Knowing yourself is an ongoing process that may even take a lifetime of diligent work. There are a zillion things that shape you into the person that you are.
However, there are some hidden aspects of your personality that hold you back in life and if you fix just those, you can significantly impact the person that you are. These hidden traits need to be brought to your awareness.
Just by becoming aware of these things you improve yourself into becoming the best version of YOU.
The First Image You See Determines The Hidden Flaws of Your Personality:
What is the first thing you see?
The answer provides clues to the hidden aspects of your personality that you need to bring into light.
1. The Tree
The tree sits at the heart of the image even though it’s kind of sublime.
If that’s what first draw your attention it means you are sensibly searching for the meaning of life.
You are logical and follow your head more than your heart, which can be useful in your career path.
Your logical approach to things also helps you in making life decisions. However, you need to be wary because too much focus on the logical side of life can put a shadow on your emotions.
Additionally, this approach limits your expectations, meaning it will make you strive only for things that are tangible, and not for the things you truly want.
The logical path to acquire the meaning of life will only drift you away from the truth you are seeking.
You avoid risks as much as possible, which could be another factor that holds you back.
But, once you allow spontaneity to settle in you, it will lead you to greater opportunities. So, you better keep your doors open.
You have amazing leadership skills that inspires people to do great. Even if no one is there to guide you, you can learn to be your own guide to greatness.
You only need to step out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid of failures because they are all part of life. What matters is you get up every time you fall.
2. The Gorilla
The Gorilla sits on the left and represent masculine energy.
If you saw the gorilla first, it means you might be facing some self-esteem issues. You might have belittle yourself all too often, or put a lot of pressure on yourself to do well.
You are hard on yourself when you fail to progress in the path to advancement that you have set up for yourself.
You always keep yourself busy, and not take the time off for yourself. You put other people’s needs before your own.
You have a knack of acquiring knowledge, which aids you in your progress. Having a mind that explores those parts that others have not the ability to do gives you a sense of understanding that others don’t.
This can be an advantage and a place you source your self-esteem, however, it could fail to serve its purpose if you use it just for showing off.
You may never be wrong, but others could be right as well.
The things you are insecure about can be the greatest source for your self-esteem if you use them to nurture yourself instead to feed your ego.
3. The Lion
The Lion sits on the right and symbolizes feminine energy, a wild soul who is unwilling to be tamed.
If you saw it first it means you are impulsive and often follow your instinct.
Your way of fun and excitement might hurt other people even when you never want it to be that way. You can’t be caged, and at times, your claws strike where they are not supposed to.
Deep down, you are a good person who needs more focus despite going after bigger ambitions. Your desire to succeed is so great that you never leave a job half-done, even if it’s no longer giving you comfort.
Having a wild nature could be both a blessing and a hindrance. All because, you don’t like to follow the crowd. Instead, you follow your own thinking and your own instinct, whether they’re good or bad.
You’re fully aware that others could lead you to the right path, but you’re happy making mistakes as long as your doing it your way.
Accepting help from others could be a good option because, at times, they could strengthen you, instead of weakening you.
4. The Fish
The Fish is hiding in plain sight and symbolizes the contradicting duality of life.
If you saw the fish first, it means that your real personality is hidden from the people in your life.
You are showing a completely different, maybe even opposite personality to others from the person you truly are.
You find it hard to reveal yourself with all the depth you carry with yourself and you believe that others won’t understand you.
Blending into life quite well doesn’t mean you’re not living life fully. You love life, nature, and people, despite their complexities.
Being a people person, you treat everyone with love and understanding because you know completely well that what you give, you will receive back.
But you find it hard to really connect with others on a level that they will know the real and naked version of your personality.
You have your own world, like a fish in the sea, and you think others will not survive long enough in there.
But that’s where you are wrong.
Try to reveal yourself a little bit more to your close friends and family and you will realize that you are not much different.
Revealing your truth to other people will not make them see you less, in fact, for the first time ever they will see more of you than they ever did before.
About the Author: Hayley Anderton is a Creative Writing graduate from Liverpool. She’s a freelance writer and the self-published novelist of the LGBT YA book, Double Bluff. She doesn’t go anywhere without a notepad and has been writing ever since she can remember. Her other interests include baking, talking about politics and feminism, and snuggling up with her cat. She has dreams of traveling the world with her best friends, and of being a well-known author someday.