Quiz: Are You High Maintenance?

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Are you high or low maintenance?

Are you a high maintenance person? I kind of think it’s hard not to be in our advanced, customizable world. It’s so easy to develop preferences, and when those preferences stick, it’s hard to shake them. I really blame the hedonic treadmill. The more choices we’re given, the more we adapt to them… and having a choice taken away is difficult. For example, I know I should just be happy that we have the ability to fly on airplanes. I still get grumpy, though, if I end up in a middle seat.

I try as best as I can to fight against being high maintenance, because it’s an annoying characteristic in others. How many times have you tried to be friends with someone, but it was too difficult because he or she had to have everything a certain way. The people I gravitate towards tend to be the lowest maintenance, and I would like to give others that ease as well. I purposely try to say yes to things I may not enjoy simply to be easygoing. And it usually works – I have fun anyway πŸ™‚

I do like to indulge in a bit of high maintenance behavior, but my compromise is I keep those activities to myself. At home, I like my food, entertainment, and work a certain way, and I rarely deviate from that. By giving myself exactly what I want, I have more room to compromise with others and at least appear low maintenance πŸ˜‰

What about you?Β Are You High Maintenance?Β Take my quiz to find out! I don’t think there’s any right or wrong answer to this one, so don’t be offended if you’re high maintenance.

Let me know what you get onΒ Are You High Maintenance?Β Is it true for you? Do you have any tips for dealing with high maintenance people? Or do you prefer to be around lower maintenance people?

What do you think?

12 thoughts on “Quiz: Are You High Maintenance?

  1. Rachel R. (@REReader)

    I got medium maintenance, which I think is fair.

    The question about what to do if a friend cancels on you? That happened to me not long ago, and what I did was do what we had planned to do together by myself…but that wasn’t a choice! (It would have been nicer with the friend, but it wasn’t her fault, and it was still fun!)

    I especially liked “You have good taste. Too bad not everyone shares it.” πŸ™‚ I’d like to think!

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    1. kari Post author

      Oooh, I like the idea of just going ahead and doing what you planned anyway. I often chose this option in life myself whenever possible πŸ™‚

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  2. Jeralyn

    Medium Maintenance: Like everyone else, you (I) have some things you are particular about.
    You’re not too annoying about it, and you’re able to go with the flow most of the time.

    You’ve learned to stand your ground on what matters but also make compromises from time to time.
    You have good taste. Too bad not everyone shares it. _ True!

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  3. Josh

    You Are Medium Maintenance

    Like everyone else, you have some things you are particular about.
    You’re not too annoying about it, and you’re able to go with the flow most of the time.

    You’ve learned to stand your ground on what matters but also make compromises from time to time.
    You have good taste. Too bad not everyone shares it.

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  4. moonstep1969

    You Are Low Maintenance

    Compared to most people, you are incredibly easy going.
    To be honest, you are truly a breath of fresh air.

    You are open minded about trying new things, and you’re not upset when things don’t work out.
    You are willing to go along to get along. And your attitude helps you truly enjoy life!

    Comment: Medium would be a more accurate result in my case – guess it depends on what questions you ask. How to deal with high maintenance people really depends on whether they are like that all the time, or only in one specific area, and in that case which area it is. I tend to react chilly and not giving them much attention, and most often this seems to work…

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    1. kari Post author

      Oh okay – we will call you medium maintenance then πŸ˜‰ I agree that it’s best to give super high maintenance types the chilly treatment. Extra attention just seems to fuel their fire!

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  5. julie

    Low maintenance. I guess you could say that. A good example of this was when I got married. I told my husband I wanted no people, no presents, and no photographs. I did, in the end, allow our wedding co-ordinator (who doubled as our witness) to take one photo- the size of a normal sized photograph, and my wedding dress was a simple, white Indian dress to the knee, which cost Β£4.00 from a boot fair. You can’t get much cheaper than that. Our one expense was the honeymoon in Cyprus. Even my husband’s suit came from a charity shop.

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