Friday, October 21, 2011

Ever Take A Personality Quiz?

 I came across this ColorQuiz through my good blogging friend Heather. I don't usually put a lot of weight in these tests but I do like to approach them with an open mind, so I thought what the hell.   

  According to the site, "ColorQuiz is a free five minute personality test based on decades of research by color psychologists around the world. There are no complicated questions to answer, you simply choose colors with a click of the mouse! Your test results are completely confidential and we do not keep the results.

This test is based on the work of Dr. Max Lûscher and is used worldwide, most notably in Europe, by psychologists, doctors, government agencies, and universities to screen their candidates. Since the 1950's the test has been given to hundreds of thousands of people."

 I began the test by selecting my sex (male, last time I checked). Then I chose from a pattern of eight different colours, picking the one that made me feel best when I looked at it first, then repeating the process for the remaining colors until none of them were left. I've copied the results of my test below, with my comments beside each one. I've rated how much I agree with each statement from 1-10 (10 being strongly agree). It's not part of the test, just doing it on my own. Here goes...

Color Test - Results

Your Existing Situation

"Very emotional and artistic, enjoys being surrounded by beauty and art. Looking for a partner who always has an eye for beauty and who enjoys close, loving relationships."
9/10  Sandy has an appreciation of aesthetics but it's not mandatory to me that she does all the time. As for a close loving relationship? That's a 10/10.

Your Stress Sources

"Demands to be noticed by others as an important individual
3/10 with a caveat. I'm not hung up on status, so being seen as important in a social standing doesn't interest me. Being considered an important part of someone's life, as someone who's made a difference? 10/10

needs attention and recognition.
3/10 professionally for both. Personal attention: 8.5/10 (especially from women if I'm honest), personal recognition: 3/10 (it's nice to be noticed but I don't do what I do for other people to be praised)

His current situation is leaving him dissatisfied. He feels he needs to make friends with those who hold the same high standards he does. Wants to stand out as someone at the top of his class and be admired by others. He needs to feel in control which makes it difficult to give of himself to another person. He feels isolated and alone but refuses to appear weak and continues to be emotionally distant from others in order to keep his attitude of superiority. "
1.5/10. Isolated and alone? Do I seem emotionally distant to you? The 1.5 is mainly for the part about wanting to be admired, I don't crave it but it's nice to hear.

Your Restrained Characteristics

Open and emotionally involved in relationships and easily finds satisfaction through sexual activity.

Feels he is carrying more than his share of problems.
1/10  Not when I look around me. I actually feel quite blessed.

He is flexible and laid back, sticking to his goals and working to overcome any difficulty."
7/10  Could be a 10/10 but I'm not always laid back and I sometimes procrastinate or get off track.

He is being forced to put happiness and pleasure on hold due to his limiting circumstances.
0/10  I don't think anyone can be forced to put off being happy, we all decide what approach we take and how much things will affect us.

Believes his hopes and dreams are realistic and sticks to them stubbornly...

even though circumstances are forcing him to compromise.
1/10  I can choose to be where I am but I'm not really forced. There are very few things that would hold me back from achieving what I want except myself.

Very precise in the qualities he seeks in a partner.
9/10 Precise yes, but I'm also flexible. No partner is perfect.

Your Desired Objective

Longs for a loving, caring, and supportive relationship
10/10 I have this now and it's very important to me.

fantasizes of living in perfect harmony with others.
5/10 "Fantasizes"? No. I'd love to live a life filled with perfect relationships but I also accept it'll never happen. I'd change very few of my relationships and that's all I could ask for.

Has a strong desire for tenderness and affection and enjoys things which are artistically pleasing to the eye."

 Your Actual Problem

Fears others will try to hold him back from achieving his goals and the things he wants.
2/10 In one particular area yes, but overall it's not something I've given much thought to. If you're determined to achieve your goals you won't let anyone stop you.

Puts on the charm and can be manipulative towards others hoping he can get them to do as he wishes and making it easier for him to reach his own goals.
3/10 with a caveat. "Manipulative" is a pretty strong word. I'm told I can turn on the charm sometimes but it's usually for no other reason than to elicit a smile. Really the only time I try to "get people to do as I wish" is in conversation, steering the conversation and setting the stage for someone to talk about something I'm curious to know more about. It's not forcing it out of someone, but hopefully leading them to the point where they'll feel more comfortable opening up a little more.

Your Actual Problem #2

Impressed by unique and one of a kind things, and by people with exceptional personalities.

Tries to takes the characteristics he likes in other people and apply it to himself as well as coming across as a unique individual.
7/10 Mostly true. Sometimes I'll meet someone in person or on-line and realize that they have certain qualities I either lack or would like to improve on. I'll make a conscious effort to change, not to be like them but to improve myself. I don't feel a need to be unique, I just want to be me.    


  1. Interesting.

    Colours mean so much.

    I did this too, I never do them but your one seemed intriguing. I kind of wish I hadn't done it now.

    "Feeling a lack of energy, she does not wish to be involved in further activity or give in to demands. she is feeling powerless causing her stress, agitation, and irritation, all which she tries to escape by refusing to participate altogether. she tries to escape into a fantasy world where things go her way and her desires are easier to reach."

    I was so inlove with denial. xxx

  2. It's great you're sharing this. It's so interesting! Really surprising in how it pinpoints things.

  3. I did a while back ago, but I think I will try again :)

  4. hmmm that is interesting. i will definitely have to take it! hope you have a good weekend barry. xoxo

  5. rather interesting indeed. some things are right on the mark and others completely off? I came to the same conclusion. funny how that works. anywho, interesting to have greater insight into your personality through this post. x

  6. Wow, this is very interesting and a unique kind of quiz. I took it too and was surprised by the answers...seemed mostly right.