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What does your favourite colour say about your personality?: What Colour Psychology Has To Say About You?

April 9th 2007 14:08


try this colour personality test: http://www.colorquiz.com/

Everybody has a favourite colour right, i dont think im met a person that hasn't mentioned their own favourite colour preference. Firstly let's review what the 'colour psychology' theoriest say are the meaning behind each colour: Red -- is the color of intensityand passion ; Green -- a colour that exist heavily in nature and meant to have natural calming affect, that that symbolizes rejuvenation and birth, signifyies fertility and good luck; Orange -- a colour of natural balance and warmth; Yellow -- colour of optimismBlack -- color of authority, power and beauty, that signifes sexuality, elegance & control; Purple -- described as the colour that the peacock affect of royalty; Blue -- colour of calmness and relaxation, signifies trust, symbol of water; White -- colour of balance, signifies simplicity; Brown -- a color of earth and abundance.




A new book "Color Answer Book" by Leatrice Eiseman claims about what peoples favourite reveal about their personality through which coloured car they own based on the 2004 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report and rankings. For example Silver signifies elegant, loves futuristic looks, cool while Dark Blue signifies a credible, confident, dependable personality. White signifies a Fastidious personality while Vibrant Red signifies a sexy, speedy, high-energy and dynamic personality. Dark Green signifies a traditional, trustworthy, well-balanced personality while Light to Mid-Blue Cool signifies a calm, faithful, quiet personality. Bright Yellow-Green signifies a trendy, whimsical, lively personality while Yellow Gold signifies an iIntelligent, warm, loves comfort and will pay for it personality. Deep Brown signifies a Down-to-earth, no-nonsense personality while Orange signifies a fun loving, talkative, fickle and trendy personality. Deep Purple signifies a creative, individualistic, original personality while Neutral Gray signifies a sober, corporate, practical, pragmatic personality. Black signifies a empowered, not easily manipulated, loves elegance personality while appreciates classics while Taupe/Light Brown signigies a timeless, basic and simple tastes personality.


Now consider how subjective and similiar sounding are some of these descriptions. Are they realistic? Do you identify with any of the personality traits that are prescribed through the colour preference of when you buy a car. I find that i have more than one favourite colour and more than one colour describes my personality. Consider the origin in meaning behinds these colours in addition to what colour you wear the most or what colour you are most likely to be attracted to when shopping for cloths. As there seems to be a lot of fashion colour pyschology and house design wall paint psychology trends going around. Personally i am on the one hand sceptical about such colour preferences defines ones personality because from studying personality psychology i've come to the conclusion that personality traits are subjective. For this seem the to me the reason why borderline personlity disorders is one of the hardest mental disorders to diagnose and why there is so much confusion about what it actually is. While on the other i really identify with some of these colour coded descriptions and what they have to say about an individual's personality through their colour preferences. For most people i know their favouritie colour does personify some parts of their personlity to a certain extent.



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Comment by Wendi

April 9th 2007 16:53
Sounds pretty accurate to me!!!

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Acts in an orderly, methodical, and self-contained manner. Needs the sympathetic understanding of someone who will give her recognition and approval.

Has an unsatisfied need to ally herself with others whose standards are as high as her own, and to stand out from the herd. This desire for preeminence isolates her and inhibits her readiness to give herself freely. While she wants to surrender and let herself go, she regards this as a weakness which must be resisted. This self-restraint, she feels, will lift her above the rank and file and ensure recognition as a unique and distinctive personality.

Circumstances are such that she feels forced to compromise for the time being if she is to avoid being cut off from affection or from full participation.
Unhappy at the resistance she feels whenever she tries to assert herself. Indignant and resentful because of these setbacks, but gives way apathetically and makes whatever adjustments are necessary so that she can have peace and quiet.

Wants interesting and exciting things to happen. Able to make herself well-liked by her obvious interest and by the very openness of her charm. Over-imaginative and given to fantasy or day-dreaming.

Greatly impressed by the unique, by originality, and by individuals of outstanding characteristics. Tries to emulate the characteristics she admires and to display originality in her own personality.


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