There are a lot of different types of personality tests, some more scientific than others.
While many are very concise, like the Meyers-Briggs personality test, the hallmark of a good online personality test is that it’s fun to take!
One of my favorite types of personality tests are based optical illusions. An optical illusion is an illusion caused by crossed wires in your brain.
Information is gathered by the eye and processed by the brain, but optical illusions can often be very different than how our brains initially perceive them.
There are three types of optical illusion: literal optical illusions that create images different from the objects that make them, cognitive illusions, which are the result of unconscious inferences, and physiological illusions, caused by excessive stimulation of some type or another.
Each one of the illusions below will employ a different type of optical illusion, and the results, namely what you see first, will shed some light on the way your brain thinks and your personality works.
Optical Illusion #1
Take a good look at the above image. What did you see?
If you saw a car, that probably means that your freedom is important to you.
The ability to hit the road, meet new people, see new places, and experience new things is near and dear to your heart. You usually take life at your own pace and do what comes naturally.
If you saw a man with binoculars, it indicates that you tend to be more analytical.
You look at the bigger picture and disregard minor details for the most part. You’re usually able to learn visually and absorb information quickly. You might want to make sure you pay attention to detail more consciously.
If you saw the letter A, which is arguably the most difficult thing to see first in the image, it means you have an eagle eye unmatched by most.
You tend to see the little details and are a little more intuitive than people who saw a man with binoculars or a car.
Optical Illusion #2
Take a look at the image above. What do you see?
If you saw a crocodile, it means that you’re probably looking at the bigger picture.
You might be a little bit dismissive by nature, not looking too closely at things that don’t immediately strike you as important.
You are probably very practical and not much of a risk taker. You live a life more on the cautious side and don’t make much room for new things.
However, if you saw a boat, you’ve got a great eye for small details and few things are able to get past you without you noticing.
You tend to be more unique, quirky, and creative than most.
Optical Illusion #3
Take a look at the image above. What did you see?
If you are a woman and saw the man’s face first, it may mean that you have a high sex drive or are more interested in finding a romantic partner right now.
If you already have a partner, it’s probably a sign that you are deeply connected with him – he’s often at the forefront of your mind – and things are going smoothly.
If you are a man and saw the man in the photo first, it means you may be concerned about interpersonal relationships with other men, whether it’s someone at work, at the gym, or a close friend.
If you are a woman and you saw the woman’s face first, it means you feel comfortable in your own skin and your positive attitude will pay dividends.
If you are a man and saw the woman’s face first, it may be an indication that you are looking for a partner to share your life with. You might be looking a little too hard. Give yourself time and it will all fall into place.
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