Luscher Color Test

When 'Q' picked fuchsia/violet first and black second: "Q considers her demands minimal and imperative," I intuitively understood the veracity of the Luscher Color Test and the theme for the next 21 years of married life with 'Q.' Take the test at your peril. 

That was way back in '73, as in 1973. I was trying to make a living peddling corporate psych tests e.g. the Birkman and the Profile, as well as being a job applicant victim of the Personalysis. Each of these puppies cost $150 bucks and were a tough sell to less than Fortune 500 companies. I used a floppy disk 48 colors Luscher test on friends and family with amazing revelations, if I do say so. 

Max Luscher, who just passed in 2017, beta tested his colors on the WWII displaced folks, matching their PTSD  emotional states with their color preferences. Swiss medical  practitioners would give their patients the test before doing a physical exam, to uncover any preexisting psychosomatic conditions.

Don't pick this color as your first choice.

Entertaining my Judson & Lee neighbors in Evanston, Illinois, we had this guy choose yellow ochre, pukey brown first followed by black: "Insidious in the disease sense: developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent. We encouraged him to seek psycho-medical help soon.

My other war story: the parents feared their #2 son was gay and fretted about the family shame. Did I tell you that I believe in Luscher and I want to get the full test like the one in the video? 

 On September 9, 1923, Max Lüscher was born in the Swiss university town of Basel. He attended school in Basel and in 1944 was awarded his "Matura" there, a diploma which would allow him to pursue his studies at the university level. He went on to study psychiatry and earned a doctorate in the fields of philosophy, psychology, and the philosophy of law. His dissertation on "Color as a diagnostic tool in psychology" was pronounced "summa cum laude" by the professors of psychiatry, philosophy, and psychology.

He then embarked on a career as a psychotherapist in Basel and, from 1961-1965, in Berlin. Since then, he has made his home in Lucerne, where he is the head of the Institute for Medical Psychodiagnostics and contributes to scientific work on Lüscher-Color-Diagnostics and therapy. The main emphasis of his activities is on training seminars for physicians and guest lectures. The Lüscher-Color-Diagnostics are taught in seven languages, and it is used at universities throughout the world, e.g. in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, USA (Yale, Boston), Chile, Peru, and Argentina.


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