Identify the animal that you first spotted in the image before you proceed to read.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on December 15, 2021. It has since been updated.
Your personality encompasses different aspects of your nature like your attitude, your worldview, your intelligence, your emotional intelligence, and the way you perceive the world. The American Psychological Association (APA) describes it as the way you think, feel, and behave across situations.
This means that the things that draw your attention reveal your inherent nature. And according to Lumenlearning, your emotions, thoughts, and motivations also lend to your complete personality profile. Before you proceed further, identify which animal you spotted first.
Given the way our instincts are connected with our personalities, what grabs your attention, first, in the image can reveal a lot about who you are.
If the first animal you saw was the giraffe, then you are the kind of person who believes in "simple living, high thinking." You are rooted to the ground, humble in your life, and yet, your thoughts fly high. You have a lofty vision for your life, and you know you will reach great heights, accomplish big things, and be the tallest among your peers. You know you have it in you to succeed and you will do so with humility. You refuse to be bothered by petty people and gossip. You pick your battles wisely and choose to act with grace and dignity amidst people who squabble for attention and fame.
If the lion caught your attention first, then you have a personality meant to rule the wild outdoors. You are someone with a brave heart, who can stand fierce in the face of adversity, and you will never bow down to a challenge, no matter what. Your strength doesn't come from just your physical or material positions, but from a deep belief that you can depend on yourself no matter what. Your personality may intimidate people, but the ones who love you know you have a soft heart that truly cares for people. In short, there's a lion in your heart and it's wild, strong, and roaring hard!
If the camel caught your attention first, then you are someone who is a survivor at heart. A camel is meant to survive the harshest of terrains with utmost grace and forever uncomplaining and hardworking. You have the personality that can ride off a storm with a smile on your face because you know that you are stronger than your adversity. Life may throw storms at you but when the dust settles, it is you who will emerge victoriously. This doesn't mean you can't defend yourself, you are willing to go the extra mile to do your best. But if you find people taking advantage of you, you know exactly how to shirk them off your back and reclaim your freedom to roam the dessert free and light.
If the first animal that caught your attention was the elephant, then you have a personality that is larger than life. You are someone who is comfortable with who you are and confident about your inner strength. You are not the sort of person to be troubled by trivial things in life, because you focus on the larger picture and move towards your aim steadily. But if someone tries to cross you, you can be ruthless, too. Like this grant animal you spotted first, you forgive but don't forget. While many are likely to be intimidated by you, you have a playful and affectionate side to you that comes out with the people you trust.
If the hog caught your attention first, then you are someone with a keen intellect and a sharp mind. Hogs are often underestimated but they one of the most resourceful creatures, with a tenacious nature. You possess the strong will and ability to survive, no matter what circumstances you are in. You may doubt your abilities on rare occasions, but you never let anyone tell you what you and cannot do. You also do not care to fit into social norms and make your own rules. The one thing you just cannot stand is hypocrisy and you are not afraid to call a spade a spade.
If you saw the horse first, then you are someone who is born to be wild and free. You have a spirit that is eager to soar and a drive that pushes you to keep extending your frontiers. You cannot be tamed because you value independence a lot. But as much as you love your freedom, you are loyal and committed to your loved ones. You are as magnificent in your personality as the creature that drew your attention. Many people may judge you as docile, but those who cross you will see that you are wild and uncontrollable when it comes to standing up for your values.
If you saw the bear first, then you have a strong, willful personality that is unmatched amidst your peers. You have a certain charisma or power that can appear daunting at first, but you also have a warm and playful side that very few people know of. You are someone who should not be trifled with for there's a side of you that can unleash hell upon those who cross you. You are a force of nature—powerful and beautiful. You are consistent and steady in relationships and don't enjoy mind games and drama.
If the first image that you saw was a hound, then you are a warm and loving person who values loyalty the most. You are someone who gives unconditionally and does not ask a thing in return except trust. There's nothing you won't do for those you love and that is what makes you the incredible being that you are. What you can't stand is betrayal, something you cannot forget or forgive. You are as fierce as you are loyal. You pay less attention to superficial things and success to you is happiness and fulfillment that comes from meaningful relationships.