Do you ask yourself, “am I weird?” This honest psychological quiz reveals if you’re a weirdo or just an overthinker. Are you socially awkward or normal? Let’s find out.
How to Know if You’re Weird
Commonly, socially inept individuals are called weirdo, odd, or strange. But remember, you’re NOT weird just because someone called you that way. Most people use such insulting labels to hide their own insecurities. Chances are you’re an average person who emotional abusers surround.
Note that calling someone names is verbal abuse. Victims of such cruel behaviors feel outcasted, less intelligent, or unlovable.
Disclaimer: The quiz on this page aims to help you find out why you feel weird. It’s not meant to label or judge you.
Take a Quiz to Find Out if You’re Weird
Being weird does not have a clear definition. It differs from one person/culture to another. By taking the test, you can find out if you look strange by the current standards of most societies. Your social interactions and relationships play a significant role in the results. But the test considers your overall behaviors, thoughts, and ideologies to come up with reliable answers.
3 Reasons You Ask, “Am I Weird?”
If you think about it, no one is weird because humans are all unique in their way. So, when someone wonders if they’re weird, you should look for external pressures or problems. Here’re the most common reasons people want to know if they’re unusual or not.
Someone is bullying or abusing you.
Emotional abuse is the number one reason you may ask things like, “Am I weird?” An abuser uses such terms to humiliate you and separate you from society. That way, they can have more control over you and continue their manipulation.
Please, cut ties with anyone who purposefully calls you weird or verbally abuses you. If that’s not possible, report their behavior to a trustworthy person (e.g., your teacher, doctor, police officer) and ask for help.
You have social anxiety
Another reason why you ask, “Am I weird?” is being affected by anxiety. Social interactions are a challenging part of many individuals’ lives. You may find yourself stumbling over your words or out of breath during casual conversations or interactions. And that might make you feel inept. But note that social anxiety does not make you weird. In the US only, 15 million people are struggling with this disorder. And it’s completely normal to them.
You’re overly insecure and self-conscious
Insecurity is the third common reason for people to ask, “Am I weird?” Being self-conscious and overthinking your behaviors can lead to negative self-judgment and social withdrawal. You need to know that people are preoccupied with their own lives and don’t care what you do with your life. You should not let the fear of their thoughts or opinions weird you out.
Things That Might Make You Look Weird
Every society has some generic rules to separate what’s normal from what’s not. When it comes to being weird, the majority of cultures consider the following acts unusual and inappropriate.
Abnormal eye contacts
Staring into someone’s eyes for too long or avoiding any eye contact can make you seem weird. Social interactions require a standard amount of eye contact and facial clues. So, when your speech lacks them or has them in exaggerated ways, you could be called strange.
Having no filter is another behavior that only a socially weird person has. You cannot expect others to respect your taboo, unfiltered, and inappropriate opinions. In most cases, overly frank individuals are not accepted in society, and its members weird them out.
When interacting with others, relevancy is the key to success. You cannot constantly change the topic or express unrelated opinions, expecting others to understand you. Such behavior makes others feel you’re not relatable and, therefore, weird.
Lack of empathy
You don’t have to be an empath to communicate with others. But a certain level of empathy towards others is required to avoid being socially awkward. You should show that you care about others’ feelings and thoughts to seem relatable and genuine.
Being Weird Is a Gift – Here’s Why
What if you asked, “Am I weird?” and the answer was yes? Alexander Heyne, the author of Master Your Day, believes that being weird is the secret to success. In one of his YouTube videos, he reveals three ways being an outcast can help you have a better life compared to normal people.
You think differently and innovatively
According to Alexander, innovative people have always been called weird. Think Albert Einstein or Galileo Galilei. Society is scared of innovation and tries to repeat itself to guarantee reproduction and survival. But it’s the strange ones who dare to change the old rules and try new things.
You don’t need to fit in.
Let’s assume you’re weird in the eyes of others. What’s the difference? Would matching social standards and expectations make your life better? One of the things many people regret in their adulthood is trying too hard to fit into society. However, being weird is like a pass to skip all the nonsense of human interactions and embrace yourself instead of trying to look like others.
You know how to be yourself.
One of the perks of being weird is being in touch with your true self. You refuse to roleplay to be accepted by others. And that’s a superpower. For many, finding who they are is the biggest struggle in life. But you’ve already passed that bridge successfully.
The Am I Weird Quiz is designed to help you cope with peer pressure or verbal abuse. It’s not meant to label you or judge for who you are. Please, contact us if you find any of the questions or results inappropriate, harmful, or disrespectful.
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- 1How would you describe your eye contact with others during a casual conversation?
No eye contact at all
It depends on the person
I think I don’t have enough eye contact with others
I make eye contact when I think I should
I make enough eye contact with everyone
- 2How hard is it for you to look someone in the eye when they’re talking to you?
I can’t look people in the eye
People say it’s hard for me to look at them
I think it’s hard for me to make eye contacts
Not so easy. But I’d like to improve it.
It’s pretty easy for me to look them in the eye.
- 3On a scale of 0 to 10, how much do you like/value eye contact? (10 means you like it a lot).
- 4Which one describes your idea of interpersonal space?
I want people to stay away from me
I want SOME people to stay away from me
I think I violate people’s interpersonal space
I don’t really know what interpersonal space means
I respect everyone’s interpersonal space
- 5Do you feel weird or uncomfortable when your friends stand or sit too close to you?
I’m not sure
I guess I do
- 6Random question; how often do you take a bath?
I don’t have a schedule
A couple of times a week
Whatever it is, I know it’s not enough
Every other day
- 7Which of the following words describe you better?
- 8Do you say whatever is in your mind with no filters?
I think I do
- 9Do you think freedom of speech means being able to say whatever you want?
Yes, I think so
It doesn’t make any sense
That would create a chaos
I don’t know
No, of course not
- 10How easy is it for you to join an ongoing conversation?
It depends on the topic
I think it’s pretty challenging
It’s hard. But I’m working on it
It’s pretty easy for me to join a conversation
- 11How do you feel about chitchats?
I hate them
I’d like to have them. But I can’t
I think I’m terrible at them
I’d like to improve my chitchat skills
I love chitchats!
- 12Do you find it challenging to make new friends?
Yes, I can’t make friends at all
People think it’s difficult for me
I think I suck at making friends
It’s challenging. But I’d like to learn it
It’s pretty easy for me to make new friends
- 13Do you insist on talking about things that you’re interested in no matter what?
Yes, I don’t want to talk about other stuff
People think so. But I’m not like that
I think that’s true (not sure)
I like to learn how to take an interest in others
No, I like talking about different topics
- 14Which one describes your reactions to a person you’re listening to?
I don’t react to them
I try to fake emotions
I’m constantly thinking about what to say
I try to copy their own reactions
I show my interest with my body language
- 15Do you think it’s easy for you to understand others’ emotions?
No. I don’t get people
I don’t know
I think I don’t understand others
It’s not easy. But I’m working on it
It’s easy for me to understand emotions
- 16What would you do if your friend suddenly burst into tears when talking to you?
I don’t know
I’d feel guilty
I’d try to calm them down
I’d hug them and console them
- 17How do you react when someone invites you to a party?
I say no, immediately
I should ask for permission before saying yes
I’d probably say no. I’m not sure
I’d like to say yes. But it depends
I’d say hell yeah!
- 18How open do you think you are to new relationships and friendships?
I don’t like new friendships
I think I don’t deserve it
I’m afraid of new relationships
I’d like to have new experiences
I’m 100% down for new relationships/friendships
- 19Why did you decide to take a test to see if you’re weird?
I feel like I’m a weirdo
People say I’m weird
I can’t stop thinking about it
I need to make sure
Just for the sake of fun
- 20Final question; how old are you?
16 or younger
30 or older