Optical illusions can say a lot about your personality and how you perceive the world.
A new riddle was designed to tell people about their love language and the type of person they are looking for as a partner.
A colorful image invites viewers to consider what they see first: there are two options in the illusion.
One of the options suggests that you consider the emotional and psychological aspects of a person’s character to be more important.
While the other symbolizes creativity and a unique personality – so what do you see?
Do you see an upside-down guitar or a girl’s face? The answer reveals what you want from a relationship.
Dress up a woman or an upside-down guitar, according to a TikTok account, PicPsy, which shared the image.
If you see a girl with black hair and red lips, it means that you have a protective desire to take care of the person you love. “It’s possible that she has emotional and psychological aspects.”
That means you go out of your way to protect and care for your partner.
And the TikTok video also noted that you value emotional understanding and connection above all else when it comes to a couple.
You value emotional connections and understanding more and “seek deep spiritual communications, not just superficial interactions,” the video shares.
Lastly, you are thoughtful in love and do not make decisions lightly but when you decide, you are determined.
Seeing an upside-down guitar reveals that when it comes to relationships, you want to ‘live unique and novel experiences with your partner, looking for a love story that stands out from the rest,’ the video shared.
The TikTok clip also added that he wants to “fight for harmony, not friction” and believes it’s important for both parties to put effort into the relationship, rather than simply relying on love at first sight.
While this optical illusion can perhaps explain the inner workings of the heart, the question remains: why does one person see a guitar while the other sees a woman?
The answer is simply that optical illusions take advantage of a shortcut the brain uses when processing images.
Have you ever done a puzzle where all the letters were mixed up except the first and last, but you could still read the sentence?
This is because the brain doesn’t actually read the word in its entirety, but rather takes shortcuts, skipping some letters so it can process the information faster.
Similarly, when you look at an optical illusion, your brain takes shortcuts, looking for the most basic information to identify what you’re looking at, and guessing what the full image is if it’s not complete.
But what you will notice is that the more you look at the image, the more possibilities you can see.
In 2011, researchers at the University of Glasgow discovered that when something is unclear to the eye, the mind predicts what it will see and fills in the blanks.
“Effectively, our brain builds an incredibly complex puzzle using any piece it can access,” explained researcher Fraser Smith.
“These are provided by the context in which we see them, our memories and our other senses.”
“Sometimes the brain’s guesses can be so convincing that we see visual illusions,” added Smith’s co-author Lars Muckli of the University’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology.
“The brain’s primary function is to minimize surprise; that’s what it evolved to do.”