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The Effects Of Color On Personality And Relationships

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" Colorado Christian University When dealing with interpersonal relationships people's personalities are a large part of how people get along. When you meet a new person you may say that you "hit it off" or that "you just clicked"; this is due to how each other's personalities coincide with one another's. People's personalities are impacted by there surroundings. This paper will discuss how color affects people's moods and personalities. All people are affected by their surroundings. Emily Landen after a pilgrimage to several third world countries stated, "the children were so malnourished that it made me physically ill to continue to be around them everyday." This is just a brief example of ...view middle of the document...

Psychologists have long since theorized that people's preferences for color and color mixes have deep physiological affects on you mood or feeling. In fact, research does suggest that color can affect your being and that your choice of color or combinations of color is significant to your mood. An example of this is that healthy people will prefer colors and color mixtures that reflect their health both physically and mentally.Furthermore, your color preferences are not necessarily fixed and that they will vary even within a given day depending on your mood. An evaluation of what each color must be made. The uses of color have spanned many area. Color has been used for years in medical treatments around the world. Before we can discuss how these colors affect us we must first examine what each color represents independently. Red is the color of energy, vitality and power. It is used for burning out cancer, drying up weeping sores or wounds, etc.; it will warm cold areas to reduce pain. Red is a powerful healing agent for healing diseases of the blood and circulation. It will help with depression. Red is not to be used on people with high blood pressure or anxiety. If you stay under the red ray too long or are exposed to red for a considerable time it will make you very agitated or even aggressive. Orange is also a color of energy. It is used to increase immunity, to increase sexual potency, to help in all digestive ailments, chest and kidney diseases. Orange will have a gentle warming effect if used lightly. Orange, like red should not be used for too long. It is not a good color for nervy people or people easily agitated. Yellow is the color of intellect and it is used for mental stimulation, it will help you think quicker. It is good for clearing a foggy head. To help cure dermatitis and other skin problems and again it must be used carefully because it is very stimulating and it could cause exhaustion and depression. Green is the color of harmony and balance. It is good for tired nerves and it helps with the heart area. It will balance the emotions and bring about a feeling of calmness. Green is a good general healing color because it stimulates growth so it is good for helping heal broken bones, regrowth of tissue of all kinds. Green is a good color for pregnant women to help create an atmosphere of serenity and calm. Too much green may create more negative energy if there is some already present in the person being treated.Blue is the color of truth, serenity and harmony, by helping to soothe the mind. Blue is good for cooling, calming, reconstructing and protecting. Blue will help feverish conditions, it will help stop bleeding and it will help with nervous irritations. It is very good for burns. Too much blue could leave you cold, depressed and sorrowful. Indigo is the higher aspect of blue, so it will have all the attributes of blue plus it is very good for the head. It will clear a congested head to allow a clearer path for the...

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