QUIZ: How Much of a Marites Are You?
Congratulations, you’re a Special Grade Marites a.k.a. the Chismosis Maritenesis’ final form. (You should be scared.)
Instead of just reading about the piping hot tea, you take the extra step of leaving comments on social media. You go to the accounts of those involved and you turn on your notifications so nothing will be missed. You’re also a keyboard warrior who loves to share your (unsolicited) opinions about the latest drama. As a Special Grade Keyboard Warrior Marites (dangerous combo), everyone comes to you for chika whenever a huge controversy explodes. You, an all-knowing being, were just born to eat chismis for breakfast.
Once again, you should be scared.
Congratulations, you’re a Semi-Grade Marites — second to the highest evolution of the Chismosis Maritenesis.
You don’t look for the tea, the tea comes to you. Semi-Grade Mariteses often start group chat messages with “Nakita mo ba yung post ni…?” or “Huy beh may chika ako!” if you’re face to face. You’re even so bold as to directly tag your friends under the scandalous post. To your credit, you love a good chismis but you chismis responsibly. Sometimes you actually analyze the situation because what are these blown-up dramas if not life lessons from other people’s mistakes?
Congratulations, you’re a Premium Marites!
It’s the most basic from, an upgrade from the Budding Marites but lower than the Special Grade and Semi-Grade Mariteses. You like to know the tea for the sake of being informed. (Also because it’s everyone’s topic on your timeline.) And if a particular tea is too good, you mostly just talk about it in the confines of a group chat.
Congratulations, you’re only a Budding Marites.
Right now, you’re content to know the tea but you also have the willpower to ignore it. Thanks to your friends, you get updates on this week’s news of Who Cheated on Whom. But inside of you is a Marites waiting to be freed from her cage of modesty. One day, the right chismis will unlock your inner Marites but for now you embody the quote “Ignorance is bliss.”