The Image You See First In This Optical Illusion Personality Test Reveals Your Dominant Point Of View

The Image You See First In This Optical Illusion Personality Test Reveals The Traits That Shape Your Dominant Point Of View

Checking in with yourself by taking a personality test is a great way to start off any new year, new chapter or new venture in your life with a fresh perspective and renewed understanding of who you really are, where you fit into the big picture of this wild and wacky world, and which personality traits shape your unique point of view about it all.

For some, it feels as though the prior year flew by in the blink of an eye, while for others it couldn't possibly have dragged its sorry behind to the finish line any slower. Either way, and no matter what the dawn of a new year means the people around you, most of us share a common sense of relief, along with a desire to clean the state and start something fresh, exciting and hopeful.

There are plenty of good reasons so many people enjoy making New Year's resolutions. In particular, getting another chance to fully become our best selves (for keeps!) is pretty compelling.

In order to be the best version of ourselves, it's important to begin with a solid understanding of who we are in the present moment — including the good, the bad, the ugly, and absolutely everything in between.

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One of the critical things for us all to understand about ourselves is how we see the world. Once we understand the specific filter generated by our personality, we can know what to look out for in the year ahead and how to stay on our best path.

The key to figuring this out is as simple as looking at the image below. Don't overthink it, but pay attention to the first thing you see when you look at this picture. 

Next, scan down the list below to find out what the first thing you saw in this personality test says about the character traits that shape your unique point of view.

If you saw...

1. An old man sitting up in bed

If you saw the old man sitting up in his bed, chances are you're the sort of person who is prone to worry.

You can't help yourself. Life is hard and no matter how hard you work it seems inevitable that something is certain to go wrong. Is it any wonder that you spend your days trying to do everything in your power to stop those potential disasters from occurring before they even do?

Concerns are part of the normal adult experience. If you aren't a little concerned about something, how can you be believed to care about anything?

But with the new year in full swing, remember that while there are plenty of things to keep you up at night, the sky is also full of stars just like the ones by the sitting man's head. Try to let yourself off the hook by remembering to breathe and accepting that some things are just plain out of your control.

2. The two knights

If you saw the two knights first, you're the type of person who relies intensely on the love and support of your friends.

While the rest of the world might be focusing on things like losing weight or getting promoted, you feel quite certain your world will stay relatively stable... as long as you have the love and support of the people in your life who matter most.

Having a support system made up of friends who mean the world to you is absolutely invaluable. That said, none of these friends would be satisfied to learn that you are keeping your life in a holding pattern simply for the the sake of making sure you are spending time with them.

This year, try to look beyond your social circle. There's a whole wild world out there with plenty of friends waiting to be made and included.

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3. The dancing couple

If you looked at this image and the first thing you noticed was the dancing couple, you have an inherently romantic worldview.

Your friends may not call you a romantic, but the truth of the matter is that finding true romantic love is deeply important to you, even if you don't always wear that information on your sleeve for all the world to see. After all, you don't want to be considered too cheesy.

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It's time for you to accept the fact that you yearn for romantic love and then do whatever is possible to keep your heart open to finding it. Falling in love isn't about going on a million dates or finding the perfect high heels to catch his eye.

It's about accepting the reality that love is something you don't only want to give, but something you entirely deserve to receive in return.

4. The woman cleaning

If you saw the woman cleaning when you first looked at this image, don't worry, this doesn't mean you are doomed to a life spent cleaning up other people's messes. It simply means that you are a natural problem solver who approaches the world with open eyes, ears and arms, ready offer to your help to anyone who need something sorted out their lives.

It's a tremendous gift that you have, and the fact that you're so eager to share it is an even more beautiful thing. However, when you spend too much time untying other people's knots, you run the risk of returning home only to find all of your own strands tangled beyond repair.

Focus on directing some of the TLC you offer the world-at-large to yourself. You'll find that in doing so you have more energy, peace, and happiness than ever before!

5. The skull-embroidered drapes

If you looked at this picture and the first thing you saw were the pair of drapes that look like matching skulls, that isn't some sort of omen that you're going to experience a serious loss or that you're going to anything traumatic or related to death.

Seeing the skulls first indicates that you are a person who accepts and welcomes extreme changes gracefully. For some, the chance to start all over might seem daunting, but not for you.

You're the kind of person who looks for opportunities to start anew, and a new year is the absolute perfect excuse for you to do just that. I must offer you a word of caution, however.

In embracing the new, please don't forget that there are things about you — many things — that are perfect just as they are. You really don't need to change anything about yourself, but if you decide you must, make sure you're not doing it for anyone other than yourself.

6. The mustachioed man in the center

If the first thing you saw was the large image of the man with the mustache at the center of the piece, you're the kind of person who focuses on big picture thinking.

This is a great skill. Not everyone out there is able to think in those meta terms necessary in order to come up with important, expansive, and creative ideas that benefit not only their own lives but the lives and ventures of their family members, colleagues and even the global community.

The dangerous flip side to being this way is that you may be prone to forget about smaller details, and because of that, you often drop the ball and fail to follow through.

Don't let this year be like all the rest. Stick to those grand ambitions of yours and make sure not to let the minutiae keep you from bringing your big beautiful ideas to fruition. Reach for the stars and with just a wee bit of planning, everything and anything is possible.

7. A man with a ruffled collar

If the first thing you saw was the image of the man wearing a Shakespearean style ruff while sitting on top of the larger man's head, you have a totally unique outlook on life.

While other people around you might focus on their goals for the coming year or reorganizing their lives, you prefer to seek out the kind of odd life experiences most people never even discover exist. It's awesome to have this sort of perspective and the willingness to attempt things that might put off others.

Just remember to temper your enthusiasm for the strange with at least a tablespoon of human empathy. There is a difference between being a collector of experiences and/or people vs. being an interesting person who is a truly good friend. You can show others your refreshingly different without that requiring you to make anyone else feel uncomfortably awkward.

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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cats, Batman and Margot. She's an experienced generalist with a passion for lifestyle, geek news, pop culture, and true crime.