This 5 Minute Test Will Reveal Your Innermost Thoughts - Relational Psychology

I awoke this morning before the sun did, in tandem with the sound of birds piercing through the early hours.  Everything was doused in a blanket of thick indigo colored air.  I turned on the fireplace and did a salt water Neti Pot rinse.  Sitting on the balcony, overlooking the incredible view, I started to think about the symbolism present in ancient cultures.  It fascinates me that something can have the same basic meaning in several different cultures throughout the globe.  It ties in nicely to relational psychology.

Relational psychology has fascinated me for some time now.  The power of interpretation and association is evident in relational psychology.  There are many great tools associated with the therapy that enhance the process of self-discovery.  Relational psychology is perhaps the most famous in the main stream demographic for it’s tests and quizzes.  These tests are designed to allow the subconscious to reveal the truth about ourselves to our conscious awareness.  To see how this works for yourself, I figured I’d include one such quiz for you to take today.  Follow along with this exercise keeping in mind that it is important to try to concentrate on how you feel about what you are describing and not just on how it looks. For example, you may describe something as a certain color because it gives you a feeling of calmness. However, another person may describe the very same thing as a different color that also gives him or her a sense of calmness. Though both people picture the thing differently, the interpretations of their answers are the same – the color, represents calmness to them

Let’s play a quick game.

Picture a desert stretching out as far far far as your eyes can see. Within this desert is a cube. Describe the cube. What does it look like? How large is the cube? What’s it made of? And where in the desert is the cube No right answers and no wrong answers. You can’t lose the game! Feel free to take a moment before you continue.

So there you are in the desert with your cube. Along with the cube, you notice a ladder. Now, describe the ladder. How big is it? Where is it in relation to the cube? What is it made out of? Again, take a moment to think before you continue.

Now within this desert that contains a ladder and a cube is now a horse. It may very well be a horse with no name. Now, describe the horse. Where is the horse? What’s it doing? Is it going anywhere or staying put?

We’re almost done. Now, you see flowers. Describe the flowers. How many are there? What do they look like? Where are they in relation to the other objects? Last question. There’s a storm. What’s the storm like? Is it near? Far? What kind of storm is it? Does it impact any of the other objects in the desert?


6a00d83456030569e20133f31a9d55970bCube : The cube represents yourself. How you think about the cube reflects how you think about yourself. For example, you may think the cube is made of yellow stones. Yellow may give you a feeling of warmth and stone may give you a feeling of strength. Then, it means that you believe that you are a strong and warm person. The distance between you and the cube reflects your understanding about yourself. If the cube is far away, then it means that you do not feel close to your inner self. If the cube is transparent, that means you let people see through you. People can read your mind easily. The ratio of the cube to the desert is how you think about yourself in this world. The bigger the ratio, the grander you think of yourself and what you’re meant for.  People who see an excessively tiny cube, feel that they are smaller than life.  People with a cube that is excessively large, feel as if they are larger than life. A small ratio means that you recognize that you are just one part of this world and there are many other things out there beside you.  a large ratio means you thrive on being the center of attention.

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  1. Very interesting test. My cube was a small dice made of stone. White with read dots. What does it mean? Do I have 6 kinds of personalities or many sides of myself or something? Horse and ladder were close but not lean on each other. Storm was far and had no impact at all. Flowers are very beautiful and they are all over the desert. What does it mean? Thousands of kids? please let me know what you think. Thank you..

  2. This is an incredibly interesting test. For the most part what i saw was accurate to hoe i feel about myself. I saw the desert as extremely large and desolate and the cube was a tiny sugar cube far in the distance. the ladder as wooden but neither supporting the cube nor was it leaning on the cube it was just laying idol beside the cube. however it was and average sized ladder. Then the horse this is where it got weird for me because i pictured it dead. lying on the ground rotting like it had been dead for a while or possibly mauled by some wild animal. what is even more peculiar is that the flowers grew out of the dead horse. they were white flimsy flowers, beautiful though and there were three. The storm was quite far away but it was a bad one, a hurricane maybe or a devastating tornado.
    My question is what does the horse analogy mean in my case and more over the flowers growing out of it? I don’t know if you could speculate or have an answer but let me know if you could, thanks. By the way I love this website and Facebook page all of it its one of the pages I always look forward to reading. Oh! one more thing the horse was father away than the cube or the ladder. If the storm were to continue it would hit the horse and flowers first.
    …This is actually terrible. wow.

  3. I saw a cube within a city block walking distance. It was HUGE and white but it wasn’t solid. I thought since this is desert let my cube perform a vital function. So I decided it should be of some polymer and have openings for the air to move through and perform some act of condensing moisture from the air into moisture on parts of the sides that then forms droplets that ran down the side into a small trough at the bottom on all four sides. There is a door in the cube in case I want to rest out of the sun. That ladder is made of the same polymer and leans against the cube near the door. It goes all the way to the top of the cube. My cube has a big red circle on top…maybe so I can be rescued by a helicopter. LOL That horse…no restraints. I see it lick the wall where droplets form and then bend down to drink from the trough. The trough has an overflow into a “rain” garden where cactus that have edible flesh are growing. They are blooming as watered cactus will. In the distance is a Thunderstorm; nothing dramatic; just the kind of storm that comes through a desert and sets everything into bloom.

  4. What do you make of mine?

    I imagined myself walking through a vast, endless Sahara-type desert. I encounter the “cube”, which more or less could fit inside my lap (soccer-ball sized), directly in my path. Upon discovery, the cube is a bit dusty, perhaps partially buried in the sand, but as soon as I pick it up, it becomes extremely dark & shiny (i.e. a metallic-marble texture). I notice that the “cube” causes an unsettling feeling in me, and I suspect that the “cube” holds some sort of inherent power.

    Next, the ladder. The ladder is “normal-sized” (i.e. like the ones used to clean the roofs of houses), and is made of dense, maroon-colored rusting metal. The surface of the ladder is rough, old, and peeling away with the rust and oxidation. It lies flat on the ground, besides the cube, with its base pointing towards me and the top in the direction of my path.

    The horse I imagined was a magnificent, elegant, white horse with long, flowing manes (also white). She is not restrained, but has a lightly-colored saddle on her. She appears very calm, and is standing besides the ladder (to the left) while facing the cube. She does not move and simply stands there, her manes blowing in the desert breeze.

    The flowers I imagine were sparse. They were few in number (10-20) and were planted in the ground around the horse’s feet and around where she was standing. They were small, appeared fragile, and were mostly light in color (yellow & white were predominant colors, although others were present).

    What are your 2cents? 🙂