What Color Are Your Thoughts?

Is it strange to say that I imagine my thoughts as a particular color? I can’t help it… I assign a color to everything! I think there is some truth to thoughts having colors, at least metaphorically speaking. When people are angry, we are said to be “seeing red.” And feeling down is also referred to as “feeling blue.”

This blog post predates the Taylor Swift song, “Red,” but I had to come back and edit to say that this is exactly what I was talking about. She talks about how being with a guy was red, losing him was blue, and missing him was dark gray. I suppose one could argue that these aren’t exactly thoughts, but I think it goes along nicely with that I’m trying to do with this quiz.

I personally see my thoughts at sunshine yellow or sky blue when I’m hyper. When I’m focused, my thoughts are a nice gray, like the cloudy days I like to work under. When I’m optimistic, my thoughts are green… the kind of green you find in nature When I’m feeling dark, my thoughts are (obviously) black. When I’m sad, I actually imagine my thoughts as bright white – so intense that they are overwhelming me.

Anyway, my habit of coloring my thoughts led me to write this new quiz: What Color Are Your Thoughts? This is a great quiz to take periodically to see what color your thoughts are taking these days. I know my result changes over time, and even sometimes over the course of the day. You may find the same thing for you.

The outcomes are based a bit on color psychology studies, although I threw a bit of intuition in there as well. Let me know what you thought of What Color Are Your Thoughts? as well as what you got. Is your result accurate? Do you ever imagine your thoughts a particular color?

What do you think?

6 thoughts on “What Color Are Your Thoughts?

  1. Anna

    Your Thoughts Are Green

    “You are a holistic and big picture thinker. You integrate ideas well.”

    Holistic seems to be a dirty word these days. I’m a big picture thinker, and I also focus on the small details.

    “You are always trying to figure out how all the pieces of the world are connected.”

    Haha, maybe on a small scale.

    “You are natural and intuitive. The answer seems to come to you without a lot of struggle.”

    I don’t know what you mean by calling me natural. Does that mean everyone else is unnatural? 😛
    I’d say I struggle as much as anyone else. It depends on the magnitude of the answer I’m looking for.

    “You enjoy working with your hands and doing things yourself. You are very spatially oriented.”

    I definitely like doing things myself. People tend to do things the way they like, so it might be missing some nuances that make it perfect for me.

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  2. Tara

    “Your thoughts are green–

    You are a holistic and big picture thinker. You integrate ideas well. You are always trying to figure out how all the pieces of the world are connected.

    You are natural and intuitive. The answer seems to come to you without a lot of struggle. You enjoy working with your hands and doing things yourself. You are very spatially oriented.”
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    “You integrate ideas well.” That’s really accurate, my teachers in college used to tell me the same thing!

    “The answer seems to come to you without a lot of struggle.” That was pretty typical of a lot of my classes throughout my school years—except chemistry and physics, lol

    I’d say that your intuition is probably pretty accurate a lot of the time because you read so many different things. The idea of thoughts being colors is very interesting.

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