Tuesday, 12 August 2014


“Each of us is something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselves.” - Martin Luther King, Jr

The Lüscher Colour Test is a famous personality test that was devised by psychologist Max Lüscher in 1969. It has been used effectively in advertising, automotive and the fashion industry for many years now. You can try it yourself and the results you get are to be compared with an extremely large database, gathered by Lüscher and his colleagues over many years and trials. The results can be very revealing, maybe surprising, but hopefully very helpful to you as a means of gaining insight into your psyche.

I have often taken the test over several decades and have been surprised as how my personality seems to have changed and also how accurately the test reflected these changes, which I have perceived myself. It seems quite amazing that such a simple thing as selecting colours in terms of preference, can reveal much about our emotional and mental states…

You can take this test online yourself here:
And you can find out more details about the test here:


  1. How interesting to see this cropping up again after so many years! It amused me and amazed when I was studying psychology, might try doing it again now!