Psychoanalyze yourself.


Here’s a test I found on Psychforums.  I don’t know where it comes from or how seriously you should take it, but it’s still pretty interesting and fun.

Psychoanalyze Yourself

NO CHEATING! That will take all the fun out of it.

Have a pen and paper handy before you read any further. As soon as you read a question, write the answer right away.

Make sure to answer questions 1-10 before moving on…NO CHEATING!!

Read the following questions, imagining the scenes in your mind, and write down the FIRST thing that you visualize. Do not think about the questions excessively.

1. You are not alone. You are walking in the woods. Who are you walking with?

2. You are walking in the woods. You see an animal. What kind of animal is it?

3. What interaction takes place between you and the animal?

4. You walk deeper in the woods. You enter a clearing and before you is your dream house. Describe its size?

5. Is your dream house surrounded by a fence?

6. You enter the house. You walk to the dining area and see the dining room table. Describe what you see on AND around the table.

7. You exit the house through the back door. Lying in the grass is a cup. What material is the cup made of?

8. What do you do with the cup?

9. You walk to the edge of the property, where you find yourself standing at the edge of a body of water. What type of body of water is it?

10. How will you cross the water?


This has been a relational psychology test. The answers given to the questions have been shown to have a relevance to values and ideals that we hold in our personal lives. The analysis follows:

1. The person who you are walking with is the most important person in your life.

2. The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems.

3. The severity of the interaction you have with the animal is representative of how you deal with your problems. (passive/aggressive)

4. The size of your dream house is representative of the size of your ambition to resolve your problems.

5. No fence is indicative of an open personality. People are welcome at all times. The presence of a fence indicates a closed personality. You’d prefer people not to drop by unannounced.

6. If your answer did not include food, people, or flowers, then you are generally unhappy.

7. The durability of the material with which the cup is made of is representative of the perceived durability of your relationship with the person named in number 1. For example, styrafoam, plastic, and paper are all disposable, styrofoam, paper and glass are not durable, and metal and plastic are durable.

8. Your disposition of the cup is representative of your attitude towards the person in number 1.

9. The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire.

10. How wet you get in crossing the water is indicative of the relative importance of your sex life.


My answers and interpretations of answers:

  1. No one. (I’m the most important person in my life)
  2. A bear. (I have some pretty big problems)
  3. We stand and look at each other. “Hello, Mr. Bear,” I say. Bear turns and walks away. (I don’t confront problems much at all, but they usually turn out to be a lot less threatening than I imagined)
  4. Pretty big, but all on one level. (I’m very determined to resolve my problems)
  5. No. (Open personality)
  6. Table is covered by a tablecloth. There is no one at the table but there’s a bowl of fresh fruit at the center. (No people or flowers, but there is fruit which is food.  Probably unhappy but not to the point of depression or desperation)
  7. It’s a red plastic Solo cup. (My relationship with myself I don’t perceive as being very durable)
  8. Pick it up, crumple it up and throw it back on the ground. (I don’t like myself too much, I guess.)
  9. A river. (Medium sex drive? Who knows?)
  10. Swim. (swimming gets you wet alright, but being that sex is nonexistent in my life, it’s not too important–I prefer to think of the water representing my emotions)

15 thoughts on “Psychoanalyze yourself.

  1. lol I can see why I stayed perfectly dry crossing the lake in a canoe…. I didn’t choose a fence yet I don’t like visitors….at all..dropping by.. I am anti social..i just don’t like front yard fences,,just backyard ones… I also don’t expect a fence can keep someone out so maybe just other deeper issues there!
    plus I was picturing facets of my childhood home while it was a totally different house I was picturing.. I was still picturing it…
    sex drive..lake… I was thinking ocean at first but am scared of tidal waves so badly.. and thought a lake is fresh water= good for emergencies! can drink it if its the end of the world and such lol, and can grow veggies..
    I was thinking all practical.. and survivalist…
    saw a stopped then ran would normally happen I suppose..
    a frosted glass cup I put it on the bearby patio table..
    dining room table set lovely with plates at each setting although I wasn’t expecting guests lol
    normal size house “quaint” cobblestone type…
    the person with me was unknown to me but in you just kinda see someone there next to you…
    funny I went as far as to picture him in a raincoat though and hat.. it was raining…. he had dark hair..
    mood serene pleasant but totally silent… and no idea where walking to…
    thanks that was fun!!!
    I didn’t write down so I went by memory I knew id remember it all so sorry I didn’t write in order
    too lazy to get up from couch for pen and paper lol

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  2. Interesting! I too, walked alone. I saw a deer, it ran away after a moment. The house was cozy, no fence. I had flowers on the table but no people. My cup was china, I picked it up. The water was a small lake and I took a boat. That pretty well fits things.

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  3. 1. My dog is the most important person in my life?! I don’t think so, but I do walk with him every day.
    2. A black bear. Yes, I have some problems. Plus there really are black bears in our town. I worry about them when I’m walking the dog. But I refuse to let the bears stop me from my exercise.
    3. The bear panics and runs when he sees me. That’s right, I am kicking my problems in the a$$.
    4. About 3,000 square feet, 2 stories, charming well kept old Craftsman style. Determined, yes.
    5. No fence in front, tall metal privacy fence in back. I am open and guarded, both.
    6. A large bouquet of very colorful flowers are on the table. I am pretty happy these days.
    7. It’s a blue glass mug, antique but in perfect condition. So it looks fragile, but is really very strong to have survived intact all these years. That describes my marriage to my best friend hubby.
    8. I pick up the mug and hold it close, intending to keep it and put it in a safe place. Yes!
    9. A wide river. Don’t know what this means except I like rivers.
    10. I get across the river on big flat stepping stones and stay dry. Hmmm. Don’t know what to say about that, either.

    That was fun, thanks! I noticed that 2 of our answers are the same. 🙂

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    • I love your dream house. I want to move into it. (I love the craftsman style, which is popular around here). Overall, your answers seem “healthier” than mine. At least you’re not crushing up a thin plastic solo cup and throwing it back on the ground, the way I did with “myself.” LOL! You’re loving and cherishing your durable mug. That’s a good sign!

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  4. I was thinking about the fox in my me its small and cute and I think of it like a cat, (I Love cats) and all I want to do is to love it.. and wish it would show affection .. I hate that it gets scared and runs away………
    I also noticed this strange thing happening in my life,that others have sadistically used as “power” I may have and not even WANT. and that is I have noticed what is to me totally strange and alien to ME..(I may have it but do not even claim it)but some people seem scared of me.. in some weird awkward unknown way since im the least scariest person. to me its a them I seem to have done something wrong.
    people seem to convey to me all the time that I have done something wrong, even if they do not know me… so I believe in astral realms and intuitions etc yes but with me its always a mistaken identity feeling.
    basically I notice in humans the SAME issue that animals have.. in the same sense as the biblical curse we’ve been taught.. that animals and humans used to be friendly together but a curse hit and made the animals run from us automatically by instinct
    then I look at the world and what humans do and I can see why
    it hurts me that they run from me
    the fox thinks I want to hurt it. that’s why they run.
    I want to pet it.

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    • I have noticed that same reaction from people to me, Susan. I never could understand it because I mean no one any harm. I think it could be my hypervigilance though. Anoter thing I’ve noticed. If you come off to people as a “victim” (which we were trained to be), people seem to not like it much and don’t want to get near you. It’s as if they’re afraid your vulneability might rub off on them. I don’t know really, but it’s weird. Another thing I notice is people seem to not know I;m there. They talk over me as if I’m not present.


      • me too! I always suspected that my voice is not commanding enough and also that I have been skilled at “disappearing” in a .room…… I can make myself unknown but at times when need to be seen and heard I also am not then either……
        strangers make horrible mean faces at public… makes me think of an astral realm or something because I not know them! they obviously they think they know me.. its a feeling of mistaken identity…(then “I” seem crazy when im not the one making severe faces at strangers like i know them!!!) im only reacting and guessing!

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