What Your Favorite Color Says about You Aug 9, 2020 23:33:34 GMT -5
Post by JoannaB on Aug 9, 2020 23:33:34 GMT -5
What Your Favorite Color Says about You
What does your favorite color say about you? Does it explain your nature? Assuming it does, knowing these traits can help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses, how you can influence others and improve your personality.
Red. You have drive and determination and you prefer action and risk-taking behaviors. Your greatest need is for physical fulfillment and fitness. Red shows that you’re outgoing, assertive, vigorous and prone to impulsive actions and variable moods. You feel deep sympathy for your fellow human beings and have a strong sex drive. You’re an optimist, but also never hesitate to voice your complaints.
Red isn’t just your favorite color – you’re passionate for red! You are in-the-know, present and always aware of what’s going on around you. You exude a powerful energy. When you enter a room, your arrival is immediately obvious. You are outgoing and usually enjoy being the life of the party and center of attention. When you love, you love big.
If someone disappoints or steps on your toes, you don’t hesitate to say exactly how you feel and why. Not one to hide your feelings, you nip disagreements in the bud. You don’t hold grudges and like to move on quickly. You’re all about what’s next – the next adventure or project. You are a natural born leader and easily gain the respect of others. You lead with optimism and an animated can-do attitude that’s contagious.
Blue. You want to find inner peace and absolute truth and you always make an effort to think of others and their needs. Preferring blue shows that you’re deliberate and introspective. You have conservative convictions, retreat to gentler surroundings in times of stress and are sensitive to the feelings of others. You’re a loyal friend and lead a sober life.
You value your close-knit group of friends and family. As far as friendships go, you are loyal – perhaps to a fault. Recognizing and putting the needs of others first works for you. You find being of service fulfilling. Yet, you don’t allow being taken advantage of or for granted. If tested, you will stand your ground with grace and composure. You have a keen sense of fair play and like being in charge of maintaining order.
Because of your reputation for being trustworthy and good with details, you usually end up with the job of scorekeeper. You endear yourself quickly with your uncanny ability to recall names and tidbits of info about others. People remember you for being warm, friendly and engaging.
Green. You are loyal and very frank with others and you consider your reputation a very important part of your life. If green’s your color, you’re a good citizen and pillar of the community. You are frank, moral, reputable and sensitive to social customs and etiquette. You feel deep affection for your family.
You have a special connection to nature. It feeds your soul. Whether it is spending time in the garden or finding creative ways to bring the outdoors in, your favorite activities revolve around all that Mother Nature has to offer.
You dislike chaos and strive for consistency and balance. Time management is a strength because you quickly prioritize. You have business savvy because you target what is most important and delegate what is not. You rarely sweat the small stuff. You are environmentally aware and involved in community affairs. You have a knack for seeing the big picture and understanding multiple points of view. Others admire your clarity and respect your objective and fair outlook.
Purple. You are a perfectionist who requires emotional security in life and you are a humanitarian who helps others in need. You also have a good mind, a ready wit and an ability to observe things that may go unnoticed by others. You do have a degree of vanity and you can be creative. You relish the subtle, but recognize the magnificent.
One of your greatest assets is your intuition. That little voice inside your head is especially chatty and clear. Your intuition has proven to be right more times than you can count. Bursting with charisma, you are something of a people magnet.
Others may perceive you as a visionary and are drawn to your innovative spirit. Your creativity is contagious, making it easy to build teams to execute your grand plans. You take pride in marching to the beat of your own drummer and being different. You’ve never cared about fitting in and you appreciate kindred spirits who choose to zig when everyone else zags.
Orange. You love to be with people and socialize with them, as you want to be accepted and respected as a part of a group. Favoring orange shows that you’re good-natured, enjoy being with other people, and are swayed by outside opinions. You do good work, have strong loyalties, feel good will toward others, and have a solicitous heart. The party is wherever you are.
Forever the optimist, you fully expect something wonderful is about to happen. You’ve perfected being present, living in the moment and focusing on what and who is in front of you. You may be described as a social animal, social butterfly and/or mediator.
A problem solver at heart, you channel your high energy to inspire and influence others. Team-building is a natural skill because others are drawn to your zest for life and even-keeled positivity. Flying by the seat of your pants usually works out well for you. No matter what life throws your way, you don’t fold under pressure or cave to panic. You take things in stride because surely something wonderful is about to happen!
Yellow. You enjoy learning and sharing knowledge with others and you feel a need to always express your individuality. Love yellow? This shows you have a vivid imagination, nervous energy, neatly-formed thoughts and a need to help the world. However, you tend to be aloof and are shy. You long to be respected and crave admiration for your wisdom. You’re a safe friend and a reliable confidant.
One of your most appealing traits is your consistently sunny and fun disposition. Your optimism is resolute and infectious even in the most trying circumstance. Ignorance is bliss and you simply refuse to see the glass as half-empty.
You have a reputation for leaping before you look. Your impulsiveness sometimes pays off. While others are stalled by indecisiveness, your spontaneity and willingness to take action positions you several steps ahead of the competition. Your positive nature should not be misconstrued for extreme extraversion. You prefer tight-knit social circles to extended networks. Those who know you best describe you as happy, imaginative and highly intellectual.
Pink. All you want in life is unconditional love and to be accepted for who you are by your peers. You have an easygoing, approachable energy. You come from a place of assuming the good outweighs the bad in everyone and every situation. Witty and smart, you sparkle socially, particularly in small groups. Your caring and encouraging demeanor nurtures your longtime friendships. You genuinely revel in the success and happiness of others, especially your friends and family.
Compassionate, perhaps to a fault, you are the one those closest to you depend on when they need a shoulder to cry on or a boost of confidence. The old saying about seeing life through rose-colored glasses sums up your pink perspective. Peace, harmony and calmness are important to your daily routine. You appreciate letting loose on occasion and enjoy embracing all the fun life has to offer.
Brown. You are a great friend, and you value a stable and simple life over material things. Your love of brown shows that you’re shrewd when it comes to money and obstinate in your habits and convictions. You are parsimonious, dependable and steady. You disdain impulsiveness and are also a very good bargainer.
You relate to the simplicity of the color brown. You tend to be genuine and transparent with your intentions. Those who have hidden agendas and ulterior motives confuse you. You fail to see the value in twisting the facts when the truth is so much easier to manage. You are dependable and punctual and have high standards for excellence. Experience has taught you that a solid foundation is mandatory for success. Your performance is slow and steady – do it right or not at all.
No get-rich-quick schemes for you. You have little patience for the snake oil salesman types. Family comes first and you enjoy the comfort of a stable home-life. Your well-appointed and ordered kitchen is the hub of the house where you enjoy cooking. You find gardening and growing food for your table very satisfying.
Black. You strive for power and control in your life, but those who prefer black are often artistic and intuitive and do not share things well with others. You’re above average, worldly, conventional, proper, polite and regal. While black may mean “depression” to the clinical psychologist, to you it means “dignity.”
You value your inner world and keep your private life private. Only close relatives and friends are privy to your thoughts and feelings. You’re articulate and at times dramatic, but not unrestrained. You know how to share your point of view with conviction and authority. You maintain self-control easily and can control most situations as well.
Others perceive you as serious, perhaps to the extent of intimidating. Focusing on the details and getting things right is important to you. You are comfortable projecting an air of mystery, which can mask moments of insecurity. People find your juxtaposition of the conventional and unconventional intriguing.
White. You are organized, very independent and rely on logic to solve every problem. You appreciate order and simple elegance. Your taste is refined, enjoying things that are well-crafted and beautiful. You have a special knack for finding treasures in the most unexpected places. You are particular and have high expectations for yourself as well as others. You don’t always deal well with disappointment when things don’t go as planned. Your ability to portray a sense of control no matter what may hide your true feelings.
People may misread you as aloof because of your self-confidence and naturally reserved nature. However, when people get to know you, they appreciate your mindfulness and wisdom. You are often described as an old soul.
Grey. You are cool and composed and a very reliable individual who tends to conform to keep the peace. Favoring grey shows that you’re cautious and seek to strive a compromise in most situations you encounter. You seek composure and peace and try very hard to fit yourself into a mold of your own design.
Your trademark is sophisticated diplomacy, and manners and etiquette are important to you. You feel polished social graces demonstrate respect for yourself as well as others. Professionally, people trust you to set the bar for appropriate behavior and decorum. Minding your own business and keeping to yourself is your mantra. If asked, you are comfortable playing the role of peacemaker.
You are perceived as balanced, stable and trustworthy. Others appreciate your gift for identifying alternate avenues and facilitating compromise. Naturally fair and objective, you can put personal opinion and feelings aside and see an issue from all angles.
Color theory is a collection of guidelines regarding the use of color in art and design and it has deepened in interest since Isaac Newton’s conceptualization of the color wheel in the early 18th century. It has been scientifically proven that different colors and hues have a significant impact on our emotions and the manner in which we react, which is the reason brands spend so much time and money developing their branding to impact the way consumers feel.
Invaluable created a helpful infographic on the science of color and how each can affect our emotions differently. For example, blue has different meanings depending on the culture and the specific tint or shade. In Western cultures, blue is generally considered calming and serene. In Asia and the Middle East, blue represents immortality and in the Ukraine, it is a healing color. Blue may also evoke sadness or aloofness.
Green is refreshing or tranquil and often represents luck, health and prosperity. Whole Foods and Starbucks utilize the color green to induce feelings of freshness and health.
Purple is reputed to inspire creativity and imagination. Certain hues are associated with royalty because historically, only the rich could afford expensive items made with this hard-to-produce pigment. Lighter hues of purple tend to exude more peaceful, tranquil emotions.
The color red can evoke different emotions depending on its use. It has intense characteristics that elicit strong reactions and many brands and advertisers attempt to capitalize on its visibility and stimulation. YouTube, for example, uses red in its logo as a way to accent the brand name and attract viewers. Red also tends to fuel passion, whether it be in an aggressive sense or that of love.
Like its color wheel neighbor red, orange is an attention-grabbing hue. Orange can be used to signify extravagance and command attention. Sports teams often use orange in their logos and mascots because it has an energetic undertone. Though it’s bright and jovial, be careful of overusing orange, as it can become harsh.
Yellow is bright and intense, so it triggers strong emotions Although it can be cheery and warm, yellow can also seem abrasive or cause frustration or anger when used in the wrong context. While too much yellow overstimulates, a dash of yellow may whet your appetite. This is why fast food restaurants, e.g., McDonald’s, incorporate it into their brands.
Black appears heavy from a visual standpoint, which is the reason it’s used sparingly in art. Artists looking to evoke a “darker” feeling rely on generous amounts of black. While black is the color of death and morning in the Western World, it is also associated with power, authority and mystery.
White has a pure, clean feeling – thus it is used in hospitals and spas to suggest sterility and cleanliness. While in Western cultures, white represents purity and elegance, in various Eastern societies, it is closely associated with death and utilized in mourning rituals.
Interesting tidbits about color
• Forty percent (40%) of people worldwide say their favorite color is blue, making it the most popular color by far.
• Red is the first color a baby sees at around 2 weeks of age.
• Pink is the most calming color and is used in some prisons and mental health institutions to calm agitated prisoners and patients.
• White is considered the safest color for a car, likely because it’s the most visible color in both daylight and at night.
• Red and yellow together are the most appetizing colors. This is why they’re used in a lot of fast food signs.
Sources: Louise Myers, November 26, 2018; Psychology Today, The Land of Color; Aquolac; and LiveScience.