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The viral colour personality test that's taken over TikTok

If you've ever wondered what exact colour your personality is (nope, us either), then guess what – there's a perfect quiz for you. Yep, the frenzied response to a new colour personality quiz doing the rounds online shows knowing your hue is essential information in 2021. And just like everyone else, we're hooked. (This author is dandelion, by the way.)

All over TikTok at the moment, the delightfully minimal website will ask you 12 questions, before revealing the specific hue of your personality – along with a detailed (and in our case, scarily accurate) description. Check out our best web design tools if you're inspired to design a test of your own.

Colour personality quiz

The website has a delightfully retro design (Image credit: ktestone.com)

Head over to South Korean company Withsome's Personality Colour Test, and you'll be greeted by a series of (often quite delightfully worded) multiple-choice questions, including "How do you behave with your friends?", "What do you enjoy doing on the weekend?" and, everyone's favourite brain teaser, "You were going to go home and study, but your friend wants to study together. How do you react?"

According to HashtagHyena, these aren't simply random questions – they originate from Don Lowry's 'True Colours' personality profiling system from the 1970s. According to Lowry's theory, "everyone’s personality is a combination of all four colours – blue, orange, green, and gold."

But what makes this version of the test all the more enjoyable is the website's delightfully retro, Microsoft Paint-inspired aesthetic. Much like these retro redesigns of contemporary websites, the design is a throwback to simpler times – just what we need during the rollercoaster of the last year-and-a-half. (Then again, this writer would say that – apparently us dandelions "don't like drama".)

Users have been taking to TikTok and Twitter in their droves to share their own personality colours with their followers:

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Indeed, while the internet has become an indispensable aspect of modern life, it will also always be a place for fun, time-killing distractions (like this super-fun video game depiction of 2020). If you're looking for some more colour content that's a little less, er, psychoanalytical, our guide to colour theory has you covered. 

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Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is senior news editor at Creative Bloq, and an authority on all things art, design, branding and tech. He has a particular penchant for Apple products – some corners of the internet might call him an 'iSheep', but he's fine with this. It doesn't bother him at all. Why would it? They're just really nicely designed products, okay? Daniel is also a comedian and national poetry slam champion, and his favourite Bond is, obviously, Sean Connery.