Monday, February 09, 2004

I browsed off of Louis's blog today to take a ColorQuiz. It's a personality test based on the research of Dr. Max Lûscher in the 1990's, which uses colors to try to infer things about the test taker's emotional state.

Here is what it had to say about me:
Existing Situation
Attracted by anything new, modern, or intriguing. Liable to the bored by the humdrum, the ordinary, or the traditional.

Stress Sources
Wants to overcome a feeling of emptiness and to bridge the gap which she feels separates herself from others. Anxious to experience life in all its aspects, to explore all its possibilities, and to live it to the fullest. She therefore resents any restriction or limitation being imposed on her and insists on being free and unhampered.

Restrained Characteristics
Remains emotionally unattached even when involved in a close relationship.
Feels that she cannot do much about her existing problems and difficulties and that she must make the best of things as they are. Able to achieve satisfaction from sexual activity.

Desired Objective
Preoccupied with things of an intensely exciting nature, whether erotically stimulating or otherwise. Wants to be regarded as an exciting and interesting personality with an altogether charming and impressive influence on others. Uses tactics skillfully so as to avoid endangering her chances of success or undermining others' confidence in herself.

Actual Problem
Fights against restriction or limitation, and insists on developing freely as a result of her own efforts.

Actual Problem #2
The fear that she might be prevented from achieving the things she wants leads her to play her part with an urgent and hectic intensity.
Some of these statements seem to fit me pretty well. Some fit not as well. Many seem rather generic -- I thought at first that they might be like horoscopes, generic enough to allow the reader to read whatever they will into the description.

I read over Louis's results, though, and they were dramatically different from mine. Didn't fit me nearly as well. So maybe there's something to it all.

Made me wonder, if color can really be used to infer so much about a person, whether varying tones between different computer monitors would make a difference in the test results. The colors won't necessarily appear the same on my screen, with my screen settings, as they will on yours.

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