Tell Us About Your Life Skills and We'll Guess How Wise You Are

Talin Vartanian

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About This Quiz

Life is full of ups and downs, and one way to manage this roller coaster of a ride is by acquiring different kinds of life skills. Such skills can help you in difficult situations, while other skills are crucial to becoming a successful person.

Many life skills aren't even taught in school, as they are usually derivatives of certain experiences. One example is how to effectively listen to other people. The next time you're having a conversation with someone, pay attention to how much you're actively listening, versus talking. Are you waiting for your turn to speak, or are you taking the time to understand what the other person is going through?

Another important life skill is time management. Many people don't know how to manage their time well, as they tend to focus on unproductive tasks like watching TV or playing video games, rather than activities that will help to create momentum in their lives. That's not to say that leisure activities aren't a key aspect of life, but rather that it's important to understand how to balance and prioritize productive and unproductive tasks. Tell us more about your life skills so we can determine if you're a wise person!

Uh oh! One of the buttons on your jacket is starting to come loose. Are you able to sew it back on?

It's 5:30 p.m. and you just got home from work. Are you going to settle for takeout or cook an epic meal?

Are you a super clean person, or are you a little more on the slob side when it comes to household chores?

Yikes! It looks like your bathroom sink is clogged! Are you going to repair this yourself or call a plumber?

Be honest: Do you really know how to use all of the buttons on your TV remote control?

On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being the highest), how organized are you?

You don't have to be the next Shakespeare, but do you know the difference between an adverb and a pronoun?

Imagine giving a speech in front of 100 people. Which of the following emotions are you starting to feel?

Would you describe yourself as someone who has excellent communication skills, or is this something that you're still working on?

You've been noticing that your computer has been running a bit slow lately. Do you know how to fix this?

Do you know how to back up computer files on a USB flash drive?

When you don't know how to do something in life, do you tend to ask other people for help or figure it out on your own?

Are you aware of any basic self-defense moves, or is this a foreign concept to you?

Not everyone has an emergency savings account for certain disasters in life, but do you have some money set aside just in case?

If you were hiking in a forest, which of the following would you absolutely need to guide you back home safely?

You may not have the medical knowledge of a doctor, but do you know the basics of first aid?

Oh no! It looks like your car has a flat tire! Are you able to change it on your own?

It happens to almost everyone at some point, but if you lost your job, would you be able to quickly pick yourself back up to find a new one?

On a scale of beginner to expert, how well are you able to budget your finances?

Let's say that you're at a store when you see a really nice shirt on sale. Are you going to buy it now or wait until a little later?

Not many people know how to balance a checkbook, but are you one of the few that can do this?

In terms of saving money at grocery stores, do you use coupons or apps on your smartphone?

When a server brings the bill to you at a restaurant, are you able to calculate the tip in your head?

Have you set personal goals in life, or is this something that you're still trying to figure out?

We all get stressed out sometimes, but are you able to manage your stress levels pretty well?

Can you handle constructive criticism well, or is this something that you become defensive about?

When you hear the word "exercise," do you jump for joy or cower in fear?

Let's say that you're lost in a new city without any navigational tools. Are you going to ask a stranger for directions or wander around aimlessly?

When you make mistakes in life, do you turn these lessons into positive or negative momentum?

Which of these common swim strokes are you able to easily perform in a swimming pool?

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