Imagine that you are in front of a castle. The scenario then unfolds through the questions that follow. How easily do you take risks in life? What do you think will happen in the future and what image do you believe others have of you?

Take paper and pencil, note the responses and learn more about your character, through this imaginary walk in the castle.

The Questions

1. You are in front of the door of the castle. How exactly do you imagine it?

  • It is a simple door
  • It is covered by plants and is somewhat hard to find
  • It is a huge wooden door with metal details and it looks a little frightening

2. You pass the door of the castle and realize that there is no soul. It is desert. What is the first thing you see?

  • A huge library, wall to wall full of books
  • A huge fireplace and a hot fire burning
  • A large banquet hall with huge chandeliers and red carpets
  • A long corridor with many closed doors

3. You look around and find a staircase. You decide to climb the stairs. What does the staircase look like?

  • It looks sharp and massive like not leading anywhere
  • It is an impressive spiral, grand staircase

4. After you climb the stairs, you reach a small room in which there is only one window. How big is it?

  • It is a normal window
  • It’s too small, almost skylight
  • The window is huge, so that it takes almost the entire surface of the wall

5. You look out the window. What do you see?

  • Large waves crashing furiously on rocks
  • A snowy forest
  • A green valley
  • A small, vibrant city

6. You go down the stairs and you’re back in the area where you were when you first entered the castle. You go ahead and find a door at the rear of the building. You open it and go out in a yard. What exactly does it look like?

  • It is full of hypertrophic plants, grasses, broken wood and fallen barbed wire
  • It is impeccably maintained with countless colorful flowers
  • It’s a little jungle, but you can imagine how beautiful it would be if someone cleaned and put it in order


1st Question – The door

The door represents your attitude to new experiences. If you imagined a simple, everyday door, you probably are not afraid of any new challenge and will test your luck in new things and situations without a second thought.

If you have chosen the hidden door, you probably do not know what you need to do in the future and your life in it, and it looks blurry and undefined.

Of course, if you have chosen a big, scary door, then you probably are afraid of the unknown and find it difficult to get out of your comfort zone and try new experiences.

2nd Question – Inside the castle

The space inside the castle is the idea that you believe others to have of you. If for example you saw a library, you probably think that you are the person who supports others and helps them find answers to their problems.

The large fireplace gives a feeling of warmth and passion that you think you cause in people.

A fancy ballroom suggests that you feel that you can dazzle people around you and that you have a lot to give.

If you ended up in a long corridor with closed doors, you feel that you are difficult to understand and others will have to try much to ‘penetrate’ more within you.

3rd Question – The staircase

The stairway shows the image that you have of life. The sharp and massive staircase shows a person who sees life as suffering, with many difficulties. Unlike the beautiful spiral staircase which shows how romantic a person is.

4th Question – The window

The window is the way you feel right now. A small window means that you feel depressed and trapped in your life. It may feel like there’s no way out of what you are experiencing in this period.

A normal window shows a person with realistic demands and expectations of life at this stage. You realize that there are limitations, but the future is here and it looks clear for you.

Conversely, if the window is gigantic, you probably feel invincible, free and able to achieve what you want.

Question 5th – The view from the window

The view from the window is the overview of your whole life! A stormy sea shows a hectic and erratic life, while a snowy forest is associated with a person who lived isolated and detached from the crowds.

The green valley shows that your life is calm and steady, without much stress and anxiety. Finally, the vibrant city is related to someone who generally lives full life socializing with lots of people.

Question 6 – The courtyard of the castle

The image of the courtyard is the image that you have in mind of your future! So if your garden is neat and shiny, then you feel that your future will be heavenly.

On the other, a picture of a promising but neglected garden shows an optimistic person, who is worried if he can find the energy to take control of his life and make his future more beautiful. Those who chose the grassy, damaged garden are pessimistic that do not have a nice picture of the future.

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This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Andy B

    I’m not typically into taking quizes but this one was interesting to me. I answered the questions as I would have liked to see them if I really came across a castle, as if I had the ability to actually make the choices. It turns out that 5 of the 6 answers were correct about me. Looking back at the psychology of the quiz, it makes sense why it works. Will be passing it along to friends.

  2. Jack Henry Kraven

    I imagined myself standing before the door of a Castle, but one of which I would want to find myself, not one neglected nor simple. It would be a huge wooden door with metal details and must appear frightening. Simple and ignored does nothing for my blood…I would not bother to knock, I would enter without fear….You go to the mundane Castle, I’ll go where demons fear to tread. Needless to say I’ve foregone answering any further questions, just saying.

  3. Sai

    This quiz is nice but becomes inaccurate due to cultural differences. For the first question, my dream-man imagined a crystal door, massive and beautiful to the sight as well as touch but most importantly not frightening at all (I’m assuming it’s the scariness that constitutes the result) Also, coming from the tropics, one such as me would have no experience with fireplaces and therefore there was no chance of imagining such a thing…would that mean that no one in the tropics has an ability to instill passion? I think not. Also, due to my interests in Astronomy my big window turned out to be the entire round ceiling of the tower with a perfect view of nebulae. No doubt quizzes like this, while fun, are also sadly quite limited. Quite in contrast with the human imagination, which is not.

  4. reniam

    Or, you grew up in the 80’s when sword and sorcery imagery was huge. It had a profound influence on how you would visualize a castle and tell the test administrator little about you.

  5. Henry Whitley III(son of Henry Whitley II)

    Good morrow, I am very offended by this quiz. I was in the middle of taking it, and was very excited until I approached the question of the stairs. I was insulted by the fact that one of the answers was not a ramp. I have been crippled for 8 years now, because of an old jousting injury. It was my passion for so long, and now I am handicapped. I did not know which staircase to answer, because I have not been able to walk in 8 years. Although I did enjoy the first part of the quiz, I could not finish. I am very sad, if you could please make another quiz that is handicap accessible I would appreciate it greatly, thank you and good day.

    1. Old Fart

      Fucking troll.

  6. Larmes

    Man I have a really negative outlook. I suck

  7. Courtney

    This was wonderful and eye opening. I loved it!

  8. Call me Carlos

    1st door…#3
    Not because I’m afraid, but because I like spooky adventures. All other answers? Come on. You wouldn’t find a lush garden behind a large scary door, would you?

  9. C. Caner Telimenli

    1. Well, I chose big door because castles are defensive structures intended to let in and out armies.

    2. Castles have halls. And generally they have access to outside of the castle directly.

    3.I imagined a round wooden staircase leading the a mezzanine upperlevel,connected to corridors of the castle.

    4. Again, castles are defensive structures intended for wartimes so I imagined a small embrasure or arrowslit.

    5. A snowy forest. I like winter.

    6. A found a broken garden, as one would expect from a desolate place decaying with time.

    If a questioner intend to find more accurate results on one person’s state of mind, questions asked should be as open as it can be with no restrictions. That can only achieved with direct contact. With preset questions like this readers are being misguided.

  10. Deanna

    I think the picture shown at the beginning of a castle puts in one’s mind an image of the castle and surrounding areas. I pictured in my mind what was shown to me. It would be better if there were no picture at the beginning so that one can imagine his or her own castle without a previous example.

  11. fereidoon


    it is excellent

  12. talitha

    This is a good visualization. I have done visualizations before, and I interpret dreams as an avocation, so I understand how to interpret things that don’t fit into a box. People need to understand that it IS quite open, and if you have a wheelchair ramp for a staircase, then that means your image of life is that a way will be made for you, regardless of your limitations. If you have a ceiling window for stargazing, then your view of life is unobstructed and beautiful. It’s not hard! One note: I had trouble understanding “there is no soul. It is desert.” I’m guessing English is not your first language. It should read “there is not a soul inside. It is deserted.” Once I figured that out, I could proceed without the images of sand dunes or cacti impeding my progress.

  13. Blaine Drummond

    This didn’t really work for me. My first thought was the large wooden door with metal braces. Not because I find it big and scary, but because that’s how most castles were built.

    The second option I didn’t picture any of those things. I saw a foyer, with a number of open doorways leading to other parts of the castle, including one which led to a small, practical spiral staircase.

    I saw a normal window, and while I think I am quite realistic others tell me I am overly ambitious and overconfident.

    The view I saw out the window was of a mountain range, with woods between the castle and the mountains.

  14. Avianti

    Actually for me, i saw a beautiful castle with grand entrance, windows everywhere with sea breeze coming in. this is showing me that I am optimistic in life, and love life.

  15. Jack Parker

    What are these types of tests called??

  16. Nae

    Well I’m definitely surprise! I didn’t expect it to get anything right and it did 6/6 !

  17. Ameline

    My apologies, but has anyone making this test actually been in a castle? As in, a defensive medieval structure?

    On the plus side, my boyfriend is apparently a romantic because he imagined a narrow spiral staircase – right turned, mind you, because most people are right handed and the defender would have an upper hand fighting on it. I’m one lucky girl, it seems.

  18. diana

    First online test that’s right about me. It had to be, I’m very much a castle person.

  19. Paddy

    Thank you for posting. I enjoyed reading. 😀

  20. Maddya

    I liked imagining it, even if it didnt really get much right about me

  21. Windoula

    I don’t like the fact that they suggested answers for you between each question. most of my images were not things that they listed.

    When you go to read what each thing represents, it’s important to remember your own emotional reactions to the things. for example, I had a large door made of wood, but it was warped in such a way that it was impossible to move, but it was open a jar enough that I was able to squeeze through. This represents that I am resistant to new experiences for the most part but if Choice few can get through my defenses. The first thing I saw when I went into the castle was a Dusty, chipped vase with dried up flowers inside. This means that I think people see me as broken a bit and withering inside. I was also in a long hallway that went to either side, so it could also mean that I see myself as a bit of a labyrinth. My staircase was very solid, made of Stone with the archers slits on the side as you went up, indicating that I see Life as pragmatic and solid. It is what it is. It might be a little bit tight and steep, a bit of a challenge, but not the most uncomfortable thing ever. My window was tiny and high up off the ground, about the size of my face and when I looked through it all I saw was missed. In my mind this window had mystical powers, and I was unable to activate them thoroughly. So I’m also going through depression, so that might be part of it.

    the only description that seems to match mine at all was the description of the yard, which was neglected but with some potential. And, all of you who are commenting about how the descriptions don’t match yours, just taking mind what I said. They don’t have examples for everything. What they are giving our suggestions for what you could be seen along with the significance behind their suggested ideas, but you don’t have to stick with what they suggested. You can interpret your own visions if you think about them and their emotional impact and cultural significance.

  22. Tisha Agarwal

    I imagined a small window with a green valley outside. Isn’t is ironical then?? Small window shows depression while green valley shows happy life.

  23. Raul

    So…. for me the courtyard was a desert while outside the tiny window i saw a dense forest

  24. Steven

    Wow, so true

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