What Color of the Rainbow Are You?

Zoe Samuel

Image: Sharon McCutcheon

About This Quiz

When a rainbow is born, no matter whether it is from a prism in a lab or in the sky after a downpour, a plethora of colors emerge from the white light source. Visible light measures between approximately 300 and 700 nanometers of light, and that does not take into account the forms of light we cannot see, of which there are many. The human eye is only developed to see within certain bands of the spectrum, but some animals hunt using light bands we don't notice, like infrared, used by snakes to hunt for small mammals.

The very idea that natural light could produce rainbows goes back to Roger Bacon in the 1200s, but it wasn't until Sir Isaac Newton proved it in the 1600s that the spectrum was defined for the first time, with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet all named colors. Of course, some people are born with a deficiency in the cones in their eyes, resulting in the inability to distinguish between two or more bands of the spectrum, resulting in colorblindness, usually of the blue-green or red-green varieties.

The question is, which one of these colors matches your personality? We have just the way to sort it out. Are you ready to give it a try?

How do you react to bad news?

Would you stop to help a stranded motorist?

How often do you get so upset that you yell at the TV?

What might someone observe about your sense of personal style?

What's your favorite way to kick back at the end of the day?

Are you a valued team member in sports?

How often do you snap at people you love?

How often do you raise your voice in the workplace?

How often do you get worked up about the news?

How often are you the one who points out the silver lining?

How often do you find yourself questioning others' motives?

How often do you feel like you're not in a conversation you started?

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

Do you do well with strangers?

Have you ever been in a physical altercation?

How did you feel about your social circle in high school?

What kind of pet would you like?

How good are you at being a party guest?

How do you handle disappointment?

How do you feel about voting, your civic duty?

What group activity do you like to do with your friends?

Where was your favorite trip abroad?

Why might you be fired from a job?

How would you feel about being invited to a karaoke party where you're expected to sing?

What's your favorite activity with a date?

What would you do if you won the lottery?

How do you react when you see your friends are in trouble?

What is your career strategy?

Can you be trusted to keep a secret?

How do dogs react to you?

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