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I've seen online versions of the classic Lüscher Color Test almost since the time the WWW started, but I ran across a new one recently and took it just for fun. It was frighteningly plausible ...


Cho's Lüscher Results, 8/27/2007

Easily affected by her environment and readily moved by the emotions of others. Seeks congenial relationships and an occupation which will promote them.

Has an unsatisfied need to ally herself with others whose standards are as high as her own, and to stand out from the herd. This desire for preeminence isolates her and inhibits her readiness to give herself freely. While she wants to surrender and let herself go, she regards this as a weakness which must be resisted. This self-restraint, she feels, will lift her above the rank and file and ensure recognition as a unique and distinctive personality.

Feels listless, hemmed in, and anxious; considers that circumstances and forcing her to restrain her desires. Wants to avoid open conflict with others and to have peace and quiet.

Feels that things stand in her way, that circumstances are forcing her to compromise and forgo some pleasures for the time being.

Wants to make a favorable impression and be regarded as a special personality. Is therefore constantly on the watch to see whether she is succeeding in this and how others are reacting to her. This makes her feel she is in control. Uses tactics cleverly in order to obtain influence and special recognition. Susceptible to the esthetic or original.

Needs to be valued and respected as an exceptional individual, in order to increase her self-esteem and her feeling of personal worth. Resists mediocrity and sets herself high standards.


One of the interesting things about the Lüscher is that it's expected that your test results will vary from time to time. So it can be useful for zeroing in on what's bugging you at the moment.

You can take this version of the test right here. They have a little code generator to allow you to generate a blog meme-type link, but I didn't think all that much of the appearance of the results.

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theloomofmoira
Aug. 28th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
I took this on August 19th :)
and here were the results (w/ my commentary):

*Existing Situation: Pursues her objectives and her own-self-interest with stubborn determination; refuses to compromise or make concessions.

well, I am stubborn, that’s a given. however I take exception to the “refuses to compromise or make concessions” where the compromise or concession would lead to a greater good. in fact I can be way too altruistic and nonassertive at times. refuse to compromise my integrity or some such, now that would be right.

*Your Stress Sources: Eager to make a good impression, but worried and doubtful about the likelihood of succeeding. Feels that she has a right to anything she might hope for, and becomes helpless and distressed when circumstances go against her. Finds the mere possibility of failure most upsetting and this can even lead to nervous prostration. Sees herself as a ‘victim’ who has been misled and abused, mistakes this dramatization for reality and tries to convince herself that her failure to achieve standing and recognition is the fault of others.

Ouch on the victim part. I have felt that way in the past, especially in regards to my children being autistic and how that wasn’t according to my plans. there was a lot of “why me” involved for a long while. but I really thought I was over this and hope this no longer pertains to me (as I actively and daily strive to recognize such poisoning tendencies and overcome them).

*Your Restrained Characteristics: remains emotionally unattached even when involved in a close relationship.

um, hmmm. not really. in fact I can be way too attached and have been working my way back from that. but if I’m in a close relationship and the other person remains emotionally unattached, then I do so as well, and I can see what this might refer too. eta, see Actual Problem number 2

*Very exacting in the standards she applies to her choice of a partner and seeking a rather unrealistic perfection in her sex life.

yes to the first; course, he’s been chosen for over 10 years now. a big ? to the second. well, I guess anyone would seek a perfect sex life, if you put it that way, but it’s not been on my mind??? lol

*Your Desired Objective: longs for sensitive and sympathetic understanding and wants to protect herself against argument, conflict, or any exhausting stresses.

yes and yes; see Actual Problem below.

*Your Actual Problem: Depleted vitality has created an intolerance for any further stimulation, or demands on her resources. This feeling of powerlessness subjects her to agitation and acute distress. She attempts to escape into a substitute world in which things are more nearly as she desires them to be.

six years of sleeping less than four hours a day will deplete one’s vitality, especially when raising two autistic children at the same time. yes. however we are past that stage now and I feel myself almost, maybe, sorta, kinda emerging back into a normal realm! maybe. it will take some time but I’ll get there. at least as far into the “normal realm” as I ever was lol

*Your Actual Problem number 2: Disappointment and the fear that there is no point in formulating fresh goals have led to anxiety,

hopefully getting over my failed attempts (in recent past) to pursue my goals. I’m thinking and hoping that it just wasn’t the right time then, and that my home situation (and primarily the kids’; they are the loci of my universe. I am an INFJ after all) has stabilized to the point where my efforts can have a more stable basis as well.

*and she is distressed by the lack of any close and understanding relationship. She attempts to escape into a substitute world in which things are more nearly as she desires them to be.

“distressed by lack of any close and understanding relationship”- yes, see Restrained Characteristics. there is a relationship that is very important to me but the other person is quite emotionally detached and this is very much affecting me.

theloomofmoira
Aug. 28th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
this is today's results...
before I get the results, I'll just say: I feel more energetic today. stressed about problems not resolving with my son's school, but I just started a class for ME today - the first actual credit-bearing class in over ten years. so excited. ready for school to start. stressed until I see things actually work out with my own eyes. pretty great summer over all, but now we're at the harried end of the rope lol.

ok let's see (WHY does it say "him"?)

Your Existing Situation
Orderly, methodical, and self-contained. Needs the respect, recognition, and understanding of those close to him.

Your Stress Sources
Eager to make a good impression, but worried and doubtful about the likelihood of succeeding. Feels that she has a right to anything she might hope for, and becomes helpless and distressed when circumstances go against her. Finds the mere possibility of failure most upsetting and this can even lead to nervous prostration. Sees herself as a 'victim' who has been misled and abused, mistakes this dramatization for reality and tries to convince herself that her failure to achieve standing and recognition is the fault of others.

Your Restrained Characteristics
Conditions are such that she will not let herself become intimately involved without making mental reservations.

Able to achieve satisfaction through sexual activity.

Your Desired Objective
Feels the existing circumstances are hostile and is exhausted by conflict and quarreling. Wishes to protect herself and hides her intentions to avoid exposing them to attack, so that they will be safer and easier to achieve. Careful to avoid stirring up any opposition which might endanger her plans.

Your Actual Problem
Depleted vitality has created an intolerance for any further stimulation, or demands on her resources. A feeling of powerlessness subjects her to agitation, irritation, and acute distress from which she tries to escape by refusing further direct participation. She confines herself to a cautious approach and a concealed determination to get her own way in the end.

Your Actual Problem #2
Disappointment at the non-fulfillment of her hopes and the fear that to formulate fresh goals will only lead to further setbacks have resulted in considerable anxiety. She tries to escape from this by withdrawing and protecting herself with an attitude of cautious reserve. Moody and depressed.
chomiji
Aug. 28th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: this is today's results...

So it seems to be mostly working for you as well, even if it doesn't take into account some of the life stages it should (e.g., people who already have partners).

It's an odd little test. I first ran into it when I was in my teens, as a book in the library with a set of the 8 colored tiles (made of cardstock) in a pocket in the back. The colors always look off and ugly to me, but apparently those are the shades that make the test work.

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