The White Room personality test by renowned psychologist, psychiatrist, and author Carl Jung and uses the idea of self-discovery through subconscious association to uncover your inner thoughts.
It is an exceedingly simple test that you can take right now, and also one that you can easily have your friends take, too!
You will need a scrap of paper on which to write down your answers.
We’ll start with the questions one by one, be sure not to scroll down to the bottom until you have answered all of the questions or you will ruin the results for yourself.
And remember that personality tests can only tell you so much and that you should take them as guidance rather than gospel.
White Room Personality Test Questions
1. Name A Color
The first thing you need to do is name a color. Pick the first color that comes to mind, no matter what it is.
Color is a universal language, used to convey emotions and messages across all cultures throughout history.
It is also alright to pick your favorite color, or the color of something that is special to you.
Have you got color in mind? Write it down.
Now that you have done that put three little bullet points underneath it.
For example this is what the bullet points look like, I will do them below.
Pink (the color)
. sweet (adjective number 1)
. beautiful (adjective number 2)
. happy (adjective number 3)
Now, as quickly as you can, think of three adjectives (descriptive words) that represent the color you have chosen and what it means to you.
I have given an example above to help you set the answers out correctly.
The faster, the better, and don’t throw an answer away because it seems silly or stupid.
Go with your gut feeling on this one. If you are stuck then think of how the color makes you feel and what it means to you.
Remember that color has a direct connection with how you feel inside, be honest about this because this is a personality test just for you to see yourself.
Got three adjectives down? Good, now write them on the paper below your chosen color, one at each bullet point.
2. Name An Animal
Next, you need to name an animal. Any animal will do, even if it is a fictional or mythical animal.
Again, it needs to be the first one that pops into your head; otherwise, this will be inaccurate.
Once again if you feel stuck it is alright to write down your favorite one. An animal you feel a link with or one you share your life with.
Just make sure it is an animal you adore and a creature you have an affinity with.
Got the animal? Great stuff.
You are going to do the same thing again by writing down three adjectives that describe the animal that you picked – the first three that you think of.
Name three adjectives below your animal. Remember the rule of one and done – just pick one adjective per bullet point no matter how many you come up with.
3.Name A Body Of Water
Next, you are going to name a body of water. It can be a sea, lake, river, reservoir, pond, or even puddle.
Anything that is a body of water is applicable here, and you should name the very first one that pops into your head.
It can be as small as a tear drop or even a glass of drinking water, what ever you feel is the one you want to name.
Once you have one, you might be able to guess what comes next.
Write down three adjectives that describe the body of water you have named.
As before, the first three that come into your mind should go down on the paper.
Imagine A White Room
Finally, you should imagine a white room.
The walls are entirely blank, the room is empty, and there is no sound or movement or anything about it that makes it anything but an empty room.
Really allow yourself to “be in the room” for a moment, closing your eyes and imagining being inside it.
Write the words:
Now write down three more bullet points. These will be filled in with the three adjectives, this time describing how being in that room made you feel.
Really try and see the room, is it large or small, is it round or square or a shape you designed yourself.
What ever it is try to imagine yourself in the room and see how this room you have created, makes you feel.
Those first feelings are your three bullet point adjectives to write down.
Try to be as quick as possible, but it’s okay to take a couple of minutes to immerse yourself in your imagination for a moment.
White Room Personality Test Answers – What Do They Mean?
According to Carl Jung, we know a lot more about ourselves than we think we do.
The problem as he saw it was that we often rationalize our way around the uncomfortable truths about ourselves as a way to protect the ego.
He devised this test among many others to help people to cut through their own ego and get to the important stuff underneath.
The idea is simple: these four questions and the answers you gave do not relate to what they seem to relate to, instead of relating to attitudes that your inner self holds about various aspects of your life.
This test has become famous through word of mouth, and it has even been featured by Oprah.
It is a quick way to get information about yourself without having to spend hours on your therapist’s couch.
Which color did you pick? It does not matter in the slightest what color you picked – what matters is how you describe that color.
The adjectives you used to describe the color represent how you view yourself.
For instance, if you picked “blue,” you might have described it as “cool, calm, peaceful,” in which case you see yourself as pretty chilled out and laid back.
If you chose a darker shade, for instance the color black, you might have said, “gothic, dark, depressing” to describe the color.
Those self-descriptors are representative of how you see yourself deep down inside.
Red represents passion, fire and anger.
Blue represents peace, calmness and serenity.
Pink represents love, caring and romance.
Yellow represents success, energy and victory.
Green represents jealousy if it is an intense green. Also envy and depression or growth.
Brown represents dullness, dirtiness and a lack of all things good in life.
Orange is another one of the colors that can be associated with passion.
Black represents chaos, darkness, evil and death, mourning and sadness.
Yellow represents happiness or joy, success, energy and victory.
Purple represents creativity and self-expression.
Brown is another color that represents security, comfort and friendship.
White is another color that can represent peace or purity. It also represents death when it is the exact white of a tombstone or a funeral dress.
White can also represent purity, cleanliness and innocence.
All these colors have their own meanings but the key to understanding them is the adjective you used to describe them.
What Did You Pick?
The answers you gave to these questions are not indicative of your personality type – they are more about how you
For example white has several meanings and it all depends on how it was used.
For instance, if it was used to describe peace, then white means peace and tranquility.
But if it was used to describe a wall or something that is stained then the meaning becomes impure and unclean.
The whole point of this test is for you to get in touch with your inner self. The more honest you are, the more you will get out of it.
Again, the animal that you picked doesn’t matter in the slightest, but the adjectives you used are representative of how you see other people.
For instance, if you picked “tiger,” then you might have described it as “strong, dangerous, sneaky.”
It could indicate that you often feel threatened by others and have a harder time than most when it comes to trusting people.
Whatever animal you picked is indicative of how you see others; the human element in your life.
These are simple questions, so the answers you give do not mean much by themselves and don’t provide as much information as the other two parts.
However these opinions about directions represent something very profound about yourself, and they are important precisely because they almost always vary
The Body Of Water
The adjectives you chose about the body of water are representative of your relationship with physical intimacy and romantic passion.
Basically, it represents how you feel about your physical relationship with the opposite sex.
If you named “the pacific ocean,” then you might have described it as “expansive, cold, empty,” which tells you that you are unsatisfied with the level of connection you are experiencing with your romantic partner during physical intimacy.
If you picked a tear drop and said salty, sad, emotional…well then I am sure you can catch the drift by what it means.
The White Room
Now we are down to the last bit. The adjectives you used to describe how you felt imagining yourself in that white room relate to the way that you feel about death.
For instance, if you felt “alone, afraid, cold,” then you have some problems with the way you feel about death.
It scares you, and you have yet to come to peace with this simple fact of life.
However, you might instead have picked “excited, impatient, energetic,” in which case you have a very healthy attitude towards death and see it as an opportunity for rebirth.
While Carl Jung was a giant amongst psychologists and psychoanalysts, there are limitations to this type of personality test.
Use it as guidance, not as gospel.
The best way to use personality tests like these is to check in with yourself and make sure that you aren’t hiding your true feelings.
You know if the outcome of one of these tests is accurate or not, so if it isn’t, then ignore it.
Just make sure you aren’t ignoring an uncomfortable truth, or it will only get more uncomfortable.
White room feelings
Thank you for this quiz, I’ve always loved Carl Jung’s work. This was a lot of fun!
His explanation of green differs greatly from mine.
Emerald green is what I imagined. Representing rare gem, life & good feelings. Jealousy? No.
Did this test decades ago and found it eerily accurate. Just thought of it again to discuss with psychologist and learned it was made by Jung. Thought it was just some urban myth stuff….. Thank you for enlightening me!