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  • What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You?
  • nahyun | 2020.06.29 11:22
  • What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You?




    What is your favorite color?

    Why is it (if you have a favorite color) your favorite color?


    Your favorite color has a lot to say about you. Do these words ring true for you?

    Knowing about yourself can help you to understand your strengths, and your weaknesses. How you can affect other people. And how to improve your personality.


    You like everything perfect. You need to feel safe emotionally. You care for other people and help other people. You can see things that other people don’t see. You have some vanity. You are creative.


    You strive for power and control in life.  You are good at art and have a feeling for the future. Youre above average. You are polite and know about the world.


    You are organized and very independent. You are practical and logical. You use your logical skills to solve every problem.


    You are calm and reliable. You like to keep the peace.

    You are careful and try to work with others to find solutions to problems.


    You are active and take risks. Fitness is important for you.

    You are not shy. Your moods can change.  You feel kindness to other fellow human beings. You have a strong sex drive. Youre an optimist but are not shy to speak your complaints.


    All you want in life is unconditional love. And you want to be accepted for who you are.


    You love to be with people and socialize with them. You want to be accepted by other groups. You are kind and enjoy being with other people. You are swayed by outside opinions. You are loyal. You work well.


    You want to find inner peace and truth. You always try to think of others and their needs.

    Blue shows that youre introspective. You are conservative. When there is stress you like to find peaceful places.


    You are loyal and very frank with others. Your reputation is a very important part of your life.

    You are careful about social customs and etiquette. You have a lot of love for your family.



    You enjoy learning and sharing knowledge with others. You like to be an individual person.

    You have a strong imagination. You feel a need to help the world. You may be shy and not too close to people. You want to be respected and crave other people’s positive respect and thoughts for your wisdom. Youre a safe friend and a reliable person to tell secrets to.


    You are a great friend.  You like a stable and simple life more than owning things.

    You are careful with money and careful with your habits. You don’t like to make sudden decisions. You are good at negotiating.


    Try to guess the meaning of the words in bold and match them with their closest meaning from the choices in the right. Some of the answers are very close and have similar meaning. The meaning of these words is how they are used in the reading. Some of these words have different meanings in the dictionary depending on how they are used.

     The answers are below the table.



    Ring true



    To be interested a lot in how we look




    To sound/seem real and honest. Likely to believe




    To be influenced to make another decision




    To strongly desire/want something




    To be positive about things and the future




    Describes manners and behavior to other people




    To be shy and look inward




    To fight hard to succeed


    A=2, B=1, C=8, D=5, E=3, F=7, G=6, H=4


    Some example sentences using the new words or phrases from the meaning of how they are used in the reading to help you understand better.


    1. His words don’t ring true. I can’t believe anything he says.

    2. Young girls are often vain. You see them looking in every mirror.

    3. I am so proud of her. She is striving to be the best piano student. She practices for hours every day.

    4. Sometimes it is hard to be optimistic when the economy is so bad and jobs are hard to find.

    5. I did not agree with gay marriage. But now my thinking has been swayed by what I read.

    6. Sometimes it is good to be introspective. For example to think deeply about what we are good and not good at.

    7. It is good etiquette to let older people begin eating first.

    8. I have a craving for chocolate.



    Some questions using the new words/phrases. Try to use the words/phrases in your answer.


    1. Do you agree that your favorite color rings true with you?

    2. These plastic surgery shops advertise to our vanity. How much do you agree/disagree and why?

    3. How are you striving to improve yourself?

    4. Are you optimistic about the future? Why or why not?

    5. Do you like/dislike the leader of your country? What would sway your thinking to like or dislike him or her?

    6. How do you introspect in your life? Are you introspective?

    7. Describe good etiquette in your culture.

    8. What cravings do you have?

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