I believe you should become as familiar as possible with who you are as a person.
Knowing what kind of person you are and how you react to things is vital for your personal growth and success.
You have to know what characteristics you have that both help and hurt you.
It can be scary learning all these things but they sure can save you a lot of time and effort.
For this reason, I wanted to share with my readers a very popular and helpful psychoanalysis test called A Walk in The Woods.
The test is a series of questions that help analyze things about you as a person.
It’s been around for a long time and used by many people.
You will need a pen and sheet of paper to write your answers.
You can also type them on a blank page on your computer.
For each of the following questions, write down the first answer that comes to mind.
Don’t over think the questions, just write what you see in your mind.
1) You are walking in the woods. Who are you walking with?
2) You are walking in the woods. You see an animal. What kind of animal is it?
3) What interaction takes place between you and the animal?
4) You walk deeper in the woods. You enter a clearing and before you is your Dream House. Describe its size.
5) Is your dream house surrounded by a fence?
6) You enter the house. You walk to the dining area and see the dining table. Describe what you see on AND around the table.
7) You exit the house through the back door. Lying in the grass is a cup. What material is the cup made of?
8) What do you do with the cup?
9) You walk to the edge of the property, where you find yourself standing at the edge of a body of water. What type of body of water is it?
10) How will you cross the water?
Alright, you’ve answered all the question for a walk in the woods.
Now it’s time for the cool part.
Below are the meanings to the answers you chose.
Here is what your answers mean:
1) The person who you are walking with is the most important person in your life.
2) The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems.
3) The severity of the interaction you have with the animal is representative of how you deal with your problems. (passive/aggressive)
4) The size of your dream house is representative of the size of your ambition to resolve your problems.
5) No fence is indicative of an open personality. People are welcome at all times. The presence of a fence indicates a closed personality. You’d prefer people not to drop by unannounced.
6) If your answer did not include food, people, or flowers, then you are generally unhappy.
7) The durability of the material with which the cup is made of is representative of the perceived durability of your relationship with the person named in number 1. For example, styrofoam, plastic, and paper are all disposable, styrofoam, paper and glass are not durable, and metal and plastic are durable.
8) Your disposition of the cup is representative of your attitude towards the person in number 1.
9) The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your desire for love.
10) How wet you get in crossing the water is indicative of the relative importance of your love life.
This is a great exercise that I personally enjoyed very much!
I felt a walk in the woods was very accurate when I did it.
What’s interesting about the exercise is that you can only do it once.
Because now you know what your answers will potentially mean.
As a result, you consciously answer differently.
However, the first time you do it, you have no idea what your answers will mean.
Make sure you share this with friends and family.
I’ve shared it with many people and they’ve all reported how accurate they felt it was.
These answers help understand what may be holding you back in life.
Are you sad?
Do you run from your problems?
Who is the most important person in your life? Is your relationship with this person good or bad at the moment?
Look over your answers constantly and reflect on them.
If there’s something negative in your life, begin working to make it positive.
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