TikTok influencer reveals how optical illusions could expose your actual personality traits
Our brain is known for playing tricks on us. While we may know what we're looking at, intricate processes are happening in our minds. The impact of these processes on perception can be seen in everyday choices, like choosing blouses with tiny patterns or vertical stripes to create an illusion of a slimmer figure. Essentially, we exploit these illusions daily. However, sometimes we appreciate them for enjoyment. Numerous images online change depending on your perspective—a concept that extends to the notion that the first object our brain interprets could mean something about our character.
Mia Yilin is one such TikToker who posts these images, amassing more than 230,000 followers. She often provides an explanation of what our interpretation of her illustrations might say about us. In one of her most recent posts, she posed an interesting question using an unusual image: "What do you see?"
The Mountain Range
If the first thing you saw was a mountain range, this likely indicates that you come across as approachable and easy-going when meeting new people. However, deeper down, you may be a bit cynical and hesitant to show your true self unless you know the person intimately. You might have soaring expectations and firm beliefs. As someone who likes to plan ahead, last-minute changes or inconsistency may irk you, according to Yilin.
On the other hand, if you first saw a hand, you’re probably a very generous and affable person. You are likely to offer help to others without expecting anything in return. However, if your kindness is met with ingratitude, you may feel frustrated. Yilin suggests that you are likely someone who reciprocates kindness generously. Despite life’s challenges, you keep an optimistic outlook and maintain faith that things will improve.