Are You Too Kiasu?

5 Questions | Total Attempts: 171

Personality Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

The term ‘Kiasu’ may have been coined in Singapore, but the unique personality trait is so common amongst the population that Oxford included its definition in the dictionary. Take the quiz and find out if you’re inherently Kiasu!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you allow other people to exit the train before entering, especially during rush hour?
    • A. 

      Of course, it's only gracious.

    • B. 

      Sometimes, if I'm not running late.

    • C. 

      Not a chance, I need to make sure I get a seat.

  • 2. 
    When you can’t think of anything else to do, do you walk around the shopping centre for the ‘free air-con’ and bargain hunting?
    • A. 

      Double win! Getting out of the heat and finding bargains. What else to do?

    • B. 

      Some days when its too hot, window shopping is the only sane activity.

    • C. 

      That's just stupid.

  • 3. 
    When a driver doesn’t give way on the road, do you stare at him/her intently hoping they’ll notice and feel bad?
    • A. 

      How dare they! I'll stare, scream, honk and tailgate the driver. What do they expect when they're so rude?

    • B. 

      That does annoy me and make me want to use my horn.

    • C. 

      Some people are just plain rude. There's no getting through to them.

  • 4. 
    Are you afraid of throwing anything out, ‘just in case’ it’ll come in handy?
    • A. 

      If I have to buy the item again, it's just a waste of money.

    • B. 

      I try to keep things I don't use often handy, just in case. Until it's time to spring clean.

    • C. 

      That sounds like something a compulsive hoarder would do. Definitely not me.

  • 5. 
    If you know you can purchase a particular item for $2 less somewhere else, will you take a $1.20 bus ride for the deal?
    • A. 

      Still saving 80 cents, why not?

    • B. 

      I think I do that sometimes without factoring in the time and transport costs.

    • C. 

      Absolutely not! I don't have the time to waste.

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