Personality tests have been around for a long time. Believe it or not, they existed before people were simply looking for a quick way to pass time on the Internet. That said, it's impossible to deny just how much more prevalent these tests have become now that we can all access them with just the click of a button! That's right, now, without having to even nervously knock on a shrink's door, you can clicking on the fast food items you relate to most and find out immediately what your dream job should be!
Ain't life grand?
There's a reason personality quizzes are so prevalent and we are all so drawn to them. While we might think and feel that we know ourselves well, sometimes it helps to receive a bit of objective third-party insight. Do the creators of these tests know everything about you as a person? No, of course not. But they have just enough information to help you see a part of yourself that you might not have been aware existed before you sat down to take their test.
Human beings naturally seek to learn, and learning more about ourselves is one of the most important parts of the human experience. When you know yourself, your strengths, your weakness, your fears, you can develop a fuller understanding of how you relate to the rest of the world. This can improve not just your relationship with yourself, but your relationship with the world at large and all of the people in it.
At least, as long as you don't get too hung up on it...
If you don't believe me, then at least give this personality test a go and see if it provides you with any helpful insights. It's easy, I promise!
Take a look at the image below. Don't overthink it, simply note which animal you see first.
Once you've done that, read on below to find out what this animal in this personality test reveals about the hidden character traits you keep from the rest of the world.
1. The Wolf
If you saw the wolf first when you looked at the image, chances are you hide your loyalty and your devotion from the world at large. The wolf represents guardianship, and people who are drawn to the wolf in this image form quick, passionate personal attachments. However, much like the wolf itself, they hide their soft underbelly and self-perceived weaknesses behind of wall of strength and intimidation.
2. The Tiger
If you saw the tiger when you first looked at this image you are a person who has faced a tremendous amount of adversity. Chances are high that the people in your life, even those who know you best of all, view you as a person who has been damaged, or as someone who needs looking over, protection, and delicate care.
The truth is that at your core you have well of strength that is more powerful than you could possibly know. The next time you are feeling defeated, depleted, or downtrodden, visualize this tiger and concentrate on that powerful sense of inner strength that you already possess in abundance.
3. The Baby Owl
If you saw the baby owl, the personality trait you keep hidden from the rest of the world is your passion for introspection and meditation. The owl is traditionally associated with wisdom, a fact most people know, but most folks don't know that it's also associated with our shadow self, the inner self, the part of us we nurture with the arts and with spiritual devotion.
People might think of you as being the loud, rowdy, fun-loving life of the party, and you are, but you also have a capacity for inhaling knowledge and you take solace in religious practice, meditation, or other forms of devotion.
4. The Puppy
If you saw the puppy when you looked at the image, you hide your ability to love with total freedom from conditions and an understanding of just how important it is to play! Of course, we all know that dogs are man's best friend, and we all know how devoted and fun-loving they are. Puppies are all of that times ten!
Seeing the puppy in this image means that while some people might think of you as being a Type A personality or as a bit distant or difficult to know, that's not so. The truth is you want nothing so much as you want love and someone to frolic and play with, so don't hold yourself back from doing that for even one second longer!
5. The Cobra
If you saw the cobra when you looked in this image, you hide your supreme sense of confidence and self worth. Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, snakes have been heralded as signs of wisdom and the protectors of royalty. While some snakes are poisonous, they are all powerful and they are all beautiful.
Maybe sometimes in life you don't stand up for yourself. Maybe you have a hard time believing in your own self worth. Seeing this cobra means that deep inside of you is a voice crying out for you to be your own best advocate and ally. Give it a listen!
6. The Lion
If you saw the lion when you looked at this picture than the personality trait that you hide from the world is your sense of anger. Lion are known for being strong,dangerous, and regal, as well as for roaring their hearts out when it comes time to confront an enemy.
Anger doesn't always have to be a bad thing, of course. Very often, in order to process an experience you have to work through the anger you feel about it first. Never apologize for passion and for your anger. It's part of who you are, and the reason you get so mad is because you feel so passionately. Share those passions!
7. The Bat
If you saw the bat first, you hide how attuned you are to what's going on around you at all times. Bats are known for being able to fly virtually blind in even the darkest conditions. While you might have full possession of your senses, like a bat you use alternative means to get to know your surroundings and the people in it.
It's time to stop doubting your insights about people, places, or situations. You might think, "Eh, it's just a hunch," but chances are your hunches are worth more than the insights of people who have thoroughly researched the situation at hand.
Rebecca Jane Stokes is a sex, humor and lifestyle writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cat, Batman. She hosts the sex, love, and dating advice show, Becca After Dark on YourTango's Facebook Page every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15 pm Eastern. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr.