Amidst the myriad trends and challenges that are part and parcel of TikTok‘s appeal, another quiz has managed to make a significant splash.
It’s called the ‘Mental Age Test’, and it’s intriguing users far and wide with its unexpected, fun insights about their psychological age.
This trend follows in the footsteps of others like the ‘Human Emotion Quiz’, which characterized a user’s personality as emotions such as ‘joy’ or ‘sadness’.
But what exactly is this ‘Mental Age Test’, and how can you participate?
Understanding the ‘Mental Age’ Quiz
Contrary to what the name suggests, the ‘Mental Age Test‘ does not measure an individual’s intellect or IQ.
The quiz is actually designed to assess a person’s psychological capabilities, comparing them to the average developmental milestones of a child.
The idea is to give participants an idea of their ‘mental age’, distinct from their biological one.
The ‘Mental Age Test’ hails from Japan and is hosted on a third-party website called A Real Me, known for its wide array of entertaining online quizzes.
The test has already drawn a remarkable global audience, with over 27 million individuals from 150 countries participating, including a substantial user base from the U.S, where the average mental age was found to be 27.61 years old.
How to Participate in the ‘Mental Age’ Quiz on TikTok
Participating in the ‘Mental Age Test’ involves answering a series of 30 questions. Prior to beginning, users are prompted to share their real age or select ‘SECRET’ if they prefer not to disclose it.
Each question offers multiple-choice responses, and after selecting an answer, users briefly see how many participants chose the same response before moving to the next question.
The final result reveals the participant’s ‘mental age’, along with an appropriate title. If users disclosed their age at the start, the result also includes a comparison between their mental and actual age.
Interestingly, the question ‘I spend most of my time on’ sees most users (55%) choosing ‘TikTok’, indicating the platform’s significance in their lives.
Sharing ‘Mental Age’ Quiz Results on TikTok
While there’s no direct option to share your ‘Mental Age Test’ results on TikTok, users have innovated by screenshotting their results and incorporating them into TikTok videos.
These videos typically begin with a photo of the user and their actual age, followed by the screenshot revealing their mental age.
TikTok posts tagged with #mentalage or #mentalagetest have garnered a staggering 27.9 million and 12.4 million views, respectively.
Many of these videos feature a sound clip by user @aepotah, although others have selected different background music to accompany their posts.
The ‘Mental Age Test’ is yet another testament to the creative ways in which TikTok users engage with each other, share their personalities, and participate in global trends.
Whether you’re a TikTok veteran or a newcomer to the platform, it’s worth checking out this entertaining quiz and sharing your mental age with your TikTok community.