By Clifford Cathcart, Belfast Metropolitan College
Are you a dreamer, hate responsibility and have high, perhaps unobtainable standards and goals? Yes? Then you are likely to express a preference for shades of purple and violet. You may also be sensitive, display great taste and appreciate music and the arts. On the downside, you have a tendency to be temperamental.
But what if you hate violet? Well, you probably don’t like close relationships and dislike all forms of conceit, pretence and vanity.
So where do the phrases ‘born in the purple’ or ‘born to be purple’ originate from?
Orange has a vitality, making it a favourite with young children and cheerful, quick witted, talkative, active adults who like the company of others. It is also popular with adults who are suffering from exhaustion, perhaps because it offers the vitality they lack at that time.