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Decoding optical illusions on TikTok: A fun personality insight or mere brain exercise?

What do you see in the picture?
What do you see in the picture?
Images source: © TikTok | @mia_yilin

10:37 AM EST, February 8, 2024

The internet is abuzz with optical illusions and personality tests. These should be enjoyed leisurely, one must refrain from taking the psychological diagnoses associated with them too seriously. They serve as excellent brain exercises.

What do you discern in this image?

Mia Yilin, a TikToker, has a knack for unearthing intriguing optical illusions. Her profile is filled with captivating photos, each one complemented by her interpretation of what a specific image could possibly reflect about a viewer's personality. Numerous comments praise her descriptions for their surprising accuracy and congruence with personal experiences. Here's one such image. Observe and share - what do you see?

Brain or hands - which do you see first? Can the illusion truly reveal something?

"If the first objects you identified were hands, you are likely a highly trusting individual. You rarely harbor negative thoughts about others and choose forgiveness over resentment if you're wronged. However, any offense against your family or attempts to claim your hard work could earn your lifelong resentment," Mia elaborates.

"If you initially spotted the brain, you are probably a logical thinker, blessed with impressive intuition. You have an acute sense of possible deceit behind your back. Despite this awareness, you often avoid direct confrontations, amusingly observing scheming individuals from the sidelines," she continues.

The video has solicited quite a few responses. Many users concurred with Mia's theories and confirmed they primarily noticed either the brain or the hands, while some identified both. "I simultaneously saw the hands and brain, suggesting I possess characteristics of both groups, which I actually agree with," comments one user.

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