Pretend You're a Kid Again and We'll Guess What Job You Have

By: Zoe Samuel

Pretend You're a Kid Again and We'll Guess What Job You Have
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About This Quiz

Some kids always knew what they wanted to be when they grew up, while others sort of floundered into a job or career in adulthood. Some of us loved the freedom of playing all the time and not having to pay bills or go to work, while others thought that simply wasn't worth the many tradeoffs it entailed, like not having any choices and being told where to go and what to do all the time. Some of us loved the way life was relatively low-stakes and you could just make mistakes and not know things without it being held against you, while others felt endlessly patronized by grownups with an inflated sense of their own wisdom, who just assumed we didn't know what was really going on in the world.

While we do all change when we grow up, the fundamentals of a person's personality very often remain intact, and that means the way that you feel about childhood is often indicative of where you belong as an adult. That means learning about how you'd feel given a second shot at childhood tells us where you work - or at least, it does if you're in the role that is right for you! If you're not, perhaps it'll point you in the right direction. Let's get started!

How often do you get detention?
Never
Every so often
Regularly
Rarely

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What's the best thing about being a kid?
Nothing - it sucks!
Using your imagination
Getting to make stuff
Running around for hours

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What do you say to adults who patronize you?
Something very rude
I just laugh.
I smile nicely until I can get away.
I'm very polite.

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Do you stay up past your bedtime?
Yes, I have things to do!
If I'm reading something good, then yes.
Rarely
No

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Be honest: Are you going to eat your vegetables?
Yes, it's good for me
Nope!
Sometimes
Yes, Mom said to.

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How will you spend your allowance?
I will save it for a special camp.
Books and art supplies
Toys
Tickets to things

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Do you know what you want to be when you grow up (again)?
Yes, of course!
I know what I love but I wouldn't know as a kid that you can make a job of it.
I know I don't want to work in an office.
I'm not sure.

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How will you get to school?
Parents' car
Walk
Bus
Cycle

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At school, will you be more likely the bully, or the bullied?
Neither - I stay out of it.
Bullied, definitely
I might've been the bully.
I'd go back and forth.

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Now that you can have an imaginary friend again, what will you do with them?
Bounce ideas off them
Dress them up
Just hang out
I don't have such a friend.

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How many naps per day suit your newly kid self?
None. Naps are for losers.
The occasional nap is lovely!
I don't like naps.
I have naps when I'm told.

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How will you deal with getting a B?
I would die of shame.
I'd be annoyed but shrug it off.
I'd be proud - it is a good grade!
I would feel happy if it was in a subject I like

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Will you try out for a sports team at school?
Yes, it will burnish my resume.
No. I hate jocks.
Probably not. Joiners bore me.
Yes, more than one!

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Which school clique will you join?
Model UN type kids - natural leaders
No clique for me
Cool kids
Jocks

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What silly thing will you do that people would judge in a grownup?
Wear a suit even when I don't have to
Write a novel for fun
Vandalism
Get injured doing sports

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What will you try to get away with because you're just a kid now and you don't know any better?
Nothing, I just want to be a grownup again!
Everything! I will get into places and hear secrets.
Breaking stuff
Watching all the TV

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What will you miss most about adulthood?
Independence and money
Being paid to be creative instead of people thinking I'm wasting time
Being able to travel
Marrying my boo

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What typical childhood mistake would you hope to avoid if you had a real do-over?
I never made any mistakes, so I cannot say.
Not realizing I could choose my own path when I did
Skipping class
Dating the wrong people

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Now you are liberated from the tyranny of "sexy" everything at Halloween, what will you go as?
I don't have time for parties.
A warrior, in foam armor I made and painted myself
Historical figure
Superhero stuff

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How will you persuade adults to do things for you that they don't really want to do?
Charts
Emotional manipulation
Being a brat
Pester power

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What punishment will you really hope to avoid?
Loss of privileges like phone access
Timeout
Being grounded
Corporal

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How precocious will you be when it comes to things like getting yourself bathed, dressed and off to school?
Totally
Fairly
Average
Below average

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If you break something, how will you handle it?
I will confess immediately and present a scheme to work it off.
I will try to mend it and hope nobody notices.
I will say, "It was like that when I got here" and stand by that, no matter what.
I will confess and take my punishment.

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If you get blamed for something another kid did at school, what will you do?
Destroy that kid
Just live with it
Break stuff - if I'm getting punished anyway, they had better take it seriously.
Go to the principal

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What sort of notes will you pass in class?
I won't. The other kids are not useful to me.
Doodles and drawings
Plans to hang out
I won't. I am a good kid.

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What will you do to get the attention of your first crush?
School is a stupid time to date, so I won't.
Send them a Valentine
Make something for them in shop class
Dedicate a goal to them

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What activity will you try this time, that you never did last time you were a kid?
I will skip class when the opportunity arises to enrich myself in superior ways, like going to a museum.
I will do more graffiti.
Things that are NSFW!
I won't, I can't help being good.

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Where will you build a den?
I will build a model den in my room.
The woods, duh!
An alley
The attic

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What creative kid thing will you do to pass the time?
Start a lemonade stand
Write a novel, and start a newspaper for my Legos
Break things
Play make-believe with my friends

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What thing that kids do would you most enjoy experiencing again for the first time?
Going to the planetarium
Finishing a creative project and being genuinely proud of it
Going to a movie theater and sneaking into an R movie
Going to DisneyWorld

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