This Classic Optical Illusion Can Assess How Creative You Are!

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I’ll tell you a secret: everyone is creative. You can always develop your talents. But for some, things just come a little bit easier. Some people are naturally athletic.

Some are natural leaders. Some are naturally logical and analytical. And for some, arts and creativity comes naturally.

This optical illusion can say a lot about how creative you are. Give it a try!

An Illusion That Dates Back

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The earliest known version of this drawing dates all the way to a   23 October 1892 issue of Blätter, a German humor magazine. At the time the image was captioned with: It was captioned, in older German spelling, “Welche Thiere gleichen einander am meisten?” (“Which animals are most like each other?”), with “Kaninchen und Ente” (“Rabbit and Duck”).

But the image didn’t become famous till it was used by psychologist Ludwig Wittgenstein, who included it in his Philosophical Investigations as his way of explaining the difference: “seeing that” versus “seeing as”.

Try It For Yourself

Related: Optical Illusions – What Did You See First?

Do You See A Rabbit or Duck?

Well here’s the trick! The point is in seeing one or the other, but whether you can see both!

The meaning of the rabbit duck illusion says that people who are able to see both animals easily are more creative in general. Most people can see the duck, but have more difficulty seeing the rabbit — so if you can see both, you’re probably more creative than most people!

What This Means

On a philosophical level, this is a great of differentiating perception from interpretation. It helps you see things in duality and switch from rabbit to duck depending on which one you set the intention of seeing so that your perception matches the interpretation.

If you see just a duck, you may need to actively choose to work on seeing the rabbit too, and once you do, to then choose alternate between them at any point. According to Uriel Abulof, associate professor: t “trying to unsee what we already did might be less about choosing one perspective over another but about negating one, so that we don’t have to choose.” It’s all about the power perception! The world can change depending on how we see it.

I’ll tell you a secret: everyone is creative. You can always develop your talents. But for some, things just come a little bit easier. Some people are naturally athletic.

Some are natural leaders. Some are naturally logical and analytical. And for some, arts and creativity comes naturally.

This optical illusion can say a lot about how creative you are. Give it a try!

Related: Optical Illusions – What Did You See First?

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