This is what your favourite colour says about you



From an early age, it's the most important question of our lives: what is your favourite colour?

And apparently, this question determines more than just our fashion choices now - it can also be used to measure a person's psychological state.

The Luscher Colour Test was developed by Dr Max Luscher in 1969 and also factors in one's ability to withstand stress, perform, and to communicate.


According to indy100, using 5015 definitions, the selections from the pre-determined test colours are supposed to be able to measure the state of 34 personality traits, some of which lie “outside of the realm of the conscious”.

Luscher wrote: "The Luscher Color Test, despite the remarkable ease and speed with which it can be administered, is a ‘deep’ psychological test, developed for the use of psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and those who are professionally involved with the conscious and unconscious characteristics and motivations of others."

Gracious, it sounds pretty legit then.

Though the full long version isn't available online, you can take a short one to get an impression of how the test works.

Feature image: Nicki Dugan Pogue