How crazy are you?



Our study looked at data on word-reading, working memory and matching symbols tests (cognitive skills); as well as conscientiousness, openness to experience, agreeableness, extroversion and emotional stability (psychological traits) from the Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia survey (HILDA).

People were asked to repeat long strings of single-digit number in reverse order in the working memory test whereas candidates engaged in matching symbols to numbers within 90 seconds in the matching symbols test. Lastly in the word-reading test candidates were supposed to read 50 irregularly spelled words which were listed in the order of difficulty. As for the psychological traits, they were assessed by engaging the candidates in a self-assessment test where they were supposed to evaluate the degree to which a trait described them from “Does not describe me at all” to “Describes me very well”.

“Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”
― George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

“The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

“She didn’t belong anywhere and she never really belonged to anyone. And everyone else belonged somewhere and to someone. People thought she was too wonderful. But she only wanted to belong to someone. People always thought she was too wonderful to belong to them or that something too wonderful would hurt too much to lose. And that’s why she liked him– because he just thought she was crazy.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
― Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

“And now,” Eric yelled into his mircophone, “we’re going to sing a new song-one we just wrote. This one’s for my girlfriend. We’ve been going out for three weeks, and, damn, our love is true. We’re gonna be together forever, baby. This one’s called ‘Bang You Like a Drum.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Crazy people sure do like talking to themselves. What about you? Do you ever talk to yourself?

    • No…
    • Rarely
    • Yeah, sometimes
    • All the time! I’m the only one who really listens!
  • Question of

    They also talk to their pets. Do you enjoy long-winded, one-sided conversations with Fido and Mr. Kitteh?

    • No, that’s a little too silly for me
    • I talk to em a little bit for my own amusement. It’s funny!
    • Talking to my pets helps me relax…
    • One-sided? No! They have plenty to say, too!
  • Question of

    Do you sometimes catch yourself offering unsolicited advice to complete strangers?

    • No, that’s not me at all
    • Hah, I’ve done this once or twice
    • Well, they NEED the advice
    • I only do this on the internet!
  • Question of

    Time to take a shower! What’s the first order of business?

    • Undressing and getting in the shower, duh
    • Checking behind the curtain for serial killers and/or ghosts
  • Question of

    Speaking of ghosts, have you ever seen one?

    • No, I am not superstitious
    • Once… maybe… I think…
    • Yes, I have
    • I’ve got psychic powers… I can sense their presence!
  • Question of

    Why are you taking this quiz?

    • For a joke
    • Because I’m bored, and I do silly things when I get bored
    • Because I worry about my mental health
    • Because someone told me to
  • Question of

    Do you ever talk to yourself?

    • Yes all the time
    • Sometimes but when I realize I stop
    • I don’t think so…..
    • No, I never talk to myself
  • Question of

    How many friends do you have?

    • One or two who understand how crazy I am
    • I have a small group of friends, the normal amount
    • Can I class my pet as a friend?
    • None
  • Question of

    Have your parents ever told you they are worried about you?

    • Yes, all the time when they find me doing weird things
    • Yes, they are worried I spend so much time alone
    • No, they have nothing to be worried about
    • No, they don’t really care about me/they are not in my life
  • Question of

    True or false: I can read people’s minds.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    True or false: I believe in unicorns.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    True or false: This is not the first crazy test I have taken.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Do you ever hear voices in your head?

    • Yes, but it’s just my other personality
    • I can’t even think the voices are so loud!
    • Do you mean my regular thoughts?
    • Possibly, but I’m in my own little world most of the time so I drown them out.
  • Question of

    What is your favourite movie genre?

    • Comedy – I love to laugh
    • Horror – I like to scare myself (and get ideas for the future)
    • Romance – I WILL get married one day even if I have to force someone into it
    • Indie – I don’t connect with mainstream stuff
  • Question of

    You are invited to a party. You:

    • Ask if your invisible friends can come too
    • Have anxiety attacks about going to a party alone
    • Politely decline – you have other plans
    • Say you’ll go but know you won’t, you’d rather spend time alone than with other people

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