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What this optical illusion reveals about your brain

Have you ever wondered what influences your personality? Researchers are always trying to figure out what makes people tick. But while they might be no closer to an answer, one thing is clear: people see and interpret images very differently.

Different interpretations become starker if you split it by gender. Take the latest optical illusion from Facts Factory as an example. You can see a man running in a tunnel in a black and white image.

But the question is whether he is running towards you or away from you. Keep reading to find out what this optical illusion says about you.

Here’s the backstory

According to Facts Factory, which direction you interpret the character running determines if you have more of a female brain or male brain. Take a look at the photo:

Source: Facts Factory

What is your first instinct in the direction he’s running? Here are the possible interpretations depending on your answer:

Seeing the man running toward you means that you aren’t afraid to tackle life’s obstacles head-first. You often use analytical skills and sound reasoning to deal with challenging situations. And if you can learn from a scenario, you focus all your energy on satisfying your curiosity.

That might all sound positive, but you do lack in some areas. For example, even with your exuberance in solving problems, you aren’t great at multitasking.

As a result, you find it challenging to focus energy on more than one thing at a time and usually do so until the task is complete. But with focussed attention comes the ability to back up any of your opinions with convincing arguments.

Is the man running away from you?

According to Facts Factory, if you interpret the man as running away, you have excellent analytical and reasoning skills. As a result, you often don’t jump to conclusions and take your time before making decisions.

But you also have a creative side and thoroughly enjoy coming up with projects or tasks from scratch. It might not seem obvious to you, but the research also suggests that you are a skilled multitasker with impeccable memory.

The best part? “You can always count on your intuition and excellent senses,” the site concludes.

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