Coloring pages of your childhood may have held more than just an outline. Your entire personality today can be determined by your style of coloring.
How do you color? Sure, you may not have colored a picture since you were in grade school, but even then, your style of coloring may have defined your personality today. Think back to the days of old when you saw your teacher coming around with coloring pages. Were you excited? Did you dread what was coming? What does your style of coloring tell you about yourself?
Were you the child that received your coloring page, organized your colors, studied the picture intently to see what secret messages it might contain and then, finally, began to color? Only you didn’t color. You traced. You very carefully outlined every section of the coloring page with the right color using a bit of pressure to create a dark line. Then, you filled in the outline very carefully with a lighter stroke. Your coloring page was a work of art. It was bold, it was stylish, and it was perfectly executed.
Today you probably prefer approach life the same way as the coloring pages. You look at the task at hand. You think about it. You organize whatever tools you might need – your pens, your tablet, your computer program, and then you begin. But you work carefully around the edges first. You define parameters and then begin to fill in the details. Your outcome is correct, careful and perfectly executed. You are not one to rush a job – it must be done correctly the first time.
Coloring pages were the enemy to you. Who cares about the picture of the bear or president? It was such a waste to have to color the stupid thing at all, so you just slapped some color on the page to be done it with. If, heaven forbid, the teacher was going to grade it, you might make a feeble attempt to put the right basic color in the right spot, but other than that the coloring page was an obstacle to more important things such as recess, blocks, science experiments or a good book.
Today you have no patience for obstacles. Have to finish the dishes before sitting down on the computer? Thank goodness for the kind of dishwashing technology that lets you throw anything and everything into a machine and turn it on. Attention to detail is not your strong point, but you are great at focusing on what you like, when you like it. You are a dedicated soldier sure to not let any minor annoyance - dishes, bills, stop signs – stand in your way.
Coloring pages were a template to you. They were not just a blueprint of what to color and where, but rather an outline provided to enhance your creative genius. While those around you were carefully tracing or throwing some color on the page, you were very carefully adding missing details to the picture itself. Wouldn’t George Washington look better with a polka-dotted tie? And who left out the cherry tree? You made sure it was added to the background of the coloring page. And you can’t just have a tree – you went ahead and colored the tree, added a fence, a plantation and the sky as well.
Today you seek outlets for your creativity. You work in a creative job such as web design or as an artist. There is no stopping point for a project – there is always something new to add or an area to revisit. Perhaps you are a writer always seeking out the perfect story. Or perhaps you scrapbook , enhancing pictures that would otherwise not tell the whole story. Whatever project you take on, you can be sure it will continue to grow and become more elaborate overtime – mostly because you keep seeing new things to add or try.
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