Immature Adult Test
“I can’t adult today.” A rising number of young people report feeling overwhelmed by life and the obligations that come with adulthood. Immature adults engage in impulsive behaviors, careless actions, tantrums, and childlike reasoning while avoiding responsibility and self-reflection. This maturity assessment test measures your level of maturity to deliver a personalized result reflecting how mature or immature you are.
Could you be said to be an immature adult? For each of the following questions, indicate how well it describes you below.
Question 1 of 44
I often experience rapid transitions from feeling good to feeling angry, anxious, or overwhelmed.
The IDRLabs Immature Adult Test is inspired by various research-backed psychometric scales and psychological constructs. IDRlabs is not affiliated with either authors or any related institutions.
The test provides feedback such as the following:
Blame Avoidance: Denotes a cognitive and behavioral tendency that refers to the desire to evade personal responsibility or accountability for negative outcomes or actions. It encompasses strategies and actions aimed at deflecting blame onto external factors or other individuals, thus avoiding the negative consequences associated with being held responsible. Individuals who engage in blame avoidance often exhibit behaviors such as denial, deflection, excuse-making, or shifting responsibility onto others. They may downplay their own role or involvement in a situation, emphasizing external circumstances or attributing the blame to someone else entirely.
Emotional Volatility: Denotes a pattern of emotional instability and pronounced fluctuations in one's emotional states. It refers to the tendency to experience intense and unpredictable shifts in emotions, with emotions changing rapidly and frequently. Individuals high in emotional volatility may find themselves easily overwhelmed by emotional stimuli and have difficulty regulating their emotional responses. Emotional volatility encompasses a wide range of emotional experiences, including heightened reactivity, mood swings, and emotional lability.
Externalization: An immature defense mechanism by which a person projects their own internal characteristics onto the outside world, particularly onto other people. For example, a person who is overly argumentative might instead perceive others as argumentative and themselves as blameless or even diplomatic.
Polarized Affect: Denotes a cognitive process that refers to the tendency to perceive people, situations, or objects in extreme and polarized terms, often as either all good or all bad, with little or no recognition of the complexity or nuances in between. It involves a black-and-white thinking pattern that fails to integrate opposing aspects or acknowledge shades of gray. Individuals with polarized affect may categorize others as either entirely trustworthy or entirely untrustworthy, viewing themselves or the world as entirely ideal or entirely flawed.
Stress Sensitivity: Represents an individual's propensity to experience heightened reactivity and responsiveness to stressors in their environment. It refers to the tendency to be more sensitive and reactive to stress-inducing situations than normal, perceiving them as more impactful and experiencing stronger emotional and physiological responses in the face of stress. Individuals high in stress sensitivity are more likely to perceive everyday challenges or demands as stressful, leading to increased activation of the stress response system. This heightened reactivity may manifest in physiological symptoms, emotional distress, and cognitive disruptions.
Insecure Attachment: Denotes a relational pattern pertaining to an individual's difficulty in establishing and maintaining a secure and trusting connection with others, particularly in close relationships. It reflects a sense of uncertainty, fear, and anxiety in attachment-related interactions. Individuals with insecure attachment may exhibit tendencies such as seeking excessive reassurance, being overly dependent, or avoiding intimacy and emotional vulnerability. Insecure attachment often stems from early experiences, such as inconsistent caregiving or neglect, that have shaped one's expectations and beliefs about relationships.
Naiveté: Denotes a state of innocence, a lack of worldly experience, or a childlike perspective on the world. It refers to a mindset characterized by an unassuming and uninformed approach to life's complexities. Individuals who exhibit higher levels of naiveté may possess a trusting nature, a tendency to take things at face value, and a limited understanding of social dynamics or deceit. Naiveté is marked by a seeming absence of cynicism or skepticism, often stemming from a lack of exposure to certain life experiences or a sheltered upbringing.
Low Self-Awareness: Refers to a lack of conscious awareness or reflection on one's own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It encompasses a diminished sense of introspection and self-observation, where individuals have limited access to their inner experiences and a reduced ability to accurately perceive and understand their own mental and emotional states. In this state, individuals have a diminished awareness of their own thoughts, motives, and the impact of their actions on others. The absence of self-awareness can manifest in various ways, such as a lack of insight into one's own biases, blind spots, or emotional reactions. It can hinder personal growth, self-reflection, and the development of emotional intelligence. Without self-awareness, individuals may struggle to understand and regulate their emotions, engage in self-reflection, or effectively navigate social interactions.
Impulsiveness: Denotes a tendency to act hastily and without adequate forethought. It refers to the inclination to engage in spontaneous behaviors or make quick decisions without considering potential consequences or long-term implications. Individuals high in impulsiveness often prioritize immediate gratification or relief from discomfort over deliberate and reflective decision-making processes. Impulsiveness encompasses a range of impulsive behaviors, such as acting without considering potential risks, difficulty inhibiting immediate responses, and a preference for novelty and excitement. It is characterized by a reduced ability to delay gratification and a higher susceptibility to external stimuli that trigger impulsive actions.
Mindlessness: Denotes a state of cognitive and experiential functioning that refers to a lack of present-moment awareness and attention. It involves being disconnected from one’s at-hand experience and is often characterized by automatic and insensible behaviors, inattentiveness, and a reduced sense of conscious awareness. Individuals who exhibit higher levels of mindlessness may find themselves going through daily routines on autopilot, with little conscious awareness of their actions, thoughts, or surroundings. Mindlessness can lead to a diminished quality of experience, as individuals may miss out on the richness and depth of the present moment.
Egocentrism: Represents a cognitive bias that refers to an individual's tendency to interpret and perceive the world primarily from their own perspective. It involves a limited ability to take into account the viewpoints, thoughts, and feelings of others. Egocentric individuals have a natural inclination to prioritize their own needs, desires, and beliefs, often perceiving their own perspective as the most accurate or valid. This cognitive bias can manifest in various ways, such as assuming others share the same knowledge or understanding, projecting one's own thoughts onto others, or disregarding alternative viewpoints. Egocentrism is associated with difficulties in empathy, perspective-taking, and effective communication.
Total Immaturity: The overall degree to which you could be said to be an immature adult. Higher scores indicate greater problems with maturity.
The Immature Adult Test is inspired by various research-backed evaluation instruments. While the Immature Adult Test is based on scientific research, it cannot be used to provide clinical assessments or an accurate evaluation of your personality. Clinical assessments should always be done in cooperation with a mental health professional. For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.