You're blue - the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you'd rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances. Luckily, making close friends isn't that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you - they're soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue - and patently you!
I remember getting this result back and thinking, most of it is true, but it's only me for the moment. Funny how the option you choose gets you a particular result. I might be blue right now but I have been red, yellow, white and black as well...in my own way. And yes, I know you can't take this as truth and live your life by it but it led me to wondering how we live our lives being defined. Sometimes we consciously choose to define ourselves and other times we fall into categories. Which led me to question: "Why are we always defined? Why can't we just be?"
I am defined as a South Indian Tamil Brahmin girl. Did I define myself this way - perhaps I did earlier on. Along with this definition comes many assumptions of character, speech and behaviour. Some expected, some assumed, some taken for granted. There's nothing wrong with it per say, but if that's all I am and if I am told because I am all this I should believe in such and such things and behave in defined pre-existing ways - then sorry, I'd rather be undefined. A friend called me an anomaly the other day and I remember feeling proud. Go figure. :)
Anyway, what brought this topic about? Other than thoughts from the results of the colour test, I was beginning to wonder if anyone saw me as anything other than female Indian. I understand, it's the first judgement made when you only see someone and don't get to know them. But my point is many a time, a person gets stuck simply on the cultural and outward description. I'm also fighting against the imposed beliefs that comes along with the title 'South Indian Brahmin Girl'.
How would you like to "define" yourself?