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Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
August 30, 2023 ·  4 min read

Optical Illusion: What You See First In The Image Will Reveal Your Dominant Personality Traits

An optical illusion is not just a clever exercise for your eyes and brain. It can be a very welcome break from overthinking and useless intrusive thoughts about the past. So, if you need a break like that, this is the correct place to be. Today, we bring you three different optical illusions, each of which can reveal different parts of yourself.

Before we get into the illusions, what exactly is an optical illusion? They are usually mesmerizing visuals that push our perception to their limits, so much so that they can even make us doubt our senses. Till now, there is no certain scientific answer as to how our brains keep getting baffled by them. Regardless, they can be insightful about the psyche of an individual. For example, the perception and interpretation of an optical illusion can inform an observer about their personality traits and intelligence levels.

On that note, let’s start with our optical illusions for the day. Here is the first one:

Optical Illusion 1: The Music Player And The Audience

Take a look at this visual image:

Optical illusion 1
Image Credits: Brightside

What do you see? Be sure to stick to the first thing you see, please. Usually, there are two reported images people see. Depending on your first perception, you can get a clue about your dominant personality traits. Here are the explanations:

The Gold Face: You are most probably introverted and calm. As such, rowdy and big parties are not your thing at all. This means large groups physically exhaust and emotionally drain you. At the same time, you would rather use your energy for smaller groups. Your favorite pastimes include binge-watching shows or spending time with loved ones.

The Silver Saxophonist: If you see this first, then you are probably quite extroverted. Socializing and being surrounded by people is something you enjoy. As such, most people around want you as a friend. It is highly likely that you attract the spotlight when in a social gathering. You have a good nature and would seldom turn down a chance to be with people. However, just like every one of us, you need a break sometimes as well.

The Optical Illusion Of The Tiger And The Trees

With this, we come to our second optical illusion of the day. The instructions are the same, remember the image that you perceive first:

Optical Illusion 2
Image Credits: Brightside

Take a look at the explanations:

The Tiger: Your mind is extremely resilient and steadfast. Once you decide on something, very few things or opinions can change it in any way. In fact, it helps you be comparatively less regretful over any issues that may have taken place in your life. You prefer not to stir up the hornet’s nest if they aren’t hurting you in any way.

The Trees: Your intuition is your strong point. So, try to follow your gut feelings on important decisions because it is unlikely they will be wrong. You have a relaxed personality. As such, one of your favorite things to do is simply spending time by yourself quietly doing nothing.

What Do You See In The Forest?

We hope you learned something from the previous two. If not, here is the final optical illusion for the day. Take a look at this image:

Optical Illusion 3
Image Credits: Brightside

This one, though, is a bit special. Instead of two possible images, it actually has four! So what exactly did you see?

Fish: You are more sensitive than the average person. This also means that you have a caring heart and a soft personality. Unfortunately, other people have a tendency to take you for granted because of these traits, so be careful of that.

Lioness: Your strong personality is one of your standout traits. As such, you seldom back down from anything or anyone standing in the way of your objectives.

Gorilla: You are both a perfectionist as well as a maximalist. However, you must be careful of hurting people as you can tend to get carried away while criticizing others for not being as perfect as you are.

Tree: At times, you tend to be silent and not very talkative. However, this has nothing to do with being shy. Rather, it signifies your strong self-belief as it means you do not seek any external approval for your actions.

If you liked this test, be sure to share it with your friends and family! Also here are some more optical illusions you can try out: