What Life Stage Are You in Psychologically?

Marie Hullett

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About This Quiz

You might have heard about that 69-year-old Dutch man who petitioned to the government to knock 20 years off his legal age. Emile Ratelband claimed to possess the body of a younger man and argued that he should be recognized as such. Spoiler alert: it didn't work. The court ruled against his case in 2018 and Ratelband remained 69, both legally and on Tinder, where he says he is disadvantaged due to ageism. 

While most of us wouldn't go so far as to petition to change our ages, most people walk around feeling at least a little older or younger than their birth certificate states. Different life experiences and personalities make each individual's inner world completely unique, which means we all develop at our own rate. Some people skip straight to adulthood during childhood and then circle back later on. Others are simply born with the spirit of wise, elderly folks. 

Regardless of what you see in the mirror or on your ID card, right now you could be in any psychological stage of life. You're only as young as you feel, as the saying goes. So, where are you? How young or old are you, deep inside? Grab a popsicle or a cup of coffee, and let's get started!

You get to visit your favorite ice cream place! What do you order?

It's 9:45 p.m. on a Friday night and your friend invites you out for some drinks. What do you do?

How often do you call your mom?

Some big acts are coming to a venue near you! Who do you want to see?

Do you want to go to IKEA this Saturday?

What do you do for exercise?

It's 7:00 a.m. and your alarm goes off. What happens next?

Which book will you pick off the shelf to read today?

You can only wear one color for the rest of your life. What do you choose?

Where do you want to go for date night?

When you unlock your phone, which app do you always open first?

You have a day off work with no plans. It's pouring rain outside, so you decide to stay inside. What will you do?

How do you deal with conflict?

What's your biggest long-term goal?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

You got a raise at work! Which regular indulgence would you most like to use some of your extra cash on?

Which game do you want to play today?

What's your friend circle like?

What would you most like to add to your bucket list?

You have to live your life by one of these quotes. Which do you choose?

It's pizza night! What toppings will you add to your pie?

Which one of these famous people would you most like to meet?

It's time to get dressed! What's your style like?

King Triton bars 16-year-old Ariel from exploring the world and meeting boys. What do you say to that?

What do others admire you for?

What do you think about having a 9-to-5 desk job?

If you won the lottery, would you rather have the money in weekly installments of $1,000 for the rest of your life, or a lump sum of $780,000?

Grandma made cookies! What's your favorite?

Which obligation do you hate the most?

It's time to plan a party! Where will you host it?

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