Today in my Toastmasters group, we did an interesting little exercise. We were told to write down three things: your favourite animal, your favourite colour and your favourite body of water. Then, we were told to write down 5 or 6 characteristics or things that each item reminded us of.
Apparently the first item - the animal - is a representation of your ideal self.
This is what I wrote:
Cat - cute, sloth-like/lazy, life of leisure, liked by people, vain, demanding and playful.
I'm not sure my ideal self is vain, lazy and demanding! If this is a glimpse into my subconscious, I'm in big trouble.
The second item - your favourite colour - was supposed to be a representation of how you want others to see you. I wrote:
Green - peaceful, cool, calm, summer, tropical.
That works. I'm happy with that. A bit of a contrast from my "ideal self." Seems as if I'm living a bit of a dual-life.
The third thing - the body of water - was supposed to represent how you act intimately. This was a weird one. I wrote:
Lake Huron - beautiful, fun, home, campfires, partying, late nights, drinking, my parents boat.
Uh.... sounds scandolous. I am really not sure how credible and accurate this personality test was!