Your psychiatrist would rather you not spend money on a Mac app that tests your personality because that might put a dent in his or her $300 an hour practice. No, I’m not equating the benefits psychiatry with an app that can assess your personality based on a bunch of colors, just the economics.
Aliquis is a Mac app that lets you explore the colors of your personality (but probably not ‘green from envy’ or ‘bluer than blue;’ that kind of thing). Using a variety of questions Aliquis can identify character deficiencies so you can view your personality from another perspective; how you feel, think, behave, etc. All wrapped up in an attractive interactive visual map of, well, you.
Personality Difficulties is a section within Aliquis with 12 basic challenges ranging from cognition to control of impulses, to fear and anxiety issues, to emotions and behavior, and more.
Colors represent a personality difficulty which allows Aliquis to evaluate Immature, Obsessive, Histrionic, Antisocial, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and other difficulties. If you’re looney, this might help you find out where and perhaps how much.
Using Aliquis if fun but troubling. Maybe I have more than my share of repressed tendencies, but I can see psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors and others using it over a period of time to determine a patient’s progress.
Also, I noticed that I could manipulate the results by changing my answers each time I used Aliquis. Still, it was an enjoyable process, though I found some of the terminology to be more complex than expected. It’s doubtful that Aliquis could replace the benefits of a good psychiatrist or psychologist, but it’s more fun, and much less expensive.