Psychological Properties of Colors

Did you know that color have psychological properties that describe your personality? You may not show signs of all the character traits of a personality color listed here but you will find yourself somewhere in the description. You may also find that you show some of the negative traits, particularly when you are stressed. Be spontaneous and acknowledge the first answer that comes in to your mind without analyzing your choice. What is your favorite color?

Red (Physical)

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If your favorite color is red, you are action oriented with a deep need for physical fulfillment and to experience life through the five senses. Red identifies you as an extroverted, optimistic, courageous and confident person. With a favorite color like this, you are likely to be the center of attention. You also are an achievement-oriented person, second place is not good enough for you and with this personality it’s all or nothing. Passion and enthusiasm in life are your greatest traits but you can be aggressive sometimes and easy to anger. You flare up instantaneously but calm down once you get it out of your system. You have a strong need for power and control which is connected to your basic survival instincts and an over active ego and appear over confident with an exaggerated sense of your own worth.

Blue (Intellectual)


Blue means having a deep need to find inner peace and truth, they live their life according to their ideals and beliefs without having to change their inflexible viewpoint of life to satisfy others. Genuine and sincere, you take your responsibilities seriously. You’re also conservative, reliable and trustworthy person. You are sensitive to the needs of others; you are loyal, faithful and a sincere friend. You are generally fairly even-tempered, unless your emotions take over that can lead to mood swings and over-emotional reactions. You always like to stick to what is familiar and you stubbornly do things your way even if there is a better way to do it. You may also find yourself to show signs of some of the negative traits, particularly when you are stressed. You can be too cautious and worry about every little thing. And if you react negatively, you are prone to self pity.

Green (Balance)


If green is your favorite color, you have a deep need to belong, to love and be loved, and to feel safe and secure. And sometimes, you tend to wear your heart on your sleeve. Acceptance and acknowledgment from family or community is enough to make your day complete. You are a practically a down-to-earth person and also nature lover. You are kind, generous and a compassionate person. You’re a strong-willed person and do not like to be told what to do by others. Sometimes you have a tendency to gossip because this is connected to your sense of belonging in a society. Not a risk taker and not action orientated, you are rather more of an observer. Negative side to the green personality is tendency towards envy and jealousy.

Yellow (Emotional)


Choosing yellow as your favorite means you have a deep need for logical order in your everyday life and to express your individuality by using your logical mind to inspire and create new ideas. You are cheerful and fun to be with but sometimes impulsive and quick in making decisions. You tend to hide your emotions by putting on a brave face in times of hardship. Although you find it easy to make money, you tend to spend it rapidly and unwisely. You can be deceitful and stubborn and sometimes you can be arrogant, pretentious and snobbish, if you are living in a negative perspective.

Purple (Spiritual)


If purple or violet is your favorite color, you have a deep need for emotional security and to create order and perfection in all areas of your life, including your spiritual life. You also have a deep need to initiate and participate in humanitarian projects and helping others in need. You are sensitive and compassionate, understanding, supportive and you often think of others before yourself. But sometimes, people take advantage of it. You are gentle and free spirit and quite sensitive to hurtful comments from others although you never show it. You want peace and calmness because of that people are drawn to your charismatic and alluring energy. You are usually introverted and sometimes give people an impression of you as being shy although this is not the case. You seek of spiritual fulfillment and look for the meaning of life. You are secretive even with your closest friend and dislike being part of a crowd. You are a visionary with high ambitions, dreams and desires, and a compulsion to help humanity to improve your society. You can sometimes appear arrogant, conceited, selfish and self-indulgent when forced by other beliefs and regulations.


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Since it is a combination of physical and emotion, you have a great need of socialization where you can be accepted and respected as part of a group. You also have a need for challenges in your life whether it is physical or social challenges. You are warm, optimistic, extroverted and often showy. You also thrive on human social contact and social gatherings and a get a great satisfaction from helping others. They find you inspiring with your vitality and positive energy. You are an adventurer, full of life, determined and competitive but sometimes, it leads to recklessness and impatience. When operating from a negative perspective, you can become aloof, arrogant, self-centered and uncaring. When feeling fearful, you can feel it in their abdomen, as though it is tied in knots.



A tint of red and pink also affects you physically but it soothes rather than stimulates. Color pink has a deep need to be accepted and love unconditionally. You are loving, kind, generous and sensitive to the needs of others. You are friendly and approachable with warmth and softness others are drawn to. You are romantic, sensual and sensitive. You are optimistic and have a positive outlook in life and see the good in everyone. You are refining, reserved, calm and don’t want violent which sometime give you the impression of shyness. The challenge for you is to become more self-reliant and to learn to love yourself, then love and acceptance will be returned to you multiplied.



Lovers of black have a need for power and control in order to protect their own emotional insecurities as black is all colors that totally absorb. It creates barriers as it absorbs all the energy coming towards you and enshrouds the personality. You may be conservative and conventional but it somewhat restricted and contained. You may be too serious for your own good and something may appear intimidating with an authoritarian and demanding attitude even with your closest friends. You like to keep people at a distance, guarding your emotions and creating an impenetrable barrier between them. Sometimes you are going through a stage of self-denial and not allowing pleasure and joy into your life. You hold things inside yourself and you are not good at sharing your feeling with others, possibly out of fear. You may be retreating behind black during a difficult time in your life such as a serious illness or a period of grief because it protects and allowing you for a deep inner healing without interference from others.



Just as black is total absorption, white is total reflection. Thus it also creates barriers, but differently from black. Your deepest need is for simplicity in your own life and to be independent and self-reliant so you do not need to depend on anyone else. White color means you are neat and immaculate in your appearance and your surroundings. You have a perfect standard of cleanliness and hygiene. You are well-balanced, sensible, discreet and wise. Sometimes you are cautious, practical and very careful with money. You think carefully before acting and tend to have a great deal of self-control. You may appear to be shy, but you do have strong viewpoint about most things and love the opportunity to transmit those beliefs. The challenge for you is to be open-minded and flexible and to communicate your needs and desires with others.


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