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Will You be a That Kid, or are You Already a That Kid?

By Nico Aldape
July 26, 2015

1. To what degree do you think you know everything?

a. This quiz looks pretty hard.

b. I’m average, I guess

c. I feel reasonably confident in my skills and abilities.

2. To what degree do you actually know everything?

a. Well, I’m smart enough to get into this school, so…

b. I was a straight-A student and took 15 AP classes at once.

c. I’m actually going to have my brain donated to science.

3. Do you learn more from professors or peers?

a. My peers – they’re the ones who also didn’t read the material so we’re all in the same mindset.

b. My professor – they’re the ones teaching me.

c. I value the professor’s class time and use it to ask them legitimate questions.

4. How often do you raise your hand to speak in class?

a. My arms are crushed by the burden of expectation, so I cannot raise my hand.

b. Whenever piggybacking off someone else’s comment.

c. My biceps have become glorious, camel-like humps through repetitive hand-raising.

5. How much do you hate “that kids”?

a. I think every class needs one just to break silence and make things interesting.

b. A bit of a double-edged sword – they can often cut other people off and crowd out discussion, but also bring up interesting points.

c. I hate them with a passion, and I hope I never become one.

6. In relation to the previous question, how often are you in denial?

a. About as much as normal people.

b. Just a river in Egypt or something, right?

c. Never.

If you answered "a" to at least 4 out of 6 questions, congratulations! You are not headed to the dark side of that-kid-dom or the purgatory of almost-that-kid-dom. If you were a student in the Academy of Athens, you would definitely think Socrates was a douche.*

If you got at least 4 out of 6 "b"If you answered "b" to at least 4 out of 6 questions, the situation is dire. May your education and psyche have mercy on you.

If you answered "c" to at least 4 out of 6 questionsIf you got at least 4 out of 6 "c"threes, we’re afraid it’s too late.

(*If you thought that was funny, ignore what we just said. You are definitely on your way to becoming a that kid!)