The Diagonal Test

What do your favorite diagonal lines say about you?

I get a kick out of diagonal lines. I prefer diagonals to regular horizontal or vertical stripes. Diagonal lines definitely funky and even a little mind bending. (I love it when they veer into the territory of optical illusions.) I don’t think they’re personally flattering, but I like them in design and decor. And since diagonal lines can be so overwhelming, I like them in small doses. Diagonal accessories and accents, yes. All over prints? Not so much.

I think one of the coolest things about diagonal patterns is how they’re so simple yet complex. The infinite combinations of line widths and colors mean that diagonal patterns can be conservative or wild, subdued or bold. The possibilities are endless! And of course, the diagonal patterns that you prefer has to say something about you, right? I thought it would be fun to base an entire image quiz on diagonal images, and luckily, I found a talented artist that had made nine amazing images to use.

So of course, it was time for an image test: The Diagonal TestΒ – I loved all of the bold and bright images in this collection. I had a lot of fun writing the results using a little color theory and a lot of intuition. These images just spoke to me, so I found it easy to imagine which each one could represent personality-wise.

The Diagonal TestΒ has nine possible results. Which one do you get? Does it describe you? Comment and let me know. If you feel up to it, try looking at your second favorite image and maybe even your least favorite. They might give you insight into your secondary personality characteristics Β and your polar opposites. Let me know πŸ™‚ How do you feel about diagonal patterns?

What do you think?

11 thoughts on “The Diagonal Test

  1. Anna

    You Are Unique

    You are open minded and a visionary. You understand the world and just may change it.
    You are knowledgeable and well-read. If no one can teach you, you’ll teach yourself.

    You are innovative and progressive. You come up with a lot of original ideas.
    You believe that the path not imagined is usually the best path for you. You are a natural contrarian.
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    Haha, I don’t know how knowledgeable and well-read I am, but I do love learning. Speaking of which, I had to look up ‘contrarian.’ It’s apparently not a very common word — even my web-browser thinks it’s misspelled. πŸ˜›

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  2. Tara

    “You are bright–

    You love to try new things, and you like to be the first in your group to spot at trend.
    You are a very curious and inquisitive person. You make it your duty to find out about the world.

    You dislike long explanations. You are impatient, and you don’t trust anything that can’t be explained quickly. The planet is full of possibilities, and you can’t wait to explore many of them. You’re ready for a grand adventure.”
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    Woohoo, bring on the adventure! πŸ™‚

    Love all the colors in this one!

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  3. kari Post author

    I got “You Are Friendly” – which is pretty true. I tend to be a friendly person generally, especially with people I see often. However, I’m not friendly to a fault. I can be quite curt with anyone who is trying to cross a boundary with me!

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    1. Anna

      Yay, I’m glad to see an analysis. It’s also interesting to see the extent of your friendliness, but I have a hard time picturing you being curt with anyone. Maybe it’s just because you seem so nice on here. πŸ™‚

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      1. kari Post author

        Awwww, thanks! I do try to give everyone I meet the benefit of the doubt, but as you know, some people (in real life), really like to take advantage of friendliness. So that is where I draw the line πŸ™‚

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