What Is Your Mental Age?

If you use your head for something other than a hat rack….you may have wondered if yours is working up to par.

If you are one of those that are concerned about your mental function or your mental age then I have a test for you.

Whether you’ve been told you’re an old soul or you feel like you’re a teenager in an adult’s body, all of us have a “mental age,” and it’s not always how old we actually are. Here’s what mental age is all about, plus a quick quiz to find out yours.

Mental age is “a person’s mental ability expressed as the age at which an average person reaches the same ability,” per the Oxford dictionary. In terms of the research1

and science behind it, mental age is most often used when assessing young children with developmental disorders, such as Down syndrome or autism, whose mental age may not align with how old they actually are.

As psychotherapist Annette Nuñez, Ph.D., LMFT, tells mbg, she equates mental age with things like executive function, emotional development, and overall maturity. These things, she says, usually come to us with time as we get older, but for some people, they may feel, act, or think in ways that indicate a younger mental age.

According to clinical psychologist Carla Marie Manly, Ph.D., what we consider maturity “is generally defined as the ability to wisely and appropriately manage developmental responsibilities in mental, emotional, behavioral, and social arenas,” as well as other forms ofmaturity like physical maturity, developmental stage maturity, and career maturity.


Give it a try.   Give yourself an early Christmas present and learn about your brain….

The test says I am 60-69…..


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