Eavesdropped while you were alone?Turned off your music but kept your headphones on so as to eavesdrop more discreetly?Realized you’d stopped listening to the person you’re with in order to eavesdrop on other people?Intentionally paused your own dinner conversation to listen to another table’s?Felt physically anxious because you knew people were talking about something you wanted to know but, despite your best efforts, you simply couldn’t hear it?Asked, “What are you guys talking about?” when overhearing a conversation that is already well under way?Kept prodding even though the conversing parties were clearly uncomfortable sharing?Asked someone, “So are you seeing anyone?” within an hour of meeting?Asked someone, “So are you sleeping with anyone?” within an hour of meeting?Asked someone how many people they’ve slept with within an hour of meeting?Asked someone about their relationship with their parents within an hour of meeting?Asked a newly married couple when they plan to start having kids?Asked a newly dating couple when they plan to get married?Asked someone about their eating habits?Asked someone about their digestive activity?Felt angry when someone didn’t answer your questions because they “aren’t supposed to say” or “don’t like to gossip”?Felt personally slighted by anyone who described themselves as “private”?Texted someone “just to check in” because you heard from someone else that they have gossip?Texted someone, "I heard you have gossip” because you heard from someone else that they have gossip?Asked a question about something innocuous to try to get someone to reveal information about the real thing you want to know?Held someone else’s sealed mail up to a light?Read through someone else’s open mail because it was just sitting there?Opened someone else’s mail and read it?Tried to guess someone else’s password?Tried to guess someone else’s phone passcode?Looked at someone’s account balance over their shoulder at an ATM?Looked at someone’s ATM password (and memorized it) over their shoulder?Snooped around your parents’ house for your holiday/birthday presents?Snooped around in your roommate’s room for anything?Snooped around your S.O.’s things for “evidence”?Faked nice to someone because you knew they “knew something”?Befriended a coworker specifically because they have a reputation as the office gossip?Scrolled through all of someone’s Facebook photos?Scrolled through all of someone’s Instagram photos?Scrolled through all of the photos someone was tagged in on Instagram?Scrolled through all of someone’s Venmo transactions?Looked at someone’s Facebook friends (whom you’re not friends with) to find out more about them?Looked at someone’s mentions on Twitter?Looked at someone’s favorites on Twitter?Read someone’s email?Read someone’s email and then marked it as unread?Read someone’s texts?Read someone’s diary?Read someone’s book over their shoulder?Watched someone’s movie over their shoulder?Read someone’s text messages over their shoulder?Read someone’s gchat window over their shoulder?Read back through an entire chain of emails that you weren’t initially part of but just got added to?Looked at someone’s Kindle on the subway to find out what book they were reading?Looked at someone’s phone on the subway to find out what music they were listening to?Looked at what someone was working on while on a flight?Noticed a stranger’s twitter handle while looking over their shoulder and later looked them up?Read a stranger’s work badge when that information wouldn’t be remotely necessary to the situation?Invited yourself to someone’s party?Invited yourself to someone’s wedding?Owned a pair of binoculars?Tried to look into someone else’s home with binoculars?Held a glass up to the wall to listen in on your neighbors?Lay down on the floor to listen to someone on another level through the vent?Looked in someone’s medicine cabinet?Told someone, “I’m really good at keeping secrets” so they’d tell you their secret?Considered Harriet the Spy a personal role model?
How Nosy Are You?
You are a low-level snoop. (There's no such thing as not being nosy *at all.* We just don't believe you!) You're genuinely pretty good about respecting other people's privacy, so congratulations. You have little to no dirt.
You are a mid-level snoop. You're not out there with night-vision goggles, and your skill for gossip is passing, but not extensive. You haven't been caught looking where you shouldn't — yet.
You are a high-level snoop. It doesn't get much nosier than you. On the plus side, you know everything there is to know about everyone. On the downside, you may have violated a few laws of common decency to get there. If it's possible to know too much, you'll be the first to find out.