Psychological Exercise 6: The Whole Picture

This is an exercise to demonstrate "the Whole Picture" with respect to perception of colors and to feelings and moods.

The last few pages contain the "punch line" or the "moral" of the exercise.

Each of the next 25 pages will contain an image of a color such as this

 

and also a multiple choice question.

You may choose more than one answer for each.

In some cases, no answer may fit perfectly.

Please feel free to come up with your own answers. That is, please don't feel limited by the choices.

There are 29 pages (including this one), and, for the full effect of the exercise, it is necessary to go in order and not skip ahead, especially not to the end.

These questions are not meant as a quiz or test, so there are no ratings as to right or wrong, correct or incorrect or even a place to record your answers.

The questions are meant only to stimulate self-exploration and thought about the meaning and place of good and bad feelings. 


 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Bright
  2. Dark
  3. Stimulated
  4. Brilliant
  5. Happy
  6. Grim
  7. Agony

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Bright
  2. Depressed
  3. Muddy
  4. Dark
  5. Happy
  6. Grim
  7. Desperate
  8. Humiliated

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Bright
  2. Cheerful
  3. Depressed
  4. Stimulated
  5. Airy
  6. High
  7. Terror

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Bright
  2. Cheerful
  3. Depressed
  4. Stimulated
  5. Grim
  6. Down
  7. Wonderful

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Everything is hopeless
  2. Things are moving in the right direction
  3. Up
  4. Down
  5. Inspired
  6. Alert

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Cheerful
  2. Frightened
  3. Stimulated
  4. Lost
  5. Happy
  6. Stepped on

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Good to be alive
  2. Lively
  3. Dead inside
  4. Lost
  5. Filled with joy

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Muddy
  2. Brilliant
  3. Scared
  4. Happy
  5. Joyous
  6. Dirty

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Alive
  2. Careful
  3. Centered
  4. Dead inside
  5. Optimistic
  6. Deep

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Hopeful
  2. Happy
  3. Pessimistic
  4. Anxious
  5. In a tunnel
  6. In a sewer

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Light at the end of a tunnel
  2. Clean
  3. Dirty
  4. Satisfied
  5. Warm
  6. Cold

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Bright
  2. Trapped
  3. Clean
  4. Satisfied
  5. Like shit
  6. Regal
  7. Agony

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Fulfilled
  2. Warm
  3. Cold
  4. Hopeless
  5. Rich

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Lost
  2. Cheerful
  3. Terror
  4. Stimulated
  5. Heavy
  6. Disgusted

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Over-the-hill
  2. Bouyant
  3. Depressed
  4. Stimulated
  5. Content
  6. The best
  7. O.K.
  8. Grand

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Optimistic
  2. Cheerful
  3. Creepy
  4. Burdened
  5. Elegant
  6. Valued
  7. Helpless

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Warm
  2. In danger
  3. Burdened
  4. Content
  5. Rich

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. In control
  2. Powerful
  3. Desperate
  4. Losing control
  5. Contaminated
  6. Things are looking up

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Hopeful
  2. Pessimistic
  3. Sullen
  4. Joyful
  5. Filled with life
  6. Getting tired

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Things are looking up
  2. Down
  3. Half way home
  4. Nowhere near home
  5. Energetic
  6. Lethargic
  7. The worst

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Agony
  2. Tired
  3. Content
  4. Done in
  5. On the edge

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Brilliant
  2. Hopeful
  3. Hopeless
  4. Stimulated
  5. Joyful
  6. Sad
  7. Intense

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Neutral
  2. Happy
  3. Blah
  4. Mildly anxious
  5. Royal

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Nothing
  2. Royal
  3. Blah
  4. Deep
  5. Superficial

 

 

Question: Which word or words best capture the feeling or mood this image stimulates in you when you focus on it?

  1. Frustrated
  2. Relaxed
  3. Harmonious
  4. Content
  5. Uneasy

 

All the above twenty five colors were extracted from a single image of a single object. 

Please feel free to guess what the object is made of?

Turn the page to find out.


 

 

This a valuable and beautiful gold coin from ancient Rome (image from http://www.accomodationsrome.com/en/Roman_Gold_Coins.html)

 

 

The man pictured is Brutus.

This picture would not exist without all the twenty five colors, both light and dark, along with the many other shades in between that I was not able to include in the exercise.

Please go to the next and last page if you would like to see all the 25 colors together in a color chart.