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Color Personality?

Color Personality? I’m trying to recall exactly how this topic came to mind.

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Ah, yes, now I remember. I was playing around with a blog and suddenly asked José what color he associated with me. He said ‘green’ and couldn’t tell me why he thought so. Then I asked Vidya, who said ‘white’. I thought I was a ‘blue’.  And there began my search to find my color and to see the connection with my personality.

What color are you? asked Quizony and off I went to find out. However, I found the questions were slightly culturally off for an Indian. According to them, the answer is ‘pink’ and here’s what it says about me: Your motto is Go, Go, Go! But you also know how to relax and recharge your batteries for the next big thing. You like to work hard, play hard, and nap hard.  Hmmm…really? I don’t think so.

 I tried the Color Quiz  and wasn’t quite satisfied with what they had to say about me either. I know I’m pretty smart at working out these psychometric tests, so I’m not sure I was being completely honest when I did them. Too smart for my own good, it seems!

But as with many things I think about with regard to psychology, I found myself drawn into researching and reading more about the connection between our color and our personality. I found that there are several color theories around and that this has been a subject of interest for a very long time. For the first time I read about studies by Faber Birren, who in 1961 publication, “Creative Colour: A Dynamic Approach for Artists and Designers“,  told us that people associate color with other senses. He wrote, “Good smelling colors are pink, lilac, orchid, cool green, aqua blue,” This association of one sense with another is known as synaesthesia. In another work, “Color Psychology And Color Therapy: A Factual Study Of The Influence Of Color On Human Life“, Birren informed us that emotionally responsive people react to color and introverts tend to be unresponsive to color!

Pyschologists have also researched the effects of colors on moods and behaviour and found that colors might have contradictory effects. So while we might think that green will have a soothing effect – it only does that on walls, etc. When it is used to illuminate the human body, it seems to have a repulsive effect!

Also there is such a thing as chromotherapy – an alternative medicine method, practiced for centuries and across several cultures. I can see that I have plenty of catching up to do on this subject that has just begun to interest me! ;

But let me get back to what I started out with….

 What is your color personality? 

 

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Honestly, I couldn’t quite find mine, so I decided to use this article –  Favorite Color Reveals Personality Type  to find out why I could be thought of as being green, white or blue.

Green  : You are sure to be constant in your ways, persevering, sensible and respectable. You have a good balance.  Aha, now I know why José thought I was green.

White : Is not covered in the article! Vidya, now I know what you think of me!

Blue – the color I thought might be associated with me  seems quite true – except for the part about making money:  You want a serene world and a calm life and you want your affairs to be orderly and neat. An introvert, you are deliberate, introspective, but perhaps not too intellectual. Steady and a hard worker, you will probably be successful and make a lot of money. Though you have a tendency to be egotistical and opinionated, you know how to accept responsibility and obligation. You are sensitive to others and have a secure hold on your emotions.

What color do you associate with your personality? 

This post is written for the letter C for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014. José and I are undertaking the Challenge on our blog, From 7Eight too.

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108 Comments on “Color Personality?

  1. I think I am all the colors at different points of time 😛

    Anyway, nice article about discovering your character type through chromotherapy 😀

  2. I think my personality is still evolving asi love red, purple, orange and yellow and find bits and pieces from each applying to me! 🙂

  3. Thank u so much for the colourful post, Corinne 🙂 We all love being colours, don’t we ! I was a big time Pink fan, but the preference changed ( and keeps changing ) with age, now I love blues and yellows ! I guess we all have a little bit of everything in us 🙂

  4. Interesting post!
    My favourite colours:
    For shirts: Sky blue or white, but my ‘favouritest’ is a lemon yellow shirt.
    For trousers: Dark grey, dark blue
    Icecream: Dark chocolate (the flavour and the colour)
    Liquid beverages: Amber
    Food: multi-coloured, ‘tandoori red’
    etc., etc. .. based on colours, I must be a multiple split personality!

  5. Good post. As I was reading I was sure I was a Green then the Blue sounding just who I am… I may have more colours within my personality. 🙂

  6. Didn’t know about color personality ..
    I came to know about color therapy in Rochie Rana’s show in meow fm.. haven’t explored any further.. It seems interesting..

  7. I think I’m the color blue…I don’t know the reason why but I always felt drawn to that…And sometimes I’m red with anger and irritation…and there are also times when I’m black with dislike towards people who hurt me…Ya I guess that’s what my colours are in my view! 🙂

  8. You know I was as fascinated with color therapy a few years ago. Part of this is Aura reading. The color of your aura describes you and your personality. Auras change over a period of time, as do you. And people with auras which complement each other generally end up being good friends 🙂
    That said, I found a quiz in Davidoff.com which worked for me 🙂

  9. Now this has got me thinking what color am I?? Lovely post! And I think you are Turquoise – both blue and green! 🙂 🙂 Lv

  10. Great post! I love earthy, rich colours. But after reading the personality traits associated with them … well, load of rubbish! Then I don’t really think of myself as a colour. However, never will wear red, it makes me feel angry for some reason. Maybe I was a bull in a past life? 😉

  11. I do find that the colours I wear are a good indication of my mental state on the day. That said, I can also now understand why you see so much of Black on the London Tube in winter. 🙂

  12. I thought i was blue but the description doesn’t add up. You do seem like a green to me.
    Food for thought here Corinne.
    Incidentally I also posted on color today but a different kind.
    I too will find my color:)

  13. Hmm, I must have a think about this. I know what my favourite colour is, though I’m not sure it necessarily expresses me as much as I just like it (it’s purple.) I could say that bright, jewel tones probably express me, I think,but am not sure I could narrow it down further than that… food for thought, thanks!

  14. Corinne, this is a very sweet post. I also like blue. May be that is the reason that I have several blue dresses. I know people who wear colors according to the day of the week. Monday—White
    Tuesday—Orange
    Wednesday—Green
    Thursday—-Blue
    Friday—-Yellow
    Saturday== Black
    Sunday—–Any color

  15. I think i am blue,
    I am so drawn towards the colour and I think colour white can be associated with you for that warm and affectionate smile you have…

  16. I am always drawn towards color blue, specifically the sky blue shade except for the money making part. Looks like I can still hope for that from the description :-).

  17. Have you heard of the Luscher color test? The book lays out quite a bit on color theory and also has a color test. I did mine long ago, so don’t remember what color I was, but I remember the results were very accurate for me.

  18. I think my “color” has changed as I have aged. I would say I am “red” on most days. Quite thought provoking post! ♥