Test Your Mental Mettle and We’ll Guess Your Age!

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Test Your Mental Mettle and We’ll Guess Your Age!
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About This Quiz

There's a fighting spirit deep within each of us, known as our mental mettle. Whether it's courage or determination, we have a trait that gets us through the tough times. It's the trait that helps us power through sticky situations and gives us the resiliency to handle whatever life throughs at us. But how old does your mental mettle make you? 

There are those of us who are born without fear, and there are those of us who carefully analyze every situation before making a move. Maturity and experience can be great character builders, but our toughest traits are usually formed in our childhoods. During this quiz, we are going to put you into some thought-provoking situations and ask you to make a few choices. By the time you finish, we'll be able to correlate your mental mettle to your age.

Being older doesn't always mean that you're wiser! The answers you provide might make you seem younger than you are at first, but the sum of the whole will tell the tale. If you're tough enough to survive this quiz, you're old enough to do whatever you want. We simply want to figure out if we can get your age right!


Job search Job security is looking a little iffy. What steps will you take to get through it?
I think it's time to get another job.
I'll just wait and see what happens.
If I throw my coworkers under the bus, I might get to keep my job.
I have savings set aside for these moments.

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Can You Pass This Easy Skills Test? You're going to need to pull an all-nighter to pass an exam. How will you keep yourself awake?
I wouldn't be unprepared enough to need an all-nighter.
I'm going to make a lot of coffee.
Just knowing I need to pass will be enough to keep me awake.
I'm going to load up on sugary snacks from the vending machine.

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20 Gym
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A new workout is testing your willpower. Do you stick it out?
I would find something more suitable for my body.
What is this workout thing you speak of?
I paid for it, I'm going to conquer it.
It would have to be an extremely difficult workout. I'm in great shape.

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Solve Puzzle Do you have the patience it takes to solve a jigsaw puzzle, or do you get up and walk away?
I love doing them on my phone.
I can do a little at a time before I get frustrated.
I have no patience for that.
I can stay the course and finish it.

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Take This Bible Quiz and Well Guess What Youve Given Up for Lent1 When things get tough and you need guidance, do you turn to faith or spirituality?
I always rely on my faith.
I usually turn to my friends.
Both help me out when I'm struggling.
My sense of spirituality has pulled me through many jams.

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5 A Quick and Easy Guide to Throwing a Great Baby Shower You're at a party and your ex walks in. How do you react?
I'll just ignore my ex.
It's time to slip out the back door.
I will say hello.
I would ask my ex to leave. I was here first!

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23 - fixing car with kid If you couldn't get your car to start, what would you do?
I would call my mom.
I have an auto club for that.
I'll just take the bus or ride my bike today.
I have a mechanic in my contacts.

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Shower You need to take a shower, but the hot water is out. How do you get the job done?
My neighbor will let me use their shower.
I'll boil some water and take a quick bath.
I think I'll call a plumber.
I guess I would fix the hot water tank.

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Impersonator! When you and your best friend disagree, do you get testy with one another?
I do everything I can to see their perspective.
We get into some crazy arguments.
We could never be mad at each other.
Yes, but we get over it.

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17 motivation Which one of these things always motivates you to do your best?
Cash
Fulfillment
Integrity
My upbringing

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Working No job is perfect! Which part of your job puts you to the test?
The work is hard sometimes.
Some of my coworkers are a nightmare.
A few of our clients are extremely demanding.
My paycheck is never big enough.

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Pie You really want to have a second slice of pie, but you know you shouldn't. Will you?
Hand it over!
I'll save a slice for later.
It depends on what I've had for dinner.
I wouldn't have any pie.

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15 - fear The sight of which of these creatures strikes fear into your brain?
Spider
Cockroach
Cop
Snake

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Woman Cliff Jumping All your friends are jumping off a cliff into the ocean. Are you going to do it?
Been there, done that, got the prize.
I'm not a great swimmer, so I'll pass.
YOLO!
No, but I'll wait at the bottom for them.

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Cabin How well do you think you would handle living in a remote cabin without Wi-Fi for a year?
I would never put myself in that position.
I'm ready to find out!
That sounds like a dream come true.
I could do it for a week or so.

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Angry woman Are you easily angered, or does it take a while to set in?
I really do not get upset about much.
I am a little bit of a hothead.
I tend to let things build up.
Certain things quickly anger me.

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Broken Heart Think back to your first love. What got you over the breakup?
I'm still not over it.
Meeting someone new snapped me out of it.
Time was my best healer.
Revenge. Revenge got me over it.

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Thinking Out of these tough jobs, which one are you more mentally equipped to try?
Combat medic
Social worker
Teacher
Accountant

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Adventure Would you say that determination, resilience or courage have gotten you further in life?
All three have helped me make it through.
Resilience
Courage
Determination

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Cooking You've been tasked with feeding 30 people. Can you do it?
No, but I can order pizza.
I'll give it my best shot.
I hope they like chips and dip.
I have no fear of cooking for large groups. This will be fun.

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Play a Game of “Would You Rather” and We’ll Guess If You Follow Your Brain or Your Heart 2 If you need to make a decision, do you use your heart or your head?
It depends. I use my heart for matters of the heart.
I'm all logic all the time.
I tend to follow my gut.
I wear my heart on my sleeve.

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Question 12 - Holidays The holidays can be a stressful time. What helps you make it through them?
I plan everything out before they roll around.
The holiday food is a big motivator!
Family time takes all my stress away.
Vacation rates are cheap around the holidays!

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29 - base jumping You have to do one of these activities — there's no way out! Which one are you going to choose?
Skydiving
Parasailing
Base jumping
A helicopter ride

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Love at First Sight When you first meet other people, which of your traits do they notice first?
Confidence
Friendliness
Courageousness
Ambition

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Online Shopping There's a new gadget you want, but it's out of your price range. How do you get it?
I'll break out the credit card.
I'll sell some of my old gadgets.
I will just have to wait.
I'll put it on my gift list.

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Worm Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 14 You have a choice of snacks — earthworms or crickets. Which one will you choose?
I'll give either one a shot!
Crickets are not that bad.
I think I'll skip the snack.
I'm sure I've eaten an earthworm when I was a kid.

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Party Your neighbors are always partying and it's keeping you awake. How do you make it stop?
I will call the landlord.
The police should be able to make it stop.
I'll march right over there!
Banging on the wall works sometimes.

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Gossip When you hear a rumor, do you tend to trust what you feel or what you know more?
I tend to trust the facts.
Gut feelings are never wrong.
I like to get the whole story before I trust my feelings.
I never believe rumors.

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Bored How do you keep yourself busy when things get boring at work?
That never happens!
I surf the internet.
Sometimes, I sneak out for a break, but only if I know I won't get caught.
I find something to do that I've been meaning to do.

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Fake Field Goal Do you set a lot of small goals, or do you look at the bigger picture?
The small goals lead to the bigger picture.
I tend to look at the small goals.
I'm a big-picture kind of person.
I have a healthy amount of both types of goals.

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