What's Your Emotional Age?

By: Bri O.
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
When's the last time you did something petty?
Petty is my middle name.
Earlier today.
I try my best not to act out of a place of pettiness or spite.
The last I can remember was a week ago, but there could be more recent occurrences that I forgot about.

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How do you deal with confrontational or rude strangers?
I walk away.
I try to defuse the situation.
I tell them their behavior is unacceptable.
I give them a taste of their own medicine.

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Do you gossip?
I prefer to spend my time talking about ideas.
Sometimes, especially when catching up with friends.
It's my guilty pleasure.
Everyone gossips.

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How old do you feel?
Age is but a number to me. Nothing more.
30s
20s
FOR3vEr Y0unG!!!...I want to be, forever young.

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When's the last time you cried?
This week.
It's been awhile.
Today.
I cry fairly often.

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Are you in a committed relationship?
I am in a committed relationship with myself only, everyone else comes and goes according to their life's path.
For now, I prefer to be single and independent.
I've tried and failed to make committed relationships work more than a few times.
Yes.

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If someone is angry with you, do you usually end up angry as well?
No, I try not to allow others' emotions to become my own.
Sometimes, but I typically remain calm.
Yes, what do they expect? Don't come at me angry.
It depends on if I end up feeling defensive. If so, then yeah, I'll get angry too.

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When someone is mean to you, how do you respond?
I try to not take it personally and recognize there is a reason behind their harshness.
I usually feel upset and reflect on anything I might have done wrong. Eventually, I realize it's their problem, not mine.
I tell them off or somehow try to get them to see their behavior as not okay.
I answer in kind.

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Are you close with your family?
I've come to realize I get to choose who my family is, and I am close with those people.
Not really. They aren't the greatest people.
Sure, in a typical respect your parents and get along with your siblings sort-of-way.
Yes, I'm very close with specific members of my family or maybe even the entire family.

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How do you deal with toxic friendships?
I talk with them about my concerns, and if things aren't resolved, I'd let them know I need to move on.
Right now, I don't have time to directly deal with it, so I ignore those people and try to move on with my life.
I let them fester until they eventually either simmer out or boil over. Either way, the relationship will come to an inevitable end.
Well, I try not to befriend toxic people in the first place.

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Would you say you have a guilt complex?
No, guilt doesn't do anybody any good.
Yes, but I'm working through it.
About some things, but nothing major. I just try to think about something else when those feelings arise.
I feel guilty a lot, but I'm not sure I'd call it a complex.

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Are you a good listener?
Yes, I try to listen more than I speak.
I'm learning to be.
What did you say?
Not really, but who is? It doesn't seem like anyone actually listens to each other anymore.

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Is it easy for you to admit when you're wrong?
Yes, I'm not infallible.
Not always, but it's something I'm working on.
It depends on who I have to admit it to.
Nope, and I'm rarely wrong.

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Do you hold grudges?
No, that would only hurt me.
I usually try to forgive and let go.
Only when someone really crosses a line.
Yes, otherwise the same people would walk all over me again and again.

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Are you trusting of others?
I give my trust to those with proven integrity.
It isn't easy to earn my trust.
I don't trust anyone.
I'm probably a bit too easily trusting.

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Is it easy for you to try and see things from others' perspectives?
It's not hard, but I wouldn't say it's easy either.
No, but I still try.
Sure, I just try to put myself in their shoes.
Not really, but I don't try to do that too often.

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Do you have a lot of friends?
I am a friend to many, but I have only a few close friends.
I have a couple handfuls of friends.
Yes, a bunch.
Not as many as I'd like.

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Is your appearance important to you?
I make sure to take care of myself, but beyond that, appearance doesn't matter much to me.
I want to look good, of course, but that doesn't mean I put much effort into achieving a certain look.
Kind of - I spend awhile getting ready to go out.
Yes, appearance is how we're judged by others. I don't want to miss out on an opportunity because I let my hair go wild.

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Do you care what others think of you?
I care how my actions affect others, but beyond that, it is no matter to me.
Yes, and I really wish I didn't. One day I won't, hopefully.
Anyone who says they don't care isn't being exactly honest.
About some things, yes.

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Are you spiritual?
Deeply.
Somewhat.
I guess you could call it that.
No.

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If things start going wrong when you really need them to go right, how do you handle it?
I scream and destroy things.
I keep my cool and continue moving forward.
Have an emotional breakdown.
I call in reinforcements.

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Are you open about yourself with others?
It depends on the person.
Yes, always.
Occassionally.
No.

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Do you see a therapist/counselor of some sort?
No, but I have before.
Yes.
No, and I never have.
I'm considering it.

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Who do you go to when you need advice?
A parent.
A mentor.
A sibling or other family member.
A friend.

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Is the truth always the best answer?
No, sometimes it's better not to tell the truth.
Yes, always.
Yes, most of the time.
Eh, it doesn't really matter.

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Do you ever throw adult tantrums?
On particularly stressful occasions, yes.
No, I don't think so.
I've done it once or time.
It's a regular occurrence for me.

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How often do you replay embarrassing moments of your past in your head?
I can't recall the last time I did.
At least once a day.
Occasionally, but usually just to laugh at them.
Once a week or so.

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Have you ever cared for a pet?
Yes, I had one growing up.
Yes, many. I have pets now.
Yes, I've had a few pets.
No.

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How often do you feel jealous?
Frequently.
Rarely.
An average amount, I think.
I would say somewhat often.

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Would you say you're a good friend?
I think so.
I hope so.
I don't know.
I could be a better friend.

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