The theory and term of colorgenics is a relatively contemporary way of undertaking a test that defines attributes of your personality. It is used in alternative therapy as a means to define negative and positive aspects of your personality, with the view of using therapies in order to “heal” these traits.
What is Colorgenics
Colorgenics is based on the idea that humans are profoundly affected by light. This is largely concluded due to mental imbalances caused by light levels, i.e. seasonal affective disorder, an depressive illness that manifests when adequate daylight levels fail to be provided. The colorgenics theory also lends its theory from the color spectrum that are the components of this natural life the human body craves.
It believes in the idea that human emotions can be accurately influenced and illustrated with the use of color. The idea behind this was formed due to expressions such as “seeing red” and the idea that red can evoke feelings of rage, passion and lust. Alternatively you can discover an example in the term “feeling blue”, where the colour blue can make people feel calm, depressed or melancholy.
Although colorgenics is known to be inspired by the Luscher Color Test, the two are not the same and should not be confused. Colorgenics does not rely on the same colors. Another thing to note is that the colors cannot be reproduced precisely on any screen. The Luscher Color Test is known to provide a much more precise and correct evaluation. Colorgenics is decidedly a more interactive experience than an exercise in science.
Colorgenics believes that through careful analysis of color preference can reflect unique personality traits and produce a state of physical well-being. The early 20 th century saw the renowned psychologists Dr. Max Luscher and Dr. Theo Gimbel develop Rudolph Steiner's basic principles: that people choose colors for their association with the current physical and psychological state of the person choosing.
Today the colorgenics system can be used via computers to analyse these color preferences. The computer systems developed examines individual color preferences to reveal underlying personality traits, then provides an incisive insight into the users physical well-being. The majority of these software packages is made up of eight standard colors, and the user puts these colors into order by preference. Although there are eight individual colors, the number of ways that they can be ordered is quite varied, therefore an analysis can be considered as accurate for an individual.
The colorgenics system has not been deemed as infallible however there are consistent and accurate results produced. Over nine million people have been involved in colorgenics and out of these people they believe 87% are accurate. Although there are a number of specialist clinics and online place providing the colorgenics experience, there are a number of online “personality tests” that use the principles of colorgenics. It is a fascinating subject and is rapidly becoming a more popular form of alternative therapy, however before embarking upon any alternative therapy you should consult professionals and do your research.