problem is, sometimes it's just too much to bear. What's the point of having this super-interesting, super-exciting knowledge if no one else can know it? It's like that old riddle about a tree falling in the woods. If a secret exists inside your head and no one else knows it, is it even worth keeping?

Keeping a secret is as easy as breathing for some people, and as hard as breathing underwater for others. It's a matter of trust and responsibility, and knowing when you need to keep something to yourself, and when you need to let it all out. After all, some secrets shouldn't be kept, right? And others should never, ever be shared. The test is whether you know the difference and how well you manage that information. So, do you think we can guess how long you can hold a juicy little tidbit? Just answer a few questions, no secrets required, and we'll let you know exactly how secure a secret is with you!

Q 01 How many people would you trust How many people in your life would trust you with a secret anyway?
A good number
Less than none
My best friends maybe
I think a lot of people would.

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Q 02 Angel Devil on shoulders You have a little angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. Who's more persuasive?
The angel!
The devil
They both make good points.
Usually the angel

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Q 03 Old fashion sensibility Do you feel like you have an old-fashioned sensibility?
Definitely
Not remotely
Meh, I dunno.
I think I do a little bit.

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Q 04 Gossip How into gossip are you anyway?
That's not my thing.
I lllllllllove it!
I can get into it sometimes.
I don't get suckered in that much.

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Q 05 Organize thoughts in diary Do you ever organize your thoughts in a diary?
Never have
Yes! I put everything in it!
Yeah, I have a diary.
I used to when I was younger.

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Q 06 Texts exchanged with friends At the end of the day, how many texts do you think you've exchanged with your friends?
I hate texting.
Hundreds and hundreds
A good amount
Not that many

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Q 07 Stress easily Do you get stressed out very easily?
Not in the least
Oh yeah!
No more than other folks, I think.
It takes some effort.

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Q 08 Secret identity When you're chatting online, do you do it as yourself or do you have a secret identity?
I have a few secret IDs.
It's all me!
Well, I don't use my full name.
I used an anonymous profile.

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Nearly photographic
Not the best
Average, I guess.
Pretty good, I think.

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Q 10 Inquisitive know everything Are you the kind of person who's naturally inquisitive and wants to know everything?
Not really
Yes! Tell me everything.
I do like to learn as much as I can.
I like to know stuff, but I know I don't know everything.

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Q 11 Won lottery If you won the lottery, how long would it be before everyone you know heard about it?
I'd keep that under my hat.
Seconds!
Once I knew for sure it was legit
I'd only tell my family.

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Q 12 Slack off at work When you're at work or in class, are you 100% dedicated to work or do you slack off?
I'm all business.
I'm slack-a-lackin!
I'm easily distracted.
I do my best to stay on task.

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Q 13 Hideous outfit If your friend buys a new outfit, and it's hideous, are you going to be honest with them about it?
I'll keep it to myself.
Oh yeah, I'll spill the tea on that.
I'll let 'em know what's up.
If it'll hurt their feelings, I won't tell.

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Q 14 Truth or Dare If someone at a party suggests Truth or Dare, are you in?
No thanks
You better believe it!
That sounds fun!
Very doubtful

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Q 15 Eavesdrop an argument If you walk in on two friends having an argument, are you likely to eavesdrop?
No
You bet!
Depends on what they're arguing about
I don't think I would.

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Q 16 Science or faith Do you put more stock in science or faith?
Science!
Faith!
Both
A little of one and a lot of the other

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Q 17 Line at the grocery store You're in line at the grocery store with a bunch of strangers and one starts up a conversation. Are you into it?
I'm not huge on small talk.
Oh yeah, I'll chat up anyone.
Yeah, I can be polite.
I'd rather not.

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Q 18 Outgoing when meeting new people Are you outgoing when you meet new people?
No, I'm reserved
I'm all out there!
I can be pretty outgoing, yeah.
Not really

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Q 19 Loan money to a friend Are you willing to loan money to a friend?
Of course
No, thank you
Seems risky
A good friend, sure.

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Q 20 Confide in a lot of people Do you confide in a lot of people?
No one, really
Yep, all my good friends
My best friends and close family
Just one person

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Q 21 Poker How's your poker game?
I'm pretty great.
Never played
Terrible
Not too shabby

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Q 22 Responsible Are you more responsible or a bit of a goofball?
Very responsible
Yeah, I'm a goof.
I lean toward goofy.
I try to be responsible.

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Q 23 Sense of humor How would you describe your sense of humor?
Dry
Silly
Random
Eclectic

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Q 24 Worry about letting friends and family down Do you ever worry about letting friends and family down?
All the time
Never
Maybe a little
Sometimes, yeah

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Q 25 Pass restaurant food as yours Would you ever try to pass off food from a restaurant as some you cooked yourself?
Of course not!
I mean, sure, why not?
Maybe if I needed to impress someone
Nah, I doubt it.

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Q 26 Social media profiles How many social media profiles do you have?
Not many
I'm on everything, sometimes more than once.
I have a few.
Just a couple

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Q 27 Good liar Overall, do you feel like you're a good liar?
I'm exceptional.
I'm awful at it.
Not the best, no
I have my moments.

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Q 28 Explain things to people Do you feel like you're good at explaining things to other people?
Not really
Oh yeah, I'm a natural.
Some things
Only if I really know what I'm talking about

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Q 29 Post personal stuff online Do you ever post personal stuff online?
Not at all
My life is online.
Too much, probably
Very rarely

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Q 30 Secret handshake Ever had a secret handshake with a friend?
I can hardly divulge that.
Oh yeah, lots of 'em.
Oh yeah, me and my friends had some.
Not in ages

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