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Personality test says you can tell a person’s character by how he or she sleeps

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By Casey Baseel, RocketNews24

In its attempts to gain insights into how someone’s mind operates, Internet users in Japan have discussed looking at how people cross their arms, make a fist, or even eat ice cream. However, as waking actions, one could argue that all of those can be influenced by conscious thought, thus diminishing their effectiveness as indicators of pure, subconscious psyche.

On the other hand, a new personality test shared by Japanese Twitter user @lenri_rinle examines only the unconscious action of examining how a person sleeps. @lenri_rinle has diagramed eight different sleeping poses, with corresponding traits listed for each.

Let’s take a look at each, starting in the top left of the chart before going to the top right, then moving down the columns in the same manner.

  1. The King Individualistic, confident

  2. The Hug Frustrated, idealistic

  3. The Fetus Pampered, clingy

  4. The Half-Fetus Balanced, indecisive yet rational

  5. The Prone Position Nervous and sensitive, but a capable worker

  6. The Sphynx Common among kids, rare among adults

  7. The Prisoner Crosses ankles, unsuccessful in career and interpersonal relationships

  8. The Raised Legs Nervous, sensitive, and short-tempered, but has a strong memory

Some of these sound pretty reasonable. For example, the body language of the King, with legs and arms spread wide, implies the slumberer feels no fear even when exposed, perhaps stemming from ample self-reliant psychological strength. Likewise, one could interpret the Hug’s embracing of a pillow, ostensibly because there’s no human around, as an unfulfilled yearning for more companionship and support in day-to-day life, which could lead to increased feelings of frustration.

However, some of the other connections are harder to imagine. What makes someone who sleeps on his stomach more likely to be good at his job than anyone else? Why should people who sleep with their legs raised have short tempers, unless perhaps because they’re irritated by sore knee joints and fatigued calf muscles? And when has anyone, barring the extremely inebriated, ever slept in the Sphynx position?

Still, if nothing else, at least sleeping position seems like a more plausible personality test than blood type.

Source: Wadai no Gazo

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This is pointless, since people change positions often while sleeping. So one could potentially be all of those in one night.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

The Sphynx Common among kids, rare among adults

And says nothing about just what personality trait it is supposed to represent. Seems to me that ALL of them have "problems" attached!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Just more silly fodder for the gullible.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Arrant claptrap.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The conductor of this theory left out a major fact. How you sleep is affected by where and whom you sleep with. Obviously a kid on a King size bed will be inclined over time to sleep in one way and a ex NBA player in prison has to fetus up on his tiny cot.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

In the world of scientific validation, "some guy on Twitter says so" must be as close to the bottom as one can get. This ranks with those clickbait personality tests on Facebook. Probably some outsourced workers in Mindanao pump several out each day.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

About as reliable as "blood type" personality tests & horoscopes.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Nice and positive!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This is about as accurate as that blood type nonsense.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

who the hell sleeps like #1?!!! Actually there could be something to this. I do not know but can only imagine how others sleep except family members. I always end up on one side but could be related to breathing and narrowness on one side of sinuses.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

My wife manages all of those in a night.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

What a silly test!

One could argue that 1 and 8 are in fact (not so) subliminal messages to your partner that say: "ready when you are babe/mate".

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Surely it depends on which girl you're with.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

agree with the above posters about correlating this to blood type. Both are utter BS

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Peer reviewed, of course.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Desperation to put people into boxes

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Add this to my blood type and you'll know everything about me! Scary!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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