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What Do You See a Duck or a Bunny? Your Answer Tells a Lot About Your Personality

posted: 02/24/16
by: Amanda Mushro

Time for a little brain teaser! What do you see when you look at this image? A rabbit? A duck? This 104-year-old sketch has gained a lot of popularity as it's making its rounds on social media, and it's all because of these two animals and what your answers say about your personality.

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Dr. Joseph Jastrow, who studied optical illusions, said (in 1899) that if you can flip quickly between seeing a duck and a bunny, you are a highly creative person. According to his research, the quicker your brain works, the more creative you are.

To test this theory a study was done with participants who could seamlessly see both a rabbit and a duck. They were asked to come up with an average of five clever uses for everyday items--like a chair or a cup. However, those participants who only saw one animal could barely come up with two additional uses. Personally, my answers would depend on how much coffee I had that day.

Interesting to note, depending on the time of year, people see a different animal first. So in the springtime, near Easter, people are more likely to see a rabbit, and in the fall, the duck seems to be more prominent.

So what's your answer? And how creative are you feeling right now?