The King and Queen of all quizzes!
What do you get when you merge Japanese psychology, the Rorschach inkblot test, a sprinkle of Jungian psychology, and the Tarot all together? Well … you’ll find out! (But I can guarantee that it’s probably one of the weirdest tests you’ll ever take.)
What is the Subconscious Mind?
Your subconscious mind can be compared to an inner basement in which all of the material not currently inhabiting your conscious awareness is stored.
Every memory, skill, experience, feeling, thought, and forgotten or subliminal piece of information is housed in your subconscious mind. It is this powerful part of your brain that carries out actions on autopilot, delivers intuitive and instinctual information, and predetermines how you will act in any given situation.
Your subconscious mind is also where unresolved or suppressed feelings, desires, and ideas dwell, and is therefore where your shadow (or the rejected parts of yourself) can lurk. For this reason, shadow work is one of the most powerful ways of exploring your subconscious mind and freeing it of any weight it may be carrying.
You can see our popular and highly rated Shadow Work Journal for a deep guided way to explore this hidden part of you.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind for most people is a total mystery. Yet science has proven that a large percentage of our feelings, thoughts, and major life decisions are based on the impulses arising from this strange realm.
Your subconscious mind influences everything from the partner you choose, to the jobs you take on, personas you adopt, addictions you develop, and aspirations you have in life. The craziest thing is that often we aren’t even aware of the impact that our subconscious mind has on us.
As I pointed out above, there is also another darker side to the subconscious mind: it is the place where we often hide or suppress the emotions that we don’t want to face. Mind you, not everything buried in the subconscious mind is negative – there can be brilliantly creative and joyful elements within it as well – but some of what the subconscious contains can feel quite strange or confronting.
In this test, you’re presented with the possibility to learn either positive or negative qualities about yourself, and receiving either is neither right nor wrong, it just is.
Subconscious Mind Test
After receiving your answer in this test, please reflect on any reactions you might have. Do you feel shocked, angry or defensive? If so, consider that these reactions might be defense mechanisms.
Defense mechanisms are like inner walls that immediately go up whenever we touch on an inconvenient (or painful) truth. Again, you can check out our Shadow Work Journal or even our Shadow & Light membership for more ongoing guidance.
Also, don’t take the answer you receive as a certainty. See it instead as a possibility. As with any quiz, accuracy can’t be 100% guaranteed (but we’ve tried our best!).
So have fun with this subconscious mind test, and don’t forget to share your results (if you’re so inclined)!
P.S. Why is the Tarot included in this test? Most people have false assumptions about the tarot. The dominant belief is that the tarot is some kind of hocus-pocus fortune telling gimmick. This is far from the truth. Yes, the tarot can be used by modern bejeweled “gypsy fortune tellers” to make grandiose predictions. But most genuine tarot readers in this day and age believe that no path is set in stone. We are in charge of our destiny. The Tarot is a powerful psychological tool that reveals your unconscious desires, needs, thoughts, gifts, and aspirations. In short, the Tarot is a powerful tool for exploring your unconscious mind. The deck used in this test is one that I personally use and recommend called The Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck.
We’ve also created questions inspired from the book ‘Kokology’ created by University professors Isamu Saito and Tadahiko Nagao.
On to the test!
What did you get?
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