Whether you’re looking at ink blots on a page or images within images, psychological art tests can reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings – ones that you may not even be aware of…
For decades, “psychiatrists and therapists have long used patients’ responses to images or pictures as the starting point for the discovery and analysis of their inner thoughts, hidden feelings, private fantasies, and unacknowledged hopes and fears.”
Many people question the efficacy and accuracy of tests like these because they seem so subjective. Oftentimes – and we do this in many areas of life – we will project our own meanings onto things… in this case, specific images.
However, it’s interesting that there is usually at least some truth to an image’s explanation. The image we’re showing you today may just be one of them, so take a look and see if its meaning touches on something about your life! The psychological benefits, big or small, could have a huge impact on your life and the lives of those around you.
What Did You See First: A Knight, Dancers, or a Face?
1) An Armored Knight
If you noticed the armored knight first, you are probably a strong, silent type who lets actions speak instead of words. You are loyal and will often put the well-being of others before your own because you value their happiness, safety, and comfort. Yes, even when you least feel like it…
However, what you may not be conscious of is the wall you put up at some point in your past. Much like a knight wears armor to protect himself in battle, you also put up protective walls or barriers of your own. Although we can’t know specifically what caused you to put them up, but you probably do.
Part of the issue is that, as a protector, you believe that you can’t or don’t have a protector of your own. Believe it or not, you do, and they’re the very support system you surround yourself with every day. So, maybe try opening yourself to be more vulnerable. In a strange way, this display of “weakness” will not only strengthen your character but also your relationships with others.
2) The Two Dancers
Did you see the dancers first? Chances are you’re a free spirit and love to express yourself in ways that go against the status quo. People are drawn to your creative and romantic spirit, which can result in many fleeting friendships instead of “forever” ones.
Since you have so many people coming in and out of your life, you unintentionally let the people who truly matter slip out of touch… One of the best things you could is reach out to those you care for and love most, and spend intentional time each of them one on one. Because no matter how many people look to you as a role model, you’re a product of the people who helped nurture and build you up.
3) An Older Man’s Face
You’re a big picture kind of person. Unlike someone who sees the dancers, you’re more reserved and prefer not to be in the spotlight of life. Living this way has given you an opportunity to observe people from all walks of life and to really analyze what goes right or wrong, and what you would do differently. And in an era where everyone is rushing and seeking instant gratification, you have a special kind of wisdom that many other people do not.
However, whether you’re aware of it or not, this solitary-style life has probably prevented you from sharing wisdom with generations of people who are in desperate need of some! When was the last time you shared some life lessons with a friend, family member, or even a stranger? The point is, although you may be older or wise beyond your years, being enlightened doesn’t matter if it’s not being shared.
Did you learn anything about yourself?
Sometimes it takes a simple psychological art test to tease out life lessons and opportunities for growth that we didn’t know were there… right in front of us! So take advantage, but not for granted these newly gleaned lessons and before you know it, life will seem richer, fuller, and better than ever.
 Dunne, C. (2016, September 13). The Art of Psychological Testing. Retrieved from https://hyperallergic.com/320005/the-art-of-psychological-testing/