Colors and personality – a meaning in the choices

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Have you ever wondered why certain colours look good on you while others make you seem out of place? Have you figured the need for opting for certain colours on marked occasions just to feel right? Is there any connection between colours and the traits you possess? Let us find out.

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It is said that colours were meant for the universe to distinguish between the various objects in Nature, for a clear distinction between the different states of matter, to relieve man from the boredom of perceiving all objects in the same colourless hue. In fact God wanted Man to experience the thrill of seeing a rainbow, the joy of a breaking dawn, the ecstasy of a golden sunset, the serenity of lush green vegetation, the amazement in beholding the multi-coloured mane of the parrot and other such delightful sights.

The psychology of colour

Study of colour and its aspects, was a normal study in Physics. But as time went by, exploring why certain colours suited some and looked awry on others, why certain colours brought a change of emotions in humans and animals, how colours could be associated with human traits became fascinating subjects to explore deeper in Psychology. Yoga findings brought out amazing facts that showed that a person’s nature could be judged by yogic interpretation of the colours that were perceived in the man’s being.

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Colours and their psychological meanings

Yoga is not everybody’s cup of tea, so colours of the mind cannot be read except by the vey advanced in this ancient art. Instead psychologists equated traits with qualities from the person’s like of a certain colour or the prominence of that colour in the person’s life , assuming that a person’ character or traits and the associated colour go hand in hand

If your favorite color is red, you are action oriented with a deep need for physical fulfillment and to experience life through the five senses.

If orange is your favorite color, you have a great need to be with people, to socialize with them, and be accepted and respected as colorresultspart of a group. You also have a need for challenges in your life, whether it is physical or social challenges.

Choosing yellow  as your favorite means you have a deep need for logical order in your everyday life and to be able to express your individuality by using your logical mind to inspire and create new ideas.

If green is your favorite, you have a deep need to belong, to love and be loved, and to feel safe and secure. You need acceptance and acknowledgment for the everyday things you do for others – just a ‘thank you’ is sufficient.

Lovers of blue  have a deep need to find inner peace and truth, to live their life according to their ideals and beliefs without having to change their inflexible viewpoint of life to satisfy others.

Indigo lovers have a need to feel in harmony and at one with the Universe and to be accepted by others as the aware and intuitive spiritual beings that they are.

If purple or violet is your favorite color, you have a deep need for emotional security and to create order and perfection in all areas of your life, including your spiritual life. You also have a deep need to initiate and participate in humanitarian projects, helping others in need.

If your personality color is pink you have a deep need to be accepted and loved unconditionally.

If turquoise is your favorite color your deepest need is to create emotional balance in your life, to be able to express your hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be and to make your own way in the world under your own terms.

If your favorite color is magenta, you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view.

Lovers of brown have a deep need for a safe, secure, simple and comfortable existence with supportive family and friends.

Lovers of black have a need for power and control in order to protect their own emotional insecurities.

If white is your personality color, your deepest need is for simplicity in your own life and to be independent and self-reliant so you do not need to depend on anyone else.

With gray as your favorite color, you are the middle of the road type, cool, conserved, composed and reliable. You tend to conform just to keep the peace.

If silver is your favorite, you are intuitive and insightful and have a strong connection with a higher spiritual guidance.

With a personality color like gold, you radiate charisma, personality and individuality, and make others feel relaxed and valued in your company.

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While these are based on findings and interpretations from traditional times and new meanings added on to them, holding them sacrosanct and final would be a little far-fetched when it comes to inter-personal relations without exploring deeper. But yes it definitely would make for interesting study, but silently, in your inner circles and extended outwards and – left at that.

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if there is something that she does not know about Bollywood, it is not worth knowing - is what she always quotes. Grown up on Neeta's Natter of Stardust fame she eats, breathes and lives Bollywood in all her wakeful hours and dreams about it in the others she is not. No wonder she has become an encyclopedia on Bollywood and its colourful crowd. Fashion lover too, she models her clothes along the lines of the fashionistas and femme fatales'of the film industry and she is fondly teased with the chant "ticket to Bollywood" whenever she playfully imitates a ramp walk. Our window to the big screen, the sections on films and fabrics are hers to entertain us all with her filmy stuff. If you wish to know who's moving with whom and who's not you may venture into notpraachinprachi@unnatisilk.com

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