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Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
October 3, 2023 ·  3 min read

Optical illusion reveals whether you are shy and have trust issues

Psychologists have spent several years trying to figure out the workings of the most complex organ of the human body – the brain. However, even now, there are many factors and behaviors that remain unexplained. Surprisingly, information about them can come from some of the most unexpected sources. This time it’s from PsychologyLove100, a TikTok account based out of the United States. The short clip claims to be able to reveal your personality types and traits depending on the image you notice first.  

The TikTok clip confronts viewers with a perplexing image. In it, a man wearing a puffer jacket that is rust-colored is gallantly skating on top of a frozen lake. It is nighttime, and his shadow makes a noticeable feature in the background. On one side of the man stands a forest. On the other side is a crowd filled with people. Finally, there is a brilliant full moon shedding light on the scene. Take a look:

Illusion test of a skater
Image Credits: TikTok | @psychologylove100

Optical Illusion With Keys To Your Personality

So, which of the objects did you notice first? Here are the explanations accordingly:

The Forest: You are usually reserved when you meet new people. However, as you get to know a person more, and get closer, your personality changes and becomes an embodiment of humor and warm-heartedness. Actually, when you like a person, you tend to go to any length to make sure they are happy. On the other hand, when people do not reciprocate your efforts, you are disheartened. You also have difficulty speaking in public. However, you are as confident as can be when you are among your family and friends.

The Crowd: If you see the crowd first, then you are known as a social butterfly. People are often amazed at how good you are at networking and making friends. At the same time, you are naturally cynical. At times, trust issues become extremely burdensome. However, in the end, you choose to be optimistic. A lot of people are jealous of your charm and charisma. However, you are able to handle the negativity graciously and never refuse to help as many people as you can. At times, the only thing you need is to communicate with the correct people and tell them your ideas. They will then give you the support needed to make the ideas a reality.

The Original Test

The illusion/test of the dancer in a forest was actually a successor to another viral illusion. The second was posted by Mia Yillin (@mia_yillin) on TikTok. The creator specializes in such tests and has more than 450,000 followers. Take a look at this picture:

Woman illusion for temper
Image Credits: TikTok | @mia_yillin

What do you see first? You can either spot a young woman or an old lady. These are the explanations:

Old Lady: According to Mia, this means that you are level-headed and tend to let others have their way if it means you can avoid wasting time over unnecessary confrontations. It also means that you can see through lies almost always and tend to look at relationships logically.

Young Woman: In this case, Mia says, that you tend to lose your temper as well as get frustrated easily. At the same time, it also does not take long for you to forgive and forget. You would also do anything to avoid taking anybody else’s help and will try to get the task done yourself.


So, which of the verdicts matched your personality? Let us know in the comments. Also, here are some more optical illusion/tests for you to go through: 


  1. Optical illusion reveals whether YOU are shy and have trust issues – or a true social butterfly.” Daily Mail. Zeenia Naqvee. September 27, 2023.