How 1337 am I for actually owning a first ed. of the book that this test comes from? (The Luscher Color Test, circa 1967). I took this test for the release that back-analyzing my results would give me. Keep in mind, I in no way endorse fortune telling, horoscopes, tarot, etc. beyond their use as a fresh perspective for you to use in analyzing your own life.
Your Existing Situation
Orderly, methodical, and self-contained. Needs the respect, recognition, and understanding of those close to him. [Duh. Thank you, Jean Dixon.]
Your Stress Sources
The existing situation is disagreeable. [You say that for everyone. The grass is always greener, thanks.] Feels lonely [Yes.] and uncertain [Who's certain? Anyone? No, that's cocky.] as he has an unsatisfied need [If it were satisfied, there'd be no need.] to ally himself with others whose standards are as high as his own, and wants to stand out from the rank and file. [I do.] This sense of isolation magnifies the need into a compelling urge, all the more upsetting to his self-sufficiency because of the restraint he normally imposes on himself. Since he wants to demonstrate the unique quality of his own character, he tries to suppress this need for others and affects an attitude of unconcerned self-reliance [I am self-reliant. Only most of the time, I admit.] to conceal his fear of inadequacy, treating those who criticize his behavior with contempt. [No I don't. They're not worth my time. Fuck 'em.] However, beneath this assumption of indifference he really longs for the approval and esteem of others.
Your Restrained Characteristics
Feels listless, hemmed in, and anxious; considers that circumstances and forcing him to restrain his desires. Wants to avoid open conflict with others and to have peace and quiet. [Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" comes to mind]
Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense, leaving him rather isolated in his attachments. [Not true. Ego, yes, quick, no. Isolated, yes. But that's resignation, not offense.]
Willing to become emotionally involved as he feels rater isolated and alone. Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense, though he tries to avoid open conflict. [Incorrect. I usually have to force a confrontation. I just don't see problems everywhere like many people. The world is at it is, why try to fix it?]
Your Desired Objective
Defiantly opposes any sort of restriction or opposition. [Oh, no, restrict me. Please. Throw me in prison or something. Don't be daft.] Sticks obstinately to his own point of view in the belief that this proves his independence and self-determination. [It does. I think differently, and many times that has been the deciding factor in whether or not I get shit done, esp. in project group meetings. I color outside the lines, so sue me.]
Your Actual Problem
The need for esteem--for the chance to play some outstanding part and make a name for himself--has become imperative. He reacts by insisting on being the center of attention, and refuses to play an impersonal or minor role. [I have had the role thrust upon me a few times. But hey, a spotlight's a spotlight. What use is my life if I don't affect other people's?]
Your Actual Problem #2
Disappointment and the fear that there is no point in formulating fresh goals have led to anxiety, emptiness [ ], and an unadmitted self-contempt. [What self-contempt?] His refusal to admit this leads to his adopting a headstrong and defiant attitude. [Hey! I've always been headstrong and defiant!]
Hmm... penny for your thoughts. I'm on air tonight. Hope you listen!