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Have you ever wondered how other people perceive you? While you may view yourself in one light, it’s likely the way others see you are much different from the way you view yourself.

For example, some people may view themselves as introverts or quiet types, while their friends view them as social and extroverted. And it can be really hard to tell how others see you unless you ask. Thankfully, there is a way to understand how others see you, by simply looking at an image.

For decades, psychologists have used things like inkblots and symbolism to better understand their clients. They can get you to tell them all about yourself, without even really saying much at all. This also works for understanding how others view you because the way you view the world can be seen by others. While you may think you look one way, it’s usually the other way around.

Below, I have placed a picture for you to view. As you can see, the image looks very similar to an inkblot. So, it works similarly to the Rorschach test. According to Hermann Rorschach, images that don’t appear to have much meaning can retrieve subliminal and subconscious thoughts.

Take a look at it, and relax. Then, think about the first thing that comes to mind. What do you see?

If you see a couple:

If you see the couple, you are perceived as an overthinker. It’s likely you have a difficult time making a decision and catch yourself getting caught up in negative thought patterns. You worry quite a lot, and before you can make an important decision, you have to determine how it would play out in every possible way. Because of this, you tend to catastrophize or prepare for the worst possible outcome, which may even block you from new opportunities.

In turn, many people view you as a worrier. To most, you seem quite reserved, but that also has a lot to do with the fact that you can get caught up in your mind quite a bit.

If you see an explosion:

You can be intense at times, and don’t mind being the center of attention. In a way, you are magnetic and people seem to be naturally compelled towards you. However, you don’t mind that a bit. On the other hand, you can be a bit of a perfectionist, and have high standards for yourself.

You don’t like to be seen as vulnerable, so while you may seem intense, most people don’t know half of your true emotions, because you hide them. This can be good because you are very self-controlled, however, it can also be bad, because it can wear on your psyche. Above all, people view you as someone happy-go-lucky, because they don’t see what you are thinking.