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?