The Image You See First In This Visual Test Reveals Your Secret Talent

What gift are you hiding from the world?

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When I was a little kid, I took such pride in getting my baby brother to stop crying. I would make funny faces, soothing noises, or even just talk to him about absolutely nothing — and it always worked.

Sometimes, though, my usual tactics wouldn't work, and I'd run to my mom for help. Without fail, she could silence my brother in a second, and it wasn't a gift that was reserved exclusively for her children, either. If there is a baby crying, she has no issue scooping up said weeping infant and soothing them.


I once asked her where it came from, this strange gift, and she just shrugged, the way so many of us do about the hidden talents we have.

What is my secret talent? Well, for most talents, we have to spend years and years practicing, learning, and studying in order to become a master. I, for example, am a gifted operatic performer, but that didn't just happen; I had to work to do it.

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Now, my ability to perfectly apply lipstick in the dark without a mirror? That's a hidden talent. It just came to me, it was just something I could do, and I firmly believe that every single person on the planet has a random hidden talent, whether they know it or not.


If you already know what yours is, power to you! If you don't, then you are absolutely in the right place.

Below you'll find a quick, easy, visual personality test that is specifically designed to help you figure out what your hidden talent might be.

The personality quiz works like this: look at the optical illusion image below, and pay close attention to the first thing in it that you happen to see.

When you've done that, scroll down to find out what your results to this hidden talent quiz mean.

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What are you waiting for? You know you wanna know...

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1. If you saw the iceberg first

If you saw the iceberg first, your secret talent is that you are really good at doing magic.

This is either something you already knew or something that's made you so skeptical that you're looking at your screen with a serious WTF face right now (and I can't blame you). But it's the truth.

From pulling coins out ears to making magic rabbits disappear to knowing which card was picked, when it comes to sleight of hand you've just got a natural gift.

This doesn't mean you have to become a magician or anything, but it might mean that it could be worth your while to watch a couple of YouTube videos on card tricks. Since this stuff comes easily to you, it's all the more reason for you to show off at your next cocktail party, or, you know, an 8-year-old's birthday.


2. If you saw the ice cream first

If you saw the ice cream first, get excited, because you are a natural performer.

If you're already strutting your stuff on the stage, keep it up. You've got the "it" factor, and it shows whenever the spotlight falls upon you.

If you aren't a performer or you get terrible stage fright or jitters, don't worry — not all performances have to be done before a massive crowd. You've got other ways to show off your gifts.

Being a performer can be just telling an engaging story to a friend, or making someone at work laugh with a silly impression. Just because you have the gifts to be the star of every show, that doesn't mean you have to be.


Still, there are plenty of other ways of using what comes naturally to you, so don't hide that light under a bushel.

3. If you saw the whales first

If you saw the whales first, your secret talent is that you are a very naturally gifted athlete.

You have great reflexes and, like most sports junkies, you live for the rush of serotonin that comes when you get your heart rate up for an extended amount of time.


If you aren't on some sort of intramural team, you should join one. It would be a great way to use your natural knack at athletics. If team sports aren't your thing, look into spicing up (or heck, even starting) your workout routine. Lucky you, a gift that also happens to be good for you.

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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a freelance writer and the former Senior Editor of Pop Culture at Newsweek with a passion for lifestyle, geek news, and true crime.