Have you ever asked yourself these questions:
“Am I street smart or book smart?”
“Do I have a street-smart personality?”
If you have, today you’ll know for sure.
Smartness comes down to problem-solving. The more complex problems you can solve, the smarter you are. To be able to solve problems, you need knowledge. This knowledge can come from:
- Your own experiences (Street smartness)
- Others’ experiences, documented in books and other learning materials (Book smartness)
We all have a combination of book and street smartness. Some of us are more book smart, and others are more street smart. It’s rare to find someone who’s 100% book smart or street smart or even someone who’s 50-50, enjoying a perfect balance of book and street smartness.
Taking the street smart vs book smart quiz
This quiz will tell you the degree to which you are book smart vs. street smart. After finishing the test, you’ll receive a score for each type of smartness.
The type of smartness you score lower on is the type you need to work on.
- If you score lower on book smartness, you need to read more books to balance it out.
- If you score lower on street smartness, you need more hands-on experiences to hone your emotional and social skills.
The test consists of 24 items based on the differences between book-smart and street-smart people. Each item has two options: Agree and Disagree. The test is entirely confidential, and we don’t store your results in our database.
Hi, I’m Hanan Parvez (MBA, MA Psychology), founder and author of PsychMechanics. PsychMechanics has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Reader’s Digest, and Entrepreneur. Feel free to contact me if you have a query.