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The Lüscher Color Test

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  84 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The Lüscher color test is a psychological test invented by Dr. Max Lüscher in Basel, Switzerland. Max Lüscher recognized that the sensory perception of color is objective & universally shared by all, but that color preferences are subjective, which is a distinction allowing subjective states to be objectively measured by using test colors. Because the color selections ...more
187 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by Pocket Books (NY) (first published 1949)
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May 04, 2007 Johnny rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: self knowledge
This tiny psychology book is a wealth of self discovery. Written in the era following World War II when a wealth of data was available in quantities unheard of before, Luscher has compiled a system of personality profiling which is eerily accurate in a short and simple test.

You may be sceptical at first, given this slim volume, but the veracity of the results cannot be denied.
Discover the hidden meaning of what your color preferences say about your personality and current emotional state.

I have a healthy dose of skepticism regarding the validity of tests such as this; I am not a believer of astrology nor do I read my horoscope. Really, how accurate could my color choices be in revealing my current inner anxieties and conflicts? It turns out pretty accurate indeed. The results blew my mind, no kidding. My fiancé and I took this test and the results we received hit the
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
This would be an interesting book if the colors weren't all so atrocious. the book would probably work better in today's world of color management but as it is, I hate all the colors except black, which I doubt is the right personality for me.
Peter Massingham
This book has proved useful on numerous occasions - not for myself as you cannot keep taking the test yourself due to familiarity of the card meanings, but for others who were intrigued.It is not a party trick and actually contains a warning to that effect within the book. You do not want to give someone negative information if they are feeling depressed. Nor does it offer an account of the individuals long-term personality. Rather, it gives you information on your present state of mind and circ ...more
Erik Graff
Dec 22, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Psychologist of Personality
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: psychology
I am deeply suspicious of this popular test used in personality assessment, but do not feel qualified to judge it. Like the I Ching, it is easy to apply and certainly can be used as a reflective device conducive to illuminating conversation when utilized in a group setting. This application in itself gives such a test and ones like it a certain therapeutic utility. Naturally, it is also something one can use in social settings as a kind of party game as a way to prompt interesting personal discu ...more
One of the most useful, enlightening, and accurate psychology books I have ever read. Of course I am very touched by color and visual influences in general. I highly recommend this, as its analysis of myself was absolutely DEAD ON and it has helped me analyze and understand the behaviors and motivations of many people around me. Even if one is not into psychology, this is easy to understand (at least I think so) and... well, fun.
I was facinated by this book in high school. Someone gave me the simplified test, and I felt like they were reading my mind -- all just by picking colors.

Very interesting concept.
This was one of my parents' books that I must have "read" a thousand times. You don't really read it, though, just select color cards and supposedly have your every secret revealed. Fun.
Brian Bulfer
must read for those that are colorist.
One of my favorite books in the 1970's.
good to read,indeed please to remember
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