Friday, July 15, 2016

What Does the Color of Your Bikini Say About You?

Simplistic measures of personality abound in the pseudo-psychology world; and occasionally those based on colors occasionally appear. The old Lüscher Color Test was one of these.

Recently, an article appeared in Bikini.com proposed that someone's personality would influence what color bikini she would choose to wear. Now this is nothing more than a quasi-typology; namely, that there is a type of personality who would wear a red bikini while others might choose a yellow one or a violet one, or so on. There are several presumptions in play; namely that personality is a primary determinant of swimsuit color choice and that.

But is it that simple? There are a number of things that might come into play: skin tone, fashion, availability, cost, the elusive 'different' look, boyfriends' preferences, and just plain desire for variety. Like an outfit in your school's colors, even. Not to mention patterned ones! And sometimes momentary whim enters into consumer behavior, within monetary constraints.

I guess there's a moral here, if I may be granted the plenary indulgence of trying to extract a moral from bikini choice. (Usually morals and bikinis are combined in a different, more censorious context.) The moral is, don't assume simple answers are available.

"The truth is seldom pure and never simple."
                                        -- Oscar Wilde

I'm afraid that we're living in a time when people are looking for simple, all-inclusive solutions to national and social problems; and this tendency has make a mess of our political, social, and cultural life. Some of it is intellectual laziness and the desire for panaceas. (Panacea is on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and nowhere else.)

I guess I made too much from a fun sales article. But I'm loosely free-associating about something that kind of stuck in my craw of late. Pardon my running off the rails.

Besides, what does a white bikini signify?









19 comments:

John Hill said...

I think that you have something here. Too much is often made of simple choices. While it may be true that personality can influence many of our decisions, often it is not the thing that has the greatest influence.
That being said, if you were to choose a monochromatic bikini, what color would you wear?

Mike said...

My bikini no matter what color would be saying NO! NO! NO! NO!!!

Cloudia said...

I like being privy to what you are pondering. Yes, we live in an over simplifying culture.

"Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Albert Einstein

Big Sky Heidi said...

Some people squeeze too much out of something incidential, like boobs or hair color. The same with clothes. By the way, the top that went with the blue bikini in the article looks grossly uncomfortable, like the person is into bondage or something.

Big Sky Heidi said...

I meant the teal one.

Chuck Bear said...

You have good taste. And damned good-looking.

John Hill said...

Oops!
Just reread this. I guess white is your choice!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

John Hill, you are so right!

Birgit said...

I love blue so I always gravitate to that but I never could wear a bikini well. Now if I do, I'm scared people may want to keep trying to throw me back in the ocean since they may think I accidentally beached myself

John Hill said...

Is this a picture of you?

Mike said...

John, I've seen this picture at least once before. I'm pretty sure that's our Angel.

Gorilla Bananas said...

A white bikini should signify that the wearer is a virgin. Sadly, it rarely does.

Bilbo said...

Forget the color ... what a bikini (or a speedo, for men) should be saying is, "are you really sure about this?" Anyhow, white seems to be your color.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

You look terrific in a bikini, Angel!

Anonymous said...

That swimsuit is too skimpy.

Janie Junebug said...

I had a white bikini when I was about fifteen. I think that was the last time I wore a bikini.

Love,
Janie

Hortense said...

The bikini ventures towards the lewd,

Mike said...

Unless Anonymous and Hortense are joking they may be great subjects for a psych study.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

John - yes!

Gorilla Bananas - you mean like a bride?