1. ## Clockwise or counterclockwise?

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State your socionics type and state whether you see the person in the image turning clockwise or counterclockwise.

This is an optical illusion. If you try, you can also see the person turning in the opposite direction.

The question is: which direction did you see this person turn in when you first saw this image - clockwise or counterclockwise. Which direction do you see this person predominantly turning?

The aim of this thread is to convert this information into socionics relevant information.

2. Is there an option for counterclockwise? :wink:

3. anticlockwise/counterclockwise

4. clockwise

5. ## Re: Clockwise or anticlockwise?

Originally Posted by Elzo
If you see clockwise - left side of the brain is doing most of the work - you are more of a logic/analyzing person.
If you see anticlockwise - right side of the brain is in charge - you are the artistic/intuition person.
Anticlockwise no matter how long I stare at it. I cannot make it go the other way.

My wife saw it first going clockwise. After staring long enough she could see it going both ways. I cannot. For me it is always anticlockwise.

6. I see it as Clockwise. No matter how hard I try, I cannot see it go the other way.

Edit:
ISTp

8. I can see it both ways but only after really trying. Counterclockwise initially. Alpha NT I guess...?

Edit: I notice it's really hard to switch ways of viewing it. Right now I can only see it as clockwise, for instance. I really doubt this is type-related, what makes you think it would be?

9. It could be type related. Why do you think it isn't?

10. initially it was counterclockwise

then i was trying to figure out how in the world it could be clockwise and began looking at the foot and the shadow and suddenly it switched to clockwise...and then i couldn't believe that it could have been counterclockwise...but i knew it could cuz that's how i first saw it..and then some kind of glitch thing happened and i saw it going counterclockwise again....then started noticing the lines that pop up across the image as it's turning...then without looking at the details of the image it went clockwise again..and then back and forth.

When it turns clockwise, the right leg is pointed out and it turns backward leading from the right.
When it turns counterclockwise, the left leg is pointed out and it turns backward leading from the left.

Because of the differences in which leg is lifted, I seriously doubt it's an optical illusion.

11. I can see it both ways. first I only saw counter and then after watching for a bit I can see both, especially if I close it out and open it up again, then I may see the other way. Wierd.
i guess my answer would be Counterclockwise though since that's how i saw it first.
ESFJ.

12. Originally Posted by Elzo
It could be type related. Why do you think it isn't?
Because there does not seem to be any particular reason to make one think it is. Perhaps it is, it just seems like something random to associate with type.

13. I've watched it well now, and there is a pendulum effect when it switches directions (and which leg is held up).
It is NOT an optical illusion. However, whoever created this.. timed the place of leg switching very well. I admire them for that.

14. Originally Posted by Elzo
I don't know it But I'm likely one of the four Ni types with a Ni subtype if that helps And my result was counter-clockwise.
My wife is ESTj or ESFj depending on who you ask and she got it clockwise.

15. Originally Posted by XoX
Originally Posted by Elzo
I don't know it But I'm likely one of the four Ni types with a Ni subtype if that helps And my result was counter-clockwise.
My wife is ESTj or ESFj depending on who you ask and she got it clockwise.
try both of you looking at the image at the same time, and each person state which leg is held up and is the girl turning forward or backward....remember, you both look at the same time and see if you each see something different than the other at the exact same time....only then will i believe that this could be an optical illusion.

16. Originally Posted by anndelise
Because of the differences in which leg is lifted, I seriously doubt it's an optical illusion.
It definately is an optical illusion. Which leg is lifted is part of the illusion.

17. She's got a nice rack.

lol, i know everyone was thinkin it...

18. Holy crap, I can change the direction I see it go on at will almost.

WTF is this.

Edit: although it's definitely easier to go from Clockwise -> Counterclockwise than the other way around.

19. Originally Posted by Elzo
Originally Posted by anndelise
Because of the differences in which leg is lifted, I seriously doubt it's an optical illusion.
It definately is an optical illusion. Which leg is lifted is part of the illusion.
perhaps someone can explain to me then, how she can twirl backwards both times, but differ between which leg is lifted and still have that leg leading into the direction... yet it's merely an "illusion"
as well as how there is a pendulum effect when the legs and directions switch.
as well as why, every single time it switches directions, there is a horizontal line that moves vertically up the image

20. this is not type related. so much should be obvious.

for me, counterclockwise. i can't see it going clockwise at all.

21. and if you see it from this site: http://www.moillusions.com/2007/06/s...-illusion.html
you can actually see a slight pause before it switches directions.

22. I actually think this may have to do with type, or brain wiring. I have an idea as to how they are separated too. But I would like to see the correlation first.

23. on the link i gave someond DID say this:
Anonymous

Very cool.

And to "ermergingmatt", "Ampara" and the other doubters - the animation does not change directions, it is an optical illusion. If you don't believe me, open up the GIF in a graphics editor and have a look, it is the one sequence of images (34 to be exact) cycling continuously. The illusion works because of the lack of depth cues - you can't tell whether she facing towards you or away, so your brain "picks" one direction and interprets the rest of the images appropriately.

Cool trick: open teh image in2 browser windows and have her cycle in both directions at once. Then, try to get them *both* to change directions. For added challenge, at the same time.
Note: I haven't succeeded with the simultaneous switch yet, but it's fun to try.
I can't open up the graphics to see for sure, though.
I'd really like to. Until then, I doubt I can believe it's an actual illusion.

24. ## Re: Clockwise or counterclockwise?

It took the internet browser a while to load it, and then I saw the person turning clockwise then the browser froze, and then they turned a little more clockwise, then the browser froze, etc. But now that it's going, I first saw clockwise, but then after I blinked I saw counter-clockwise. It's a choice. I can see it either way at will. I like how she appears to raise off the ground while turning.

25. someone else wrote this:
Anonymous

Alright, I think the secret to this illusion is scroll the image so just the top of her head is showing and you will see that she is only moving left and right , back and forth and your brain is completing the rotation. It occasionally gets confused and reverses the direction like the inside-out box illusion. You can also quickly scroll the image in and out of your screen view and she will change direction every time.

26. I keep thinking I could derive a calculus equation from that illusion.

27. I think this is a right brain activity.

28. I first see it turning in a clockwise direction. Although I am capable of seeing it turn counter-clockwise without any difficulty, the predominant direction I see it turn is clockwise. My type is undecided, but is either Alpha NT or ILI.

I have seen this before. It has to do with brain hemispheres. It very well might have a correlation with socionic type.

29. clockwise, ENTj... that is so fucking weird (but she's got nice tits lol)

30. [spoil:c31449f68a]The trick to get it to spin counter clockwise is to look at the tip of her foot when it's at the far left. The trick to getting it to spin clockwise is to look at the tip of her foot when it's in the far right position.[/spoil:c31449f68a]

31. Originally Posted by anndelise
Originally Posted by XoX
Originally Posted by Elzo
I don't know it But I'm likely one of the four Ni types with a Ni subtype if that helps And my result was counter-clockwise.
My wife is ESTj or ESFj depending on who you ask and she got it clockwise.
try both of you looking at the image at the same time, and each person state which leg is held up and is the girl turning forward or backward....remember, you both look at the same time and see if you each see something different than the other at the exact same time....only then will i believe that this could be an optical illusion.

Yes it seems like it is an optical illusion. I just learned to control it using the following method: defocus my eyes from the rotating figure (but not close them), visualize it rotating clockwise or counter-clockwise and then look at the figure focus on it and it rotates in the direction I visualized it to rotate.

32. clockwise, estp

33. People should also say if they're right or left handed... I'm right handed...

nm, I'll start a new thread

34. well then, I'm left handed.

35. lol... shes going in a circle?!?!?! I thought she was just wobbling from left to right.

36. Somewhat of a tangent...

I don't think right or left handed is terribly applicable. The idea that left-handers are right brained and right-handers are left brained is not true. The "right" brain/hemisphere isn't always on the right side in the skull, and vice versa.

I have seen something that might work better on the BBC's male/female dominance brain tests... it asked when you fold your hands, which thumb ends up being on top. Most people feel more comfortable with one than the other. If the left thumb is on top, the person may by right brained; if the right thumb is on top, the person may be left-brained.

Right brain = abstract spatial relations (like geometry), abstract thinking, may think in images, is visual, um... not sure what else

Left brain = analytical thinking, emphasis on language, um...

I just don't remember.

I don't know if it's easily type applicable.

37. clockwise

SEE

38. Clockwise(ILI);

39. Originally Posted by niffweed17
this is not type related. so much should be obvious.

for me, counterclockwise. i can't see it going clockwise at all.

same. i wondered how it could be perceived any other way.

i'm not sure i buy into it being type related either. this is like when people try to link hemispheric usage to language learning. it seems as if there isn't enough proof to link it one way or the other.

40. how does this relate to type again?

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