Have you ever heard of the five love languages? Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages explores the theory that everyone has primary way in which they feel most loved. Most people have a secondary language as well, and oftentimes the language we express to others isn’t the same as the one we need to receive from others.
The love languages are:
Words of affirmation
Acts of service
According to Dr. Chapman’s book, one of the biggest problems with finding true love and intimacy with a partner is the fact that they don’t express love in the way you need to feel it.
But there’s no need to despair! Your relationship is not doomed just because your partner isn’t inclined towards the same love language as you. However, it’s important to discover your love language so you can better understand yourself and communicate those needs to family, friends, or a romantic partner.
If someone understands how to make you feel most loved, they can learn how with patience and practice. After all, true love takes work if it’s going to last a lifetime!
Some facts about the love languages might surprise you. For example, some people assume physical touch is a love language only relating to sex. Although sex is included in the physical touch realm, there are many ways to show affection through non-sexual contact. Hugs, a light touch on the arm, back rubs – all of these show affection and can be shared by friends and family members.
Gift giving and acts of service may seem like the same love language, but there’s important differences between the two. For one thing, acts of service is often more practical. If a person is practicing the love language of acts of service, he or she will notice a need to be filled or chore to be done, and put extra care into doing it out of love for another. Although all love languages are based in self-sacrifice, acts of service arguably requires a higher level of it.
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Everyone wants to have a comfortable and exciting life. But your unconscious beliefs about luxury and money can stop you from receiving the abundance you deserve.
Do you feel stuck in a spot where there seems to be no progress? You know you deserve better but you can’t seem to break through. Success, wealth, luxury, and external resources are signs of abundance. The catch? This sense of abundance comes from within, irrespective of your external circumstances.
For example, when you feel good, you attract good things into your life, which in turn changes your external reality. But the start is always within. If you have been feeling a shortage of money lately or find yourself in situations that threaten your financial security, look out for ways you might be blocking abundance from reaching you.
Before we get into the specifics, it’s important to understand the misconceptions about abundance and the law of attraction.
The law of attraction works on the principle of like attracts like. This means, there are NO moral criteria for the Universe to distinguish between good and bad folks when it comes to abundance and wealth. This is why we see the economic phenomenon of rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.
We see how unfair this is and we hate to be part of a system that keeps the less fortunate caught in an endless struggle to make ends meet. From this perspective, the law of attraction seems unfair. However, there is a deeper reason for this.
This law urges you to put yourself first and start feeling good RIGHT NOW. Of course, this sounds like a cold and unrealistic expectation when you have bills to pay and debts to keep in check. And not to mention the poverty and struggle many sections of the globe face. But the principle of health applies here. Just because there are many folks who aren’t at the best of their health, you cannot help them by falling sick yourself. Instead, the healthier you are, the more impact you can have on them. Here’s how understanding the how helps rather than questioning the why.
1. What are your core beliefs about the rich?
Do you have unconscious beliefs that rich folks are usually frauds or liars? Do you think having modest means makes you holy or more spiritual? Did you grow up hearing adults associate money with all things sinful and immoral? If so, these beliefs could be keeping the abundance you deserve locked and away from your reach.
2. Good vs. evil
It is true that what you do is what you get. But all of us good folks believe that being good is enough to manifest our desires. And then we see less-than-kind folks enjoying riches worth millions and wonder what the hell is wrong with the world. This explains that there is an impartial law at play. When you are kind and generous, you are emitting good energy, which will bring more in return. But being good isn’t enough to draw riches.
Here are a few more ways you could be blocking abundance out of your life
3. Focusing on the lack
If you get a day off, plan to do a road trip but end up having a great time with a few friends at home, what do you focus on? The day you had to relax, the fun time with friends, the laughter, and chatter, or the road trip that you missed and the day that could have been so much better?
What you focus on grows. Do you get paid enough to buy some happy clothes for yourself, but not enough to buy your own car. Focus on your ability to buy clothes that make you feel good and keep that energy going. This generates a space to have more of what you want. If you keep focusing on what you don’t have—a car—your life situation will draw more things to feel bad about.
4. Constant complaining/whining
In a day, how many statements do you make that celebrate what is working in your life? And how many do you make that reiterates all the things that are not working, people who are pissing you off, the government that just ain’t doing what needs to be done, the weather that is ruining your plans, your boss who doesn’t get you, your partner who is being distant, etc.
The more you talk about all the things that are working for you, you will have more reasons to share more of happy news.
5. Feeling jealous of others
When you compare yourself with others, you believe there is a limited source, which is being exhausted by others. But in truth, there is an endless supply of abundance. When you feel jealous of others’ wealth, job, friends, looks, talent, and success, you are cut off from this unending source of abundance. So the next time you feel threatened by others, understand that others success and joy is not a threat to your own. Learn to acknowledge abundance wherever you see it.
6. Refusing to compliment/acknowledge
Do you feel so deprived of good feelings that you just cannot compliment others? Or, do you reserve your compliments for only a few select folks who are from your immediate circle? This could stop you from receiving abundance because you hold such strong barriers to the abundance in others, who are part of this universal energy.
7. Imbalance in saving vs indulging
It is common sense to save for your future. Financial gurus will tell you to put a good part of your paycheck into savings, and then figure out your expenses with the remaining amount. While this is good advice, some people take this to the extreme where they don’t allow themselves to enjoy the money they have. Consider currencies in terms of joy.
How much happiness did you make by stacking away everything and putting off enjoying life? How much joy do you make when you save some for later and use a bit to celebrate life? Joy is an incredibly magnetic force when it comes to abundance.
8. Striving vs deserving
Do you believe that the only way to make rightful money is to struggle hard for it? Do you justify your worth based on how much effort you put into your job? This can be a strong barrier against luxury and abundance. Yes, hard work matters. But you deserve a comfortable life just for being who you are and the joy you send out.
Learn to appreciate your worth based on what value you add, not just through hard work, but through your being. This includes your insights, imagination, ability to make others laugh, and simply your presence.
Here are a few things you can do to make your life more abundant.
1. Laugh more: It can reverse years of damage done by the attitude of scarcity.
2. Compliment, acknowledge, appreciate the good, the beautiful, and the talented.
3. Enjoy the simple things with utmost joy: a relaxing bath, a delicious muffin, playing with your pet can be a moment of pure bliss.
4. Refuse to complain. No matter what the situation. If it is an unjust event affecting others, speak up and lend your voice to support. This is different from whining.
5. Celebrate little victories, moments, and even the everyday moments. Managed to get out of bed in time for a whole week? Treat yourself a little something. Are you a tad bit more in control and less anxious than you were last year? Isn’t that incredible?
6. Share. Joy, insights, awareness, good vibes, and material things.
7. Practice gratitude. Get a notebook and write down at least two things you are thankful for every day.
The Law of Attraction is working in your life whether you’re aware of it or not. And it may explain why you are attracting the things in your life that you do. Here is everything you need to know about it.
The History of the Law of Attraction
While the Law of Attraction is getting quite a bit of publicity these days, the concept has been around for centuries and has been known — and used successfully — by great minds throughout history. According to books like The Secret, there’s evidence that the law of attraction was used by Beethoven, Einstein, and even Jesus, but you’ve also used it in your own life whether you’re aware of it or not! This is because the Law of Attraction works whether or not you’re aware of it. The main reason for the current focus on it is that if you’re aware that you’re using the Law of Attraction, you can control what you attract into your life.
How The Law of Attraction Works
Basically, the Law of Attraction works like this: you create your own reality. What you focus on, what you emote about, is what you draw into your life. What you believe will happen in your life is what does happen.
This isn’t as simple as it seems, however, or everyone would have the lives that they want naturally. For example, people who are in debt and continually tell themselves, “I need more money,” don’t find more money, they continue to attract “need more money” because that is the reality that they create.
Why It Works
Many people wonder why this works, and there is more than one explanation. The two main schools of thoughts go along these lines:
The Spiritual Explanation: Many people believe that the Law of Attraction works by aligning God or the Universe with our wishes. We are all made of energy, and our energy operates at different frequencies. We can change our frequency of energy with positive thoughts, especially gratitude for what we already have. By using grateful, positive thoughts and feelings and by focusing on our dreams — rather than our frustrations, we can change the frequency of our energy, and the law of attraction brings positive things into our lives. What we attract depends on where and how we focus our attention, but we must believe that it’s already ours, or soon will be.
The Traditionally Scientific Explanation: If you’re one who needs things to be a little more easy to prove, there is also a different explanation for how the law of attraction works. By focusing on attaining a new reality, and by believing it is possible, we tend to take more risks, notice more opportunities, and open ourselves up to new possibilities. Conversely, when we don’t believe that something is in the realm of possibilities for us, we tend to let opportunities pass by unnoticed. When we believe we don’t deserve good things, we behave in ways that sabotage our chances at happiness. By changing our self-talk and feelings about life, we reverse the negative patterns in our lives and create more positive, productive and healthy ones. One good thing leads to another, and the direction of a life can shift from a downward spiral to an upward ascent.
Proof That The Law of Attraction Works
Whatever the underlying reason, reams of anecdotal evidence confirm that the law of attraction works. And, for those science-minded folks out there, research does seem to support the positive effects of the Law of Attraction as well.
For example, research on optimism shows that optimists enjoy better health, greater happiness, and more success in life. (The traits of optimists are that they focus their thoughts on their successes and mentally minimize their failures.)
One of the foundations of therapy is that changing your self-talk can change your life in a positive direction. And millions of people have found success with positive affirmations.
Law of Attraction Caveats
One problem with the book The Secret, and with some people’s interpretation of the Law of Attraction, is that it’s singularly the belief we hold that good things will come to us that will bring us all that we desire, without any sort of action behind that belief.
Studies on optimists show that it is the optimistic viewpoint that drives the proactive behaviors that in turn bring optimists such great results in their lives. Optimists don’t receive their benefits from their attitudes alone — it’s the behavior the attitudes inspire that creates real change.
More importantly, critics of The Secret and other books about the Law of Attraction point out the very real concern that people may start to blame themselves for negative events that are outside their control, such as accidents and injuries, layoffs due to the financial crisis, or major illnesses.
We can’t always control our circumstances, but we can control our responses to them. In this vein, the Law of Attraction can provide the optimism and proactive attitude that’s associated with resilience in difficult situations, but must not be used as a tool of self-blame. Our responses to the challenges we face can make us stronger in the end, and the Law of Attraction can be used for that end, but should not be applied negatively, or it can be more destructive than helpful.
Mind power is one of the strongest and most useful powers you possess.
This power consists of your thoughts.
The thoughts that pass through your mind are responsible for everything that happens in your life. Your predominant thoughts influence your behavior and attitude and control your actions and reactions. As your thoughts are, so is your life.
Be careful of what you think
Thoughts are like a video that plays on the screen of your mind. What you play there, determines the kind of life you live and the experiences you meet. To make changes in your life, you have to play a different video, one that you like more.
The Power of Thoughts Is a Creative Power
You can train and strengthen this power. You can use it to make changes in your life, and also to influence other people’s minds.
If you plant seeds, water them, and give them fertilizers, they will grow into healthy and strong plants.
Thoughts, like seeds, have a natural tendency to grow and manifest in your life, if you feed them with attention, interest and enthusiasm.
Your thoughts pass from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind, which in turn, influences your actions in accordance with these thoughts. Your thoughts also pass to other minds, and consequently, people who are in a position to help you, might offer you their help, sometimes, without even knowing why.
This might some strange and unbelievable. You don’t have to accept these words, but if you analyze the kind of thoughts you think, and the kind of life you live, you will discover interesting things about the mind.
The power of your mind is part of the creative power of the Universe, which means that your thoughts work together with it. You are a manifestation of the Universal mind.
When you repeat the same thought over and again, in one way or another, this mighty power helps you make your thoughts come true.
Using the power of thoughts effectively, is an act of “practical daydreaming”.
How to Use the Power of Your Thoughts?
Visualize a perfect scene of whatever you want to accomplish.
Put a lot of detail, color, sound, scent and life into these mental scenes.
Repeat your visualization often, with faith and attention, and your subconscious will accept these mental scenes as real experiences. The subconscious mind does not distinguish between real and imaginary experiences, and accepts both as real. It will start making changes and attracting opportunities, to make your reality match the images in your subconscious mind.
Actions, situations, and objects that you visualize frequently, eventually, manifest on the material plane in a natural way. This manifestation does not happen overnight. It needs time, and depends on how ambitious and sincere you are, and how much time and attention you put into this action.
You can use this process to change negative habits and build new, positive habits or skills. You can also use it for attracting money and possessions, for promotion at work, for building a business, improving health and relationships, changing circumstances, and for practically almost everything.
Pay attention to the thoughts you think. Do your best to reject negative thoughts, and to allow into your mind only thoughts that bring good, happy, and positive results.
Chakra literally means a wheel. When your chakras are not aligned or blocked, your physical and emotional health suffers. Here are mental and physical symptoms of a blockage.
As you are busy going about your day analyzing, thinking, and worrying your way through the endless tasks, your body gets attuned to a different rhythm. Your physical body is a storehouse of energy (prana or life energy) and chakras are the energy centers of your being. These centers generate physical, emotional, and spiritual energy to keep you going.
There are many research institutes that are studying the human energy system. They aim to bridge the gap between the ancient wisdom of the east with modern findings that explain truths in scientific terms.
Apart from research units in universities, private organizations focus on understanding chakras. For example, the International Association for Religion and Parapsychology.
What are chakras?
Chakras are energy centers or portals in the human energy field. They are spots along the spine of the human body, located at distinct locations from the head to the base of the spine. Being portals of energy, they are considered to be live, activated centers that whirl like a wheel, either generating energy or draining out energy (when blocked).
There are two ways for life energy to flow in the system.
– It flows up and down along the spine connecting the chakras to each other.
– It flows horizontally taking in and giving out energy from and to the cosmos.
The seven chakras
* Crown Chakra – top of the head, represented by a white light
* Third Eye Chakra – between the eyebrows, represented by a violet light
* Throat Chakra – at the base of the throat, represented by a blue light
* Heart Chakra – at the center of the chest – represented by a green light
* Solar Plexus Chakra – at the abdomen, represented by a yellow light
* Sacral Chakra – at the reproductive organs, represented by an orange light
* Root Chakra – at the base of the spine, represented by a red light
When these chakras as in harmony and flowing naturally, you feel a sense of wellbeing. You feel energetic, strong, relaxed, and grounded. When one or more of the chakras are blocked, you still function, but it feels like you are dragging yourself through the day, barely managing to survive.
Here are general symptoms when your chakras are not aligned or blocked
Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep
Difficulty in staying focused or concentrating
Feeling vulnerable emotionally and spiritually
Low physical immunity and tolerance to pain
Inability to express oneself
Lack of drive or motivation
Feeling cut off from others
A sense of void at the middle of the chest
Inability to set and meet goals
Trouble in relationships
Here is how you can identify a block in a specific chakra:
1. Crown Chakra
This chakra is located on the seat of the head and is called the thousand-petalled lotus. It connects us to universal consciousness and makes us feel we are all one.
Symptoms of a block: Constantly anxious, fearful about survival, packing a sense of security ungrounded, feeling that you don’t belong anywhere, lacking imagination. Physical symptoms include pain or medical issues with bones, feet, legs, colon, elimination, and weight.
2. Third-Eye Chakra
This is associated with inner wisdom, intuition, understanding, and imagination.
Symptoms of a block: Lack of emotional warmth and affection, cold or cut off from emotions, low energy, low sexual drive, inability to feel joy, or hypersensitive to emotions, overly sexual, constant guilt. Physical symptoms include reproductive issues and urinary infections.
3. Throat Chakra
This is related with our ability to communicate with authenticity and be present while listening to others.
Symptoms of a block: Poor self-esteem, inability to meet goals or manifest desires, shame, self-doubt, and/or misuse of power, money, resources. Physical problems include issues with digestion, hypertension, fatigue, adrenals, diabetes, and allergies.
4. Heart Chakra
It is associated with our feelings of love, compassion, forgiveness, connection, and intuitive understanding. This chakra is especially important because it is the connecting center between the upper and lower chakras.
Symptoms of a block: A sense of void or loneliness, feeling alienated, cannot feel a part of the group, lack of emotional fulfillment, struggling to receive and give love, lack of empathy, abusive or wounding relationships unhealed emotional pain. Physical symptoms include problems with heart or lungs and asthma.
5. Solar-Plexus Chakra
This is the center of inspiration, personal power, motivation, determination, and capacity to manifest what we want. It controls digestion and regulates the body’s ability to transform nutrients into energy for the body. When you work on practicing self-discipline and balancing it with self-compassion, this center gets recharged.
Symptoms of a block: Difficulty in self-expression, lacking courage and strength to own and express one’s truth, writer’s block or lacking inspiration for creativity, or struggles with manipulation or deception of others. Physical symptoms include pain or tension in the neck and shoulders and thyroid concerns.
6. Sacral Chakra
This is the center of sexuality, desire, creativity, joy, playfulness, and abundance.
Symptoms of a block: Difficulty concentrating, lack of imagination/vision, lack of concentration, confusion, delusions, nightmares, can’t see the bigger picture. Physical symptoms include problems with vision and frequent headaches.
7. Root Chakra
This is the center related to our basic survival needs (food, water, shelter, air, etc.) and our physical reality that relates to nature.
Symptoms of a block: Feeling unrooted or spacy, indecisive, impractical, can’t complete things that were started, depression, meaninglessness, etc. Medical symptoms include problems with the brain, cognition, and mental illnesses.
Your choice is based on the most important aspect of your personality. Your choice, therefore, reveals the same.
If this was the mandala of your choice then you are the kind of person who is warm, gentle, and tender of heart. You are someone who possesses only love and care in their souls and you are the kind of person who is not only welcoming but also genuinely happy to help.
Your choice reveals that you find pleasure in being of service to those who need your help. You find happiness in the happiness of others and you are the kind of person who is so tender, by nature, that you can feel the hurt of others like it were hurting you. You are a gem of a person with a rare quality indeed.
If this mandala is your choice then you are the kind of person who lives in pursuit of wisdom and whose every act is directed towards gaining a better understanding of life itself. You are the kind of person who learns, understands, and then puts into practice what life teaches you.
Your choice reveals that you are the kind of person who is practical, cal, and composed by nature. You have a personality which helps you maintain your composure even at the most difficult times. And you are the person who would never judge someone but understand them. You, therefore, are a wise soul and a kind being.
If this mandala is your choice then you are the kind of person who is optimistic, passionate, and grateful for who they are and what they have in their lives. You are someone who is content and do not look for a lot in life. Quality rather than quantity is what defines your approach to life.
Your choice reveals that you have a satisfied personality and you are grateful for it. Be it your family, job, friends, or something else, you are not the one to whine and complain but someone who accepts everything wholeheartedly. You, therefore, are one of the most accepting people and someone with an immensely rare quality.
If this mandala is your choice then you are the kind of person who is empathetic, considerate and compassionate by nature. You are the kind of person who can put themselves in other people’s shoes and see the world from their perspective.
Your choice, therefore, reveals that you are someone who truly understands what others are going through. You have a heart which bleeds for those in pain and you have a soul which would rather suffer itself than put others through pain. A genuinely compassionate person is a rare breed and you are one of them.
If this mandala is your choice then you are the kind of person who is smart, witty, and extremely spontaneous. You are the kind of person who is good with sarcasm and you have the wits to dish out the zingers and be the funniest person in any room.
Your choice reveals that you are the kind of person who lives in the moment. You take each moment as it comes and you try to make the most of it. You are someone who is fun, present to the moment, and ready to act at a moment’s notice. You are the kind of person who is a blessing to have in anyone’s life.
If this mandala is your choice then you are the kind of person who is wild, free, and raw. You have a straightforward personality and a courageous heart which speaks what’s on its mind. You are not the one to live in fear or under the duress of favor but you choose the life which you wish to lead.
Your choice reveals that you are the kind of person who would always strive for freedom of mind, spirit, and body. You would always rebel against the wrong and proudly stand for what’s right. It is in your nature to fight for truth and the most important quality which you possess in your soul.
If this mandala is your choice then you are the kind of person who is artistic, creative, and lives either to inspire or to seek inspiration. You are the kind of person who would forever seek to create something beautiful and novel and it will be an inspiration for others to follow.
Your choice reveals that you are someone who is driven by the abstract thoughts and seeks to attain perfection in the intellectual pursuits. You could, if you put your mind to it, create beauty and your work would be remembered as if it were an inspiration.
If this mandala is your choice then you are the kind of person who is born for pleasure and understands the value of the finer things in life. This does not mean that you are a snob or someone arrogant but that you have a taste which is refined and sophisticated.
Your choice reveals that you are the kind of person who would look for perfection and you would be highly detail-oriented. You know how to appreciate beauty in all its form and are meant for a life which is rich in aesthetic beauty. You are, therefore, a connoisseur of life.
We may think that all of our thoughts are deep and meaningful but, more often than not, they usually aren’t. Deep thinkers, on the other hand, think and act differently.
What is the difference between a good idea and a great idea? It is the depth of your thought. It is the amount of time you have spent thinking over it and the different perspectives which you have brought into play. Shallow thoughts have never brought about a change.
So, what is it about some people that they are capable of deep thoughts while others aren’t? What are the qualities which makes them different from everyone else? What are those unique personality traits which makes them so distinct? Well, read on.
#1 They are introverts
Deep thinkers are usually introverts by nature. They like being alone and spending time alone so as to have more peace. They like thinking over their ideas and they cannot do this surrounded by people.
Introverts, therefore, are naturally inclined to be deep thinkers. Their shy nature and their tendency to remain aloof from others give them the perfect environment to think long and deep about any topic they wish to.
#2 They are contemplative
The very first necessity of a deep thought is the willingness to spend time on it. A person who is contemplative by nature is instinctively inclined towards analyzing everything they come across and they are best suited for deep thoughts.
The contemplative nature means that they ponder over things, they spend time wondering about the various cause and effect, they like analyzing the consequences of every thought and deed. This ensures that what they think is indeed well thought of.
#3 They take multiple perspectives into account
Deep thinkers take multiple perspectives into account before they come to any conclusion. They keep the pros and the cons of each situation into play while dealing with a topic.
This tendency to take multiple perspectives into account gives them a unique advantage over others. Shallow thinkers just skim over a topic while deep thinkers tend to take everything into consideration.
#4 They are empathetic
Deep thinkers would inevitably show signs of high empathy. An acute observation of deep thinkers would reveal that they understand things by keeping themselves in other people’s shoes and they understand their perspectives as well.
Their empathy helps them delve deeper into an issue and it also means that they peel different layers of personality before they come to a conclusion. Their empathy helps them think deep.
#5 They forgive easily
Deep thinkers are the kind of people who do not like getting stuck with the trivial things in life. they would rather not keep things to their heart as they have better things to do than brood over grudges.
Deep thinkers, therefore, tend to forgive others easily and they prefer moving on as soon as possible. They forgive easily but they do not forget as they know better than to trust someone who has hurt them once.
#6 They are curious
Deep thinkers are the kind of people who like questioning everything. They are not satisfied simply by accepting things at face value. They always like to know more and ask more.
The fact that they ask questions helps them dig deeper into a topic. It makes them knowledgeable while giving them the advantage of exploring multiple dimensions. Their curiosity makes them so different.
#7 They keep an open mind
Deep thinkers would not be able to pursue great thoughts if they had a closed mind. They would not have been able to come up with great ideas if they had narrow thoughts.
An open mind means that the person is willing to accept new ideas, change previous notions, and act according to the new information which may come across. Deeper thoughts, therefore, come to a mind which is willing to accept them.
First there was IQ, then EQ, but now experts are asserting there is yet a third type of intelligence: CQ. It stands for cultural intelligence. It’s an intelligence that deciphers one’s ability to interact with and understand people from other cultures. And it’s becoming more and more crucial and desired quality, especially in the world of business. But there are varying aspects that make up one’s CQ.
The quiz below will reveal what kind of cultural intelligence you have.
What kind of cultural intelligence to you have, and what does it say about your personality? If you’re not particularly comfortable around new people, then your cultural intelligence might be lower than those who are more comfortable around new folks.
There are, however, other factors that go into one’s cultural intelligence. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and each of us accordingly have areas in which we shine. Those who know how to employ strategy are often better prepared for new situations, including meeting new people and handling new cultures. They’ve done their homework. They know, mostly, what to expect. For these people, culture shock might not be quite as powerful as it is for those who just jump into a new situation.
But, there could be other emotions at play, making a new culture just as scary once one experiences it in person! Life is always chock full of surprises! And the type of CQ you have just might surprise you!
Take the quiz now to find out what kind of cultural intelligence you have!
Fear is an emotion that every single one of us has experienced at many points in our lives. It’s a natural reaction to feel afraid and no matter what you call it; dread, horror, alarm, terror, panic, distress, fright, or threatened, it’ll always have a negative connotation. However, not all fears are bad and it’s actually quite healthy to feel afraid every now and then.
For most people, things like creepy crawlies or heights freak them out. According to various surveys on the topic the most common fears and phobias have to do with snakes, spiders, cockroaches, public speaking, needles, tight spaces, flying, dogs, water, germs, and death. While people can be afraid of virtually anything and everything, they can only fear on thing the absolute most.
What are you the most afraid of in this world? Put another way, what’s the one singular thing, thought, or idea that is truly capable of filling your mind, body, and soul with dread? No one likes to admit it, yet we all have to face what it is that we fear the most. While it’s natural to instinctively repress and avoid the unpleasant thoughts, we eventually need to deal with it and what better way to do just that than with some basic psychology!
This quiz uses ink-blot images to draw out and assess your deepest, darkest subconscious fears and thoughts. What you end up seeing in each picture ultimately depends on your perception of the world. In turn, part of what molds and shapes your interpretation of all the things that you see and come across in life is your unconscious mind. It’s usually inaccessible, which is why psychologists have developed tests like the one featured here to draw out and uncover the ideas and information it holds deeply hidden.
Projective tests, which include ink-blot tests, are psychological tools that use images, words, or situations to analyze how people respond to them. An individual is assessed in terms of the unconscious personality traits they exhibit towards the stimulus, in this case the image, and from their response hidden emotions are brought to light. In other words, how you view the ink-blots here will reveal what you fear the most.
With that in mind, are you ready to face your biggest fear? Take this projective ink-blot quiz now and see whether or not you agree with the end results. Enjoy!