Thursday, October 23, 2008

On Artistic Taste and Personality

While wasting a little time decompressing online, I ran across a quiz at Life Nurturing Education that determines personality traits based on preferences in art style. I'm always fascinated by how these random computer-generated personality profilers know me so well, and this quiz looked interesting, so I took it. Here are my results:

The artistic style tend to I lean towards is called Impressionism. "Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature."

According to the HelloQuizzy test, my penchant towards Impressionism indicates that I'm balanced, secure, and realistic. What's more, "people that like Impressionist paintings may not always be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others.

They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions.

The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aesthetically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impressionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their lives, they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are."

Yep, that about sums me up...

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  • Elizabeth

    Me too! Some of the art was a bit disturbing, some beautiful and some just weird. :-) I'm happy with the results though.

  • Renae

    We should get along fabulously! :)

    I was surprised by the result because I tend to think of impressionism as Monet and Renoir, neither of which is my favorite. But I love the post impressionist, Van Gogh.

    Glad you had fun with the quiz!

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