Play a Game of Truth or Dare and We'll Guess If You're High or Low Maintenance

By: Emily Maggrett

Play a Game of Truth or Dare and We'll Guess If You're High or Low Maintenance
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About This Quiz

Do you miss playing truth or dare at sleepovers or during parties? Good news — we've got a rip-roaring game of truth or dare for you to get in on today, and you don't even have to leave the privacy of your own home to play! 

Better yet, at the end of the game, we'll reveal a secret about your personality to you, based on our careful analysis of all of your previous answers.

How is this possible? Well, the fact is, the way you play truth or dare reflects the way you approach life (kind of). Risk-takers can't say no to dares, while the morally scrupulous will gravitate toward sharing the truth whenever possible.

How you play the game can say volumes about your level of self-acceptance and how safe you feel in the world. Those who are willing to be daring often feel more secure than cautious players, while those who feel stricken with embarrassment at the idea of answering questions truthfully may be hiding their true personalities from others (and perhaps even themselves).

But do these tendencies make you high-maintenance, low-maintenance, medium-maintenance or something else altogether? To find out, play this quiz right now! We dare you!


Truth or dare: either text your crush a wink emoji OR tell the group about a time you stole something.
Once I accidentally shop-lifted gum. It still haunts me.
Okay, I'll text my crush. Oh my gosh, they texted a wink emoji back at me!
I already texted all my crushes wink emojis today. What else have you got?
Um, excuse me, I need to use the restroom.

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Truth or dare: either tell us the name of the most embarrassing person you've ever kissed OR let your robe fall open in front of the pizza delivery person.
I kissed my second cousin when we were little. Ew, I'm so embarrassed!
I made out with [name of slightly weird person] once at a party. It was pretty fun, actually.
Here I am, pizza delivery person. Take it all in.
Wow, looks like I am late to an appointment. See you guys later!

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Truth or dare: either pet a cat until it purrs OR tell the group the name of your favorite Newsie.
I want to pet a cat AND talk about "Newsies."
I like whichever character was played by Christian Bale.
There, I pet the cat. Don't you have any edgy dares?
I'll pet the cat. Hey, while we're at it, maybe we should stop playing truth or dare and watch "Newsies" again!

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Truth or dare: either post a social media photo of yourself wearing grandma pajamas OR tell the group whether you've ever cheated on a partner.
This choice is so hard, it's killing me!
I'll post that photo, no problem. I think grandma pajamas are cute.
Ugh, fine. Yes, I've cheated on my partner. Perhaps more than once.
Thanks for this relatively normal dare. Can someone lend me some grandma pajamas?

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Truth or dare: either drink three tablespoons of hot sauce OR tell a friend about a time they made you mad, even though you're already over it.
I hope this hot sauce isn't destroying my taste buds.
This hot sauce is delicious.
Can't wait to see how Julie reacts when I pretend to be mad at her about Taylor!
(Sigh.) Pass me the hot sauce.

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Truth or dare: tell us about the worst way you ever bullied another person OR send a text to your mother confessing about a time you stole from her.
Once I took my sister's feather pen!
Once I made fun of someone else's weight. I still feel awful about it.
"Dear Mom, sorry I maxed out your card last week..."
I feel bullied by this game!

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Truth or dare: either donate $50 to a cause you hate OR tell every person in the group your meanest thoughts about them.
OK, fine, I'll send $50 to the Flat Earth Society.
OK, fine, I'll send $50 to the NRA.
I'll take the dare. OK, so YOU don't have a good haircut, while YOU give in to people too easily, and YOU...
I don't have to actually obey these truth or dares, right? It's not against the law to refuse to participate?

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Truth or dare: either send the person you like the least an invitation to hang out OR tell the group about your most shameful work mistake.
Once I accidentally sent an email complaining about my boss to everyone in my department.
Once I accidentally forgot to double-check that the caterers had the right date and an event was ruined.
"Hey Chad, this is Mel. Want to hang out on Saturday?"
My most shameful mistake? Probably joining this painful truth or dare game.

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Truth or dare: either eat three large pickles in a row OR tell the group whether you've ever peed your pants.
Of course I've peed my pants. Until 6th grade, I wet the bed all the time.
I've never peed my pants and I love pickles. Hand them over!
I'm going to eat six pickles in a row because I'm feeling sassy.
I peed my pants once on a road trip because my dad wouldn't pull over.

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Truth or dare: either make a social media post that says "I love ponies and horses" OR tell the group whether you've ever plagiarized an essay.
Call me a horse girl, but I've already posted that once today!
Once I plagiarized an English 101 essay but it made me feel guilty, so I never turned it in.
Which essays HAVEN'T I plagiarized?
Fine. "I love ponies and horses." Oh no, my mom just liked that post.

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Truth or dare: either go to the corner store and ask for change for five dollars in pennies OR tell the group whether you've ever had acne on your back.
Don't even get me started on my acne issues...
Haha, I hope I don't make the clerk too angry.
Off to the corner store I go!
I used to get pimples on my shoulders before I switched shampoos.

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Truth or dare: either text "you're cool" to your ex OR tell the group whether you've ever had a crush on a teacher or authority figure.
I've had crushes on half my teachers.
Once I had a 27-year-old science teacher...
I texted "you're cool" and they texted "you're cool" back. Does that mean we're dating again?
I texted my ex "you're cool," as well as "please pick me up, I'm caught in the middle of a weird truth or dare game."

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Truth or dare: make cookie dough blindfolded OR tell the group about your darkest impulse ever.
I've thought about shaving my head and running amok, like Britney in 2007.
I've stood on the edge of a cliff and thought about diving into the ocean.
I've wondered what would happen if I never got out of bed again.
Screw it, let's make some cookies!

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Truth or dare: either call up a barbecue restaurant and ask the hostess whether you can barter favors in exchange for food OR tell the group how often you wash your bra and/or towels.
I wash them both once a week, of course.
I wash my bra once a month and my towels after every use.
You have to wash bras?
"Hello, I'm wondering whether I could get a free meal if I mopped up for you?"

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Truth or dare: either lie down next to a raw egg OR tell the group your biggest ambition for this year.
Lie down next to a raw egg? Why?
I'll lie down next to an egg. Seems like a safe dare to me!
My biggest ambition this year? I want to be a paid Instagram influencer.
(Sigh.) OK, hand me that egg.

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Truth or dare: either pray in front of everyone OR tell the group the number of your lowest test score.
I'm so ashamed of this B minus I got once!
Um, my spiritual life is personal, so... IDK, I got a 54 on an algebra test?
Sure, I'll pray. Whatever. Which deity should I pick?
"Dear God, if there is a God, please rescue me from this truth or dare game..."

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Truth or dare: either give your own arm a hickey OR tell the group whether you understood the movie "Eyes Wide Shut."
I feel like I did understand "Eyes Wide Shut." But maybe I'm wrong. What did YOU think of it?
I didn't understand "Eyes Wide Shut" and I'm fine with that.
Yum. Love to make out with my own arm.
I like Kubrick, but in my opinion, this isn't his best work.

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Truth or dare: either hold a cat in your arms like a baby and sing it a lullaby OR tell the group how often you vacuum.
Come here, kitty.
I vacuum, IDK, once a month? More when I have time?
I've never vacuumed in my life.
Pass me the cat! Maybe the singing will soothe both of us.

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Truth or dare: either take a freezing cold five-minute shower OR tell the group about a time you got dumped.
My high-school boyfriend dumped me for a minister's daughter and I'm still mad about it.
I haven't been dumped much, but I have been ghosted.
Cold showers are called contrast showers. I already take them because they're great for your circulation.
Give me a clean towel and I'm ready!

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Truth or dare: either attempt to do a cartwheel OR tell the group your biggest career wish.
I'd like to be a CFO.
I'd like to make $20,000 more per year than I do now.
Look at me, I'm cartwheeling!
Can I do a somersault instead? I'm not that limber.

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Truth or dare: either dance in your underwear in front of a curtainless window for three minutes OR tell the group the worst high you've had.
I tried smoking grass once.
I tried caffeine pills a few times but I didn't like it.
Woo, look at me, dancing in my underwear! That's right, people passing by in cars: I'm hot!
Is Xanax a drug? It's prescribed for me.

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Truth or dare: either slather your stomach with Icy Hot OR tell the group the name of your first celebrity crush.
Harry from "Night Court"
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Will Smith
Drew Barrymore

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Truth or dare: either make a flirty comment on a neighbor's weird NextDoor rant OR tell the group what your unicorn name would be if you were a cute little unicorn.
My unicorn name would be Peaches!
My unicorn name would be Sprinkles!
"Dear Mr. Wilson, I SO AGREE that people should give their WiFi networks non-punny names."
My unicorn name would be Tired of This Game.

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Truth or dare: either clean the refrigerator with your most expensive shirt OR tell the group how you feel about how your life is going.
Both of these options sound like exposure therapy.
I'm okay with my life! I guess I need to work out more, maybe find a new place...
How about I clean the fridge out AND talk about my life? I've got nothing to hide!
Hmm, I wouldn't have predicted that silk would make such a good cleaning rag.

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Truth or dare: either send your manager a thoughtful email asking for a meeting so you two can discuss your salary OR tell the group whether you've ever struggled with dandruff.
I don't have dandruff, I have dry scalp, and yes, it's the bane of my life. Without aloe vera gel, I'd be dead.
Ooh, I've been looking for an excuse to ask for a raise.
Well, I don't have a job, but I've also never had dandruff problems.
Maybe I'll ask my manager if they can meet up right now!

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Truth or dare: either mail a thank-you card to a person who screwed you over in the past OR tell the group your biggest fear.
I've already mailed thank-you cards to all my enemies (because I'm terrified of confrontation)!
I'm afraid of nuclear war.
I hate mail, so... I'm afraid of being bored?
I'm afraid of awkward truth or dare games.

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Truth or dare: either over-pluck your eyebrows OR tell the group about a time your parents unfairly disciplined you.
I can't risk my precious brows, so... okay, one time my parents put me in the corner because I called one of them by their first name.
One time my mom grounded me for three weeks because I borrowed her car without asking.
Hand me the tweezers; I hear '90s brows are coming back!
Hand me the tweezers; I haven't plucked for a couple days.

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Truth or dare: either tell us about your most embarrassing moment OR climb up on the roof and do a jumping jack.
Are you crazy? I could be seriously injured climbing the roof.
Once I got my period in the middle of a swim class. The water actually turned brown, right in front of my classmates. I cried.
Roof, here I come!
This truth or dare game is getting too extreme. Can't we go back to texting our crushes?

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Truth or dare: either sign up for a really difficult exercise class OR tell the group the most money you've ever paid for a pair of shoes.
This is just the push I need to sign up for hot yoga.
Hmm. $300 I guess?
$600, but they were actually on sale.
I'm signing up for kickboxing. This game is giving me anger issues - maybe a new sport will help.

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Truth or dare: either give yourself weird baby bangs OR tell the group how much money you make.
What's with the money questions? They're so embarrassing. On the other hand, do you know how long baby bangs take to grow out?
Um, baby bangs here I come, I guess?
I think baby bangs are hot.
My salary is [amount]. See ya later!

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