How Awkward Is Your Personality?

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
How Awkward Is Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

Have you done anything awkward yet today, like waving to a person you don't actually know? Or have you been totally smooth and chill all day long, making polite conversation instead of blurting out facts about turtles and keeping your clothes neat instead of accidentally tucking your skirt into your underwear?

In this quiz, we're exploring awkwardness, in all of its gloriously geeky forms. Not all forms of awkwardness are created equal; some, like blushing, can be endearing, while others, like interrupting people when they're mid-sentence, can hurt you at work and in social situations. If you've ever wondered whether your awkwardness was super cute, merely socially acceptable or out of control, this is the quiz for you!

We want to know if you're always tucking your sleeves over your hands or playing with a graphing calculator. When someone compliments you, do you thank them, or do you stare at the floor real hard? If you have to host a dinner party, do you know how to put your guests at ease, or is the mere notion of such an event a total nightmare for you? If you want to find out how awkward you are, it's time to play this quiz!

An attractive person on a dating app messages you, "Hey, what's up." What do you say?
"Chilling. What are u doing?"
"The sky is up, lol."
"Not much. Want to hang out?"
"Just watching TV in my geeky unicorn pajamas. Join me?"

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Do you wear glasses? If so, what do they look like?
I wear plain black glasses.
I wear contacts, but I'm constantly losing them.
I don't wear glasses.
I wear massive, thick-framed glasses that are too big for my petite face.

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Have you ever accidentally addressed your manager as "Mom"?
Um, once.
I keep doing it for some reason and I can't stop!
I've never done that.
I call my boss "Mommy" and she calls me her kid, but it's a joke between us.

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At a dinner party, a small child calls you "ugly." His parents are mortified. How do you smooth things over?
I excuse myself to the restroom.
I say, "Watch out, child; you may turn out ugly yourself."
I laugh and say, "Don't worry about it."
No one would ever call me ugly, not in a million years.

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It's your best friend's wedding. She insists you dance. But you're a bad dancer. What do you do?
I half-heartedly hit the dance floor for one song.
I freak out and tell her that if she's really my friend, she won't do this.
I dance even though I'm bad at it. Your best friend only gets married once.
I tell my BFF that I'm too shy to dance, then go flirt with the cutest guests.

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How do you cope when you can't remember someone else's name?
I call them "buddy" or "lady."
I ask to see their driver's license (which they rarely want to show me, for some reason).
I ask them their name.
I giggle and say, "I'm face-blind, but for names!"

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Your company's just hired a new CEO and you need to impress him. What will you do?
Smile and nod whenever he talks
Demand to know if he's going to fire me
Ask if you can take him out for lunch
Stop by his office "by accident" because you "needed to borrow his stapler real bad"

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In conversations with others, how often do you ask questions?
Every so often.
Erm ... never?
Every other thing I say is a question.
Rarely. Other people can be so boring.

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Do you have floppy bangs that get in your eyes?
Yes. I need a trim.
No. My Flowbee takes care of that.
No. I get my hair cut every three months.
Yes. They frame my face beautifully.

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Someone compliments you. What do you say?
"Uh, I like your shoes too!"
"Why are you complimenting me? Do you want something?"
"Thanks!"
"Aw, shucks."

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Are you good on the phone?
No. Phone calls make me nervous.
Phone calls give me massive panic attacks.
Yes. It's an essential life skill.
Ew, phones are such outdated technology. I'd rather text.

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Do you laugh at other people's jokes, even when they're not funny?
Yes, but it sounds fake.
No, but I do laugh at stuff that wasn't supposed to be a joke.
Yes, of course. I'm not an animal.
I toss my hair and smile mysteriously.

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A new acquaintance tells you an intense emotional secret about themselves. How do you respond?
"Oh. Huh."
"Wow, that's really messed up of you to tell me."
"Sounds hard, hon."
"Ooh, that's kind of heavy. Too heavy for me!"

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At a party, you overhear someone making fun of you. What do you say?
I clear my throat and stare at the speaker.
Nothing. I leave the party in tears.
"Did I just hear my name?"
You don't confront the speaker; instead you run to the most attractive person at the party and demand that they comfort you.

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When standing, do you slump and point your toes toward each other?
Only if I'm feeling very threatened.
There are other ways to stand?
Never.
I point my toes but keep my posture straight!

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You're meeting your boyfriend's parents for the first time. Your boyfriend's father hugs you a little too long. What do you do?
I say, "Oops" and disengage.
I say, "Stop hugging me!" and fight him.
I disengage and say, "Can I offer you a drink?"
I duck under his arms and say, "Who wants to hula hoop?"

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What kind of musical instrument do you play?
Guitar
Violin
Nothing
Ukulele

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If you were stuck in an elevator with Harry Styles for three hours, what would you talk to him about?
I'd ask him about other celebs.
I'd just stare him and stammer!
I'd let him lead the conversation if he wanted to talk; if not, I'd leave him alone.
I'd flirt like heck with him.

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Are you good at making chit-chat?
No ... I can never think what to say.
No. I only want to talk about deep stuff!
Yes. It comes very naturally to me.
My chit-chat is really goofy; it's mostly about kitties and puppies!

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Have you ever forgotten to wear deodorant?
Sadly, yes.
All the time!
No.
No, but my "natural" deodorant doesn't work well.

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Do you collect manga or comics?
I love comics.
One room of my home is dedicated this!
Lol, no.
Ooh, I just love manga! I'm a waifu.

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Is it easy for you to get dates?
No. I have to ask a lot of people.
No. I'm very single.
Yes, to be honest.
No one wants to date me! I mean some people do, but not everyone!

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You're attending a conference for work where you know no one. How will you handle it?
I'll make small talk with the other shy people there.
I'll sit alone in a corner, pretending to text on my phone.
I'll introduce myself to everyone and make a point of handing out my business card.
I'll glom onto someone cool and ask them to "adopt" me.

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Have you ever tried to "hide" inside a sweater or hoodie?
Yes, back in 8th grade.
Yes, hoodies are my security blanket.
No. What?
Yes, when long shirts and sweaters are in fashion.

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Do you know how to end a phone call?
Not well. Sometimes I can't stop saying, "Thanks" or "You too."
No. I randomly yell, "Bye-bye" and hang up.
Yes, I can dismount from a phone call perfectly.
I'm good at it with my friends and family, but not on business calls.

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Have you ever accidentally waved to someone you don't know?
Yes. It was so humiliating!
Yes. I was so embarrassed that I left town.
No, do people really do that?
Yes, but it was a trick. I used it to get to know an adorable stranger.

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A stranger at a bar buys you a drink. What do you do?
Call out "thanks" to them in a shaky voice.
Flee the bar. This is too complicated for you!
Thank them.
Give them a flirty wave.

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When talking to others, how much eye contact do you make?
Sometimes I find myself staring into space.
I either make way too much eye contact or too little.
I make light amounts of eye contact.
I often look down and flutter my lashes ... because I want people to notice my beautiful lashes.

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What makes you blush?
I blush when people stare at me.
I blush when people acknowledge my existence.
I ... don't blush.
I blush when I'm wearing lots of blush!

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Have you ever run into an acquaintance on the street and pretended like you didn't see them?
Yeah. I'm not proud of it, but sometimes you just don't want to talk.
Yes. In fact, I always pretend like I don't see people until they acknowledge me.
No. How much energy does it take to say hi?
No. But I say, "Wow, this is awkward!"

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