The Image You See First In This Optical Illusion Reveals Your Most Deeply Hidden Strengths & Weaknesses

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Being objective about yourself is really hard for most people. Sure, it's easy to judge others, but when it comes to figuring out who we really are and where our personal strengths and weaknesses lie, it can be tough to face up to those personality traits and unique aspects of ourselves.

Positive or negative, quirks that seem totally obvious to someone from the outside can be the most easily missed when we try to look at ourselves. It doesn't matter how smart or insightful you are — being self-aware is rough work for all of us.

Difficult as it may be, if you want to live your happiest, most successful life, it's important to take this strengths and weaknesses test to figure out what your most deeply hidden traits are.

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Some examples of certain hard-to-see strengths include leadership capabilities, communication skills, or listening skills. Examples of weaknesses include a fear of public speaking, trouble saying no, or asking for help.

You could spend decades in psychotherapy trying to get to the bottom of all your issues, or your could jaunt off on some expensive weekend retreat where they promise to give you all of the answers. And, sure, these are things people regularly do when it comes to figuring themselves out.

But before doing all that, try a free strengths finder test like the High5 test, which tries to find themes and explain your talent DNA. Some people take a Personal SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis which identifies their strengths and personality types, or an aptitude test, which measures their professional potential and special abilities.

But there are certainly other ways to identify your strengths and weaknesses, like with a free Myers-Briggs type test.

If you don't have time to journal for years and you'd rather not join some "cult" making big promises, we've got a solution that will help you figure out these important aspects of your personality in a jiffy and help you realize if you need to make an effort in your own personal development.

All you need to do is look at the picture below and make a mental note of the image you see first.

What did you see first?

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The man's face

Strengths:

If you looked at the image above and saw the man's face first, your biggest strength is your ability to be objective, even in tough situations.

Where most people would fall down and collapse in a pile of tears during a crisis, you're able to pull yourself back together to handle the situation with aplomb. That's why so many people turn to you, particularly when they are going through a rough time themselves. You're a force to be reckoned with, and your friends know it.

Weaknesses:

Of course, you're not perfect. No one is. Your biggest weakness is the way in which you cut yourself off from difficult emotions and because of that, you don't have great emotional intelligence.

What used to be a coping tactic to help you focus in trying times has become a way of life, and you have a tough time letting down your guard and really connecting with the people you love most. You have plenty of feelings, but if you want to shed your ice queen reputation, you need to allow yourself to express them to others more often.

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The table

Strengths:

If you looked at the image above and saw the table first, your biggest strength is your ability to listen to and understand others.

You're brilliant at communicating, and even people who have a tough time expressing their thoughts and feelings can't help but find it a little bit easier to open to you. You aren't a licensed therapist per se, but at least eight people have told you that you should go back to school and become one.

Weaknesses:

While communication is your forte, action is an anathema to you. You delight in helping others talk through their issues and nothing makes you happier than creating a good old-fashioned pros and cons list, you dread having to make a decision and take action. It all just seems so final.

You must learn to listen to your gut and trust yourself. You give your options all the thought they require and then some, so now it's time to do something.

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The woman

Strengths:

If you looked at the image above and saw the woman seated in the chair reading first, your biggest strength is your intellect.

You're naturally intelligent and you love spending every chance you get learning new information about the things that you love.

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This doesn't have to mean you're a total nerd either. What matters is once you decide something is important to you, you make it your business to make yourself an expert.

Weaknesses:

But don't go anywhere yet, you've got your weaknesses too. You may be super smart, but you can be a tad oblivious and even a bit careless when it comes to stuff that doesn't interest you.

And yeah, that could be anything from your relationship to your day job. If you want to maintain a happy and harmonious balance, try giving every area of your life some of the attention you give to your penchant for learning.

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The chair

Strengths:

If you looked at the image above and saw the chair first, your biggest strength is your unique outlook on life.

Sometimes you're a problem-solver because of it, and other times you're the clown, helping take the pressure off when others get too stressed out. You're the first to change someone's point of view and are generally known for lighting up the lives of the people around you. No one knows what's going to come out of your mouth next.

Weaknesses:

Sadly, you aren't perfect. Your biggest weakness is your inability to stay focused on any given thing for long.

You have great ideas, and you contribute to everything you touch, but you're known for bailing the second you lose interest, and unfortunately, you can't help but lose interest a little too quickly far too often.

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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.