What Your Favorite Color Reveals About Your True Personality Traits, According To Psychology

If you want to know what your favorite color says about you, color psychology can help you decode your dominant personality traits.

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Color psychology is quite an interesting way to learn what your favorite color says about you and how your color preference can reveal your most dominant personality traits.

The ten colors most often used in color psychology for personality traits include: red, orange, pink, purple, yellow, black, brown, blue, green, and white. Some researchers have explored color psychology in greater depth by examining the nuances of different shades within each color.


To learn more about your personality based on your favorite color, it's essential to first learn more about color psychology itself.

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What is color psychology?

Color psychology is the study of how colors influence and affect our behavior, mood, and emotions. It also explores the way we perceive colors and how color can influence human action and emotion. It's a newer phenomenon that hasn't been extensively researched yet.


Color has both positive and negative effects on individuals, which can cause different reactions. For example, blue tends to have a calming effect, while red is associated with passion and anger. For this reason, color psychology is used in marketing, advertising, interior design, and even healthcare to coax the desired response from the public.

Understanding what each color elicits from others can help people to communicate better and even achieve their goals.

What Your Favorite Color Says About You

This tool for men and women is intended as a general guide, so you might not identify with all of the personality traits listed for your favorite color. If you have two favorite colors, personality traits from both colors may be integrated to create a more accurate representation of your personality and character.

You can also find your own meaning behind your favorite color, too.


If your favorite color is green

what your favorite color says about you green

Green represents balance, hope, and peace. If your favorite color is green, you're usually gentle and sincere, as well as down to earth. People whose favorite color is green are very loyal and supportive, making them the best of friends.

If green is your favorite color, you tend to be modest and warm. You also have a strong need to belong and to love and be loved. You aren't scared of being vulnerable and feeling your emotions fully, but you can also control your negative thoughts.


If your favorite color is blue

what your favorite color says about you blue

Blue generally relates to being soothing and soft, which is why, if your favorite color is blue, you're likely to have a strong need for inner peace. You also tend to be creative and imaginative, possessing artistic aptitude and creative expression.

You tend to have a compassionate, patient, and faithful personality. You may also be spiritually inclined and have a deep connection to the universe.


While you care about what others think of you, you have very fluid beliefs that are difficult, if not impossible, to change. Still, you tend to be open-minded and non-judgmental.

If your favorite color is yellow

what your favorite color says about you yellow

Just like your favorite color, you are cheerful and optimistic. People who adore the color yellow are literally a breath of fresh air. You're caring, warm, and considerate, plus you have a strong sense of humor and vivid imagination.


You're also considered wise and enjoy learning and acquiring knowledge so you can share it with others. You never take yourself too seriously and look at life with a grain of salt.

People who love the color yellow are often upbeat and fun-loving but also very ambitious.

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If your favorite color is orange

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If orange is your favorite color, you're likely free-spirited and carefree, and people find you to be both good-natured and tolerant. You crave adventure and face challenges with open arms.

People who love the color orange usually have a certain type of spunk about them, but they are always inviting and welcoming of others. You're sociable and outgoing, but may occasionally come across as overconfident or impulsive.

You like to express your individuality, and because of your strong social presence, you tend to experience loneliness easier than others.

If your favorite color is red

what your favorite color says about you red


You honor strength, health, and passion. Red is a strong color, which is fitting because you possess strong energy that radiates and can be felt by others.

You tend to be action-oriented and energetic, though you can come across as aggressive at times. It stems from your strong desire to get the most out of life. You're determined to not only meet your goals but exceed them. You go above and beyond when you do something and you have a fiery attitude.

Red is also a bit of an angry color, so you're a bit notorious for having a short temper. However, those who favor this color are the best at love.

If your favorite color is black

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If black is your favorite color, you're mysterious and collected. You're also intelligent and value power and control in life, which gives you independent, leader-like qualities. You have a knack for entrepreneurship and can command almost any crowd of people.

People who enjoy the color black walk through life with confidence and purpose, and often have a sophisticated or elegant sense of style. You're considered to be dependable and responsible, but tend to be reserved when it comes to sharing your personal life with others.

If your favorite color is brown

what your favorite color says about you brown


If brown is your favorite color, you're considered safe and comfortable, as well as kind and steady. You prefer to live a simplistic lifestyle with a strong need for safety and security.

You're a good and loyal friend to others because you're honest and patient. It takes a lot for people to get under your skin because you have a chill disposition. You're often regarded as a role model due to the calmness you maintain in critical situations.

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If your favorite color is pink

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If your favorite color is pink, people find you warm and approachable. You tend to put others' needs before your own and are often romantic and affectionate. You turn a blind eye to violence and desire safety and security.

People who love the color pink are often deemed too innocent for this world. You're charming, kind, and gentle, but this means you're also delicate and can be hurt easily. You wear your heart on their sleeve, which can make you a bit sensitive.

If your favorite color is purple

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If the color purple is your favorite, you value harmony and peace, and are generally helpful and sympathetic. You have strong attention to detail and are always creating new ideas.

You're unique and witty, although you can be authoritative at times. You're ambitious and tend to set high goals for yourself.

If your favorite color is white

what your favorite color says about you white


If white is your favorite color, you're likely to have a positive, optimistic personality and prefer a simple life. You’re considered pure and innocent, just like a fresh coat of snow in nature.

You're organized and logical and tend to make decisions based on facts, rather than emotion. However, this means you also tend to be a perfectionist at times and can be very critical of yourself.

People who like the color white are more likely to always do the right thing and respect boundaries. Even though the color white seems to be plain, you're fascinating and extremely wise with strong convictions.

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Brittney Lindstrom is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.