Discover The Inner-You With This Psychological Test
When you stop and consider it, the human mind is a pretty incredible thing.
The brain is so curious that it invents ways to understand itself better. Really kind of wild when you break it down like that, isn't it?
One of the ways we understand ourselves better is through psychological testing.
Despite what you might think, testing your psychology to understand yourself isn't just for mentally unstable people.
Anyone can do it. One of the popular ways is through simple hypothetical tests.
This test that we're about to do, called a "psycho-dynamic" test, is a few decades old now.
It's a tried and true way to reveal your inner feelings about your fears, likes, loves, and desires. We recommend grabbing a pen and a piece of paper and writing down what you see in your mind's eye and what your answers are.
At the bottom of the article, we'll discuss what each of your answers indicates about you.
From there, you can do with that information whatever you like.
We encourage you to keep an open mind, an open heart, and be willing to hear what the results have to say, but don't over-analyze it or anything.
And if you think you have a friend or loved one who might like to take the test, be sure to share!
Picture yourself walking down a forest path.
Close your eyes and visualize the scenario if you think it'll help you. Once you've got a good image of your forest, there are three questions that need to be answered:
Question 1: Are the trees organized in a pattern or are they randomly placed?
Question 2: Is it daytime or nighttime?
Question 3: Is the path wide or narrow? Is it well-traveled or rugged?
Be sure you're writing down your answers so you don't forget! You can even jot down a quick description of your forest to keep it fresh in your mind.
As you walk down your path, getting deeper into the woods, you spot a key lying on the ground by itself.
There are a few questions about this key you need to answer.
Question 4: What does the key look like? Is it a new key or an old key? Is it shiny or dull? Is it large or small? What does it look like it unlocks?
Question 5: Will you pick the key up or leave it in its current place?
Once you've either picked up or passed the key, you continue along down your trail and you come upon a bear.
When you see the bear, freeze that moment in your mind so we can analyze it.
There are two questions you need to answer about the bear:
Question 6: Is the bear friendly or does it seem aggressive and intimidating? Are you afraid?
Question 7: Is it a small bear or a large bear?
Unfreeze this moment in your mind.
The bear lumbers along through the woods and away from you. Thank goodness!
You continue along the path and suddenly come upon an urn sitting right in the middle of the path. There are two questions you need to answer about this urn:
Question 8: What does the urn look like? What is it made of?
Question 9: Is there anything inside the urn? If so, what's in it?
Leaving the urn where it is, you continue along this path for a bit and come upon a house, where the path finally dead ends.
There are two questions about this house that you'll need to answer.
Question 10: Is the house small or large? What kind of house is it?
Inside the house, you hear a man yelling, screaming, raving, and throwing a fit.
He sounds kind of unstable and scary. He sees you outside and demands that you unlock the door to let him out.
He's pleading with you, though he seems out of his mind.
Question 11: Will you open the door for the man?
Fade To White
You've made your decision about whether or not to let the man out and suddenly everything quickly fades to white.
You don't seem to be anywhere. Up, down, left, right, none of these things matter anymore. You are simply floating in white. You cry out but there is no one to hear you.
There is only one question to answer regarding this abrupt purgatory:
Question 12: What do you do? Do you explore and try to escape? Do you give up and accept your fate?
And with that, the test is over! Let’s get into the explanations.
The Forest, Explained
The forest is representative of the inner you - all of the things that make up who you are on the inside.
The path is your connection to childhood, to your present, and to your death. But this forest is everything that you are.
So let's dig in and see what we've learned about you.
Question 1: If the forest was disorganized, then there's a good chance you're disorganized too.
If the forest was neat and clean and even and well organized, it's safe to say that you are those things also.
If the trees were a random pattern, it could be a sign that little things are less important to you.
If the trees were more evenly patterned, it could be a sign that smaller details are important to you.
Question 2: The choice in question two was light and dark.
If the forest was bright and well lit in the daylight, it means you probably have a sunnier outlook on your life.
If the forest was dark, you may have a darker outlook.
If it was somewhere in between, you may view life through a pragmatic lens.
Question 3: The path represents the path that you're on.
So the state of the path is telling of how you perceive the state of your life as a whole.
If the path was rugged and not so well traveled, it could mean that you see yourself breaking away from other people who occupied this world, doing your own thing.
A better kept path probably means you view your life as more traditional and "normal."
The Key, Explained
The key represents the whole of your desires, from your sexual desires to personal desires to professional desires.
It can be a promise or it can be a threat. It can be an unknown or a gateway to another world.
Question 4: How old the key was in your imagination may indicate the age and maturity of your dreams.
If it was an ornamental key, it may be a sign that you want nicer things and have larger ambitions.
If it was a super old key, ancient in fact, it may mean that you think you've got some big surprises in store for you.
The larger the key was, the more you hope to get out of your life.
A smaller key may mean you're dreaming too small.
Question 5: If you took the key with you, it means that you may have desires that you want to see through.
If you left the key behind, you probably see change as more of a threat than something that could open new doors for you.
The Bear, Explained
The bear is a simple one to wrap your head around. It represents your problems.
Question 6: If the bear seemed scary, then your problems are probably pretty scary too.
You're likely very worried about getting through the experience with your problems, a big scary bear, alive.
However, if it was just a bear hanging out doing banal bear stuff, it means that you've got a good handle on your problems and you'll likely come out on top of them if you stick to your plans and remain confident.
Question 7: If the bear was large, you probably feel your problems are huge.
If the bear was smaller, it means you've got a good handle on the little problems in your life.
The Urn, Explained
Urns are traditionally used to house the remains of people who have passed away.
In this case, the urn is representative of those who have come before you.
They are the people who lived so that you could also live. They are long since gone.
The urn could represent your parents or your grandparents or relatives you never knew.
Question 8: If the urn was large, it is an indication that your family is important to you, and that the people who came before you carry a lot of weight in your mind.
If it was small, your ancestry probably isn't that important to you.
If the urn is made of something strong, it means you hold your ancestry in high regard.
If it is a weak substance and crumbling, that reflects your feelings on your family.
Question 9: What was inside of the urn, if anything, represents how you feel about your past generations.
If there was nothing there, you may not feel very connected to the people who came before you.
If it was full of water or a liquid of some kind, it means you believe you have something to gain from the people who came before you.
If it was filled with ash or sand, it may mean that you feel like it's not that important, that it's old, gone, and no longer relevant to you, like the dead.
The House, Explained
Chances are you were a little bit thrown by this house at the end of your path.
Seems like a weird situation, right? Well, let's break it down.
The house itself represents the size of your dreams.
Question 10: A large house indicates that you have big big dreams of wealth and prosperity and higher responsibilities.
A smaller house may show you that you want a more humble lifestyle.
Let's now look at what's inside the house.
Question 11: So there's a crazy madman in this house. That was something, wasn't it?
The madman represents how you feel about the rest of humanity.
If you opened the door, it shows your kindness and your willingness to help even the most far gone.
If you left it closed before being sucked into the whiteness, it means that you hold a greater degree of caution than most.
The Whiteness, Explained
You can probably guess what the whiteness at the end of your path indicates.
It represents your death, specifically that nothing changes once you are gone.
Question 12: Almost everyone wants to find a way out of this ever-encompassing whiteness.
A handful do not, simply accepting that this situation is what it is and to just go with it.
If you accept it, you've probably accepted the inevitability of death.
If you fought it, it probably means that you've got a lot of life to live still and that you aren't ready for a change as big as death.
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