A Self Quiz!
Uncover the secrets of your psyche!
Let’s explore things that stand for things…
In college one of my best friends was a graduate student in psychology. One day after a class he asked me a series of four simple questions. These it seems were created by Carl Jung as a way to speed-dial directly into a person’s inner life. We went on to play the game of four questions at parties, and it never failed to reveal something unsettling.
The game is so much fun that I wrote it into my novel Diary, so if this rings a bell please don’t spoil the surprise for others. Just hush for now. If you even hint at the Jungian key, I will block you.
Everyone else, get a pad and pencil, but eventually list your responses in the Comments below… The questions are:
#1 What’s you favorite color? Now, give me three words that describe that color.
Again, don’t labor over this. Just a color and three adjectives.
#2 Name an animal. Now, give me three words that describe that animal.
Again, the first animal that comes to mind. And the first three adjectives applicable to that animal.
#3 Name a body of water or watercourse. Give me three words that describe that body of water or watercourse.
Again, just spit it out. Then three adjectives. Spit them out.
#4 Now, picture this: You’re in an all-white room with no windows or doors. Give me three words that describe that room.
Just three adjectives. Don’t worry about getting anything “right.”
No, really, this will be fun. Don’t research this, just answer the questions below. This coming weekend I’ll divulge the Jungian key, and we’ll all have a good laugh.
And no, this isn’t the Valentine’s contest. That one will be a look into “phenomenology” and how you can use it in your fiction. I’ll be posting the details soon.
Don’t sweat this. Don’t overthink it. Simply write down the first three words that come to mind in each case.
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