How Adult Are You?
Epstein-Dumas Test of Adultness (EDTA) v. 1.4, © 2007-2014, Dr. Robert Epstein  

Being an adult in modern society requires a wide variety of skills and knowledge. No matter what your age, this test will show you how adult you are in 14 important areas of functioning. Designed by Dr. Robert Epstein (follow on Twitter at @DrREpstein) (follow on Twitter at @DrREpstein), one of America's most distinguished psychologists, the test contains 140 yes/no questions and should take you between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. The test has been empirically validated with a sample of more than 30,000 people between ages 10 and 83.

If you are conducting research and would like to collect raw data for a group that is taking this test - for a business, research study, classroom activity, or other purpose - please see our Group Testing Instructions

More information about the test can be found in Dr. Epstein's book, Teen 2.0: Saving Our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence. No matter what your age, if you feel that you're being treated like a child, you might want to take Epstein-Dumas Infantilization Inventory, accessible at HowInfantilizedAreYou.com.

NEW! If you know a young person who is depressed, angry, or defiant, he or she might be suffering from Extended Childhood Disorder. Find out at ExtendedChildhoodDisorder.com.

Before we get to the test itself, we'll ask you a few basic questions about yourself. Demographic information is being collected for research purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential.

To make sure the scoring is accurate, be sure to fill in all the blanks!

*Required response


Group code (if applicable):


*First name and last initial (only):

*Your age:

*Highest Degree:
None
High School
Community College
Bachelors
Masters
Doctorate

*Race/Ethnicity:
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Other

*Gender:
Male
Female
Other

*Employed:
Yes
No

*Parent:
Yes
No

*How fluent are you in English?
Not fluent   10  Very fluent

*How happy and fulfilled are you?
Low   10  High

*How much success have you had in your personal life?
Low   10  High

*How much success have you had in your professional life?
Low   10  High

Okay, here is the test itself....


Please answer each of the following questions.


*1. Can someone be both a leader and a follower?
Yes  No


*2. Drugs and alcohol can interact to produce deadly effects. Is this true?
Yes  No


*3. Some people say that true love lasts forever. Do you agree with them?
Yes  No


*4. High grades in school pay off with better salaries and more opportunities. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*5. Is it true that both males and females masturbate?
Yes  No


*6. Do most private doctors require you to make an appointment before your visit?
Yes  No


*7. Effective parenting requires knowledge and skill. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*8. If a police officer asked you to get out of your car, would you comply?
Yes  No


*9. When you borrow money, do you pay it back?
Yes  No


*10. Studying music or the arts might make life more enjoyable. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*11. Do you have trouble spelling?
Yes  No


*12. Do you exercise regularly?
Yes  No


*13. Spirituality and religion aren't necessarily the same thing. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*14. Do you write down appointments?
Yes  No


*15. Irresponsible drug use can be fatal. Is this true?
Yes  No


*16. When you have trouble solving a problem, do you ask for help?
Yes  No


*17. Driving a car is a complex skill that requires training and practice. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*18. Can you make decisions without help from other people?
Yes  No


*19. Most jobs require specific skills. Is this true?
Yes  No


*20. At a job interview, it's important to make a good first impression. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*21. Love is not enough to make a marriage successful. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*22. Are leaders always right?
Yes  No


*23. College graduates usually earn more money than high-school graduates. Is this true?
Yes  No


*24. When things get tough, do you give up?
Yes  No


*25. High school graduates earn less money than college graduates. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*26. When you start a task, do you usually complete it?
Yes  No


*27. Are you sometimes wrong?
Yes  No


*28. Is 25 percent the same as one fourth?
Yes  No


*29. Are you willing to accept the blame when you do something wrong?
Yes  No


*30. Do you respect other people's opinions?
Yes  No


*31. Psychologists treat problems of mood or behavior. Is this true?
Yes  No


*32. Is a condom 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy?
Yes  No


*33. Can a woman become pregnant throughout her menstrual cycle?
Yes  No


*34. Each student has unique educational needs. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*35. Must leaders be good at making decisions?
Yes  No


*36. AIDS can be transmitted among both heterosexuals and homosexuals. Is this true?
Yes  No


*37. Intimate relationships require work and compromise. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*38. Is the uterus part of the female reproductive system?
Yes  No


*39. Are you well coordinated physically?
Yes  No


*40. Are love and sex the same thing?
Yes  No


*41. If you were unable to take care of yourself, would you know where to get help?
Yes  No


*42. Is it true that you must be 21 years old to vote?
Yes  No


*43. Almost everyone in the U.S. has to pay taxes of some sort. Is this true?
Yes  No


*44. Is it necessary to be loved in order to be fulfilled as a person?
Yes  No


*45. Do you have trouble expressing your feelings?
Yes  No


*46. Are you strong physically?
Yes  No


*47. Is being in love sometimes painful?
Yes  No


*48. Arriving on time is important in keeping a job. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*49. Are you overweight?
Yes  No


*50. Taxes are collected by governments to help pay for schools, roads, and other services that people share. Is this true?
Yes  No


*51. Do you think about the consequences of your behavior before acting?
Yes  No


*52. You can get married in most states without a license. Is this true?
Yes  No


*53. The improper use of prescription medication can be dangerous. Is this true?
Yes  No


*54. Can drinking alcohol damage your health?
Yes  No


*55. When you love someone, does that mean that he or she will love you back?
Yes  No


*56. Does being in love always feel good?
Yes  No


*57. Good leaders respect the people they lead. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*58. Are you careless with your money?
Yes  No


*59. Do you have difficulty making friends?
Yes  No


*60. If you have more education, you'll probably get a better job. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*61. Do you have trouble following instructions?
Yes  No


*62. Do you have difficulty hearing?
Yes  No


*63. Good leaders must be good listeners. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*64. Are you comfortable initiating conversations?
Yes  No


*65. Do you have good vision (perhaps with glasses or contact lenses)?
Yes  No


*66. Masturbation is fairly common in both males and females. Is this true?
Yes  No


*67. No medical examination is needed to join the military. Is this true?
Yes  No


*68. Can a woman become pregnant through an act of oral sex?
Yes  No


*69. Do you know how to negotiate to get what you want?
Yes  No


*70. To get a driver's license, you have to pass both a written test and a road test. Is this true?
Yes  No


*71. When you don't understand something, do you ask for help?
Yes  No


*72. Some people say that we all have a "true love." Do you agree with them?
Yes  No


*73. Do you keep a list of things to do?
Yes  No


*74. Does leadership require self-discipline?
Yes  No


*75. 134 + 62 = 196. Is this correct?
Yes  No


*76. Drinking alcohol can impair thinking and judgment. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*77. Drinking coffee counters the harmful effects of alcohol. Is this true?
Yes  No


*78. To get married, you need to have a license. Is this true?
Yes  No


*79. Do you know how to write a check?
Yes  No


*80. You can be a spiritual person without participating in an organized religion. Is this true?
Yes  No


*81. Most people in the U.S. are not required to pay any taxes. Is this true?
Yes  No


*82. To get most jobs, you need to complete an application form. Is this true?
Yes  No


*83. Do you always think logically?
Yes  No


*84. If necessary, could you take care of yourself?
Yes  No


*85. Are there different types of love?
Yes  No


*86. Do you spend your money wisely?
Yes  No


*87. Can you join the military without a college degree?
Yes  No


*88. Important learning occurs both inside and outside a school. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*89. Problems can often be solved in more than one way. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*90. Do you have some money saved for emergencies?
Yes  No


*91. If someone attacked your loved ones, would you try to defend them?
Yes  No


*92. To keep a job, you often have to be willing to work for people you don't like. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*93. Do you have trouble initiating conversations?
Yes  No


*94. Do you find it difficult to read?
Yes  No


*95. Is your writing legible?
Yes  No


*96. "Safe sex" means having sex in a safe place. Is this true?
Yes  No


*97. To keep a job, you often have to make personal sacrifices. Is this true?
Yes  No


*98. Can you read a newspaper?
Yes  No


*99. Are you usually on time for appointments?
Yes  No


*100. Most problems have just one solution. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*102. Are you at your ideal weight?
Yes  No


*103. Are you careless with money?
Yes  No


*104. Is it important to know the difference between right and wrong?
Yes  No


*105. The Democratic and Republican parties are the only two political parties in the U.S. Is this true?
Yes  No


*106. Psychologists treat physical problems like broken bones, pains, and diseases. Is this true?
Yes  No


*107. Good hygiene is important for health. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*108. To become an officer in the military, you generally need a college degree. Is this true?
Yes  No


*109. Are young people ages 16 and under generally required by law to attend school?
Yes  No


*110. Communication skills are essential in marriage. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*111. You can earn a high school diploma by completing high school or passing an equivalency test. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*112. To keep a job, it's important to arrive on time each day. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*113. Officials such as judges help preserve order in society. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*114. When you make a commitment, do you honor it?
Yes  No


*115. Adequate sleep is important for good health. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*116. Are you willing to fight for your rights?
Yes  No


*117. If you are severely depressed for several weeks, you should probably get professional help. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*118. If you were having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, would you know where to get help?
Yes  No


*119. To use a gun properly and safely, you need training and practice. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*120. 42 x 5 = 220. Is this correct?
Yes  No


*121. Do you tire easily?
Yes  No


*122. Could you use a recipe to bake a cake?
Yes  No


*123. Physicians treat physical problems like broken bones, pains, and diseases. Is this true?
Yes  No


*124. Alcohol use causes tens of thousands of auto accidents each year. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*125. Are there different ways to express love?
Yes  No


*126. The greater your body weight, the more alcohol you can tolerate. Is this true?
Yes  No


*127. Can you spell correctly?
Yes  No


*128. Do you know how to write and send a letter?
Yes  No


*129. You can consume any amount of alcohol and still remain alert. Is this true?
Yes  No


*130. When people misunderstand you, can you explain your point of view?
Yes  No


*131. Learning new skills can greatly enhance your life. Do you agree?
Yes  No


*132. When you have a job to do, do you try to do it properly?
Yes  No


*133. In the U.S., all government officials are elected by voters. Is this true?
Yes  No


*134. If you wanted to get a job or change jobs, would you know how to do that?
Yes  No


*135. It's improper to have sex with someone without his or her consent. Is this true?
Yes  No


*136. Do you have trouble getting along with other people?
Yes  No


*137. Are leaders sometimes wrong?
Yes  No


*138. Homosexuality involves sex between two people of the opposite sex. Is this true?
Yes  No


*139. Do you have good physical flexibility?
Yes  No


*140. You can get prescription medicine over-the-counter without a prescription. Is this true?
Yes  No