A few days ago I came across this small game, its actually a sort of personality test in form of a game. Really interesting. This game will reveal incredible things about whoever plays it; best trick to make friends and make some meaningful and interesting conversation.
Just play along, you’ll see.
Imagine a desert, stretching out as far as you can see. In this desert is a cube.
Pay attention to details, its important.
What does the cube look like?
How big or small it is?
What is it made of?
Where exactly is it placed in the desert?
There are no “right” answers here, only your answers. Take a moment to register the picture in your head. The details are important.
As you look at the desert and the cube, you see a ladder. Now describe the ladder.
What is it made of?
How big or small is it?
Where is it placed relative to the cube?
Now imagine a horse in the same scene. [Just two more objects left] Now describe the horse.
Most importantly: where is the horse? What is it doing?
Where is it going?
Where is it relative to the cube and ladder?
Almost towards the end. In the scene, now imagine flowers. Describe the flowers.
How many flowers do you see?
What do they look like?
Where are they in relation to the horse, cube, ladder and sand?
Final object. In the desert is a storm. Describe the storm.
What type of storm is it?
Is it near or far?
What direction is it headed?
Does it pose a danger to you?
Does it affect the horse, flower, cube or ladder?
If you have been playing the game so far, this is going to be fun.
Warning: The next part ruins your ability to play this game.
If you dont want to ruin it forever, go back now.
The cube is yourself.
The size is ostensibly your ego: a large cube means you’re pretty sure of yourself, a small cube less so.
The vertical placement of the cube is how grounded you are. Resting on the sand? You’re probably pretty down to earth. Floating in the sky? Your head is in the clouds.
The cube’s material conveys how open you are: transparent cubes belong to transparent people, opaque cubes are more protective of their minds. Glowing? You’re likely a positive person, who aims to raise the spirits of others. Made of granite? You’re likely protective and resilient.
The trick here is that when asked to describe a blank, abstract entity – a cube – your imagination will tend to project its own identity onto it. This trick is as old as time, but it’s about to get more interesting.
The ladder represents your friends.
Are your friends leaning on the cube? Your friends depend on you, and are close. Is the ladder frail, or robust? Tall or short? Does it lead inside the cube? Or is it cast to one side, lying unloved on the sand? By now you should be able to draw your own conclusions.
The horse represents your dream partner.
The type of horse reveals a lot about what you yearn for in a partner. Some people see a steady brown workhorse, others a shining pegasus or unicorn. Make of these people what you will.
Is your horse nuzzling your cube affectionately, or taking a bite out of it? Is it far from your cube, or walking away? This can represent a current partner, or an aspirational one, but the results are often a mix of touching and hilarious.
The flowers represent children.
The number of flowers relates to how many you imagine having. Some people see just a single, withered daisy; others a resplendent garden covering the cube and desert beneath. (Guys: watch out for those).
The colour and vitality of the flowers can speak to their health and presumed prosperity. The placement – particularly in relation to the cube – can reveal interesting relations; I met one woman who’s horse was eating their flowers.
Finally, the storm represents threat.
This speaks to the current state of the person, and how they perceive risk in their life. Some may see a distant storm, on the lip of the horizon, fading from sight. Others may view themselves in the midst of a thunderous apocalypse, hailstones the size of tennis balls pelting their fragile cube and horse. Chances are those people have some immediate trauma in their life.
This is information may not be exactly correct but trust me this ppears to have some uncanny sense of reliability to it. But I’ll tell you what. It’s an incredible tool for getting to know someone. In five minutes you’re able to discuss a stranger’s character, friends, partner, children, risks, dreams and aspirations. You will stand out as someone memorable, and you probably had a right laugh too.