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Introverts like Black

Posted on Tue Jan 01 2019

On a sunny day, with happy faces around, you enter a big retail clothing store with interesting clothes and overly excited staff. You end up buying a black shirt, black jeans and almost paying for a nice black belt, even if you have a lot of those in your overflowing black wardrobe. That is me, and so is the case for many others, especially who are introverts.

Black is our color. There is a strong correlation between personality and the color you like. While extroverts prefer light or cool colors like green, blue and grey, introverts are more into warm colors like Red and Black. I always used to think, as to why this is the case. Does this convey that we are dark inside? I don’t think so, even though the best superpower I wish for is to switch souls. If that's not the case, there has to be some relation between our expression of personality and the color we like. The connection must happen in our sub-conscious mind. I can think of many.

Introverts are reserved. We consume a lot of information, without reacting much. In our childhood, we are bullied. We bear the silent pain. As we grow, we hear a lot about people talking about a variety of subject, and we don’t join actively because we are nervous. So there is a lot of information that goes inside and very less that comes out. We see direct correspondence now. If the light ray is information and black color is us, you have connected the dots if you have taken a high school class in physics of reflection.

Black is a warm color. It has a serious connotation to it. No wonder it is all over business setting. Introverts are mostly serious with their life. This happens because of the time we spend introspecting (to cover the time we don’t use communicating), we have gone deeper into the thought tree. We just don’t have plan B. We also have thought about plan C, D, E. The randomness in life, the vulnerability of our future, and our awareness about it has made us more serious. Black is a serious color, thus we go together.

Black is indeed quite mysterious. Think dark sunglasses and cars with tinted windows. Introverts are mysterious to the rest of the world, probably because we open up only to a handful few who win our trust. I have been known to laugh for some reason, and not reveal it to my friend, because I thought that the reason does not qualify the laugh-worthy score of an extrovert. This and several other qualities of introverts make us mysterious like the color black.

There must be many more ways black triggers an introvert’s neuron. Justifying this relation between the color and our personality helps demystify our interaction with the rest of the things around. I strongly support my choice now, as I see the relation. Hopefully, when someone asks “what is your best color?”, you proudly say Black, if it is indeed black.